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Wedding bells falling silent as COVID-19 disrupts plans, industry

Bobbie Jo Dodson waited to reschedule her wedding, clinging to hope she and her fiancé could enjoy some semblance of the event they spent a year planning, until the choice to reschedule was no …
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Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …

‘Barefoot in the Park’ is iconic crowd-pleaser

Lights go up on an empty apartment in an old brownstone on East 48th Street in New York City. It’s February 1963. Only the kitchen is furnished. A restless young woman enters and stuffs things into …
Russ Marsh leads Dean Aizenman, 4, through a swim lesson at Smilefish Swim School in Castle Rock.

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among …
Parker resident Doug Kolz, 70, plays a bluesy number at the “Live: Singer and Songwriter Showcase.”

PHOTOS: Local guitarists share stories behind the music

At a local library's theater stage, musicians shared the stories — personal, emotional and humorous — behind the songs they've written over the years. Koelbel Library's “Live: Singer and …

Jonhda Starling is a painter and illustrator who has participated in the Centennial Chalk Art Festival.
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My Name Is ... Jonhda Starling, of Centennial

South to West I may not look it, but I am I'm 42 years old. I live in Centennial. I moved here in 2016 from North Carolina on a suggestion from a relative who's lived here longer than I have. I also …
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“Lotus X” in the Lotus Series by Robert Rauschenberg is exhibited at Museum of Outdoor Art’s indoor Gallery at Englewood Civic Center.

Englewood venue snags major art exhibition

Starting with the glass entry doors at Museum of Outdoor Arts, Robert Rauschenberg’s work impacts a visitor — and it continues as one strolls through the large gallery at the Englewood Civic …
The Malaysian Percussion ensemble, “Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno” will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center on March 22.
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Percussion from Malaysia makes its way to Colorado

“Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno” brings an ensemble of Malaysian percussionists with traditional and contemporary sounds to Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, on March 22 at …
AMC Theaters across Denver, including in Highlands Ranch, Westminster and Littleton, have replaced traditional movie theater seats with power recliners.

An industry in recline: Movie theaters step up comfort, amenities for enhanced experience

Traditional moviegoing is struggling, and it’s not hard to see why. Cheap Netflix subscriptions. High (and higher) definition TVs. The ability to stream endless hours of entertainment with the push …
Becky Stone, a National Endowment for the Humanities and Chautauqua scholar, portrays civil rights activist Rosa Parks Feb. 27 at Koelbel Library in Centennial. She took the audience back to 1955, when Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, setting off a chain of events that led to the desegregation of busing.

PHOTOS: Scholar-actress takes stand in Rosa Park's historic shoes

The small stage at Koelbel Library found upon it the commanding presence of Rosa Parks. “In that day, there were 40,000 Negroes in Montgomery, Alabama,” but barely any were registered to vote, …

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‘Wilder Women’ steps it up in performances at Su Teatro

“Wilder Women” follows an earlier Stories on Stage show called “Wild Women!” It is coming to Su Teatro Performing Arts Center at 721 Santa Fe Drive on March 8 with shows at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. …
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Robert Rauschenberg show is coup for local arts scene

Works by major American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) will be exhibited at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Indoor Gallery, in Englewood, from Feb. 24 to June 13 — the largest exhibit of the …
“Summer With Ophelia” by Sheila Marie is included in the Depot Art Gallery’s new exhibit of animal images.
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‘Animals, Tame and Wild’ inhabit art gallery

Through March 1, a Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ exhibit — “Animals, Tame and Wild” — will feature visions of the animal world, those near and dear and those who inhabit far places. …
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Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
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DJFF highlights personal, universal storytelling

Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …

“High Heel Stingray on Bongo Base” is included in “Opening Outward,” an exhibit of sculpture by Jeff Glode Wise, through March 1 at the Littleton Museum.
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Many things go into sculptures at exhibition

“Opening Outward: Sculpture by Jeff Globe Wise” opened Jan. 24 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton and will continue through March 1 during museum hours. It features wood, …
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