Diamond Cabaret strip club says it’s the ‘cherry on top’ of downtown Denver

“We’re the cherry on top of everything that goes on for the convention center,” the Diamond Cabaret’s owner said.

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Outside the Diamond Cabaret, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Diamond Cabaret is a downtown goer’s best friend, according to the owner of the Denver strip club.

“We’re the cherry on top of everything that goes on for the convention center,” said Troy Lowrie, CEO of VCG Holding Corp.


Denverites focus on transportation and funding issues with a potential Winter Olympics bid

Many were worried about the impact that construction, especially on the I-70 corridor which would likely require Olympics-related work, would have on vulnerable communities that have existed alongside the highway for generations.

Denverites raised concerns about a possible Denver Winter Olympics bid in an activity at the McNichols Building Monday night. (Allan Tellis/Denverite)
Denverites raised concerns about a possible Denver Winter Olympics bid in an activity at the McNichols Building Thursday night. (Allan Tellis/Denverite)

About 50 Denverites gathered at the McNichols Civic Center Building Thursday night to have a public discussion facilitated by Nita Mosby Tyler of the Equity Project about the perceived risks and rewards of Denver hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics.


Denver “Black Panther” fans arrived fired up and dressed up for a screening hosted by SuCh

Fans at Alamo Drafthouse celebrated that the film represented blackness in a space where people of color have often felt left out.

Black Panther actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard speaks with Denver musician SuCh at an opening for the movie at Alamo Draft House Cinema on West Colfax, Feb. 16, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) movie theater; alamo draft house cinema; black panther; denverite; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
“Black Panther” actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard speaks with Denver musician SuCh at an opening for the movie at Alamo Draft House Cinema on West Colfax, Feb. 16, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

“Black Panther,” the new superhero movie that’s the first to feature a predominantly black cast, has already broken records at the box office. Its wide theatrical release on Thursday night put it at second place for a Marvel Universe opening weekend.

Beyond America’s normal frenzy for superpowered stories, the film has been celebrated for representing blackness in a space where fans of color have often felt left out. This was made clear before a special screening at Alamo Drafthouse in the West Colfax neighborhood where moviegoers showed up excited and dressed to the nines or in costume.


Denver school board pledges to ‘stand shoulder-to-shoulder’ with undocumented immigrants

“You have accomplices and luchadores in us,” said board member Angela Cobián.

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Max Hernandez holds a little Puerto Rican flag at a rally held by high school students in Ruby Hill after a multi-school walk-out. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Melanie AsmarChalkbeat

The Denver school board took a stand Thursday in support of young undocumented immigrants, urging Congress to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and pledging to provide opportunities for Denver educators to teach students about immigrant rights.

“You have accomplices and luchadores in us,” said board member Angela Cobián.