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Teaching grandchildren to help and thank others

A New Year’s resolution might be to continue teaching children to do good deeds and have good social skills. Children can show gratitude to those who rarely receive a thank you. People who deserve … more

Plan now for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities

March has arrived. It’s the month that Spring begins, we go to Daylight Savings Time, start the religious build up to Easter and celebrate National Puppy Day. Yes, there really is a National Puppy … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more

Must see theater: The Foreigner

I’m usually pretty enthusiastic about the theater productions I see. Since I’ve worked behind the scenes, I know how much effort goes into each play. I’m completely smitten with the current Black Box theater production of “The Foreigner.” … more

Red Rocks’ first New Year’s Eve concert moved due to the cold

In 2017, the year of “resist,” no genre of music embraced the fractured culture like rap and hip-hop. The genre’s artists were all over the place, some delving into the political and … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

The future of outdoors funding is being decided by the legislature this session

It has been almost 10 years ago that Governor Hickenlooper (with the blessings of key state legislators) merged two separate state divisions into a single division. The division of parks and outdoor … more

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Exceptional entertainment every E-Days

I warn you about this every year ... it’s coming. Saturday night at about 9:45 p.m. Batten down the hatches. Put your dogs in the house. Make sure your home owner’s insurance covers broken … more

Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” … more

No joke: the Easter bunny will still come this weekend

The other day I was thinking about how great it would be if adults got to have a Spring Break. Just take a week off and party or head to the coast and sit on a beach or do some spring skiing. But … more

Get into the holiday spirit with music, food

Despite all the shoppers big box stores see on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving wasn’t all that special for Angelo Coiro, owner of Angelo’s CDs and More. But when Record Store Day started making exclusive releases on Black Friday, … more

Kids enjoy paper core projects

Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more

An entertaining step back to the not-so-distant past

It’s kind of weird to think about how certain things used to be, many years ago. As an example, where my house sits now used to be the home of dinosaurs millions of years ago. The view was a little … more

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by … more

Irish band delivers unique blend of music

St. Patrick’s Day weekend was a busy one for Adam Goldstein, CL Morden and Kenny Martinez. But that’s not much of a surprise when you’re in an Irish band. Which makes the trio — better known … more

Scripting a night of fun with ScreenPLAY

There are some movie characters that just stick with you. Maybe they go through something you can relate to throughout the course of the film, or have a line that seems to apply directly to your … more

Bicycling around Golden is easier than ever

I write a lot of promotional stuff for bands and events and often times I talk about bikes and bikers. But in this area I have to really make it a point to differentiate between events for bicycles … more

Thankfully, there’s more than ever to do on Thanksgiving week

My, how time flies. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? That seems to be the kind of thing we say about every special occasion once we start to get older. “Can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July?” Well, … more

Golden has just the thing to ring in 2018

I hope every one who celebrates it had a wonderful Hanukkah. We certainly had a nice weather break that gave everyone an opportunity to get together with family and friends this year without a … more
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