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Frock Out: Come Undone Winners and Online Gallery

The Winners of Frock Out 2012

People's Choice - Stephanie Ohnmacht

Grand Prize - Stephanie Ohnmacht

Second Place - Denise Chaudhari

Third place - Katie Wells
 

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Stephanie Ohnmacht

Stephanie Ohnmacht

People's Choice and Grand Prize Winner

 

Denise Chaudhari

Denise Chaudhari

Second Place

 

Katie Wells

Katie Wells

Third Place

 

James Silvrants

James Silvrants

 

Crystal Sharp

Crystal Sharp

 

Gabriella Martinez

Gabriella Martinez

 

Cleo Ortiz

Cleo Ortiz

 

Jacquelyn Bartels

Jacquelyn Bartels

 

Julianne Hazelhurst

Julianne Hazelhurst

 

Pearl Hanbei Long

Pearl Hanbei Long

 

Rae Marie Hurst

Rae Marie Hurst

 

Vicky Krabill

Vicky Krabill

 

 

The Winners of Frock Out 2012

People's Choice - Stephanie Ohnmacht

Grand Prize - Stephanie Ohnmacht

Second Place - Denise Chaudhari

Third place - Katie Wells
 

*Music Series*

Saturday Sessions:

Latin Goddess: Suzanne MoralesLatin Goddess: Suzanne Morales
Saturday, July 26, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Suzanne Morales is a Denver-based musician and composer whose music has been picked up for TV shows, indie films and shorts. While she loves ballads and blues, her great musical passion is Latin music. Morales brings a sensuality to her singing and guitar playing that transports audiences to moonlit beaches and friendly cantinas.

Castle Rock Little Belles

Castle Rock Little Belles
Saturday, August 2, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

There really is nothing like a bell choir – unless it is a small group bell choir. We have hosted the Castle Rock Community Ringers for three wonderful concerts. Now they are bringing their unique Little Belles to our music series. All the chiming, just in a smaller space! Enjoy their eclectic mix of handbell tunes that make a joyful noise in our great hall.

Paper Moon: Romantic Gems of the 1940s

Paper Moon: Romantic Gems of the 1940s
Saturday, August 9, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

We’ve captured a few strays from the band Stray Dogs; Joe Rigley, Eric Woods and Anne Rigley are teaming up to perform some of the nostalgic tunes of a bygone era. The thing is, these stray dogs are also hep cats – so all of their music, from whatever age it’s culled, happens to sound very ‘of the moment,’ too. Eric's extraordinarily gentle touch on the guitar alongside Joe's mellow bass backs Anne's remarkably sweet, pure and honest voice.

Spirit of the Celts: Jerry Barlow

Spirit of the Celts: Jerry Barlow
Saturday, August 16, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller.  His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village, the misty Scottish Highlands or an enchanted English forest. Enjoy the arrangements that have been described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.”

Citrus and Sitar

Citrus and Sitar
Saturday, August 23, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Back by popular demand. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff has performed several times at Central Library and his fan base grows with every visit. Experience the sitar and its ability to transport listeners. When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the sitar made its way from a traditional Indian instrument to a part of contemporary music. It is now heard in a wide range of musical genres including world and techno. ‘Citrus’ brings his signature style to the sitar – the soul of traditional Indian music.

Middle Eastern Chill Room with DJ Silk

Middle Eastern Chill Room with DJ Silk
Saturday, August 30, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

DJ Silk (aka Jesse Manno) brings a modern vibe to the great hall. As soothing and complex as a traditional rose tea, this music creates an atmospheric charm in our common, everyday world. Come beat the heat and bathe in DJ Silk's lush drones and deep beats blended with live Middle Eastern style vocals, lutes, flutes and more.

Under Paris Skies with Jeff Hooton

Under Paris Skies with Jeff Hooton
Saturday, September 6, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Accordionist Jeff Hooton serves up a savory selection of classic French fare and sweetly sentimental songs from the 40s.

 

Modern American Songbook: Drew Frady

Modern American Songbook: Drew Frady
Saturday, September 13, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

With a career and life centered around the performing arts and music, Drew Frady is a seasoned entertainer. His concerts include songs that are beloved modern classics from the sixties as well as original compositions. He accompanies himself on guitar for this memorable set of music.

The Cherry Tones

The Cherry Tones
Saturday, September 20, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Much like the groups in the film Pitch Perfect, The Cherry Tones are a mixed voice acappella group that love the thrill of a performance with no safety net – no back up music, no additional instruments - just the organic play of strong voices filling the air. They perform a lively mix of jazz, pop and classic oldies that is sure to get you singing along.

VOXY Vocal Trio

VOXY Vocal Trio
Saturday, September 27, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Juliette Leon Bartsch, Donna Deininger, and Rhonda Wallen are VOXY – a trio of three fabulous women singers who love making music together. VOXY borrows music from a variety of genres – from folk, blues and traditional to global, modern and experimental – and interprets each piece with their unique mellifluous three-part harmony punctuated with dynamic body percussion. This uniquely talented and passionate group of women seeks to coax beauty and vibrant energy from every surface and space where they perform.

 

Lunchbox Music Series:
Lunchbox Music SeriesThursdays in June and July, noon -1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery (unless otherwise listed)

Get out of your cubicle jungle for an hour and join us for our summer music series. With a gorgeous view of the park, and access to our balcony, you’ll be serenaded while you have lunch. Grab some food on the way and our friends at Whole Foods Market will supply something sweet to send you back to the office in a state of bliss.

Marc Sabatella

Marc Sabatella
Thursday, July 31, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Marc Sabatella is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver. His music has been characterized as “happily subverting the mainstream,” combining the “unpredictability of Thelonious Monk and lyricism of Bill Evans.”

The Pocket Klezmer Orchestra

The Pocket Klezmer Orchestra
Thursday, August 7, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

If you aren’t familiar with Klezmer, this concert will be a perfect introduction to this soulful music highlighting the story of Eastern European Jews during the mid-20th Century. Klezmer is music that mimics the sounds of laughter and crying – sounds of being human and in the world. Sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting and always engaging and universal.

World Soul: Jesse Manno

World Soul: Jesse Manno
Thursday, August 14, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Manno is Music Director of the Dance Division at CU Boulder. He has created over 150 original scores for dance, theatre and film. His work has been presented all across the USA, as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. For this concert, Manno offers a rare public glimpse into some "multi-limbral” styles he has created for dance workshops and performances, often playing three or four instruments at once. Expect piano, percussion, lutes, flutes, and many voices.

House of Joy

House of Joy
Thursday, August 21, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

House of Joy is an award winning Mother/Daughter duo featuring Joy Myers on piano, accordion and vocals, and Beth Wilberger on violin, mandolin and vocals. They are performers, teachers and artists. Discover the diversity of music from around the world through European Classical, Traditional Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic, Broadway, Standards, and Children's' Music!

Songs Judaica

Songs Judaica
Thursday, August 28, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

International vocalist, Faye Nepon, comes to Denver Public Library in a concert of Jewish cultural music accompanied by expert pianist Sheldon Sands. Nepon’s voice, full of magic and warmth, reflects her passion for the diversity of world song. Singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian, Ladino and English, Nepon’s music is at once grounded in history and narrative with the lightness and joy of a fairytale.

Sandra Wong and Victor Mestes

Sandra Wong and Victor Mestes
Thursday, September 4, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

From the Fjords to the Andes! Two kindred musical spirits explore the musical worlds of Scandinavia, North America and Latin America (traditional folk music, latin music and original compositions) on violin, nyckelharpa and piano. Join Victor and Sandra for this rich, diverse, virtuosic and fun musical adventure.

Rebecca Folsom

Rebecca Folsom
Thursday, September 11, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

A delicious blend of front porch instrumentals, intimate vocals, soaring harmonies, inspiring tales of human heartbreak, redemption, and liberation, mixed to sweet and spicy perfection, Rebecca brings both a pure vocal quality reminiscent of old Appalachia and a blues prowess. She is joined by a band of ultra-talented musicians steeped in Southern Delta grooves and fun background vocals.

The Style Book: Luke Rackers

The Style Book: Luke Rackers
Thursday, September 18, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Talented composer and pianist, Luke Rackers, exploits his appreciation for and expertise in multiple style disciplines – jazz, classical, folk, gospel – for performances that appeal to a large audience. Rackers, himself, is a key supporter of local musicians and creatives and is the founder of a new performing arts center in central Denver called the Wash Park Center for Music & Arts.

 

Saturday Sessions:

Latin Goddess: Suzanne MoralesLatin Goddess: Suzanne Morales
Saturday, July 26, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Frock Out Online Exhibit

Frock OutThe 2010 Grand Prize winner is Francis Roces

The 2010 People's Choice online exhibit winner is James Silvrants

Congratulations to Francis, James and all the Frock Out designers for putting on a great show.

Francis Roces

Fresh City Life Cooking Demo Recipes

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Season Finale

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Season Finale8/10/13 Super Healthy Starts and Power Lunches by Chef Shellie Kark (PDF)
 

 

 

The United State of Food

The United State of Food7/13/13 How To Eat Food by Chef Shellie Kark (PDF)
7/27/13 Better Living Through Ignoring Chemistry by Chef Shellie Kark (PDF)

 

 

This is Not Food, It's War

This is Not Food, It's War1/26/13 How to Shop for Groceries on a Dangerous Planet by Chef Jessica Gaydos (PDF)
2/2/13 How to Make Dinner on a Dangerous Planet by Chef Jessica Gaydos (PDF) 
2/9/12 The End of the Twinkie Defense (PDF)
 

Fall Cooking Demos

Fall Cooking Demos10/7/12 The Satisfying Stews and Breads of Winter by Chef Amy Hoyt (PDF)
11/3/12 Kitchen Legends: Turducken by Chef Shellie Kark (PDF)

 

August Cooking Demos

August Cooking Demos8/10/12 Country Pickle Meets City Pickle by Chef Amy Hoyt (PDF)
8/10/12 Get Cranked: Homemade Ice Cream by Chef Shellie Kark (PDF)

 

June Cooking Demos

June Cooking Demos6/9/12 Oklahoma! State Meal by Chef Cissy Yin Olderman (PDF)
6/10/12 Bonjour Paris Etsy Craft Party Roasted Nuts by Chef Juan Huerta (PDF)
6/30/12 An Ode to Pie: It Takes Crust by Chef Amy Hoyt (PDF)

 

March Cooking Demos

March Cooking Demos3/10/12 Let’s Bring Back Monkey Bread by Chef Amy Hoyt (PDF)
3/17/12 Classic Irish Cooking for St. Patrick’s Day (PDF)
 

 

November Cooking Demos

November Cooking Demos

11/5/11 Side Ways: Best Side Dishes for the Feast (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

 

 

The Quick and the Bread: Quick Bread Throwdown

The Quick and the Bread: Quick Bread Throwdown

10/9/11 White Chocolate Cranberry Scone (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

10/9/11 Apple Caramel Bread (Chef Juan Huerta) (PDF)

10/9/11 Farm House Style Ginger Bread (Chef Amy Hoyt) (PDF)

10/9/11 Brulees Banana Bread (Chef Ellen Daehnick) (PDF)

Food on Film Cooking Series

Food on Film Cooking Series

9/3/11 Tampopo / Ramen (Chef Shellie Kark) (PDF)

9/10/11 Big Night / Timbalo (Chef Shellie Kark) (PDF)

9/17/11 Breakfast at Tiffany's / Strudel (Chef Shellie Kark) (PDF)

 

Farm Fresh City Cooking Series

Farm Fresh City Cooking Series

7/9/11 What the Hell is This? (PDF)

7/16/11 Putting By (PDF)

7/23/11 The Harvest Days (PDF)

 

Wandering Jew: International Jewish Cooking

Wandering Jew: International Jewish Cooking

5/1/11 Comfort Food: My Grandmother's Prakkes (PDF)

5/8/11 New York Delicatessen Specialties: Knishes (PDF)

5/22/11 Israeli Salads (PDF)

 

Cooking in the Depression with Savoir-Faire

Cooking in the Depression with Savoir-Faire

4/9/11 Power Pantry (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

4/16/11 Stone Soup Primer (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

4/23/11 Le Kitchen Sink: French Cassoulet (Chef Juan Huerta) (PDF)

4/30/11 Cornish Pasties: Hand Pies for the New Poor (Chef Juan Huerta) (PDF)

Truman Capote and the Party of the Century Cooking Series

Truman Capote and the Party of the Century Cooking Series

11/6/10 The Gracious Guest: Gifts from the Kitchen Your Host Will Love (PDF)

11/13/10 Breakfast on the Big Day: All Lush, No Fuss (PDF)

11/20/10 Party Favors (PDF)

12/4/10 Shut Up!: Appetizers That Will Make People Talk (PDF)

12/18/10  It’s Fruitcake Weather: The Queen of Cakes (PDF)

Check out Chef Shellie Kark's YouTube videos for mini-lessons on all things culinary: www.youtube.com/user/ChefShellie.

Root Down Cooking Series

Root Down Cooking Series8/7/10 Tomato Cantaloupe Gazpacho (PDF)

8/14/10 Lacinato Kale Skirt Steak (PDF)

8/21/10 Colorado Trout (PDF)

8/28/10 Chocolate Budino Cake (PDF)

Street Food Cooking Series

Street Food Cooking Series7/31/10 Street Food of Mexico (PDF)

7/24/10 Street Food of Brazil (PDF)

 

 

Food Rules Cooking Series

Food Rules Cooking Series5/1/10 Rule: Eat Your Colors (PDF)

5/8/10 Rule: Don’t Overlook the Oily Little Fishes (PDF)

5/15/10 Rule: The Whiter the Bread, the Sooner You’ll Be Dead (PDF)

5/22/10 Rule 39: Eat all the Junk Food You Want as Long as You Cook it Yourself (PDF)

The New Irish Cuisine Cooking Series

The New Irish Cuisine Cooking Series2/27/10 Traditional Irish Baking (PDF)

3/6/10 Regional Irish Cooking (PDF)

3/13/10 Fresh & Seasonal: The New Irish Cuisine (PDF)

 

World Kitchen Cooking Series

World Kitchen Cooking Series11/14/09 International Cookie Exchange (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

11/21/09 Borderless Bacon (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

 

Urban Picnic Cooking Series

Urban Picnic Cooking Series8/11/09 Urban Picnic 1 (Chef Shellie Kark) (PDF)

8/18/09 Urban Picnic 2 (Chef Shellie Kark) (PDF)

8/25/09 Urban Picnic 3 (Chef Shellie Kark) (PDF)

 

Investment Cooking Series

Investment Cooking Series2/7/09 Stockpiling Meals (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

2/21/09 Seasonal Eating (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

2/28/09 One Pot Meals (Chef Jessica Gaydos) (PDF)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Season Finale

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Season Finale8/10/13 Super Healthy Starts and Power Lunches by Chef Shellie Kark (PDF)
 

 

 

Fresh City Life Sponsors

Please help us thank our sponsors with your support of:

Whole Foods
Imagine 2020

 

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Knitting for Our Troops (K*4*O*T) Caps Project

Knitting for Our TroopsKeeping Our Soldiers Warm All Over the World!

Fresh City Life is partnering with the Rocky Mountain USO to create knitted items for care packages for our service men and women overseas. It's easy to join the project: just knit a cap or two and deliver them to the Fresh City Life office, in the Central Library (Fresh City Life is located on Level One, west entrance) and we'll bundle them up and deliver them to the Rocky Mountain USO. They'll package the caps with other donated gifts and essentials for our soldiers and send them off.

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Dear Knitters,

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Knitting for Our Troops project. We will continue to collect hats through the end of October 2010. Hats received after that time will be donated to another worthy cause here in Denver (like Urban Peak center for at-risk and homeless youth).

 

 

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