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Churches differ on pandemic response

As Colorado’s third wave of COVID-19 grips the state, churches in the Denver metro area are preparing to take additional precautions, although they differ in their plans to do business in the weeks …
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A Girl Scout works to assemble “birthday kits” — shown at right — for low-resource families.

Delivering a celebration

The words “food pantry” and “low-resource families” conjure up familiar images: Lines of parents down on their luck, collecting donated groceries to keep themselves and their children afloat. …
“The Nutcracker” by Colorado Ballet will be broadcast six times on Rocky Mountain PBS during the holiday season, starting at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also will be streamed at no cost on the Rocky Mountain PBS app.
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Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. …
Arapahoe Libraries creative specialist Sivan Johnson works in the Southglenn Library recording studio before the pandemic. The library district offers three studios: one each in west and east Centennial at Southglenn and Smoky Hill libraries, respectively, and one at Sheridan Library in the city of Sheridan.

Denver metro area recording studios offer sound options

Music of various genres. Podcasts. Work presentations on a green screen. Slam poetry. Music videos. Making movies for film school. These are the types of works patrons have produced at free recording …
Charles Goodwin is 97, but his memories of his World War II service are still crystal clear.

My Name Is... Charles Goodwin

'Guys became soldiers' I grew up in Illinois. Before Pearl Harbor, me and my friends, we were all just guys. Things changed overnight. Guys became soldiers. When I got out of school, there were three …

Frida Kahlo’s 1943 painting “Self-Portrait with Monkeys” is on display at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 24.

Kahlo, Rivera, Mexican Modernists at DAM

Now open at the Denver Art Museum: “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.” It runs through Jan. 24 and is sure to be a draw for area art …
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43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
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A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …
Rodney Rice, a musician living in the Ken-Caryl Valley, recorded his album “SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY” in Austin, Texas.

Littleton-area musician’s album on streaming services

Rodney Rice, a resident of the Ken Caryl area west of Littleton, developed an interest in music at an early age, he says, as he “pillaged my older sister’s CD and tape collection ... She took me …
Jason Reynolds, author of the best-selling book “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” will appear in two virtual presentations hosted by Arapahoe Libraries.
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Author presentations to be offered virtually

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be presented by Arapahoe Libraries virtually at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in a program geared to teens and adults, where he will …

Arwyn Thomas, right, interviews Thomas Garcia during Heritage High School’s stage play “The Election.”

Heritage fall play makes up for spring disappointment

The show must go on. Despite many setbacks, Heritage High School hosted its fall play, “The Election,” on Oct. 22-24. “I am so proud of everyone who has been involved in this show,” said …
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Exhibit aims to express experiences of women

Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, in a historic schoolhouse in Greenwood Village, will present an exhibit by the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts called “Old Myths, New …
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Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …
The leaves changing at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Autumn beauty is in every direction

Recent photos from Littleton’s Andy Marquez remind us of how beautiful it is every direction we look outside. Enjoy a walk in Sterne Park or along the South Platte Riverside, where the trail …
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A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …

Iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, shown in a photo taken by her renowned photographer father Guillermo Kahlo, will have paintings on display along with works by her husband Diego Rivera at the Denver Art Museum.

Signature artists of Mexico in spotlight

Tickets are now on sale at the Denver Art Museum for “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism,” which opens Oct. 25. The first block, on sale now, are for Oct. 25 to Nov. 30. The second …
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