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Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint …
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Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …

Making time for March Madness

Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …

Airport flight-ramp expansion sure to inspire future aviators

Clay Lacy has piloted aircraft for more than 55,000 hours. Now, his achievements as a pilot in commercial, business, military, racing and test flights will inspire a new generation of aerospace …
Kent Husa at the iCan Bike camp. This will be the second year that the iCan Bike program is hosted at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, and it will take place July 8-12.
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My Name Is ... Kent Husa, of Centennial

Deep roots in area I'm an “almost native,” having lived in Colorado since 1978, graduating from Cherry Creek High School and receiving my undergraduate and graduate degrees in aerospace …

Girl Scout cookie sales wrap up March 10

Sunday, March 10 is the final day to purchase Girl Scout cookies. Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles are available for $4 per package, and the S’mores, and …
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Karen Hartman (book) and Neyla Pkarek, score, work on their new musical, “Rattlesnake Kate,” introduced at the Colorado New Play summit.

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the …
Darryah M. AlSaaid, Littleton High art student with her painting showing many faces-turned in various directions. She is focused on identity and what makes up a person.
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Student art show expands in its fifth year

For the fifth year, art students from Littleton High School carried examples of their work a few blocks west for an exhibit at the nearby Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. What began as a …
Mary McGroary as an over the top Mona woos Stephen Turner — the reserved ship captain.

‘Dames at Sea’ is upbeat production

In his director’s notes, Robert Wells speaks of those elaborate 1930s film musicals — “kaleidoscopic camera treatments of scores of beautiful women ... dozens of dancing sailors ... Busby …
Brandon Bill, who plays all the D’Ysquith family members and Andy Seracuse, who is Monty Navarro in the comedic “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at Vintage Theatre through March 24.

Busy play is delightfully illogical

Vintage Theatre looks like a large Edwardian Valentine this month, with three small stages, each draped with puffy red satin drapes. Action in nearly 20 different scenes pops between stages, with …

“A Little Medicine and Magic” is a painting by Julie Buffalohead, which was included in an exhibit of her work at the Denver Art Museum.

Intriguing exhibitions coming to Denver Art Museum

In May, the Denver Art Museum will open an exhibit called “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.” It will feature post-World War II architecture, design and graphics from the museum’s …
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Christian Redman sits in the clubhouse of his Parker condominium complex, wearing the sweatshirt of his beloved Blackhorse regiment. Blackhorse veterans are planning a last ride for Redman, who is dying of cancer.

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to …
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Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work …
Watercolor painting by Don Andrews, who will teach a workshop on figure painting March 8 and 9.
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Watercolorist to share techniques in figure painting

Watercolorist/teacher Don Andrews will be in Littleton March 8 and 9 for a workshop on painting the figure, offered by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe …
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New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …

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Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …
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