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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
 

Weekend Music Series

Taiko with Toni and Friends

Taiko with Toni and Friends
Saturday, September 5, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Acoma Plaza

In celebration of Denver’s Taste of Colorado event in Civic Center Park, thrill to the thunderous sounds of the taiko (Japanese drum). Taiko with Toni and Friends brings an exciting “Matsuri” (Japanese festival) to the stage. The festival sound of Japan – from traditional songs to contemporary compositions – the “Matsuri” performance entertains and educates. In traditional costume, using taiko drums, various hand percussion, and bamboo flutes, Taiko with Toni and Friends delights audiences all over Denver and Colorado. This is percussive rhythm at it’s very best and taiko are really enjoyable in a large or outdoor venue – it’s a big sound!​

Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa

Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa
Saturday, September 12, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Jon Sousa’s library concert includes pieces performed on tenor banjo and his signature fingerstyle guitar. His repertoire highlights Traditional Irish music, but includes jazz standards and classical pieces as well. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world from the beautiful countryside of France, studying with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan to Senegal, West Africa, studying Sabar drumming and a lengthy sabbatical in Ireland in 2008 where he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music. Jon recently released a new CD of instrumental guitar music entitled "Twilight", featuring all original compositions.

Nick Busheff - Back from Berlin

Nick Busheff - Back from Berlin
Saturday, September 19, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Pianist Nick Busheff returns to the library, this time performing highlights of his recent performances in Germany.  The program includes classical, jazz and pop favorites along with original compositions like Grimm's Fairy Tales for Piano and The Monster Opera Suite.

Tapestry Revisited: Janis Kelly and Lisa Bell

Tapestry Revisited: Janis Kelly and Lisa Bell
Saturday, September 26, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Music & Media Room

For those of us who grew up listening to what is arguably one of the most important albums ever produced in American popular music, Carole King’s Tapestry perfectly marks a time in our lives. This music is now being rediscovered by new generations; you can’t keep a good album down. Singers and songwriters Janis Kelly and Lisa Bell pay tribute to Carole King’s masterful breakout album in Tapestry Revisited. The show not only features wonderful arrangements of every song from the album, including You've Got A Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, and Beautiful, but also the stories behind the songs, told from Carole's perspective! This special concert will be hosted in our soaring Music & Media Room on Level 1.

Erhoopla Variety Show

Erhoopla Variety Show
Saturday, October 3, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Brian Mullins and Mike Fitzmaurice play the Chinese erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument, along with a variety of other Chinese instruments. This lively group has performed at Denver Public Library before and is back by popular demand. Enjoy traditional Chinese tunes mixed with contemporary and American music played on these classical instruments.

Saturday, October 10 - No concert due to early closure.

Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe

Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe
Saturday, October 17, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

An exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves, Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music. The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean.

Solo Harp: Rebecca Moritsky

Solo Harp: Rebecca Moritsky
Saturday, October 24, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Solo harp works ranging from classical to more jazz style pieces.

Tales of Tunes of the West with Liz Masterson

Tales of Tunes of the West with Liz Masterson
Saturday, October 31, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Liz Masterson, from Denver, is a Colorado native and an award-winning singer. In a career that spans 30 years, and covers 40 states and Canada, Liz has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the (Autry) Museum of the American West. In 2007, she yodeled on Myth Busters. Her most recent CD, Roads to Colorado, received the Will Roger’s Award for Best Western Album of 2009.

 

 

Taiko with Toni and Friends

Taiko with Toni and Friends
Saturday, September 5, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Acoma Plaza

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)
 

 

 

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