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Annual Dragon Film Festival roars in return

Asia’s dynamic and varied cultures have histories and stories that go back thousands of years, and as “Parasite” thrillingly displayed at this year’s Oscars, there are many, many stories … more

Environmental film festival returns bigger and better for 14th year

When the Colorado Environmental Film Festival returns to Golden for the 14th straight year later this month, festival veteran Dave Steinke says festgoers can expect an event that is both bigger and … more

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and … more

King of Rock Flamenco makes Denver home

The traveling, rootless life of gypsies doesn’t appeal to everybody, but for guitarist Javier Gutierrez, better known as El Javi, embracing life on the road led not only to self-discovery but … more

Colorado Ballet plans Peter Pan themed gala

Colorado Ballet will transport guests to Neverland at its Peter Pan-themed gala Feb. 6, which will support the ballet company’s education and community engagement programs and Academy scholarships. … more

Denver metro community service groups push for younger recruits amid membership challenges

They help distribute eyeglasses to people in need in other countries. They make sure cancer patients get Valentine’s Day gifts. They light children’s faces up with much-needed school supplies. … more

Young Jeffco artists finding their voice

The new “Power of Process” exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden contains everything from a series of photos of a popping water balloon to monster faces made from recycled cans. But … more

Party like a Viking

Many Goldenites are drawn to Golden’s annual Viking music festival by the promise of good beer, music and vibes. But for some, much of the fun of the festival lies in the chance to embrace their … more

Couple finds hope for love in upcoming Miners Alley play

Actor Bill Hahn says theater is always a high wire act. But it becomes an even more difficult one when the show only involves two performers. “It’s a challenge from the standpoint of there are no … more

Cheese and yodeling

Anyone who came into the Cheese Ranch Artisan Deli in Golden on Jan. 14 could have been forgiven for thinking they had stepped into Switzerland as yodeling and cheese filled the air. But it wasn’t … more

”There's a family feel here”

Golden caught its annual case of cowboy fever last weekend as cowboy poets and musicians from across the West descended on the city for the 31st annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. For many of … more

Tattoos for Australia

When Peter Pridhorsky was growing up, he had the opportunity to travel to Australia. He loved watching Steve Irwin, the Australian television personality “The Crocodile Hunter,” and grew an … more

‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off … more

This weekend will be filled with festive musical fun

I had an interesting encounter with a nice couple that I met tonight at the jam session that one of the bands I play with hosts on Sundays. The guy was another drummer who came in with his wife to … more

Viking up for UllrGrass

Colorado is home to no shortage of bluegrass and beer festivals. But while most of those events embrace the warmth and festiveness of lazy summer afternoons and nights, there’s only one local event … more

Arvada parent publishes picture book with ADHD theme

“Victor and the Vroom,” the debut picture book by Arvada-based freelance writer and parent Lydia Rueger, features a regular car with a not-so-regular engine. The story is based on Rueger’s … more

Poetry, comedy, music and heaping helping of beans

Jerry Cunningham is not the kind of guy who would’ve ever expected to end up on the board of directors of Golden’s annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering. After all, for a long time, this … more

Golden revamps winter promotions to draw more visitors

It's no secret that the early months of the year tend to be among the slowest for retailers. After all, the annual shopping and spending frenzy that is the holidays has just come and gone, mainly … more

Golden kids rang in the New Year early at the library

Midnight came early to the Golden Library on New Year's Eve. Eight hours early, to be exact, dozens of kids and their families ushered in the new decade on European time at the library's New Year's … more

School of Mines band taking a Roman holiday

This week, the Colorado School of Mines’ marching band is taking its act out of the country for only the second time in its 108-year history. The destination? Rome, where a mix of around 80 current … more
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