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Puerto Rican pride brings heat to Civic Center Park

Puerto Rican pride brings heat to Civic Center Park

Between the weather, the music and the dancing the Taste of Puerto Rico festival brought the heat this year. June 11 marked the 12th anniversary of the celebration that draws more people every year. According to festival organizer, Alvin Velazquez, over 10,000 people came out to the Civic Center to celebrate Puerto Rican pride and […]

Rain or Snow, Martin Luther King Marade takes Denver

Rain or Snow, Martin Luther King Marade takes Denver

Despite inclement weather and political tensions, Coloradans turned out for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day marade. Amid falling snow and below freezing temperatures, participants surrounded the MLK memorial statue for the 33rd annual march and parade. Activist groups of all stripes came out with signs calling for unity and awareness of social issues, […]

Denver runs for vets

Denver runs for vets

Story by Daniella Hernandez The support at the Veteran’s Day 5K race and parade Nov. 10 was strong despite the cold weather. “We’re celebrating the services that these men and women have given to our nation,” said Congressman Ed Perlmutter, who ran in the 5K. “We’re honoring people who have served us and put their […]

Coming out to celebrate

Coming out to celebrate

Music, food, shopping and people of all ages, races and sexual orientations — welcome to PrideFest 2010! PrideFest celebrated its 35th year in Denver June 19 -20, and hundreds of thousands of people gathered to help celebrate and advocate for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community. “I’ve been [coming] here since I was 21. […]

The Stock Show Scene

The Metropolitan photo staff took time over winter break to head over to the annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. We followed everything from fiddle championships to the Mexcian Rodeo Extravaganza to the parade through downtown. We’d like to open this set of galleries with a series of portraits made right before the beginning […]