Lead Stories

9:00am

Sat May 23, 2015
marc on the blues

Elvin Bishop Is Having A Year To Cherish

Seminal Chicago Blues guitarist Elvin Bishop was a giant before 2015, but now he has risen even higher in the Blues pantheon.

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6:38am

Sat May 23, 2015
Transportation

CDOT Approves $1 Million for the Southwest Chief

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 1:41 pm

Amtrak's Southwest Chief travels from Chicago to Los Angeles, passing through southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Steve Wilson Flickr - Creative Commons

The Colorado Department of Transportation Commission voted unanimously to approve $1 million to help preserve the Southwest Chief rail line in southern Colorado. It's part of a route that stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles.

The aging track needs major upgrades or Amtrak will have to reroute the line out of Colorado and parts of New Mexico and Kansas. The train stops in Lamar, La Junta and Trinidad, in southeastern Colorado.

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5:00am

Sat May 23, 2015
Arts & Life

Want To Join The Circus? Put On A Play? There's A Camp For That

Students at Boulder's Imagination Circus Arts camp practice aerial work.
Courtesy of Imagination Circus Arts

Arts and crafts used to be part of summer camp. Now? They are summer camp.

The Denver Art Museum has camps for future filmmakers, fashion designers and architects. Kids can focus on everything from the culinary arts to comic book illustration as part of the Colorado Academy’s summer programs. At Boulder’s Imagination Circus Arts camp, the kids have high-flying aspirations.

Campers can learn everything from juggling to the trapeze to acro-stunting, said ICA founder Marcy Gallardo.

"The majority of the kids attending the camp are trying this out for the first time," Gallardo said. "That’s what makes it such a great experience – anyone can try it."

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6:25am

Fri May 22, 2015

5:00am

Fri May 22, 2015
Movies

'Tangerines' Is An Intimate Portrait Of The Toll Of War

courtesy of Allfilm

In 1992, tribal war broke out between Georgia and Russian-supported Abkhazia in the Caucasus. More than 100 years earlier, ethnic Estonians had settled in the area, but that '92 conflict forced most of their descendants to go back to Estonia.

The new movie Tangerines, a 2015 nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture, is about two Estonian men who remain in their war torn village.

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