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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 …

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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Explore creative expressions at Walker Fine Art

I think all creative expression is an experiment. The creator may know what they’re aiming for, but there’s no guarantee things will pan out the way you hope. The often-abstract act of making is …
The roof over the stage portion of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre has recently been replaced.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre receives a new roof

Red Rocks Amphitheater, received a new stage roof from GH Phipps in July of 2021. This new roof will allow for more protection from the unpredictable Colorado weather. Red Rocks’ original roof was …
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Major moth mania coming in January to Denver Botanic Gardens

More than 20,000 ink and paper moths will cover the walls of the Denver Botanic Gardens' Freyer Gallery early next year.

125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the …

The Bralishes are Denver natives, and they have been coming to the zoo for family time for more than 30 years. Pictured is three generations of zoo visitors, from left, Theresa Bralish, her daughter Christen, and Christen’s 1-year-old twins.   “I love that I could bring my daughter here when she was growing up, and now, my grandchildren.” Theresa Bralish

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out …
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Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles …
It was all good vibes as the 44th annual Renaissance Festival is back this year after being canceled last year.

Seems like old times at Renaissance Festival

After a year off due to the pandemic, King Henry and the Colorado Renaissance Festival have returned to Douglas County for the 2021 season. Opening in early July, the festival, in its 44th year, …
The Lavender Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms site.

Purple reigns at Chatfield Farms

Some 2,000 lavender plants are showing off their color these days at the Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms location adjacent to the Jefferson County part of Littleton, and butterflies are an …
Simphiwe Ndzube's "The Bloom of the Corpse Flower," acrylic on canvas and mixed media, is part of the collection of the Denver Art Museum, which is showing Ndzube's "Oracles of the Pink Universe" exhibit.

'Oracles of the Pink Universe' is magical exhibit at Denver Art Museum

A delightful small vacation is newly available at the Denver Art Museum through Oct. 10. Simphiewe Ndzube's paintings and sculpture are shown in a colorful exhibit — “Oracles of the Pink …

Western Heritage Welcome kicks off festive weekend

Castle Rock’s Western heritage is alive and well. The town is set to celebrate during a weekend packed with activities, starting with the Friday-evening Western Heritage Welcome. Western Heritage …
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Water lilies at Denver Botanic Gardens, where a Water Blossom Celebration will be held Aug. 7.
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Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …
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Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …
"Tumult of Yellow" by Nancy Myer is shown in the "Kaleidoscope" virtual exhibit from Arapahoe Community College.

'Kaleidoscope' exhibit online through end of year

The annual "Kaleidoscope" exhibit at Arapahoe Community College is virtual this year
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McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …

“Peche” by Charlotte Zink is among outdoor artworks displayed at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial.

Get out and get an eyeful at Goodson

Each year, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee selects new outdoor works by Colorado sculptors and displays the pieces near the entrance to Goodson Recreation …
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