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Harry Tuft

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Former Denver Folklore Center owner and beloved performer Harry Tuft’s story echoes the restlessness of the changing times in which he came of age. He played piano and clarinet while growing up in Philadelphia. But it was the... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM People

Alisa Bahl invariably hears the preschoolers’ questions at about 5:00p.m. when they see her while leaving Family Star Montessori School-Northeast. They pose, what to anyone involved in early childhood education, is a music-to-my-ears query. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Education

When Denver native Rose Keating graduated from Metropolitan State in 1974 with a degree in computer programming, she decided to head east, instead of west, to seek her fortune. “It wasn’t that Colorado didn’t have jobs,” she says. “I just knew I more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM People

In a classroom within the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing, adult ESL students from around the world sit studying the differences between two pictures of a scene involving a family visiting their doctor. Bud Demko, teacher... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM People

Welcome to the new year. And to a new world. Trump’s in power, and half the electorate is giddy with dreams of a restored Republican order. The other half is wondering just how quickly four years can pass… more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

While coming of age in upstate New York, Iliff School of Theology President and CEO Tom Wolfe set his sights on learning to fly rather than on following his father into the clergy. more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM People

Brian Augustine is a happy man. A familiar face at the Sunday South Pearl Street Farmers Market where he chats with neighbors, charms canines and sells the Denver VOICE... more

Nov 7, 2016 11:28 AM People

Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, as a self-described jock and oil painter, now-Washington Park resident Janet Anderson dabbled in drawing but never considered art as a future career. more

Sep 6, 2016 5:05 PM People

Glass-blowing artist Brian Ziegler credits growing up in Burlington, Colorado, on a ranch his grandparents first homesteaded, with sparking a passion for challenging, hands-on work. “I also always had an artistic flair more

Jul 31, 2016 9:50 PM People

When Marsha Willis’ family moved from Carlsbad, New Mexico, to Chicago in 1952, the six-year old found herself unexpectedly swept up by the winds of social change already stirring in larger cities throughout post-war America. more

Jul 2, 2016 11:02 AM People

You might say Len Hierath’s whole life has been an exercise in living the old adage “necessity is the mother of invention.” more

May 5, 2016 12:32 PM People

Growing up in East Texas on the border of Louisiana, poet and DU Professor Bin Ramke had a conversation with his uncle one day which raised the possibility that ordinary words harbored extraordinary secrets more

Mar 31, 2016 3:43 PM People

Maria Vazquez’s passion for dance is in the blood. Her mother and grandmother all danced sevillana, the folkloric dance to the traditional folk music of her hometown, Seville, located in southern Spain. more

Mar 3, 2016 4:29 PM People

Best-selling children’s book author and Colorado Book Award winner Carmela La Vigna Coyle’s intense childhood relationship with reading and writing began as a love-hate one. “I was a late reader due to challenges from dyslexia,” Coyle says. more

Feb 4, 2016 1:51 PM People

Volunteering with juvenile delinquents while in college kindled Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark’s passion for helping young people. In time, her passion evolved into a desire to help youth find their voices and enter into respectful dialogue. more

Jan 1, 2016 1:30 PM People

Denver fine artist and printmaker Leon Loughridge’s inner visual landscape arose growing up in the rugged environment of Northern New Mexico, where his grandmother reveled in artistic circles. more

Jul 30, 2015 12:24 PM People

“I was a city girl and really uneducated and unaware of important things. more

May 1, 2015 10:44 AM People

When Gerard Rudofsky decided he needed a “mid-life correction” and opened a Jewish deli near the Denver District Court in 1985, he had no idea Zaidy’s would become both cultural icon and extended family.“The name Zaidy means grandfather in Yiddish.” more

Apr 22, 2015 9:37 AM People

I just don’t think this could have happened without someone knowing about it more

Jan 10, 2015 3:14 AM People