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Thanksgiving meal alternatives are varied for those seeking lighter fare or less work

For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
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Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called …
Francisco Estevez leaps as the Nutcracker King in the 50th annual Colorado Ballet performance of Tchiakovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet.
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Colorado Ballet performs holiday classic ‘Nutcracker’

Colorado Ballet presents its 59th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, from Nov. 30 to Dec. …

Casino night to help fund volleyball scholarships

Community members are invited to spend a "Night in Monte Carlo" to help support the scholarship programs of 303 Volleyball Academy and its sister club Colorado Alliance. The 21-plus fundraising event …

Holiday happenings for all ages

From ice skating with Santa to making arts and crafts, families have a number of options to celebrate the holidays this season with South Suburban Parks and Recreation. Registration for those that …

Some tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …
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Arapahoe Community College students and Colorado Center for the Blind students have collaborated on an exhibit called “Shared Visions.”
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School for the Blind students join forces with others for exhibit

Arapahoe Community College art students combine talents with artists from Colorado School for the Blind, located in Littleton, for an exhibit that runs through Nov. 19 at the college’s Colorado …
Britta Erickson, Denver Film Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, on the red carpet with Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out" and recipient of the 2019 John Cassavetes Award, on opening night of the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival.
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DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …
Around 120 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. It is the largest exhibit to feature the artist’s work in 25 years.

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more …
This painting by Tatiana Dowell of Centennial is included in her exhibit, “Floral Reverie” at CORE New Art Space.
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‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …

Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
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History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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New works coming to area art gallery

Littleton artists Tatiana Dowell and Michelle Lamb will exhibit new work opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 25 at CORE New Art Space, in 40 West, at 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Dowell creates …
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Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers …

The Baroque Chamber Ensemble of Colorado will perform at Littleton United Methodist Church on Oct. 18.
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Baroque music on period instruments set for free show

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will bring its unique repertoire and sound to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: “Music of the Baroque.” The …
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