Kavann Tok

About Kavann Tok

Kavann Tok is a freelance Denver-area journalist. Website: https://issuu.com/kavanntok

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Jazzin’ it up with Dr. Tone

April 29, 2018

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AURORA, Colo. — Milton Larry, aka Dr. Tone, was born in New York City in 1938, growing up on the sounds of smooth jazz and old school funk like James Brown, Nat King Cole and The Moonglows. Forming a love for music early on, he taught himself how to play the guitar, piano and bass […]

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“Isle of Dogs” barks up the right tree

April 22, 2018

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 “Isle of Dogs” is Wes Anderson’s second animated feature film which he produced, wrote and directed. Anderson is most known for a variety of independent award-winning comedy/drama such as “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). Similar to Tim Burton, Anderson has a love for the lost art of […]

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The Downfall of “Pacific Rim Uprising”

April 14, 2018

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In the first “Pacific Rim” directed by Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Shape of Water”), colossal beasts known as Kaijus emerge from beneath the Pacific Ocean, which we later discover are entering from an interdimensional portal. An alien race uses them as war machines sent to wreak havoc on our world. Yet humanity strikes […]

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Slithering creepies and crawlies at Repticon 2018

March 27, 2018

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AURORA — Repticon toured Aurora on March 10-11 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, bringing along all types of critters most folks would probably shy away from, like snakes, frogs, caimans and more snakes. Educators and top breeders from across the country showcased hundreds of reptile species and other exotic pets. There were small mammals such […]

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Ashley Hattle: the torture of cluster headaches

March 24, 2018

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The road of a journalist is often filled with excitement and adventure, given the ability to travel and listen to the stories of many people from all walks of life. Ashley Hattle said it best, “We have a responsibility to share the truth and that, in itself, is moving.” Hattle graduated from MSU Denver in […]

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Unraveling the Magic inside The Wizard’s Chest

March 12, 2018

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DENVER — The Wizard’s Chest has been around since 1983, an iconic niche shop in Denver. Housed within a purple fortress inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle earth, one may find a wide array of treasures within the chest, everything from elaborate masks, costumes, magic tricks, children’s toys, novelty items, classic board games, exotic chess sets, […]

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Colorado Dragon Film Festival showcases Asian cinema

March 8, 2018

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DENVER — The third annual Colorado Dragon Film Festival celebrated Asian culture through nine full-length features and 23 short films at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver on March 2-4. This year’s spotlight country was Korea, with two movies from director Jung Yoon-Suk’s “Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno,” and director Choi Kook-hee’s “Split.” Lorraine Eloriaga, director of the […]

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Alamo Drafthouse: Denver’s ticket to film culture

February 18, 2018

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DENVER — Not only can moviegoers enjoy dinner and a flick, but can witness live music scores done by orchestras at the Alamo Drafthouse. They are known for curated programming such as independent films and Hollywood classics restored to the big screen as well as host to some of the biggest film festivals in the […]

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Lights, Camera, Cosplay!

May 12, 2017

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DENVER — Body-paint, FX makeup and costume creations — welcome to the world of Sarah Shupe. Influenced by films of Tim Burton, Shupe developed an interest in art and makeup. She earned a degree in theater from Cal-State Fullerton in Orange County, now making a living designing costumes and creatures for the southwest division of […]

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Celebrating Spring at Colorado Anime Fest 2017

April 3, 2017

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DENVER — Events for the cosplay community are popping up everywhere in Colorado in recent years. “Colorado Anime Fest 2017” celebrated its second year, already soaring in popularity, filled to the brim with attendees at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel on March 24-26. Many were excited about the special guest appearance of Steve Blum, the […]

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