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Faces of Denver: Marie Litton

June 8th, 2018
Marie Litton

One of the women who have captivated the Colorado music scene since she was eight years old is Marie Litton. She began in music singing in her dad’s band at the state fairs. At 14, she picked up playing the guitar and from then decided that music was all she wanted to do. “I just wanna give the gift back of music. I’ve loved so many bands, you know, and music has always been my life. Now that I get to play it all the time, I just feel like it’s gift and people should use those gifts.” Marie said. Originally growing up in Pueblo, Marie sharpened her talents as a musician with her family... Read More

Faces of Denver – Eleanor Cheetham

June 1st, 2018

Denver watering hole owner and bartender, Eleanor Cheetham, runs the show at Fort Greene. Fort Greene is a bar in Globeville, which maintains a community driven atmosphere and Slavic speakeasy style. Originally, Eleanor got her start in Austin, TX before moving to Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. In New York, she worked in fashion and design before she decided she needed a change of pace. Once she moved to Globeville she visited the local steam punk dive bar of the neighborhood, Crash 45, and decided to apply for a job. After working as the bartender for three years, the owner sold the bar to a friend... Read More

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

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 – Grant Draper

February 12th, 2018

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Faces of Denver – Fifty-Two 80

December 18th, 2017

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Faces of Denver – Geeks who Drink

December 13th, 2017

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Faces of Denver – Karthish Ponnakachira!

May 15th, 2017

                    Meet Karthish Ponnakachira, a recent Denver dweller that, only living in Denver for a year, has quickly fallen in love with Colorado. Karthish love for Colorado comes from the surprising similarities, he says, it shares with his hometown Bangalore, India. Being born and raised in Bangalore, the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state which is very mountainous and has a climate resembling Colorado’s (minus the snow), he has always had a passion for outdoor activities. This being one of the reasons Colorado enticed... Read More

Faces of Denver – Amarok!

May 8th, 2017

Colorado’s newest resident! Meet Amarok, a 3-year-old  Timber wolf who was recently rescued from the streets of Medellin, Colombia. Amarok was found roaming the streets of Medellin and was subsequently rescued by the Santa Fe Zoological Park. The park contains more than 1,000 animals from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, yet Amarok was the first wolf ever to be taken in at Sante Fe. As wolves are not native to Colombia, the zoo suspects he was the victim of the tragic illegal wildlife trade (a billion dollar industry that spans the entire world). Due to the zoo’s lack of resources and experience... Read More