Friday - February 22, 2019
OnDenver.com - Your One Stop Site For Everything Denver!

Archive for the ‘ Faces of Denver ’ Category

 

Faces of Denver – Jordan Robinson

May 25th, 2018

A safe space is never guaranteed, but Jordan Robinson has been trying to make that idea a reality. Jordan and his father, Doyle “Sox” Robinson, have been working at Sox Place for roughly 16 years. The idea for the center began in 2002 when Doyle gave out socks to those in need, coining him the nickname. The father and son believed there was a lack of resources available to unreached youth living on the streets of Denver. Children, as young as 10, were either out of foster care, too young for adult shelters or runaways. Dangers of human trafficking, being attacked and drugs are also factors... Read More

Faces of Denver – Erika Righter

May 18th, 2018

The idea for Hope Tank was born during a volatile time for Erika Righter. After moving from Boston in 2006, Erika worked in social justice and emergency care around Colorado until the organization she was working with closed down. Once she was without a job, she began toying with the idea of creating a public space for local artists and wanted to incorporate her nonprofit ideals into the concept. “As far as products go most find me, but I am always trying to cultivate a product base that represents the population of people who shop with us, such as indigenous artists and people of color and art... Read More

Faces of Denver – Anthony Lopiccolo

May 11th, 2018

Denver has become a one of most recognized craft beer cities in the United States. Anthony Lopiccolo is working to push the boundaries of that title through the experimentation he does with food and sour beers at Goed Zuur. He and John Fayman opened Goed Zuur about a year ago after carefully crafting the idea for a restaurant that was unlike any beer bar Denver has seen before. Originally, Anthony began cooking at the age of eleven when his parents opened up a pizzeria in Detroit. His family always made their own prosciutto and signature dishes, which led him to develop a respect for the old-world... Read More

Faces of Denver Russell Klase, Your Neighborhood Butcher in RiNo

May 9th, 2018

Russell Klase is an adrenaline junkie who seeks out thrill sports like skydiving, scuba diving, snowboarding, and creativity through art, music, and stand-up comedy.  In the kitchen, he seeks a different type of thrill and creativity as Executive Chef and Head Butcher at Butcher’s Bistro and lead singer of their kitchen band, Boyz Under the Hood. Russell became mesmerized with cooking as a child during all-day events like rubbing down and roasting a whole 200 pound hog, or watching his father theatrically prepare Steak Diane dinner, a pan-fried beefsteak flambéed with brandy. “I didn’t... Read More

Faces of Denver

May 4th, 2018

John Kuebler is a familiar face to many in the Capitol hill area of Denver, as the man behind the Kilgore desk. Kilgore Books and Comics has become one of Denver’s most beloved independent bookstores. The store is home to a range of books and comics and will buy used books for cash or store credit. John moved to Denver about 18 years ago and then to the Capitol Hill area about six years after that. He discovered Kilgore books in 2009, a year after it’s opening. The store reminded him of another one of his favorite spots, Fahrenheit books, due to the size, selection and pricing. Soon he began... Read More

Faces of Denver

May 2nd, 2018

Lone Ranger of Western Art ~Cody Kuehl You have to be either crazy or courageous to quit your full time job as a church youth director and dive head first into a competitive and unforgiving career as a full-time artist (without any experience)!  Denver artist, Cody Kuehl is making a success of it! Introducing the self-taught artist and entrepreneur behind the new mural you may have spotted on the Star Bar, an old-school western saloon in the heart of RiNo.  This rock & roll 18 x 19 western mural pictures a cowboy you can just imagine slinging guns back in the days of the American Frontier,... Read More

Faces of Denver: Justen Howard

April 20th, 2018

Justen Howard has become a staple in Denver music, especially at open mic nights around the city. He moved to Colorado from Manhattan roughly five years ago to start a studio and be involved in a budding music scene. Before moving West, he learned to play a variety of instruments, starting with the saxophone he picked up at the age of four. From there he learned how to play piano, guitar, drums, mandolin and more. As he grew up he understood that at times he would need to learn how to play certain instruments in order to get the songs he wrote finished All Chiefs is Justen’s current band which... Read More

Faces of Denver

April 13th, 2018

John Demitro has been playing music around the Denver area since he was a child. He and his sisters started picking up instruments before high school and gradually started playing together as they grew up. Originally, he was in a band with his sister, Lulu, as the Branded Bandits and eventually took on the title of Pink Fuzz. He played drums for both bands before joining forces with Demi in The Velveteers. It isn’t often that you see a family of musicians working together but John believes that working with family is better because he can count on his sisters being brutally honest during the... Read More

Faces of Denver – Fifty-Two 80

December 18th, 2017

 Read More

Faces of Denver – Geeks who Drink

December 13th, 2017

 Read More