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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

Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim … more

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by … more

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Exceptional entertainment every E-Days

I warn you about this every year ... it’s coming. Saturday night at about 9:45 p.m. Batten down the hatches. Put your dogs in the house. Make sure your home owner’s insurance covers broken … more

The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you … more

Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone … more

Irish band delivers unique blend of music

St. Patrick’s Day weekend was a busy one for Adam Goldstein, CL Morden and Kenny Martinez. But that’s not much of a surprise when you’re in an Irish band. Which makes the trio — better known … more

Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more
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