Photos: Tracks on wax at the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo 2014

record.expo.1.jpg
Big K Productions, which celebrated its twenty years of putting on record shows last year, kicked off the Denver Record Collectors Expo's next twenty as fans stampeded into the ballroom at the Northglenn Ramada Sunday in search of musical holy grail. The platter-covered vendor tables served up everything from rare vinyl classics to hard-to-find bargains: Here are a few of them, as captured by photographer Ken Hamblin.

See also: The Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is a music fan's paradise


More »

Photos: The steampunk people of AnomalyCon

anomaly.1.jpg
The neo-Victorian look was hot over the weekend at AnomalyCon, where steampunk aficionados gathered for elegant, hardware-laden cosplay and camaraderie and all things con, as well as live music by Clockwork Flamingo and Keldari Station. Photographer Danielle Lirette caught the people of AnomalyCon in full dress, from another century.

See also: AnomalyCon performer Keldari Station on what makes good science fiction

More »

Artist House Tour: Fine art photographers Mark and Kristen Sink thrive in their LoHi Bohemia

MarkandKristen.jpg
Mark and Kristen Sink, www.gallerysink.com and www.kristenkatgi.com
Fine Art photographers Mark and Kristen Sink in their LoHi home.
Editor's note: Indie Design Blogger Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver and beyond.

Husband-and-wife photographers Mark Sink and Kristen Sink are quite the artistic force in Denver, using their inspiring bohemian as a home base to launch massive community projects, to create special wet-plate photos and to collect books featuring historic family members who have impacted the field of photography. There are even some fabulous photographs of Mark's work with renowned Pop artist Andy Warhol from the 1980s.

See also: Artist House Tours: Featuring Eron Johnson's inspiring Valverde Loft.

More »

Photos: People of Animeland Wasabi 2014

wasabi.1.jpg
Over the weekend, cosplayers from around the region gathered at the Animeland Wasabi convention for an Asian pop-culture jubilee, with costumes, concerts, animation and 24-hour gaming provided through partnerships with the Colorado Cutthroat Connection and National Video Game Association. Photographer Danielle Lirette caught the spirit of the con in the following photos.

See also: The Best of 2013 Cosplay in 100 Photos



More »

Ten best comedy events in Denver this March

broadcityweedphoto.jpg
Comedy Central's Broad City
As the arrival of spring melts away the remaining sludge of the February doldrums, comedy blooms anew in March. With visits from veteran standups, sets by hilarious newcomers and a chance to see the stars of TV's funniest sketch comedy series in person, there's a vast and crowded field of new entertainment options in Denver. While the lion's share of March's comedy offerings are imported, the lineup also includes a promising new free local showcase and the second round of the Comedy Works Funny Final Four contest. The fact that so many of these events take place in concert venues like the Gothic and Paramount is a testament to the drawing power of the headlining acts we have in town this month, as well as to Denver's boundless hunger for comedic entertainment. Here are the ten best comedy events to feed that hunger.

See also: Nikki Glaser on the Weirdo Olympics, stolen jokes and a new mattress

More »

Artist House Tours: Featuring Eron Johnson's inspiring Valverde loft

eronplayingmusic.jpg
Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com
Johnson playing music in his loft home.

Editor's note: Indie Design Blogger Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver and beyond.

When Eron Johnson isn't designing "drool worthy" accessories, lamps and sculptures out of finely crafted architectural antiques, he is simply a man who enjoys making things with his hands. His artistic creations range from wirework to pottery to stained glass -- and even music. You can find everything from a forklift to wire cutters in Johnson's creative toolbox and you can find every inch of inspiration in his Valverde Loft home.

See also: Artist House Tours: Andi Todaro takes inspiration from her home studio.


More »

Artist House Tours: Andi Todaro takes inspiration from her home studio

andiinstudio.jpg
Matthew Novack, mathewnovakphotographer@yahoo.com
Todaro, wearing one of her creations in her home studio.
Editor's note: Indie Design Blogger Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver and beyond.

"Anything and everything" could be object of artist Andi Todaro's creative canvas. From Runway Model to Graphic Designer, she has got the gamut of creativity covered ten-fold, and maximizes her 900-square-foot home and studio to get to work. Keep reading to see how her inspirational space in the Old South Pearl Neighborhood helps her with round-the-clock bursts of creativity.

See also: Artist House Tour: Photographer Jill Mustoffa's Wheat Ridge haven

More »

Artist House Tours: Photographer Jill Mustoffa's Wheat Ridge haven

jillskullcollection.jpg
Melissa Rich, www.melissarich.com
Artist Jill Mustoffa in her rural Wheat Ridge oasis.
Editor's note: Indie design blogger Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver and beyond.

Wheat Ridge-based creative Jill Mustoffa combines holiday cheer and wall-to-wall inspiration at her museum-like mid-modern ranch home. A self-coined "phone photographer," she has a way of turning everyday things into extraordinary ones.

Turn the page to find out how.

See also: Artist House Tour Series: Dana Cain and Mark Putt

More »

Artist House Tour Series: Featuring Dana Cain and Mark Putt

Danabackroom
Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com
Dana Cain and Mark Putt's art-filled home.
Editor's note: Home designer Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver.

Denver creatives Dana Cain and Mark Putt bring living with art and music to a new level at their mid-century modern home located in the Centennial Estates neighborhood. Keep reading to see how Cain, an art collector and event planner, and Putt, a musician, add the awesome sprinkles to the top of their "design explosion" called home.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Dana Cain

More »

Photos: High-ticket sneakers took over the floor at the Dunkxchange

dunk.1.jpg
Denver's sneaker-freaks converged on the EXDO Event Center over the weekend for a frenzy of wheeling and dealing for collectible kicks, with music, live art and other hip-hop-savvy vendors. Westword photographer Kenneth Hamblin III was there with a camera: Here's the tease.

See also: Sneaker of the week? Mission accomplished with Akomplice's Colorado 85 "6,200FT"

More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...