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Fire Muster a blazing good time

The infectious enthusiasm of little kids lent a giddiness to Littleton's annual Fire Truck Parade and Muster, where kindgergartners hopped and squealed as some of the region's coolest firefighting …

Artists share colorful paintings of outdoors in library exhibit

Watercolorist Patricia Nash and oil painter Judy S. Purcell exhibit colorful paintings of flowers, Colorado landscapes, birds and other outdoor subjects through July 31 at the James H. Larue Library …

Soaking up sun and sounds at the Centennial Summer Kickoff

Couples swayed to the music, kids hula-hooped and firefighters livened up the scene at the Summer Kickoff Concert at Centennial Center Park. Denver-based band Groove a Licious, a funk-soul group, …
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Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing …

Trace Adkins rocks Parker Days

Day one of the annual Parker Days Festival capped off with country music star Trace Adkins rocking the main stage June 7 in downtown Parker. Adkins played for 90 minutes in front of a crowd of more …
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Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a …

Summer Art Market is creativity overload

Through the year, Art Students League of Denver welcomes artists from across the metro area to learn — and to teach in many types, techniques and styles of visual arts — and to associate with …

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a …
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Plein air workshop coming to Littleton

The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County will host a plein air workshop at the Littleton Museum on June 16, taught by painter Pat Barr Clarke, who lives in Highlands Ranch and is a longtime …

Native American artist has major Denver exhibit

“Like a Hammer” at the Denver Art Museum is the first exhibition in a major museum for artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississipi Band Choctaw/Cherokee). The exhibition just opened on the first floor of …
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Bird of prey slated to swoop into photography gathering

Devin Jaffe of Nature’s Educators will be guest speaker for an upcoming meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. June 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., …
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Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, …
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Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a …
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American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website …
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Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how …
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