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Tracy Shaffer
Tracy Shaffer Native of Los Angeles, award-winning writer, actress & social commentator. Ms. Shaffer now lives in Denver where she sells houses, raises sons and writes about the arts & cultural goings on in Colorado and around the world. I MOVE PEOPLE.

Entries by Tracy Shaffer

Starz Denver Film Festival is on a Roll

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 8:50 AM

Opening with the usual hoopla, the STARZ Denver Film Festival 37 is well underway. Red carpet screenings at The Buell and their requisite parties ushered in some of the big films, while the 200+ films being screened over the 12-day...

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Inspires With Be Beautiful Be Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Jamie Foxx, Brad Hennefer and Michelle Sie Whitten, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Kristopher Lewis Photography

There's something very special about the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and it was clearly on display at the Denver BE BEAUTIFUL BE YOURSELF...

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Denver Real Estate Market Overview

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM

We have it pretty good here in the Mile High City. 2013 has seen an amazing recovery in the Denver housing market, leading the nation in price increase and stability. No room for slackers, realtors have made the shift into overdrive to keep up with demand. Buyers came out, sellers...

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Hanna Ranch Feeds Our Soul

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 1:40 PM


When it comes to movies, don't you just love great Western? I mean, who doesn't love a cowboy? Rugged individualist taking on the elements, wrangling a herd of beautiful beasts while riding on another -- images of Rockmount shirts and cattle...

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Starz Denver Film Festival's Wild Horse

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 10:51 PM


The Starz Denver Film Festival, now in its 36th year, opens this week with an impressive array of cinematic treats. More than 250 features, shorts, music videos and student films will be screened over the eleven day festival with plenty of pre-show parties,...

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Wonderbound Gets the Jump on Inaugural Season

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 3:51 PM

Photo by Kristen Sink

The magic of autumn burns golden in its fiery leaves, reflecting on Denver's cultural scene as it springs back to life. While the rest of us spent the summer at the beach and the ballpark, Denver's creative community has...

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Community in Communion

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 4:21 PM


Driving the streets north of downtown Denver, one might turn some dodgy corners. The gentrification of Curtis Park, Ballpark and Five Points neighborhoods has pushed up real estate prices as artist lofts and galleries, restaurants and the urban infill townhomes that follow,...

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Chocolate as a Religious Experience

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 6:04 PM

For Maria Von Trapp it was raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but a few of my favorite things are yoga and chocolate. More difficult to blend them into a catchy tune, perhaps, but when marketing consultant meets food and wine edito,r the mix is celestial.

It was...

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Relationships Matter

(4) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 6:21 PM


At Denver's favorite fashion hot-spot relationships matter. Denise Snyder, owner of Mariel in Cherry Creek knows this. When you enter her boutique, you're greeted with a warm smile and the feeling you've stepped into your best friend's closet. She remembers your size,...

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Ballet Nouveau Colorado Soars With Paper Bird

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 6:37 PM


What do political conventions and Ballet Nouveau Colorado have in common? The element of fanfare and presentation of a dream. Where the former can be bloated with bluster, the latter is a heart-wrenching, lean and graceful plunge into the deep end...

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Uplifted in Cherry Creek

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:57 PM


Shopping for brassieres is an activity that can send a gal rushing to refill her Prozac. You might end up spending an hour half naked in front of a mirror while some overly-caffeinated salesgirl sweeps in and out with a tape measure, a bit...

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Riverfront Park Fashion Show Seeks to Inspire

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 2:58 PM


If you think camping, hiking, bike rides and baseball define summer in the Rockies, you haven't experienced the Riverfront Park Fashion Show. For well-heeled Denverites, this couture extravaganza packs more excitement, endurance and gear than a backcountry daypack. For those whose idea of a...

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Giddy Up and Fly Away

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 6:18 PM

It's time to polish up your boots and pack your bags for the SaddleUp! Foundation's second annual Denver Suitcase Party. The bash is a hoot and a hootenanny as guests dust up the dance floor, hopeful to to kick up their heels on a private jet bound for...

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Teens Take Manhattan

(5) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Wondering what to do with teenagers in New York City? So was I. As a single mother of boys, a vacation is more than an excuse to eat too much and do too little. It's an opportunity to get out of the comfort zone, create lasting memories and stimulate that...

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Pompus and Circumstance

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 5:58 PM

The morning was awash in a sea of purple and gold. "Pomp & Circumstance" played while the fresh-faced flock processed in to take their places in their seats and the world, my eldest son among them. The speeches commenced, led by the witty and eloquent student body president, a Boettcher...

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Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 4:52 PM

It's Friday morning and cable news is flaring with the latest incarnation of the working vs. stay-at-home mommy rants. It is crisp and sunny here in Denver, as working mother extraordinaire, Madeline Albright leads on a tour of the Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection, exhibit at...

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Hot DAM: Denver Art Museum Is on Fire

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 4:41 PM

© Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Photo A. Guirkinger.

Wandering wide-eyed through the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum I wondered, what did we wear before YSL? This was a 3-D stroll through the fashion pages...

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A Dark Past Comes to Light in Abingdon Theatre World Premiere

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 5:13 PM

With the global uproar, the political circus, and our ever-shrinking humanity, there's not a day goes by when I don't ask "How do they live with themselves?" Playwright Jan Buttram brings the same question to the stage in the Abingdon Theatre's world premiere, Lost on the Natchez Trace.

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I Love You Clyfford ... Still

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 3:01 PM


Before the turkeys were basted and the wreaths were rolled out, another big bird landed in Denver. It's been more than a month since the welcoming hype and hoopla of the week the earth stood Still. Now the renowned abstract expressionist painter's inaugural exhibition...

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New York Theatre: Plays Well With Others

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 10:52 AM

The trouble with inspiration is that it is so ... inspiring. It's what I set out in search of when I set the wheels in motion for an autumn trip to Manhattan. I coordinated my outfits, my schedule, and sussed out what was happening in Midtown in mid-September for a...

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