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A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they …
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet comes to stage in downtown Denver

Sleeping Beauty” begins the season for Colorado Ballet, Oct. 5 to 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, with traditional choreography by Mario …

MuckFest is proof that grime does pay

The eighth annual Denver MuckFest MS fun run brought thousands to Parker's Salisbury Park to run, dive and roll around in the mud for charity on Sept. 15. The 2018 muddy fun run came to Parker for …

Ready, everyone, the lights are going down

Look closely: When John Wayne and Victor McLaglen fight it out near the end of John Ford’s “The Quiet Man,” it appears that McLaglen knocks off Wayne’s toupee with the first punch. The …

Parker man earns medal in radio orienteering

Parker resident Joseph Burkhead brought home a bronze medal from the 19th Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championship in Sokcho, South Korea. More than 20 countries participated in the event …
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History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month …

‘American Idiot’ is gripping stage production set to music

The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green …
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Bridal shop helps fetch better future for dogs

On Sept. 15, the Bridal Collection, 4151 E. County Line Road, Centennial, combines resources with Brighter Days Dog Rescue at the store, which sells wedding dresses, accessories, moms’ dresses, …

Area theaters plan range of offerings in new season

No matter what your taste in theatrical entertainments, performances both new and familiar are at hand, with appealing dinner spots nearby. Town Hall Arts Center, Lone Tree Arts Center and PACE have …

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old …
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Dancers plan shows to help one of their own

When Littleton Youth Ballet put out a call, dancers heard and responded. Colorado Ballet soloist Francisco Estevez, 29, has recently been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare disease that …
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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to …
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Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 …
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In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part …

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Community college lawn to offer artistic adventure

The west lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is the place to be on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! More than 160 artists, local and out-of-state, will offer their …
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