Friday, July 30, 2021
More than a decade after her death, Other Press has published a groundbreaking biography ORIANA FALLACI: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend about her star-studded, yet ironically lonely life, out soon in paperback. With unprecedented access to personal records, in-depth research of archival documents, and unpublished testimonies of family, friends, and colleagues, author Cristina de Stefano shines a light on the remarkable story of the Italian journalist. Beginning with Fallaci’s childhood, enlisting in the Italian Resistance in Florence, de Stefano pieces together the life of an iconoclastic figure whose meteoric rise to fame was then followed, surprisingly, by near total obscurity at the time of her death. On each page of this landmark biography, Oriana Fallaci dazzles as an inspiring and controversial woman who defied the codes of reportage, and established the “La Fallaci” style of interview.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
The Alexander Foundation's Summer Soiree in honor of The Alexander Foundation's 40th anniversary is right around the corner! Join them on August 27 to celebrate 40 years of caring for Colorado's LGBTQ+ community!
Colorado Tourism Office Partners with Inclusive Journeys to Launch The Inclusive Guide, A New Digital Green Book and Releases Innovative Frontline Training Module
The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) recently announced it has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with Inclusive Journeys to launch the Inclusive Guide, an online community that lists safe and welcoming spaces for anyone who faces prejudice. The partnership is announced in conjunction with the release of a new training module as part of the CTO’s Colorado Concierge online training platform titled, “Inclusive Colorado Culture.” The new training module is publicly available to guide frontline hospitality workers statewide, and contains practical tips for advancing an inclusive culture and creating more welcoming experiences for diverse guests. Both initiatives follow the recommendations released earlier this year from a 30-member CTO Inclusivity in Travel Advisory Group, which the CTO convened to help create a cohesive strategy to increase Colorado’s appeal to diverse travelers and advance a more inclusive culture within Colorado tourism.
“We’re excited to see the meaningful groundwork laid by the CTO’s Inclusivity in Travel Advisory Group being put into action through this new partnership and training module,” said Patrick Meyers, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. “This module will help guide Colorado’s frontline hospitality workers in positioning Colorado as a welcoming state to all visitors by offering an array of diverse experiences.”
Based in Denver, Colo., Inclusive Journeys was founded by two Black women with a mission to create data-driven, economic incentives for businesses to be more inclusive and welcoming, resulting in safer spaces for people who regularly experience discrimination. The Beta version of the Inclusive Guide, a website like Yelp for inclusivity, launched in the Denver community on Juneteenth with a plan to launch in other cities across the country in the future. Users of the Inclusive Guide can submit business locations they feel safe in and then rate the business on a range of attributes such as courtesy of staff, ADA compliance, sense of personal safety as it relates to their identity, gender neutral bathrooms and more. Crowd-sourced entries will populate “inclusivity reviews'' for businesses and recreation spaces.
“It is exciting to truly be at the forefront of breaking down barriers in providing meaningful guidance to businesses in becoming more aware and inclusive through this innovative partnership with Inclusive Journeys”, said Wanda James, co-chair of the CTO Inclusivity in Travel Advisory Group. “The Inclusive Guide will help build relationships between local Coloradans, businesses and tourists as we work together to create a solid, loyal, and more diversified customer base.”
In partnering with Inclusive Journeys on the launch of the Inclusive Guide, businesses on Colorado.com, the CTO’s best-in-class website, will have the opportunity to earn badges that signify they are safe and welcoming to travelers, elevating awareness of the state as an open and welcoming destination that offers inspired travel experiences for all. The Inclusive Guide will also provide resources to help Colorado businesses self-audit for inclusiveness, tools to help businesses improve their inclusivity rating and referrals to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity trainers.
“As time has gone on, ‘minority’ or ‘underrepresented’ groups have grown exponentially in size and spending power,” said Inclusive Journeys co-founders Crystal Egli and Parker McMullen Bushman. “The Inclusive Guide will be a resource for people to spend their money safely and ethically, putting money back into Colorado businesses that welcome and celebrate customers of all identities. We are so grateful to be able to partner with our home state to make our vision a reality and hope the partnership with the CTO is a model we can take to other states as we expand this important network.”
In addition to the Inclusive Journeys partnership, the CTO today also released a new training module as part of its Colorado Concierge online training platform titled, “Inclusive Colorado Culture.” The new training module is publicly available to guide frontline hospitality workers statewide, and contains practical tips for advancing an inclusive culture and creating more welcoming experiences for diverse guests. The training also introduces general Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) language and concepts, applied to Colorado tourism scenarios.
This new chapter can be accessed for free at any time on the CTO’s online training platform, BeAColoradoConcierge.com. In addition to the Inclusive Colorado Culture chapter, people can access six other chapters for free to gain knowledge on topics like traveler safety, Colorado essentials, and how to travel responsibly.
To create this new Inclusive Colorado Culture training module, the CTO engaged Annie Kao, founder of Denver-based Ascent Inclusion Consulting, to produce practical training with input from a sub-committee of stakeholders from the CTO’s Inclusivity in Travel Advisory Group.
More information about Colorado’s Inclusivity in Travel Advisory Group can be found on the Inclusivity in Travel webpage, with a full list of its members including state and county government representatives and a range of tourism business sectors including lodging, restaurants, outdoor recreation, arts and culture, casino, cannabis, the liquid arts and academia. The site also includes the Advisory Group’s charter for action, final report and recommendations which were endorsed by the Colorado Tourism Board in March 2021 and recordings of its sessions.
Filmmaker Luke Willis has announced the West Coast Premiere of his latest short film, Pool Boy, at the 2021 edition of Outfest Los Angeles. The tender love story follows a conflicted young man who must reconcile his growing feelings for someone he never expected against the face he shows the world. Pool Boy will make its West Coast Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles on August 14th as part of the Boy Shorts program.
Lambda Literary is proud to announce the 2021 Writer's Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices Reading Series, sponsored by Books Are Magic. This is the first time in Writer's Retreat history when the tradition of evening faculty and fellow readings will be shared with the larger, beyond-the-retreat-space community.
New York alt dance pop duo Crush Club releases their club-ready track “Borderline” via New York’s legendary Nervous Records HERE. Frontman and vocalist TC Milan and producer, multi-instrumentalist Le Chev deliver the summer club and festival-ready hit.
Crush Club says: “Borderline” is inspired by tracks that got us into dance music in the first place. We wanted to give you something fresh that also feels classic. The song is about searching for human connection in spaces that could seem off limits or hard to find. We’re absolutely stoked to be releasing this with Nervous Records, a label we’ve admired for as long as we’ve been making music.”
Nervous Records’ Andrew Salsano: “I've been a fan of Crush Club since I first heard their 2018 track "We Dance". As I was first listening to Borderline, I was hooked in right away with the Piano line, and could not help but think of Summer. The bright and uplifting track paired with the falsetto styled vocals made this a one-listen sign for me, hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”
Last year saw Crush Club releasing “My Man” (with Nicki B The Vagabond), “Angel”(with producer/DJ LP Giobbi), and “Domino” after a string of wild dance tracks such as “We Dance” (Supermini Remix), which BBC1 Radio’s Annie Mac instantly titled a “Hottest Record in The World”. A classic in the same celebratory vein as Indeep’s “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life,” “We Dance” pays homage to the life-affirming qualities of the dance floor: We dance, we make the club our home / We chant all night to free our souls / We dance!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Coming to the Lone Tree Arts Center August 6, at 8pm, Bowregard has taken the Colorado bluegrass world by storm, winning both the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest and the 2018 Ullrgrass Bluegrass Band Contest within a year of forming.
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Join 100s of guys at Bearracuda Denver Beef Ball this September 4. Enjoy sexy dancers, DJ Matt Consola, lots of lasers and lots and lots of men. Advance tickets for fully vaxxed people now available at Bearracuda.com/Denver. Sponsored by MileHighGayGuy.
Fall in Colorado is one of the most glorious and colorful times of the year. Cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, harvest bounty and waves of golden quaking aspens lighting up the mountain sides are just a few of the reasons.
The colorful state of Colorado plays host to countless unexpected ways to experience the changing of the seasons for drivers, hikers, riders, climbers, paddlers and anglers. This fall welcomes the return of many festivals that were put on-hold in 2020 as well as new events to celebrate the season. Colorado’s local flavors can also be tasted through a variety of harvest, food and craft libations events and experiences.
Now is the time to book that much needed fall escape. Travelers are encouraged to embrace Colorado’s new interpretation of responsible tourism -- showing care not only for the destinations but for the people who call Colorado home--by adopting the Care for Coloradans principles. Visit www.COLORADO.com for more information and fall inspiration.
LIKE A DIRTY FRENCH NOVEL, a riveting, high-energy mix of PULP FICTION and LOST HIGHWAY, is a grindhouse noir following a sexually-charged phone operator, two estranged twin brothers, and a cosplaying femme fatale. Directed and co-written by Michael Cuenca, the film premieres at Dances With Films film festival, August 28 at midnight.
It’s summer vacation and your favorite 7th graders are back in a special "Pen15" animated episode launching Friday, August 27th only on Hulu!
"Pen15" is an R-rated “traumedy” set in middle school as it really happened in the year 2000. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of themselves as thirteen year old outcasts, surrounded by actual thirteen year olds. In this world, seventh grade never ends and the pains of growing up are inevitable.
Sarah Barrios has released her latest single, “Thank God You Introduced Me To Your Sister."
“This song is one big messy, book-inspired, bisexual daydream and I can’t wait for the world to fall into it with me. In my head, I’m way more confident and cool than I am in real life. I have crazy adventures, wild situations and get lost in way too many love tropes. After coming out earlier this year, I was really nervous about how I would talk to women, so I spent a lot of time daydreaming up crazy stories and this song was one of them," says Barrios.
2021 has been a big year for Sarah as she is now set to perform at Lollapalooza and The Governors' Ball, as well as having been featured on major publications such as J-14, Teen Vogue, Ones to Watch, Sweety High, and many more.
Firehouse Theater Company and Wheat Ridge Theatre Company are proud to present Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher. Performances will be August 13 through September 4.
Three Viewings is composed of three comic/dramatic monologues set in a midwestern funeral parlor over a three-day weekend. It gives three different perspectives about viewing death through the eyes of three different characters - each of them offering a unique story causing the audience to have an in-depth understanding of their views, giving us a glimpse of their life.
TELL-TALE is the story of Emil, the mild-mannered undertaker whose unspoken passion for a local real-estate woman who comes to all his funerals leads him to commit crimes and plot a way to confess his true feelings before time—and bodies—run out.
THE THIEF OF TEARS is Mac, a beautiful Los Angeles drifter, who makes her living stealing jewelry from corpses. When her wealthy grandmother dies, leaving her nothing, Mac returns to her hometown and attempts to pry loose her inheritance, a diamond ring her grandmother promised Mac when she was a child.
THIRTEEN THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI is the story of Virginia, the widow of a wheeler-dealer contractor, who discovers that her husband has left her in debt to the banks, her family and the mob.
“Why Three Viewings? Death has always been around. I see loved ones cross to the other side and I feel their void in my life,” offers Director Maru Garcia. “This play allows me to explore three different perspectives in which each one of the characters contributes to a different understanding of my personal experiences and my own relationship with death. Directing this play, which contains unique situations, makes me realize how many different perspectives there are regarding death and how each one of us has a direct effect in each other’s lives. It has been an adventure and a pleasure to direct this play.”
Tickets are $23 for tickets purchased before August 13. All remaining tickets will then be $25. All performances will be at the John Hand Theater, located at 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver CO 80230. Tickets are available online at www.firehousetheatercompany.