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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Elana Ashanti Jefferson is a Denver native and longtime cultural affairs journalist. She began her career in newspaper and has since transitioned to digital media. Jefferson's work has appeared in House Beautiful, Lucky, Popular Mechanics, The Denver Post, the Daily Camera (in Boulder) and the Denver Business Journal. She holds degrees from Georgetown University and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and enjoys spending free time immersed in creative projects and circles.


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Picturesque Colorado scenery can paint a misleading picture about wellness

Instead of hiking, biking and skiing, many Coloradans struggle to simply stroll through their neighborhoods or put healthy food on the table.

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Imagine 2020: Small grants with huge potential

Denver's Imagine 2020 grants give cultural startups an early boost - and the recognition they need to attract audiences and other funders.

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Breaking Boundaries: Interactive, Immersive, Pop-Up Theater

Please do not remain seated. Unbuckle with tickets to a new breed of shows in Denver that meld theatrical elements with experiences that keep theatergoers on their feet.

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Beyond Blucifer and the Blue Bear: Advancing Public Art in Denver

Denver's "One Percent for Art" law has helped foster a collection of public art that's the envy of other cities. Where has the policy exceeded expectations -- and where has it fallen short?

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A City's Challenge: Preserving Artists' Spaces in Denver

The story behind the Lawrence Street Artists illuminates how creatives struggled for affordable space in Denver long before the recent nationwide clampdown on converted warehouses.
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