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The art of city life in comic form

If you haven’t been out and about much in Denver recently, you could very well be shocked by what’s there — and perhaps more noticeably, what isn’t. Even by the standards of this constantly …
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Rebekah Crane

Rebekah Crane

A career change Before I had kids, I was a high school English teacher and so I was well acquainted with young adult books mainly because of teaching them but also studying them in college, and just …
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From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer …
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Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
Sam Al-Jassim, a Georgetown resident and manager at Clear Creek Cidery & Eatery, pours a selection of cider for a flight of four. This cidery in Idaho Springs hopes to launch its own line of ciders later this year, and currently features nine Colorado ciders on tap and 14 others in cans.

Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer …

Ann Macari Healey

We were blessed with the opportunities to tell your stories

Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s …
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House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …
Jessie Rayford of Jessie’s Smokin Nola, in Centennial, talks about details in making good Cajun food.

Successful Cajun is all about the love

The secret to making truly good Cajun food boils down to one word — love. Restaurants and food trucks serving Cajun across the Denver metro area may give a quick, one-word answer when asked about …

A look at where things stand with Golden summer events

While much is still up in the air, here is a look at the current status of several of Golden’s major summer events. Taste of Golden Date: April 30-May 9 Current Status: The traditional Taste of …

Golden event organizers taking wait-and-see approach

While spring is nice, fall’s quite pleasant and most everyone enjoy throwing on their Viking horns for Ullrgrass in January, every longtime Golden resident knows that summertime is when the city …

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New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …
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Upcoming Earth Day a real tree’t

Look down. Right now, just take a second and look down. You are either sitting, standing or laying on something. Maybe it’s a chair, a floor or a bed but look a little farther down. Maybe you …
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Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
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Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
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Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …

Some tips on getting your shot

I hope I’m not putting the cart before the horse here, but I was finally able to get an appointment for a COVID vaccination for my wife and I tomorrow. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that nothing …
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