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Lauren Vogel and Tate Ryner will dance in Littleton Ballet’s “Nutcracker.”

It’s the most ‘Nutcracker’ time of the year

“The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” was written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann as a holiday tale for children, and in 1892, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the familiar music we hear each holiday …

Children can help prepare for winter

There isn’t much time left. Children can help clean up the garden and prepare for winter. Then there is one last thing to teach children about gardening before winter sets in: planting bulbs for …

And just like that, it’s Christmastime in the city

As I’m sitting here writing this column, the snow has been falling all day and I can hear the snowplows rumbling down the street. That song “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” keeps …
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Film fest an eclectic, inspiring showcase

When most people see red carpets, they’re on television and full of recognizable faces from the worlds of entertainment or sports. Most of us will never get to walk one, have our photos taken and …

A family toast at Thanksgiving unites the Blake family who gather together in “The Humans” at Curious Theatre.

‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by …
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Rachel Sefton helps her son, Pax, make a stinky feet elixir at the potions table at Fandomonium.

Fandomonium celebrates pop culture

Batman, Klingons, storm troopers and Gryffindors were just a few of the characters that could be found Nov. 3 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Jeffco Library’s Fandomonium. Free to the …
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …
“Curse of Interesting Times” book cover by Patricia Paul of Castle Rock.

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has …
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Arvada author receives national book award

Arvada author Helen Starbuck has won the 2018 12th annual National Indie Excellence Award for her mystery “The Mad Hatter's Son, An Annie Collins Mystery.” The book is an adult contemporary …

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Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately …
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Holiday season made special at Barr Lake

The changing seasons and coming holidays are setting the stage for some fun and educational experiences for kids and families at Barr Lake State Park. Here is an early look at the state park fall …

In the mad rush towards Christmas here’s where to find those truly unique gifts

Halloween is over so you know what that means. It means we kind of gloss over Thanksgiving and go straight into the beginning of the Christmas frenzy. You know it’s coming when you start seeing …

Don’t let this clean-up chance leaf you behind

Quick, when I say November, what’s the first thing you think about? Probably Thanksgiving, or some of the things that go on the table for that occasion. Maybe you think of the snow starting to fall …

That one church basement that many Goldenites have spent some time in

The Golden First United Methodist Church. As a kid I spent a lot of time there, but I’m not a Methodist. I was actually a Catholic. But I ended up in their basement on more days than I can count. …

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‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic …
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