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Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. … more

Playing it safe in the outdoors this summer

Well, it’s about the middle of the summer season and already we have experienced a few days of extremely hot weather. August is coming so it’s likely that we haven’t seen the last scorcher week … more

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted … more

Keeping Safety Top of Mind This Summer

Summer is upon us, and people are heading outside to enjoy the warmer weather, especially now that approximately 140 million have been fully vaccinated in the United States and are eagerly looking … more

Curtain rises on live theater in town once again

“I’m back in the saddle again”. Those are the opening lyrics to not one, but two different songs of totally different styles from completely separate eras. The first one was an old cowboy song … more

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and … more

Of buffaloes and boulders

Well, we had a fairly close to normal Fourth of July weekend this year. It was great to see people out and about doing the things that make Summer fun. I totally got in the spirit and actually bought … more

Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the … more

CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of … more

Celebrating some normality with a bang

Hey, can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July already? That statement about our annual national celebration, as well as about almost every other holiday has become kind of a running joke with … more

Another legislative session in the books

The 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly adjourned June 8, completing a session in which majority Democrats utilized their significant majority by passing most elements of an ambitious … more

SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, … more

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are … more

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, … more

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings … more

So much wonderful newness to explore around town

As most of my readers know, I grew up here in Golden. As a kid I also lived in Chicago during a lot of summers as my mom was the public relations director for the Chicago Symphony during its summer … more

Opinion: Truer words may have never been spoken

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” — Falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln When I … more

Dog adoption event this Saturday

If you have been reading my column for a little while, you will remember a couple of my periodic updates on my two boys, Mad Max and Ivan the Terrible. Those are the two Siberian Husky pups we … more

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on … more

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
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