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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Venardos Circus thrills crowd with dazzling acrobatics

A year and a half since its big top tent was last unfurled, Venardos Circus resumed its breathtaking act before adoring crowds in Littleton. The Florida-based traveling circus, founded in 2014 by …
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Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles …
It was all good vibes as the 44th annual Renaissance Festival is back this year after being canceled last year.

Seems like old times at Renaissance Festival

After a year off due to the pandemic, King Henry and the Colorado Renaissance Festival have returned to Douglas County for the 2021 season. Opening in early July, the festival, in its 44th year, …
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Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …

"Tumult of Yellow" by Nancy Myer is shown in the "Kaleidoscope" virtual exhibit from Arapahoe Community College.

'Kaleidoscope' exhibit online through end of year

The annual "Kaleidoscope" exhibit at Arapahoe Community College is virtual this year
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Colorado-based musician Hazel Miller performed during the Wild Goose Saloon grand opening July 9.

Parker live-music venue takes flight

Parker’s newest music venue and restaurant, Wild Goose Saloon, celebrated its grand opening July 9. The newly-constructed venue will feature live music from multiple genres every Wednesday through …
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McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
A crowd sits at The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall in June during a free concert. The mall in west Centennial is holding its free summer concert series, which took a "hiatus" in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Free summer concert series underway at SouthGlenn

The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall's annual Dancing in the Streets Summer Concert Series kicked off in June and continues through August. The series returns after a 2020 hiatus due to the …
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Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the …

Animals Around the Rock education series coming to Castle Rock

Whether it is raptors, reptiles or other creepy crawlies, Castle Rock has a whole host of wild residents. The characteristics of these animals will be illustrated at the Animals Around the Rock …
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“Peche” by Charlotte Zink is among outdoor artworks displayed at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial.

Get out and get an eyeful at Goodson

Each year, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee selects new outdoor works by Colorado sculptors and displays the pieces near the entrance to Goodson Recreation …
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Gadgets and tricks to age in place

Thinking ahead and preparing your home environment may enable you to live longer and safely in your home. Many changes are simple, inexpensive, and easy to do yourself and allow you to remain home …
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CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of …
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SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, …

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …
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