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Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the … 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

'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver … more

Heroine can only run so far from her past

You’ve always marched to the beat of a different drummer. When your friends wanted to do one thing, you were the lone voice of dissent. You rocked your own fashion, hair color, and make-up, never … more

Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first … more

Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s … more

Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

Lakewood Cultural Center announces new season

Variety is the name of the game in the Lakewood Cultural Center’s newly announced LCC Presents 2018-2019 season. “We’re just a 320-seat theater, so every performance here is very intimate,” … more

Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had … more

A celebration of one of the fathers in my life

It is a challenge to write a Father’s Day column because of the pitfall of making a father a saint, which is not a realistic portrait. This column is to honor my husband, Dick, a father in many … more

PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going … more

Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how … more

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her … more

Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on … more

Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being … more

My mother helped save South Table Mountain

There are many good things I could say about my mother such as her stability, her cooking, and her designing our family home in Applewood Mesa. A rock in the community, mom stayed put in the same … more
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