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Love of West shows in art at rec center, gallery

Arturo Garcia isn't from the American West, but he was captivated by its distinctive lands and deep history. “Colorado is a beautiful state — it's easy to get inspired by the mountains, the …

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda …
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My Name Is ... Jackie Burson

Eye through decades I've been doing photography for a long time — been fiddling with it for 20-25 years. I started doing painting about a year and half ago. I'm not very good at all the …

College gallery exhibition recounts journey to Japan

In late spring, 48 Arapahoe Community College art students and faculty members flew to Japan for the 2018 Study Abroad excursion, landing in Osaka, then onto legendary Kyoto, where they began a …

Wag 'n Trail to help homeless pets

Dogs, hiking and craft beer are all quintessentially Colorado, and the Dumb Friends League Wag 'n Trail event combines all three to help homeless pets at its Buddy Center location in Castle Rock. The …
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Dancers plan shows to help one of their own

When Littleton Youth Ballet put out a call, dancers heard and responded. Colorado Ballet soloist Francisco Estevez, 29, has recently been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare disease that …

'Santa Fe Secret' is intriguing mystery

When Marilyn Brown Oden’s new mystery, “Santa Fe Secret,” appeared on my desk, I was immediately drawn in by the cover photo of that New Mexico City’s famous sunlit ancient plaza — an …

'Rock Show' exhibit brings colorful works to gallery

Green Day's “American Idiot,” opening Sept. 7 at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, contains music from the American punk rock band’s 2004 album of the same name, is directed by Nick Sugar and …

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — …

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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to …
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Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 …
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In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part …
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Community college lawn to offer artistic adventure

The west lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is the place to be on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! More than 160 artists, local and out-of-state, will offer their …

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time …
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Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …
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