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Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru … more

Some local entertainment that’s juuust right

Today we are going to talk about buffalos and bears. OK, actually one Buffalo with a capitol “B” and three bears. But before we get to the wildlife, I’m going to take you on another little trip down my memory lane. more

Motorcycle Expo rescheduled

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how one of the big windstorms that hit our area knocked down a huge tree in front of my house and onto my roof. It seemed like a big deal then until the next 100 mph windstorm came along and managed to annihilate about 1,000 homes of our neighbors to the north of us. more

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what … more

Saddle up for a fantastic time with some Cowboys and Cowgirls

It’s that time of year again. Have you ever noticed how you can use that expression to preface just about anything? Weather, chores, seasonal foods or recipes and almost every kind of occasion from holidays to birthdays. But, there are always certain annual events that happen where the expression is most appropriate. more

What is it about Christmas season?

Is it the lights, and the decorations? Or maybe the music? How about family traditions and get-togethers? Oh, and don’t forget about the food, especially the baked goods—is that what it is? more

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again. more

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz … more

Plan ahead, set reasonable expectations for 2022

Happy New Year to everyone! Somehow we have made it through another difficult year, but I guess we can all take a bit of comfort in knowing that it’s not just us, it’s been tough for the entire world right now. I’m hoping that 2022 brings us all a bit closer together to work on getting past this pandemic and all the repercussions that go with it. more

Isolation and loneliness carry health risks for older Americans

We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may … more

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools … more

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are … more

A Christmas classic on a stage near you

Here it is, a little over a week before Christmas and as usual, I have absolutely nothing prepared for it. No shopping done, the tree is still in the garage and so are the decorations. I have no idea who might be coming over to the house, if they will show up on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. more

Holiday lights make holidays bright

Families with kids can ooooh and aaahh over holiday lights, but so can older adults! Magic is in the air these days as one drives down Littleton's Main Street or heads out to the Trail of Lights at … more

Miners Alley says farewell to ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you speak to most actors, they’ll tell you that every production creates a family feeling between the cast and crew. And while that feeling is important, it’s fleeting, since people tend to go … more

Snow or no snow, there’s holiday fun for those in the know

It’s been getting a little chilly around here at night but we still haven’t received any measurable snowfall yet. That may be bad news for the water table, but it makes going to holiday events a lot easier. I know, it’s beautiful when it snows but let’s be honest, it can be a major pain in the …well at my age, it’s kind of a pain everywhere. But, so is just getting out of bed in the morning. more

Littleton's Bemis Library is venue for handbell concert

Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton, will host the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. Free, but pre-registration is required. 303- 795-3961. In other … more

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing … more

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t … more

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no … more
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