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‘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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Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be …
Cathy Fischer lives in the east Centennial area and is fighting cancer for the second time. She's dedicated to her rowing workouts at a local gym, an activity that makes her feel "strong, healthy and cancer-free," she says.
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My Name Is ... Cathy Fischer

Longtime survivor I live in Aurora, borderline Centennial. I am 46. I survived my first time of stage 4 breast cancer over 15 years ago, in 2005. In July 2020, I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast …
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A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …
Sue Blosten’s small assemblage piece, “Heavy Heart,” created from concrete, wood and metal, is on display in Lakewood.
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Assemblage artists exhibit in Lakewood venue

Two Littleton artists have work exhibited in separate gallery spaces at 6851 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood (Pasternack’s). Sue Blosten’s small assemblage piece, “Heavy Heart,” created from …

Young winners of a previous Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition sing for the guild members at a luncheon at Cherry Hills Country Club.

Young opera singers set to compete

Like professionals in any field of theatrical/musical arts, young opera singers must travel a challenging path to arrive onstage. Hours of rehearsing, more hours of language and musical technique …
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Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …
This piece by Julie Vincelette, who teaches art at Sandburg Elementary in Littleton, is part of the Flags of Hope exhibit in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District.

Flags of Hope will be displayed around area

Julie Vincelette, of the SoSu Artist Collective gallery at the Streets at SouthGlenn, has a flag in the Flags of Hope collection displayed on Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District. Vincelette’s …
“Blizzard Tree” is a photo taken southwest of Wray, Colorado, by Judy (Spurling) Deist.

Photographer’s love of outdoors shows in art

“We could hear them, but could hardly see them,” said Judy (Spurling) Deist of a favorite photograph she shot of prairie chickens — in a blizzard on Colorado’s plains. “We went back to get …
Denver’s Blair Nelson and Idaho Springs’ Patrick Marlin met virtually in May and had their first in-person date in July after Marlin moved back from North Carolina. The two enjoy hiking and skiing together.

Couples find love amid pandemic whirlwind

On Oct. 21, Chuck Coughlin was visiting his wife’s grave in a Boulder cemetery when he noticed a woman visiting her husband’s grave. He saw her name — Marj O’Reilly — on the tombstone next …

Mar Knight-Hall, a member of the SoSu Artist Collective, works on a "flag of hope" on Feb. 4 at the group's studio at The Streets at SouthGlenn. Her flag is intended to advocate for "more love and compassion for animals," Knight-Hall said.

Centennial art collective churns out messages of hope

Nearly a year of life in the pandemic hasn't seemed to make a local group of artists any less aspirational. The South Suburban Artist Collective, whose studio sits in The Streets at SouthGlenn …
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Life reconstruction of the head of Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus based on newly discovered remains.
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Museum reveals discovery of rare dinosaur remains

In 2017, Smithsonian Ecology Fellow Erin Spear, Ph.D., was part of a Denver Museum of Nature & Science team exploring rocks dating 73.5 to 77 million years old in northwestern New Mexico. She …
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A new year begins Upon Closer Reflection

Of the many ways to describe the last near-year of pandemic living, one could certainly do much worse than the term still life. Not only have so many people’s lives been stilled by lockdown, but …
Jazz vocalist/guitarist Allan Harris will livestream from Lone Tree Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Harlem After Dark to perform in livestream

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, presents a livestream performance by jazz vocalist/guitarist Allan Harris, with his trio: “Harlem After Dark” at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. See …
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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …

Ada Florence Ashford, 95, is shown in her kitchen wearing the apron she put on first thing each morning in this 2004 photo by Kristina Loggia, part of the “Apron Chronicles” exhibit opening Jan. 23 at History Colorado.
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‘Apron Chronicles’ exhibit coming to end of journey

History Colorado at 1200 Broadway in Denver is a wonderful spot for family (or individual) visits on a winter — or actually, any — day. Exhibits take you back to the state’s years-ago history …
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