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History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

Area theaters plan range of offerings in new season

No matter what your taste in theatrical entertainments, performances both new and familiar are at hand, with appealing dinner spots nearby. Town Hall Arts Center, Lone Tree Arts Center and PACE have … more

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old … more

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine returns to Golden

When Thomas comes back to the Colorado Railroad Museum this year, it’s likely that grandparents who read the book as a child will bring their children, who watched the show on television growing … more

A parade for Jeffco's dogs

If you think there isn’t anything much cuter than seeing a dog dressed up in a creative costume, then imagine about a hundred making their way along Washington Avenue in downtown Golden. “It … more

'Santa Fe Secret' is intriguing mystery

When Marilyn Brown Oden’s new mystery, “Santa Fe Secret,” appeared on my desk, I was immediately drawn in by the cover photo of that New Mexico City’s famous sunlit ancient plaza — an … more

Ridgefest fun on the way

Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its one of a kind charm at RidgeFest. This full day of fun will be held Saturday, September 8 from 3-9 p.m., in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district. … more

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — … more

Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to … more

Festival celebrates culture of Westwood

Since 2010, BuCu West Development Association has celebrated the culture of the Westwood community with its annual Westwood Chile Fest. This year’s festival will celebrate “the makers” of … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more

Taste of Colorado: Bigger and tastier than ever

What does it take to cook turkey legs for upward of half a million people? Rick Seewald, the owner of Parker’s Sweet Lorraine’s Catering, is pretty straightforward about it: “Well, a really big … more

Cattlewoman of old Colorado is subject of biography

She was the first white child born in Brown’s Park, and ranch woman Ann Bassett continued to make history as a cattle queen — actually called “Queen Ann” in later years — a woman who could … more

Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers

Denver Botanic Gardens botanists have worked for more than three years to produce a really comprehensive guide to the many spectacular flowers that bloom in the Rocky Mountains each year. They range … more

Wheat Ridge celebrates 49th Carnation Festival

The 49th annual Carnation Festival took over Anderson Park Aug. 10-12 with music, carnival rides, an art show, barbecue contest, a fireworks display and several performances by The Zoppe Family … more

Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got … more

Golden's Fine Arts Fest: Art, fun and conversations

Kathleen Tesnakis of upstate New York loves being in Colorado. Coloradans need warm clothing, they tend to be environmentally conscious and they aren't afraid to express themselves, she said. That's … more

Day one of the Jeffco Fair full of fun

From fans of rodeo to wrestling, those seeking family fun, foodies and homebrewers, 4-H supporters and livestock purchasers to live music lovers, this year's Jeffco Fair & Festival offered something … more

Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 … more

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter at Jeffco libraries

Wizard-loving muggles gathered throughout Jefferson County libraries last week to celebrate "the boy who lived" and the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — which was … more
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