September 03, 2009
Holland & Hard LLP How to Outthink your Competition", The Broadmoor, Sept 16, 2009, 11:30-1:30. Luncheon presentation by Mark Sanborn, national best seller of "The Fred Factor". Unbelievable value: $25 for HSMAI members, $50 for non members. Tables of 10: $225 for members , $450 for nonmembers. Perfect for clients and staff! Click HERE to register: OR call 888-792-9770

Beer — Film — Music — Food — A&E

Vine: Recession-proof brewing
The confirmation that breweries in the country’s unofficial beer capital, Colorado, are weathering the current economic storm isn’t surprising. What has many brewers pleasantly surprised – if not outright shocked – is that they’re not merely maintaining the status quo, but growing. Growing big. By Jay Dedrick

A&E best bets: Taste of Colorado, balloons, bugs & hot chili
Satisfy your inner gourmet on at the Taste of Colorado in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Go for the great eats but stay for the carnival rides and music, including Grand Funk Railroad, Poco and the Robert Cray Band. By Lisa Ryckman

New tube: Really, really, really big business
Think Biff Loman meets John Holmes, and you’ve got the basic concept behind HBO’s new series, Hung, a show that turns the world’s oldest profession on its head. By Lisa Ryckman

Dave on film: James Cameron’s blockbuster-wannabe
Can 15 minutes of a movie that's not coming out until December be sufficiently interesting that people will queue up to see it, and still want to see the movie when it's released? You betcha! By Dave Taylor

Robert Cray brings the blues to Taste of Colorado
The only thing better than live music — free, live music. This weekend’s four-day Taste of Colorado offers a lineup that transcends the usual oldies circuit by including one of the blues’ finest plus a retro swing band.By Mike Cote


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The Wine Wench talks Spanish wine
The Wine Wench Cathie Beck explores Spanish wines with Cristina Blanco and Carlos Gomez at the Palm Bay International Event.


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