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“He Was Very Special to All of Us…and A Very Unique Individual.”

So sayeth noted jazz trumpeter and Downtown resident Bob Montgomery about the late Jerry Krantz, owner of El Chapultepec. “Jerry loved jazz. I played there a lot between 1982 and 1995. Every great jazz act that came through Denver played at the “Pec”. And, on many nights, after closing, Jerry would lock the doors and all the musicians would stay and jam until dawn!”, Bob said. Montgomery has a lot of fond memories of Jerry and…

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What is the Oxford Hotel Up To Now?

You have to pay attention to the window displays at the historic Oxford. They are…well…fascinating. This is just a small part of the current offering which also features a B-Cycle with a basket full of malt beverage ready to go on a run, as well as other difficult-to-explain configurations of various items found in rooms and basements. This can only be classified as Mixed Media. Check it out. It’s free!

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The Weekend Starts with Art and Closes With a Bang!

If you stay in town for this Memorial Day Weekend, you’ll have plenty of company. If you walk over the bridges to Highlands, you can get a great ice cream! The Downtown Denver Arts Festival opens today, Friday, and runs through Monday afternoon at the Pavilions. Here’s a link to their website where you can preview some of the work and find your favorite artist. For instance, at Booth 16 you’ll find Frisco-based photographer Todd…

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All You Need to Know About Saturday’s Day of Rock!

One word. Zydeco! Okay. That’s our choice for the hottest sounds of this fine festival. But, you’re sure to have your favorite of the 25 bands playing on five stages along the 16th Street Mall from about 2:30 to 9:30. It’s all presented by Concerts for Kids, the organization founded in 2004 by Christie and Walter Isenberg to raise funds and awareness of childrens’ charities throughout the area. And, a great cause…and event…this is! (Click…

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Amato and Amato’s Offer Denver’s Best Views!

Having the President in town today got us to thinking about taking a different view. Of the city. Also, the fact that he has a big lawn has us thinking about fountains and statuary anyway. Amato of Denver has been a family-owned and operated business since 1922. For 63 years, from 1947 to 2010, their business featured the landmark display patio above the corner of 16th Street and Central. A shrewd real estate deal sent the Amato family…

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There are Pedestrian Zones, and Then There are Pedestrian Zones. We Happen to Like This One!

Puerto Vallarta was, until not really so very long ago, a small fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific Coast reachable only by boat. No road went there. No planes landed there. You wouldn’t know that now. Access has improved. Just 189 miles by a good highway from Guadalajara (and only a bit over 3 hours by air from Denver), Puerto Vallarta landed on everyone’s map after Night of the Iguana was filmed in 1963. Elizabeth Taylor…

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The Forecast is Cool, but the Jazz Will Be Hot! And, Lunch was Free Today. Thank You.

Saturday’s Five Points Jazz Festival may play under a cloudy sky…but you won’t know it. From 11 to 7 along Welton Street between 27th and 31st Streets, some of Denver’s and Jazzdom’s best will be keeping the beat. Six venues, continuous sounds, food and fun. See the whole schedule here. This is a production of Arts & Venues, City and County of Denver. And, it’s gone on for years. Be sure to hang around the…

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