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Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the … more

Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 … more

Buy library materials by the bag at annual sale

The 10th annual Bag of Books Sale runs Aug. 10 to 19, as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week celebrations, hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. Last year, a volunteer who was … more

The mighty fine Fine Arts Fest is Aug. 18 and 19

There are a lot of places in the world that have become famous as centers for art. Most of them are big major cities that had some kind of movement at a particular time which created a happening … more

Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which … more

'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver … more

Trout are taking the brunt of the hot dry summer

The unusually high, nagging Colorado summer temperatures anglers find uncomfortable have an even more stressful impact on trout we pursue. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) fishery staff is … more

Heroine can only run so far from her past

You’ve always marched to the beat of a different drummer. When your friends wanted to do one thing, you were the lone voice of dissent. You rocked your own fashion, hair color, and make-up, never … more

There’s a ‘fair’ chance you’ve seen this sign

I’m sure that most of you reading this column remember when Andy Rooney, with his bushy eyebrows, used to host the end segment of 60 Minutes with his amusing commentary on things going on in every … more

Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first … more

The cheap double feature is alive and well in Golden

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … No, wait, that’s the opening line to Star Wars. I was actually thinking a long time ago, just up the street from here. Yes, as we get older we can … more

Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s … more

Just a few weeks left to saddle up for Buffalo Bill Days

If I were to ask you what came to mind when I mentioned the history of Golden, Colorado what would you say? You would probably start mentioning one group of people or another or maybe an individual … more

Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes … more

BDT Stage brings the magic with “The Little Mermaid”

The BDT Stage presentation of the charming musical is magical. My granddaughter, Lauren Heaton was very pleasantly surprised to see her old friend, Cole LaFonte (Prince Eric) who was our beverage … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

Lakewood Cultural Center announces new season

Variety is the name of the game in the Lakewood Cultural Center’s newly announced LCC Presents 2018-2019 season. “We’re just a 320-seat theater, so every performance here is very intimate,” … more

Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young … more

Lions Park on the Fourth of July never gets old

I like to tell my friends that every morning when I wake up I feel like I’m 20 years old …Then I get out of bed. I’m not quite sure when it happened but I have reached the point where I can’t … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had … more
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