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Frontier flight attendant’s dress scores at SAG Awards

January 31, 2014

Frontier Airlines flight attendant and Aurora resident Madelene Sabol struck a winning pose during the Screen Actor Guild Awards on Jan. 18.

The night before the Denver Broncos’ 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game on Jan. 19, Sabol wore a Broncos-themed gown to the awards ceremony in California.

Sabol’s daring Broncos gown garnered the attention of actors from the AMC series, “Breaking Bad,” ABC’s comedy “Modern Family” and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who all flocked to get pictures with Sabol and her Broncos wear, created by local designer Kingsley Nti.

Wonder what she’ll be wearing for Sunday’s Super Bowl?

Madeline Sabol with "Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris. Below, Sabol poses with dress designer (Facebook photos)

Madeline Sabol with “Breaking Bad” actor Dean Norris. Below, Sabol poses with dress designer Kingsley Nti. Bottom, she poses with Academy Award-winning actress and SAG Award special honoree, Rita Moreno. (Facebook photos) Sabol with dress designer Kingsley NtiSabol with Rita Moreno



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Denver and Seattle zoos are going animal to animal over Super Bowl bet

January 31, 2014

Denver Zoo and Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle have agreed to a friendly wager between the two Super Bowl teams.

If the Broncos win the Vince Lombardi Trophy Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., a curator from Woodland Park Zoo will hand deliver a case of Washington apples to Denver Zoo’s Przewalski’s horses and spend a day working with the horses and elephants while wearing a Broncos jersey.

Should the Seahawks win, Denver Zoo Curator of Birds John Azua will take a case of trout to Woodland Park Zoo for its sea eagles and spend a day working with the zoo’s animals while sporting a Seahawks jersey.

“Game on! Really, this bet is a win either way for us. Accredited zoos and aquariums work closely together and the exchange would also give us a chance to talk shop and compare best practices. Still, I expect the Broncos to win and for us to welcome and host our fallen colleague here in Denver!” Azua said.

Denver Zoo has extended its half-off admission discount to Broncos fans wearing orange or their favorite Bronco wear through Saturday.

Denver Zoo also launched an online campaign. “Fanimals,” where guests can pick which animal fan they most closely relate to on Facebook. As ancient relatives of domestic horses Przewalski’s horses are the original broncos. The horses’ name in their native country Mongolia is “takhi,” meaning spirit.

No, that's not John Elway. That's one of the pzalski horses at Denver Zoo. Below, an orangutan shows off his Denver Broncos spirit. (Denver Zoo Facebook photos)

No, that’s not John Elway (just kidding!). That’s one of the Przewalski’s horses at Denver Zoo. Below, an orangutan shows off his Denver Broncos spirit. (Denver Zoo Facebook photos)Orangutan_Denver Zoo


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Odd Broncos endorsement from troubled Toronto mayor

January 29, 2014

Beleaguered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford showed off his Super Bowl favorite by wearing the No. 74 Denver Broncos jersey during a press conference on Monday.

Ford, whose term as mayor has been riddled with scandals of drinking and crack-smoking, wore the jersey in support of Broncos offensive tackle Orlando Franklin, who lived in Toronto until his high school days. Franklin and his family moved to Florida when he drew interest as a football player. Franklin attended the University of Miami before being drafted by the Denver Broncos.

Orlando Franklin, above (the real No. 74 for the Denver Broncos) and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, below, who showed his support for the AFC champions and Franklin, a former Toronto resident, during a press conference this week. (Denver Broncos photo/Twitter photo)

Orlando Franklin, above (the real No. 74 for the Denver Broncos) and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, below, who showed his support for the AFC champions and Franklin, a former Toronto resident, during a press conference this week. (Denver Broncos photo/Twitter photo)RobFord_Broncos fan

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Denver and Seattle face off in giving challenge

January 29, 2014

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos prepare to face off in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, community foundations in their home cities are calling on their communities to face off in a contest of charitable giving, called First and Give.

In Denver, the message is to be United in Orange to Fight Childhood Hunger, raising money to help feed hungry kids through the Food Bank of the Rockies, a flagship community partner of the Denver Broncos. Both The Denver Foundation and Food Bank of the Rockies are waiving all administrative charges so that every dollar raised will go directly to buy food for children in need.

In Seattle, they’re flexing their charitable muscles through the 12thManGives, raising money for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, which grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The team will be sending kids to the Super Bowl through Make-A-Wish.

The great thing about First and Give is that everyone wins – the contributors, the youth, and the communities.

Beginning today, the foundations will be competing to see which organization can raise the most money and garner the highest number of individual donors through 10:59 p.m. MST on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2.

 With two measures of success, the “competition” could easily result in two winners!

“We are united in orange, and we’re united in big giving,” said Denver Foundation President and CEO David Miller. “The Metro Denver community can turn our Broncos team spirit into generosity. It’s time to ride!”

The Seattle Foundation’s president, former Seattle Mayor Norman B. Rice, was born and raised in Denver but has been a Seahawks fan since the team launched in 1976 and is a Seahawks season ticket holder.

“This is a victory for both our cities,” Rice said. “Of course, I have no doubt that the generosity of Seattle’s 12th Man fans will put us on top!”

To give go to www.denverfoundation.org, click on “donate now” and designate to United in Orange to Fight Childhood Hunger. The Denver Foundation will forward all proceeds directly to Food Bank of the Rockies to help feed hungry children in Metro Denver.

All gifts to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and will be distributed quickly to help fight childhood hunger in our community.

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Champ’s the champ on the train at DIA

January 27, 2014

Future Hall-of-Famer Champ Bailey is the new voice on the underground train that runs from the main concourse to gates A, B and C at Denver International Airport.

I guess Peyton Manning was that voice over the holidays (thank goodness I didn’t have to make an airport run during that time), but Bailey’s voice has taken over for the Broncos QB.

“I like to invite all of our great fans across the nation to unite in orange as we prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl,” Bailey says in the recording.

Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of DIA.


Champ Bailey records his message that train riders hear at Denver International Airport. (DIA Facebook page photo)

Champ Bailey records his message that train riders hear at Denver International Airport. (DIA Facebook page photo)

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Soiled Dove Underground offers all you can eat buffet on Super Bowl Sunday

January 27, 2014

The Soiled Dove Underground at 7401 E. First Ave. is throwing the Ultimate Broncos Party to celebrate the big game on Feb. 2.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with kickoff at 4:30 p.m.

While Broncos fans root on the home team against the Seattle Seahawks, they can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet including wings, hot dogs, sliders and more at The Soiled Dove Underground.  Also included are unlimited Budweiser & Bud Light drafts, house wine and well drinks.

Free square pools will be available with winnings after every quarter.  Raffle prizes will be given throughout the game with the grand prize being a 42-inch HD TV.

Owner Frank Schultz says, “Football season is one of our busiest times of the year.  It’s completely magnified with the Broncos being in the Super Bowl.  It’s such an exciting time for the city.  We’re looking forward to having people join us for the big game watch.”

The game will be projected on three six-foot movie screens for prime viewing.  With tiered seating, there’s not a bad seat in the house.  Entry price for the party is $60 per person in advance and $65 at the door.

To book tickets in advance for $60, visit www.soileddove.com.

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Super Bowl cities Denver and Seattle have much in common

January 24, 2014

In perhaps an unprecedented move, Visit Denver and Visit Seattle — the booster organizations for both Super Bowl cities — issued a joint press release Thursday listing the similarities between the two (now) rival burgs. Here’s what it said:

“Their geographic locations could not be more different.  Denver is located 5,280 feet above sea level on high rolling plains at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Seattle is located in one of the most spectacular natural harbors of the world. But despite these physical differences, Denver and Seattle actually share much in common.

Not on the list is the fact that I have lived in both cities – twice! And that Colorado and Washington both voted to approve recreational marijuana sales.

Other than that little-known factoid, compare these stats:

“Denver – founded in 1858 as a gold-mining camp.

“Seattle – founded in 1851 as a logging and fishing center.

“Denver – 2012 population of 634,264 making it the 23rd largest city in the U.S.

“Seattle – 2012 population of 634,535 making it the 22nd largest city in the U.S.

“When bypassed by the transcontinental railroad, Denver built its own connecting railroad in 1869.

“When bypassed by the transcontinental railroad, Seattle forced its own connecting railroad in 1883.

“Denver was rescued from a deep depression by the discovery of gold nearby in Cripple Creek in 1890.

“Seattle was rescued from a deep depression by the discovery of gold nearby along the Klondike River in Canada in 1897.

“Denver has a history of boom and bust economies and is currently booming with eight new downtown skyscrapers, 1,500 hotel rooms and a rail line from downtown to Denver International Airport all under construction.

“Seattle has a history of boom and bust economies and is currently booming with aerospace, computer software, biotech, e-commerce and international trade.

“From the late 19th to mid 20th century, Denver was known as The Queen City of the Plains.

“From the late 19th to mid 20th century, Seattle was known as The Queen City.

“Denver has a national reputation for beer, including Coors, Great Divide, Breckenridge and Wynkoop breweries.

“Seattle has a national reputation for beer, including Red Hook, Pike and Pyramid.

“The cartoon South Park takes place near Denver and frequently features Denver landmarks.

“The comic strip Doonesbury takes place in Seattle and frequently features Seattle landmarks.

“Denver is home to the first Chipotle and the first Quiznos, both of which started here.

“Seattle is home to the first Starbucks, Nordstrom, Boeing and Amazon.com, which started there.

“Favorite city movie titles: ‘Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead.’ ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’

“Actors from Denver: Amy Adams, Don Cheadle, Keri Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Matt Stone, Trey Parker.

“Actors from Seattle: Anna Faris, Raine Wilson, Tom Skerritt (who ironically lived in Crested Butte for awhile), Bruce Lee.”

But come Super Bowl Sunday, these towns will have nothing in common except the desire to win!



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Eat like a linebacker during Super Bowl brunch at Zengo

January 24, 2014

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2,  Zengo at 1610 Little Raven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., which includes unlimited small plates, free flowing brunch cocktails and a live DJ.

Show your spirit on game day and cheers with an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of  vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (John Elway‘s number) on the a la carte menu. Reservations are recommended by calling 720-904-0965.


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Colorado Symphony changes concert schedule to support Broncos

January 24, 2014

Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon, instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m.

The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts.

Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double.

“It’s exciting that the Broncos are in the Super Bowl; the whole city should have fun and enjoy this moment,” said Jerry Kern, CEO and co-chair of the Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees. “Now you can start your day with the Symphony, hear some great music, get primed for the big game and make it back in time for the tailgate party.”

This weekend’s Masterworks concert highlights Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, one of the most popular works of the 21st Century. Featuring conductor Peter Oundjian; Chee Yun, violin. Performances are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and at noon on Feb. 2. All performances are at Boettcher Concert Hall.

Tickets are available at www.coloradosymphony.org, by calling 303-623-7876, and in person at the Colorado Symphony Box Office, located inside Boettcher Concert  Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Student tickets are available for $10 at the box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, and two hours before every performance.

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