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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Horse culture still kicking in modern West

In 1950, metro Denver’s population hovered right around 500,000. Farms and horse properties could still be found throughout the close-in suburbs. By the mid-1970s, the population had more than …
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A mural of Denver Health nurse Trina Fernandes painted by Thomas "Detour" Evans.

Denver Health nurse featured in artist's new mural on Colfax

Few artists are able to capture a moment like Thomas Evans. The artist, who paints under the name Detour, specializes in large-scale public art. His murals of people like George Floyd, Breonna …
A sign outside the Denver Art Museum's Martin Building bears the names of the donors whose $25 million contribution initiated the building's renovation.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on …
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The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best …
Main Street in downtown Littleton was closed to traffic and converted into a street market Oct. 9 for the monthly “Second Saturdays” event.

Strolling, shopping and sipping on Littleton's Main Street

Main Street through downtown Littleton was closed to traffic and converted into a street market Oct. 9 for the monthly “Second Saturdays” event, the final one of the season. Purveyors of art, …

The PACE Center in Parker was given a $21.7 million budget when it was approved by the town council in 2009.

Parker's PACE Center celebrates 10 years

The Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, also known as PACE, is celebrating a decade in the community this month with a series of free and reduced-cost events. The PACE Center opened its doors …
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Jan Cleveland plays Clarrisa in Vintage Theatre's production of "Cross Words," running through Nov. 7.

‘Cross Words’ is new work by local playwright

The configuration of the smallish Bond Trimble Theatre at Vintage Theatre in Aurora dictates a set, designed by company director Bernie Cardell, that has the audience almost in the living room/dining …
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Films search for a way forward at Vail Film Festival

Movies have never been more accessible than they are right now. With the constant announcement of new streaming services and studio acquisitions, movies can feel like disposable “content,” …
Janet Farmer-Selden

Parker author's book looks at value of life

In a recently published book, a longtime Parker resident tells the story of the 1974 death of her 10-year-old brother, who was developmentally disabled. Janet Farmer-Selden's brother, Jules Farmer …
“Sub-Total” by Robert Rauschenberg is on display at the Littleton Museum through Oct. 16.

‘Print Renaissance’ opens at Littleton Museum

“Print Renaissance: Mid-century Masters of American Printmaking” opened at the Littleton Museum on Sept. 23 with a low-key “pARTy,” presented by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. …

Monster to Midnight is a special after-hours attraction at Distortions Monster World, an immersive artainment monster museum located in the Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall.

Get your spook on: Denver has many Halloween happenings for all ages

Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats, haunting entertainment, family fun time or simply somewhere to go decked out in your favorite Halloween costume that you didn’t get to wear last year, …
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Classically trained musician Yoko Hiraoka will perform on the koto, a Japanese instrument, in an Oct. 14 event at Bemis Library in Littleton.
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'Musical Journey to Japan' performance set for library

“A Musical Journey to Japan” is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. Classically trained musician Yoko Hiraoka will perform on the koto (a Japanese …
Archaeology students work on the dig site at the Astor House yard.
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Digging for history at Golden’s Astor House

Archaeology isn’t all holy grails and temples of doom — there’s also community archaeology, which focuses on members of the community exploring the stories of people who lived their lives in …
“Unraveled” by Georgia artist Jacqueline Dorsey was named Best of Show in the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibition at Evergreen’s Center for the Arts.
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Evergreen gallery hosts watermedia exhibition

Center for the Arts Evergreen, 31880 Rocky Village Drive in Evergreen, hosts the annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit.
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Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …

Cherry Creek Theatre Company will present “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 1-24 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in Denver. From top left, Shannon Altner, Devon James, Erika Mori, Suzanne Nepi, Martha Harmon Pardee, and Tracy Shaffer.
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'Steel Magnolias’ coming to Elaine Wolf Theatre

“Steel Magnolias” will be presented Oct. 1 to 24 by Cherry Creek Theatre Company at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578. (Suzanne Nepi of …
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