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‘Sisters of Swing’ is sweet trip back in time

One settles into a seat and immediately focuses on the appealing stage, framed by an oversize suggestion of a brightly lit theatre marquee, as Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center presents “Sisters …

Hudson Gardens' concert series kicks off June 10

The lineup for Hudson Gardens' summer concert series spans seven decades of American music and encompasses a range of influences including R&B, reggae, pop/rock, country, Southern rock, and more. …

Springtime brings book events around Denver metro area

Might we say the smell of printers’ ink is in the air? Or, maybe with books online, that’s no longer viable. In any case, April is Poetry Month nationally, Arapahoe Community College holds its …

Fashion is in style at Denver Art Museum

Jim Howard became emotional as he looked at the beautifully framed and exhibited fashion illustrations, created during his 40-year career. “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” …

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The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you …
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Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was …
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Day two of Vail Film Festival highlights diverse range of filmmakers, subjects

Day 2 - April 6 The second day of the festival dawned gray and with a steady rain that would continue not only throughout the day, but right on through the evening. While this doesn’t make …
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Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone …

Englewood artist exhibits in Smoky Hill Library

Marlea Taylor said, “For 31 years, my world was a classroom. Now, my classroom is the world.” She was once a printmaker, as well as a teacher (including at All Souls School in Englewood) and now …

‘Divergent Divas’ exhibit features works by three women artists

Co-curators Moira Casey and Karina Elrod have organized a spring exhibit, “Divergent Divas,” to relate to the well-known musical, “Sisters of Swing,” a story of the Andrews Sisters, which …
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Cherokee Castle has geology on agenda in two lectures

The Cherokee Castle property, at 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, contains a petrified forest with preserved fossil logs — and some were “harvested” and incorporated into the castle …
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Fashion illustrations bring style to Denver Art Museum

“Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” opened March 25 at the Denver Art Museum. Jim Howard, who now lives in Lakewood, had a four-decade career creating award-winning editorial …
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Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” …
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ comes to stage at Denver’s Mizel center

“Sleeping Beauty,” as conceived by Denver Children’s Theatre, which is presenting its 21st annual professionally staged production for children, involves a feisty Briar Rose and her friend …
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Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the …
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