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Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru … more

Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. more

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what … more

Poetry Gathering beckons well-versed cowboys, cowgirls to Golden

If you’re a hankerin’ for a weekend rich in the storied history of the American West, then gather ‘round the campfire for the 2022 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, coming up Jan. 15 and 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden. more

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again. more

Rock the world at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

If you read about pop music with any regularity, you’ve probably seen a story that pops up every now and then — one that says guitar-based music is dead. And yet, the instrument and its music … more

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz … more

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools … more

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are … more

Clear, cold Winter Fest in Thornton

Thornton marked the countdown to the holidays Dec. 11 at the Carpenter Park Fields with it’s annual Winter Fest celebration, with pancakes, a family fun run race, bonfires and tons of Christmas … more

'This is Colorado' returns to Arapahoe Community College gallery

The 45th annual “This is Colorado” exhibit opened Nov. 30 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton campus. Hosted by the local Heritage Fine Arts Guild, the … more

Miners Alley says farewell to ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you speak to most actors, they’ll tell you that every production creates a family feeling between the cast and crew. And while that feeling is important, it’s fleeting, since people tend to go … more

Northglenn celebrates the season

Northglenn kicked off the holiday season in the traditional way in the city's new recreation center on December 3 with Noel Northglenn 2021. The event featured musical performances, a chance to get a … more

‘A Hudson Christmas’ has roots in past

As I enjoy the thousands of lights at Hudson Gardens this season, I recall a long-ago conversation with my good friend Evelyn Hudson. She told me she had been in the Littleton city planning office (a … more

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing … more

‘The glow of the holidays’: Denver’s Cherry Creek North features lights, local shopping

Vendors at this year’s Cherry Creek North Holiday Market are excited to have conversations with people and help shoppers find the perfect gift. “People like to support local businesses,” said … more

Holiday lights down on the farm at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield site

Once again, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms site is aglow with holiday color in a rustic setting with the return of Trail of Lights. Wandering paths take you under illuminated trees and … more

Museum shares works of Americans in France

“Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France,” now open at the Denver Art Museum through March 13, includes more than 100 paintings created between 1855 and 1913 by American painters, some … more

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t … more

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