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Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop

July 27th, 2017

  The Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop gives dancers the chance to train with a professional company as well as work with some of Boulder’s best dance teachers. The youngest dancers in the workshop are fifteen, but most are college age or older. This is not a beginning level workshop. The classes are geared towards pre-professional dancers, but as long as a dancer has had a few years of technical training, the classes should be manageable. The 2017 workshop takes place on CU Boulder’s campus from July 24th– August 5th and people from all over the country to take ballet, modern, hip-hop,... Read More

Say Hello to HELO

July 26th, 2017

  The HELO smart wrist band is a sleek, revolutionary, health tracker. It is the first wearable device to provide real time health monitoring, 24/7. HELO , or Health & Lifestyle Oracle, monitors heart rate, steps taken, calories burned, distance covered and sleep quality, but HELO takes health monitoring to new heights by offering some exciting new features: ECG/EKG – the electrical activity of your heart Blood Pressure Mood Sensor Fatigue Sensor Remote monitoring of other people’s vital signs Provides emergency SOS GPS location for everyone in your family A Panic button, with GPS... Read More

Five Moves to Make Before the Trade Deadline

July 25th, 2017

The Colorado Rockies don’t seem overly concerned about the July 31st trade deadline, and with a record of 58-43 and a comfortable position for the wildcard spot, playing .500 ball the rest of the way should be enough to secure their first playoff appearance since 2009. With such a young team, and bright future, it’s understandable that the Rockies will employ baseball’s version of the prevent defense and take their chances with their current roster. But as they say, prevent defense often prevents you from winning. Here are five moves that the Rockies should make before the week is over. 1) Go... Read More

Reggae Night, Electric Fat Tire Bike Tours, and Free Morning Treats

July 24th, 2017

24 Monday 7/24 Start your week off a little differently with a guided Electric Cruiser Bike Tour hosted by the Boulder Tour Company. Discover the hidden, and some not so hidden, gems of Boulder on a provided fat tire bike and over two hours of sightseeing. Each tour includes a fat tire bike, helmet and safety gear and will be led by local guides. The Boulder Tour Company will be giving fat tire tours all this week; private and group tours available. Find tickets, additional dates, and more information Here Wednesday 7/26 Get through the midweek hump and head over to the Boulder House on Walnut... Read More

The Final Month of Summer

July 23rd, 2017

The school year officially begins on August 28th, 2017 for University of Colorado students. That leaves only 36 days left of Summer. Whether you’ve spent the last summer under the sun, in the mountains, or in an office building, you’re likely looking forward to the beginning of the school year and all the fun that it brings. For incoming freshman, this time is equally as exciting as it is scary as you find yourself buying everything you could ever need for your dorm and trying to meet people through the “Class of 2021” Facebook page. You’ll be leaving home for the first time in a just... Read More

Gorilla Warfare

July 23rd, 2017

I need to make a couple of confessions to y’all. First, I am scared to death of chimpanzees. Absolutely terrified. You might respond to that admission with, “What’s the problem with chimps, Mr. Scaredy-cat-wussy-pants? They are adorable, and they have a genetic profile that’s 98% similar to humans.” Fine, I’ll give you that. I’ll also mention that they have five times the arm strength of humans, possess canine teeth that are absolutely alarming and have a fun habit of ripping people’s faces off. Second, until now, I had never seen any of the proper Planet... Read More

Dementia in the News

July 20th, 2017

Last week the Alzheimer’s Association held its international conference in London.  As a result, news about the study of dementia was all over the media this week.  Dementia is defined as a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.  There are more than 3 million cases of dementia identified in the U.S. every year.  Here are four significant stories about dementia that were in the news this week: Dementia and Speech and Hearing Scientists have traced the roots of dementia... Read More

Trey Lyles – A Recipe for Success

July 18th, 2017

The Denver Nuggets may have been grasping at straws when they traded for Trey Lyles, the 6’10 forward from the University of Kentucky, but the formula seems pretty sound. Select a one-and-done Freshman from Kentucky with a top-15 pick, and just wait for greatness. Lyles numbers were rather pedestrian last year as he averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, but unless he’s an outlier, good things are coming. 1) Since 2010, there have been 14 one-and-done Kentucky Freshman taken in the top-15 picks of the NBA draft. Those include names like John Wall, Devin Booker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,... Read More

Groovalicious

July 18th, 2017

Streetside Studios in Boulder houses all types of dance, but focuses on hip-hop classes and hip-hop fusion classes for both kids and adults. One of these fusion classes is Groovalicious, taught by Lindsay Miller. The description of the class uses the tag line: “Unleash your inner diva (guys that includes you too!)” I’ve gone to Groovalicious for several weeks and I find that the class is high energy, fun and beginner friendly. The movements about letting loose and doing movement that feel good on the body. There’s plenty of hip shaking, booty popping and grooving. Lindsay’s class offers... Read More

Living Your Own Rom-Com

July 16th, 2017

“So how did you guys meet?” If you’re in a relationship with someone, odds are you and your significant other have been asked that. To me, that anecdote is endlessly fascinating. The twists, turns, and seemingly random occurrences that bring two people* together can seem fated in retrospect, or like an enormous cosmic joke, depending on how things turn out. I love hearing those stories. Why? Maybe it’s because as I’m getting older, I find myself becoming more sentimental. As a cynical twentysomething, I would have scoffed at the idea of romance, rolled my eyes so... Read More

CU’s Ice History

July 13th, 2017

In the news yesterday, a UK based research team reported that a massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons broke off from western Antarctica. It is bigger than the state of Delaware, and surprisingly (and thankfully) scientists do not believe it will impact sea levels or coastal regions. The ice shelf was already floating before it broke off and therefore there will be no water displacement or sea level rise. Recently, students and professors at the University of Colorado, Boulder have been studying the effects of black carbon on ice and snow in ecosystems around the world. Black carbon... Read More

HIIT Me Baby!

July 12th, 2017

If you’ve ever been to CrossFit, you’ve done a HIIT workout.  HIIT is the acronym for high intensity interval training.   The concept has been around for a long time, but recent research suggests that a HIIT workout may help people of any age become healthier. A new study of old mice that ran on treadmills found that they can tolerate high-intensity interval training, and rapidly gain fitness and strength, even if they start off frail and sedentary. HIIT is characterized by abbreviated, intense bouts of cardiovascular exercise alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise... Read More

Avid4 Adventure: Building a Lifelong Love of Outdoor Adventure in Boulder’s Kids

July 12th, 2017

Even in an active community like Boulder, children aren’t immune to the sedentary lifestyle that accompanies the tech revolution. Luckily, Boulder is rife with summer and school programs to compete with Angry Birds and PAW Patrol. Perhaps the most active and socially conscious program is Advid4 Adventure. This premier summer camp is on a mission to give kids the confidence and skills to participate in (and love) outdoor activities. Avid4 Adventure’s founder, David Secunda, notes the positive environmental and health impacts of connecting children with nature on the company website. “Avid4... Read More

Charlie Blackmon – One of a Kind?

July 11th, 2017

Charlie Blackmon is heading to All-Star weekend on a tear. Representing the Colorado Rockies, his 20 homers earned him a spot in the home run derby, while his .319 batting average and lead-leading 117 hits, a place in right field. Blackmon does everything. He leads off, drives in runs, the crowd adores him, and of course, there’s that beard. He is one of a kind. Or is he? Johnny Damon was the original Charlie Blackmon with hair that flowed to his shoulder, a beard that seemed to grow daily, and plenty of dirt on the uniform. But there is more to the similarities than just their look. 1) Johnny... Read More

Beginning the Boulder Dance Blog

July 10th, 2017

Boulder Dance This is the beginning of the Boulder Dance blog. The Boulder Dance blog’s aim is to cover all of the dance in Boulder. This is a daunting task as there are over fifty studios and companies in the Boulder area. The blog will be mostly limited to groups that offer dance classes to the public, but will also cover performances at festivals, arts centers and CU Boulder. This blog will cover four things:   Classes: The blog will provide comprehensive descriptions of classes offered in the Boulder community. The descriptions will note the quality of the dance space, the style of... Read More

Flash Mountain Band, Classic Peter Pan, and of course the Pearl St Arts Fest

July 10th, 2017

This week check out the rich harmonies and psychedelic rock sounds of Flash Mountain Flood and Kind Hearted Strangers; get in touch with your adventurous side and hop on one of the many trails at Chautauqua and Settler’s Park. Boulder is busy this week with perfect and endless summer activities, events, and local favorites. With a slow start to the week, check out some of the highlights for later this week here. Wednesday 7/12 Relax, the weekend is almost here; in the meantime why not spend the evening at Chautauqua’s viewing of the 1924 version of Peter Pan? Beginning at 7:30pm until 9:30pm,... Read More

5 Mountain Towns Every Buff Should Visit This Summer

July 9th, 2017

The state of Colorado is best known for it’s breathtaking mountains and the ski towns that surround them. With dozens of destinations within a close proximity to Boulder, the summer is the perfect time to drive out and explore these unique cities while the sun is out and the crowds are low. Each Colorado mountain town provides a different experience that you can’t find during the winter. We’ve narrowed down our top five picks for Colorado mountain weekends, whether you’re looking to relax in a hot spring or zip-line near the side of a cliff. Why not take advantage of the 300 days of sunshine... Read More

Big Time Super Hero

July 9th, 2017

It’s hard to make a good movie. It’s even harder to make a good superhero movie, and Marvel Studios makes it look so easy. Through intelligence, wit, and sheer perseverance, not unlike their flagship character, they have become the gold standard in popular film entertainment. The Marvel movies stand above every other franchise, even the Star Wars series, in terms of (mostly) quality films. Consider that they didn’t have an easy time of it. Due to bankruptcy issues in the 1990’s, Marvel Entertainment Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. To dig themselves out of their... Read More

A New Way To Fight the Flu

July 5th, 2017

Although it is early in the summer season, it will be time to get your flu shot before you know it.  Every year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determines the most prevalent strains of influenza and creates a vaccine to prevent the dominant strains. The World Health Organization has already made recommendations for the flu strains to be included in the 2017-2018 vaccine. Vaccination by injection may not be an ideal way to deliver a vaccine for everyone, including children and those with a needle phobia.  In recent years, the nasal mist treatment was available, but last year the CDC did... Read More

With the 13th Pick of the NBA Draft…

July 4th, 2017

With the 13th Pick of the NBA Draft….. When the Commissioner announced that the Denver Nuggets had shipped the 13th pick to Utah for Tyler Lydon, a stretch-four from Syracuse, and Trey Lyles, a 6’10 kid with potential from Kentucky, it wasn’t quite the blockbuster deal fans were looking for. Further selections of Vlatko Cancar, a 6’8 forward that’ll most likely play overseas for a while, and Monte Morris, a 6’2 glue guy just looking to make the roster, will hardly increase ticket sales either. Lydon has some upside, and Lyles could provide some insurance in case Danilo Gallanari leaves... Read More

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