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Drummer/ bandleader Paa Kow (pah ko) was born in Ghana into a family where his mother and uncle were professional musicians. They would haul a generator to the next village, which like his, had no electricity, and play a concert. When he was 7 years … more
“Last year, I sold a piece originally priced at $795 for $100,” Littleton photographer Andy Marquez said of the Affordable Art Festival at Arapahoe Community College. “The customer was extremely happy.” Marquez will be in Booth 42 when the … more
In the Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens, water lilies, lotuses and other aquatic plants are at their peak — and are enhanced by Dale Chihuly's glass sculptural works floating next to them. On Aug. 15, the annual Water Blossom Festival is … more
Bob Hoffman delighted in showing off the spiny undersides of exotic Victoria lilies, as well as in growing, planting and nurturing an impressive collection of lilies, lotuses, cannas, papyruses and many other plant varieties that thrive with wet … more
Well-known Denver painter Jackie McFarland was juror for the Roxborough Arts Council's “Summer in the Arts” exhibit, on display in the lower level of Bemis Library through August. The artworks are, in general, representational and sunny, summery … more
Twin sisters brought the Three Stooges to the Douglas County Fair this year. Sydney and Taylor Buckley, 18, of Franktown, showed three steers, which they named Larry, Moe and Curly, at the Douglas County Jr. Livestock Sale on Aug. 8. Curly, … more
Mountain climber and author Jim Davidson is bringing his harrowing near-death experience to a Douglas County audience. Davidson, who penned the non-fiction thriller, “The Ledge,” will deliver a motivational speech about resilience and … more
A lot of people don't know the history of Scotland, said Aidan Riehm, 14, but attendees of the 51st annual Scottish Festival had plenty of opportunities to learn about it. Riehm and the rest of the Wolves, a subgroup of the Renaissance Scots, … more
USA Cycling team member Cari Higgins knows how to lean into curves on a bicycle; perfecting her form in a wind tunnel didn't come quite as naturally. “Coordinating your body was hard,” said Higgins, who flew with her teammates at Lone Tree's … more
As it turns out, there are about 15 different streams in Alaska that are called ‘Cripple Creek,’ but as usual, the one most remembered — is the one where the gold was. That one, first … more
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