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Street Watch: Hot Times in the Old Town

(This information also appears on the Street Watch Page at this site. It comes in here, today,¬†from the “old” Slice with the import of all the great content from there! Check the Street Watch Page weekly for updates…about the streets.) This third weekend in July just doesn’t have much going for it. At least, not in the way of street closures. Besides the on-going mess of 15th Street between Little Raven and Boulder Street, there…

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Vive la France! Bon la Fete Nationale!

At the very least, have a glass of French Wine today. It’s Bastille Day, one of the world’s great celebrations of freedom! Le quatorze juillet has, in one way or another, been celebrated since the first anniversary of the 1789 storming of the Bastille, key to the formation of the First Republic. It is known to us as a symbol of the French Revolution which would eventually result in the democratic republic of France today.…

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Art Worth Getting Up and Going to See Tonight!

This is “1.26”, Janet Echelman’s monumental temporary sculpture commemorating the inaugural Biennial of the Americas, July 7-31. Quoting from the release from the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs: “1.26 engages with issues of temporality and interconnectedness surrounding the 1.26-microsecond shortening of the day that resulted from the February 2010 Chile earthquake’s redistribution of the earth’s mass. A large netted aerial sculpture – inspired by a NOAA simulation of the ensuing tsunami – will float above…

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Fireworks Fizzle on New Xcel Building

We had great hopes for how the Coors Field Fireworks would reflect off the new Xcel office buidling at 18th and Larimer last weekend. Watching the fireworks from a rooftop deck just a few blocks from the field, the reflections off the towers of Downtown just add to the show. But, this new buidling with its blue hue in the daytime turned into a black hole. No light. No reflections. All that for a rate…

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Street Watch: LoDo Streets Open, Huston Street Closing!

The only real Street news this weekend should be Rockies closer Huston Street. How about those Rocks!? Actually, one short segment of 21st between Broadway and California will be closed for a World Cup Final event suspiciously close to the British Bulldog. That’s on Sunday. And, Biennial events consume both the Skate Park and City of Cuernavaca Park, north of Commons Park, for the weekend. You’ll have a chance to visit the All Nations Skate…

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When Badgers Fly…Updated!

15,000 Wisconsinites bothered to bestow the name of “Buddy” on their flying badger. (See this link to our former post) Beats “Bella” and certainly beats “Cookie”. Frontier won’t disclose the actual vote totals, though, so we are left to wonder if this was on the up-and-up. Denver by the Slice would like to hear if flying with a badger is, or is not, an improvement. All planes should have animals on them. Don’t you think?…

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