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Animeland brings fictional fandoms to life

Japanese cartoons and countless fandoms came to life during Animeland Wasabi. The convention, which aims “to give something more to the ever-increasing anime community by providing a ‘New Way to Anime,’” as their website states, crowded the Crown Plaza at DIA Feb. 28 through March 2. “Animeland, to me, reminds me mostly of that family

Will Wilson adjusts his lighting setup at the Center for Visual Art on Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2014. Wilson was in Denver doing tintype portraits for his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange project.Photo by Amanda Sutherland •

Throwback photo technique sheds modern light

The Center for Visual Art welcomed photographer Will Wilson and his large format camera last week in conjunction with their most recent exhibit “Cross Currents.” The CVA held an artist talk and reception for Wilson Thursday, Feb. 6 and the following two days were dedicated to portrait sessions for his current project, “Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange

Some artists to keep an eye out for in 2014

Welcome to 2014. It’s a new year and that means a lot of new music is in the future. Thankfully, such a thriving music scene that never seems to stop blossoming surrounds us on a 24/7 timetable. Denver is a musical melting pot of every genre you could ever throw buzzwords behind. Everything from electro

Rainless Records showcases locals

On a cold and windy night on Jan. 9, fans, supporters and musicians gathered in Summit Music Hall’s Moonroom to help celebrate the newly founded independent record label Rainless Records. With the help of bands The Lawsuit Models, Champagne Charlie and The Repercussions, the first of several Rainless Records Artist Showcases and Fundraiser events played

“Lone Survivor” screening remembers brave lives lost

Danny Dietz left an impression, even on those who never met him. “He just had a fearlessness and a courageousness that I find really admirable,” actor Emile Hirsch said of Dietz. “His mom said that even when he was in BUD/S [Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training] school to be a Navy SEAL, they called and asked,

New documentary from Switchfoot, Dec. 10

  Switchfoot, the award-winning band of rockers from California, had an eventful fall. With a tour, new album and surfing documentary—releasing Dec. 10—the band has been busy. On Oct. 31, Colorado fans got their first taste of all three at a sold-out concert and movie screening at Colorado Christian University. The night started with a