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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
 

Online Gallery

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

Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael DeLalla

Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael DeLalla
Saturday, June 6, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Guitarist and composer Michael DeLalla serves up a delicious brew of solo guitar compositions and arrangements drawn from musical traditions gathered worldwide. Matt Fink of All Music Guide describes Michael DeLalla as "One of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world....music of the most exquisite order." And he’s returning to Fresh City Life for another afternoon of evocative compositions, taut arrangements and inspired improvisations. Come join him on a Fingerstyle Guitar Journey that spans a world of traditions.

Portuguese Romance with Suzanne Morales

Portuguese Romance with Suzanne Morales
Saturday, June 13, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Dazzling concert audiences all over Denver, Suzanne Morales is a favorite performer at our Saturday Sessions. She has created special collections of her cherished Latin music – and each of her concerts at Denver Public Library have a unique sound and rhythm. Her newest set of songs will feature romantic Portuguese ballads and a tribute to the Bossa Nova era. Suzanne’s singing and guitar playing hold listeners in sway.

Post Jazz with David Thomas Bailey

Post Jazz with David Thomas Bailey
Saturday, June 20, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Drawing inspiration from his life in Southwest Denver and the vibrancy of Federal Boulevard, David Thomas Bailey creates music that conjures the great American West as heard through an improvisational jazz filter.

Afro Pop Fusion with Nokuthula

Afro Pop Fusion with Nokuthula
Saturday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Nokuthula plays contemporary and traditional Afro-pop fusion dance music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and beyond. The band’s roots are in Zimbabwe- style marimba and mbira, but its music is also influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban, and other world music. Nokuthula’s sound is joyous, energetic, and upbeat; guaranteed to entertain audiences of all ages.

Compositions and Kibitzing: Brian Burch and Randal Ames

Compositions and Kibitzing: Brian Burch and Randal Ames
Saturday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Fingerstyle guitarist Brian Birch and mandolinist Randal Ames have been wowing audiences in the Denver area for the past ten years.  Their acoustic compositions and other musical renderings cover a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical and folk, to new age and blues. Along with their original pieces they also play great instrumental music from some of the best pickers on the planet including: Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, Steffan Grossman, Alex DeGrassi, Bill Mize, David Qualey and Ed Gerhard. You really need to hear their take on ‘Duelin’ Banjos’ and ‘Malaguena’ to appreciate the energy and virtuosity they put into their performances. Plus, their comedic banter between songs is reminiscent of ‘The Smothers Brothers’ folk act from the 1970’s. It’s always a rare treat for the ears to hear them perform together in concert.

Looping Bass with Matt Skellenger

Looping Bass with Matt Skellenger
Saturday, July 18, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Wowing audiences in our 2014 season, Matt Skellenger is back for an encore performance of his exciting concert set. “In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato (motif) patterns.” – Wikipedia.com. Matt Skellenger utilizes looping techniques to create complex musical pieces that are haunting and memorable.

Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert
Saturday, July 25, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song.

 

Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael DeLalla

Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael DeLalla
Saturday, June 6, 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)
 

 

 

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