Keyword: John Akal
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Trust me when I tell you about this new play

Last week I talked about travelin’ down a road and flirtin’ with disaster. Those were the words to a song that played a key roll in the subject I was writing about. This week, I’m going to … more

How to have a hard rockin’ Memorial Day in Golden

“I’m travelin’ down the road, I’m flirtin’ with disaster.” If you recognize those words, then you are probably a fan of good ole’ Classic Rock and Roll. Even more precisely, that … more

Here’s the dirt on spring cleaning

A few years ago there was a commercial on television. I don’t remember exactly what it was for, I think it was some kind of fresh breath chewing gum or something. Anyway, it had a tag line that … more

Treat your mom to some lindy hop or a lager

Have you ever really thought about how many holidays we celebrate that come every year but don’t ever fall on the same calendar date? That really gets confusing, doesn’t it? Especially when the … more

E-Days on the wild side this year

We all have our annual traditions. Usually they revolve around some holiday or family event, but as I get older I find that I have developed a few annual traditions that have nothing to do with … more

Springtime in Golden gets up and running

I was wrong. I took one look at something, formed an immediate opinion and was proven dead wrong about it a few weeks later. I’m talking about what used to be a Chinese restaurant a couple of … more

Classical musicians face a classical dilemma

Being a professional performing musician is a very strange occupation. It’s not an easy thing to do. First off, you need to be very good at playing your instrument or singing. That means endless … more

Catch a Pulitzer Prize-winning show at Miner's Alley

If you have lived in Golden quite a while you know that once upon a time, like most small towns in the country, we had a movie theater right downtown. It sat on the southeast corner of 13th street … more

A great spot to celebrate St. Pat’s Day

Well, it’s March and that means we can all start guessing about the weather again. As I’m writing this it’s about 2 degrees outside with eight inches of snow on the ground, but later in the … more

Drumming is good for your health ... usually

Today we are going to talk about playing the drums and how it effects your health. This past weekend I was playing a gig at a club in Lakewood and parked my car a little too close to a plowed snow … more

Happy Birthday time for Buffalo Bill

I hope everyone had a good President’s Day weekend. The snow kind of dampened my enthusiasm a little bit so I tackled an indoor project that needed to be done and put a pot of chili on the stove. … more

Trading Meryl Streep for Mother Nature

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Academy Awards ceremony is happening later this month. I used to live in Hollywood, and I can understand how the people who live there and … more

‘Tis the season for angry badgers, beer and love

It’s February and we have already seen that the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, was dragged out of his den by some guy in a top hat and didn’t see his shadow this year. That’s supposed to … more

Head indoors for some wonderful outdoor adventure films

Winter is here and we have had some snow lately to prove it. Of course when it’s cold outside in Colorado, we think of it a little differently than folks in most of the rest of the country do. For … more

Award-winning play coming to Miner’s Alley

Remember that feeling of your heart racing when you were in school and your teacher said “today we’re going to have a pop quiz”? Well, here at Avenue Flashes I’m going to hit you with a bit … more

January is cowboy time 'round Golden

Happy New Year to all. I know, you heard that from everyone a few days ago, but I want to chime in too and wish everyone a terrific 2019. Next year we get to ring in this century’s version of … more

Here is where New Year’s Eve fun can be found

It’s getting close to Christmas so I hope that those of you who celebrate it are getting all your ducks in a row. There’s the last minute shopping that never seems to end. If it’s not for gifts … more

Steaming into the season with a local train attraction

When Christmas time rolls around it always brings along loads of memories and images in our minds and imaginations. Everyone has certain things they think about and associate with this time of the … more

Ready or not Golden, here comes a lot of Christmas fun

I was playing a gig tonight with my band Nightwolf and between songs our guitar player was kind of noodling around with some Christmas tunes when from the back of the room I hear someone yell … more

Here are some of Golden’s best holiday deals

Well, I guess this past weekend was some kind of utopia for those folks who would classify themselves as “shopaholics.” As I’m writing this, Cyber Monday is about to hit. I like that one. I can … more
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