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Brews, bluegrass and barbecue at Centennial Center Park

A hopping bluegrass sound provided the backdrop for crowds to sample beer, enjoy the sunshine and chow down on barbecue at Centennial's Brew-N-Que event. The event at Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. …

Painters will record mansion and its surroundings

During Plein Air at the Mansion, 12 invited artists will range across the spacious grounds of the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 21 to paint colorful impressions of …

‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the …
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Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes …

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Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, …
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‘Pink Progression’ exhibition pays tribute to Women’s March events

Turn right as you enter the Center for Visual Art on Santa Fe Drive and admire the sleek pink “Ourobouros,” a huge pink snake, circling to bite its tail, by Emma Hardy and Rebecca DiDomenico. It …

Breckenridge Brewery event a real hoot

A pounding summer squall sent musicians and techs scrambling to cover instruments and mixing boards at the 28th annual Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny in Littleton on July 7, but for the throngs of …
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Village Read program puts focus on Coloradan’s book

White Plains,” published in 2017 by Colorado author David Hicks, is chosen for this year’s Village Read, organized by Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village. A finalist for 2018 Colorado Book …

‘The Arsonists’ is haunting look at power of family ties

The theater was dark already when we arrived at Benchmark Theatre on a Sunday evening for a performance of “The Arsonists” (perhaps a bit too dark). And there was a soundtrack of crickets and …

Museum Outdoor Arts does great job of making do

What does a museum do when a projected exhibit falls through for one reason or another? If it’s an institution with a rich collection, it can craft a different exhibit by pulling a selection of …
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Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an …
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‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the …
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Lakewood Cultural Center announces new season

Variety is the name of the game in the Lakewood Cultural Center’s newly announced LCC Presents 2018-2019 season. “We’re just a 320-seat theater, so every performance here is very intimate,” …
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Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …

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Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …
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