Photos: Brain Aid for Troy Baxley

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All photos by Brandon Marshall
IN the wake of last weekend's non-stop High Plains Comedy Festival, a host of top Denver comics took the stage Sunday for one last show at 3 Kings Tavern: Brain Aid, a community salute and benefit for local comedian and comedy booster Troy Baxley, who is recovering from a condition known as brain bleed and subsequent surgery to correct it. Brandon Marshall brought back these images from the evening, which included performances by Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, Sam Tallent and many more.

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Photos: The USA Pro Challenge Races Into a Fabulous Finale at Civic Center Park

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After mastering a grueling and spectacular seven-stage route through scenic valleys and over mountain passes, the cyclists of the USA Pro Challenge 2014 rolled into town for an urban finale on Denver streets. Not surprisingly, U.S. cyclist Tejay Van Garderen rode away with the overall title for the second year in a row. All photos by Ken Hamblin.

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Photos: Rollergirls Skate Through Fillmore Auditorium

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All photos by Brandon Marshall
Colorado's celebrated Rocky Mountain Rollergirls skated into their tenth year Friday night with an anniversary double-bout at the Fillmore Auditorium. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to document all the roller-derby action. Keep reading for a quick look.

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Photos: Skaters in Togas at Roll's Animal House on Wheels

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All photos by Ken Hamblin
John Belushi was surely in the building for this month's Roll at the Exdo Event Center: The August edition of Denver's roller disco was all about the classic comedy Animal House, with costumes and antics to match -- on wheels! Keep reading to see what was skating around the rink on Friday night. All photos by Ken Hamblin.

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Photos: Taking Steps Against HIV/AIDS at the 2014 Colorado AIDS Walk

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Thousands of runners, walkers, mutts and whole families hit the streets around Cheesman Park Saturday for the annual AIDS Walk Colorado, before celebrating their stamina in hot and sunny conditions with a festival in the park. Side events included a volleyball tournament and the Diva Dash Stiletto Fun Run for high-heeled contestants; Ken Hamblin caught all the action in the following AIDS Walk images.

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Photos: The Modern Mythologists of MALCon

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There's a cosplay convention for everyone, it seems, from those obsessed with the world of anime to furry folk who dress up in shaggy animal suits. And then there's the Myths and Legends Con, which changes its overriding themes each year to include different sectors of mythology old and new. This past weekend, the con convened at the Ramada Plaza in Northglenn to hit the gaming tables and celebrate the characters of Harry Potter, Firefly, The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and My Little Pony. Photographer Danielle Lirette was there, and brought back these flights of fancy from MALCon.

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Photos: Animal Attractions at the Rocky Mountain FurCon

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You have to wonder why FurCon happens in the heat of August, because, like, thick fur everywhere? Nonetheless, the furries convened over the weekend at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, clad head-to-toe in plush costumes. Thank goodness for air-conditioning. Danielle Lirette brought back these pictures and more of FurCon's heavy-duty cosplayers; read on for some of our favorites.

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Photos: Underwear Run in Boulder

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All photos by Brandon Marshall
Athletes in Boulder for the annual Ironman Run last weekend spent an afternoon decompressing before the event's annual underwear run. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to take in the fun...and the undercover fashion.

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Photos: Freaks and Geeks -- and Everyone Else -- at the Denver County Fair

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Over the weekend, the fourth annual Denver County Fair brought everything Denver -- from pot and paraphernalia vendors in the first-ever county fair Pot Pavilion to drag queens and lucha libre wrestlers and pretty contortionists in the Freak Show -- to the National Western Complex for a nonstop weekend of eating contests, dog agility competitions, fair food, chicken bingo and a million other things. Photographer Brandon Marshall brought back these images of the Denver County Fair's people and more.

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Photos: The Amazing Acro-Cats Rock and Roll at the Bug Theatre

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Feline-o-philes of all ages purr with joy whenever the Amazing Acro-Cats slink into town because, you know -- cats playing guitars and riding skateboards and stuff. Animal trainer Samantha Martin has parked her cat bus in front of the Bug Theatre for a run of performances inside, continuing Thursdays through Sundays through August 10. Here's a taste of what to expect if you go, courtesy of photographer Ken Hamblin.

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