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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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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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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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7:55am

Thu May 21, 2015
Housing

Front Range Rents Are Spiking. Here's How That Hurts The Economy

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Rent prices in the Denver area are going up faster than rents in San Francisco. The situation isn't any better in Fort Collins and Greeley. Each community experienced double digit growth in rental prices in 2014, and the trend is not showing signs of slowing down.

But maybe your rent is affordable. Or you bought your house decades ago. So why should you care if your neighbor down the street is paying a ton for her crappy apartment?

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5:00am

Thu May 21, 2015
Agriculture

'Freak Of Nature' Cow Runs The Elite World Of Cattle Breeding

Panda, a stud dame, is held in a cattle chute during the embryo-harvesting procedure. Dr. Michael Pugh has collected her embryos an estimated 35-40 times, resulting in hundreds of embryos.
Abby Wendle Harvest Public Media

Panda, standing six feet tall and weighing almost a ton, is everything a show cow should be: broad-backed and round-rumped, with sturdy legs holding up her heft. Her hide - thick and black, with splotches of creamy white - fits her name.

“She’s a big time cow,” says Dan Byers, owner of Byers Premium Cattle, Inc. “She’s a freak of nature is what she is.”

Because of her impeccable physique, Panda’s descendants sell for a high price. Byers, an elite-cattle breeder in Roseville, Ill., owns several of Panda’s daughters. He sold one of her grand-calves last year for $10,000 to a family in Oklahoma that shows cattle at state fairs and national competitions.

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