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Signs You May Be Overexposed to Advertising

Back in the 1950’s, an advertising officer for General Mills made a speech in which he cited “research” showing that the average American was being exposed to over 1500 advertising messages every day. At least, that’s how the media interpreted his comments. It may have really been closer to 400 messages a day, but the 1500 figure stuck. Throughout the “Madmen” period of advertising in the 1960’s and 1970’s (When the business was actually fun!),…

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You Were Sent a Ballot for a Reason!

It’s time, Denver. Sure, there’s likely to be a runoff for the Mayor’s office. Of course, there will be a runoff for Council District 8. But, there is no reason to let someone else decide who you’ll have to choose from in that runoff. Vote. It matters. Mayor, Clerk, Auditor, Council District 8, Council District 9 and Council at Large. These people determine a lot about how your life in the city goes day to day. It…

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Picture This! Free Saturday Brunch at Translations Gallery!

It’s the first of the “Meet the Artists” Brunch series at the gallery, 1743 Wazee Street in LoDo. Free and open to the public. Gallery owner Judy Hagler has invited you to spend some time with three of the artists from the current show, “Photography: Capturing Space, Texture and Time.” You read about the opening of this exhibit here at Denver by the Slice just a couple of weeks ago. This week’s featured artists are…

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This Is One Hard Seat to Fill!

Carla Madison. District 8 City Council of Denver. Her death a couple of weeks ago was a shock to most of her friends and to her constituents in the district which includes a good part of Downtown Denver. But, last Saturday, at the Museum of Nature and Science, hundreds gathered to celebrate her life at what was described as a party she would have loved. And, everybody loved her. She was running unopposed for reelection to her…

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Rio Grande Plan for Patio Could Be Up the Creek!

Downtown has its share of destination restaurants and clubs. And, residents. Judging by the lines, especially on weekends, outside the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 1525 Blake Street, it’s not surprising they would look for a way to expand. And, what better way than to quadruple the size of the outdoor patio…and their hours of operation. Back on February 16, an article at Westword.com touted both the spring-like weather and Rio Grande’s plans for the new…

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75 Years Young! The Man Deserves a Fanfare!

Bob Montgomery is a LoDo resident, neighbor, gentleman and friend. He is also a world-renowned jazz trumpeter. So, what better way to celebrate his 75th Birthday on April 21 than with a jam session of 25 jazz musicians at Dazzle? Call them (303-839-5100) to see if you can still get in. 7-10 p.m. Then, read this excerpt from Bob’s website.  Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist who has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico,…

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