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Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation … more

Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, … more

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to … more

Get ‘Disenchanted’ in Boulder and ‘Lost in Yonkers’ in Golden

BDT Stage (formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre) only the name has changed. Still the same quality performances and great food … served by the stars of the shows. The first time I saw … more

Drumming is good for your health ... usually

Today we are going to talk about playing the drums and how it effects your health. This past weekend I was playing a gig at a club in Lakewood and parked my car a little too close to a plowed snow … more

Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work … more

New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West … more

Happy Birthday time for Buffalo Bill

I hope everyone had a good President’s Day weekend. The snow kind of dampened my enthusiasm a little bit so I tackled an indoor project that needed to be done and put a pot of chili on the stove. … more

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her … more

Trading Meryl Streep for Mother Nature

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Academy Awards ceremony is happening later this month. I used to live in Hollywood, and I can understand how the people who live there and … more

‘Tis the season for angry badgers, beer and love

It’s February and we have already seen that the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, was dragged out of his den by some guy in a top hat and didn’t see his shadow this year. That’s supposed to … more

People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the … more

Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a … more

Alert families help toddlers

Toddlers between age two to three improve large motor skills like running, kicking, climbing, managing stairs, running and testing limits. It’s an exhausting time for families and remains that way … more

Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 … more

Geezers in a conversation about news

Editor’s note: This is part five of a series of columns. At the Geezer Recreation Center there is a table with newspapers, sofas and chairs. After yoga I’m ready to write my next Geezer column in … more

Award-winning play coming to Miner’s Alley

Remember that feeling of your heart racing when you were in school and your teacher said “today we’re going to have a pop quiz”? Well, here at Avenue Flashes I’m going to hit you with a bit … more

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power … more

Veterans’ voices gain opportunities for artistic airing

There is no manual for veterans when it comes to re-entering civilian society after spending time in the service. There are all manner of challenges to face and lessons to learn, and it is easy to … more

Playhouse gets personal in 2019 season

A new year means exciting new opportunities, and Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is embracing new possibilities with its 2019 season. “I am always looking for great plays that are helmed by great … more
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