Bestselling author, T.C. Boyle joined The Denver Post Community Foundation in presenting a $5,000 Pen & Podium grant to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. Pictured with Mr. Boyle, from left to right is Diane Lapierre, Director of DPL Friends Foundation; Michelle Jeske, Denver City Librarian; and Tracy Ulmer, Executive Director of The Denver Post Community Foundation.
Archive for month: May, 2016
Congratulations to Creighton Middle School eighth grader, Sylvie Lamontagne for taking 4th place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 26! Read more about Sylvie’s time at the National Bee here. Photo courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to present its Summer Concert Series, featuring Guster on July 15, Steep Canyon Rangers and Trout Steak Revival on July 27, and Martin Sexton on August 1 at York Street. Chris Issak performs on August 4 at Chatfield Farms in Littleton. The concerts offer an unrivaled ambiance of thousands of blooming plants and crystal clear music from some of the world’s most sought after artists. Denver Post Community is proud to support another year of great music with the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series.
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The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase is this region’s premier independent music festival. Taking place from Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31, on multiple stages in Denver’s Historic Baker Neighborhood, The UMS will present over 400 performances of local, regional and national talent.
“Every year the festival forces you to give in, to lose yourself in the scene and relax among the chaotic urgency of discovery and music.” -Matt Miller, The Denver Post
Here is a sampling of the great lineup: Poliça, Thee Oh Sees, Allah-Las, Lee Fields & The Expressions, San Fermin, The Yawpers, The Bright Light Social Hour, Adia Victoria, The Bunny Gang, Covenhoven, Dirty Few, Rob Drabkin, Emerald Siam, The Epilogues, Flaural, Fort Frances, Methyl Ethel, Plum, Porlolo, Promised Land Sound, The Raven & The Writing Desk, Shady Elders, Slow Caves, So Pitted, Sound Of Ceres, South Of France, SPELLS, The Still Tide, Strawberry Runners, Sunboy, Ultimate Painting, Wiredogs. You can view the full lineup here. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.
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On Monday, May 2, the sold out crowd at T.C. Boyle’s Pen & Podium lecture, cheered loudly as they heard for the first time, who the featured authors would be for the 2016/17 season. John Irving kicks off the exciting lineup on Monday, September 28, followed by Lauren Groff on Monday, November 14, Anthony Doerr on Monday, February 6, Mary Karr on Monday, March 13, and Julia Alvarez on Monday, May 8. If you are interested in becoming a 2016/17 season subscriber, you can click here to sign up to be on the Early Bird Ticket Information list. Ticket information will be sent out in early June. Proceeds from Pen & Podium benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.
For more information on The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series, click here.
As the 2015/16 Denver Post Pen & Podium season comes to a close, we want to take another opportunity to congratulate the following nonprofit agencies on being selected for a grant from the series: America SCORES Denver; Bright By Three; Book Trust; Denver Public Library Friends Foundation; and Reach Out and Read Colorado.
Congratulations to Denver Center Attractions, The Colorado Symphony,Colorado Ballet, and Opera Colorado on their recently awarded grants. We are proud to support their dedicated work at providing the best performing arts in Colorado and are thankful for their partnership on The Denver Post Passport to the Arts program.
Don’t miss your opportunity to ride The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train on Sat. July 23, 2016. Sign up for the ticket lottery now through Wednesday, May 18 at cfdtrain.com.