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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 … more

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 … more

Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self

epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion’s passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on Colfax Avenue, she found her voice again. … more

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is … more

Colorado Mills Mall and 40 West Arts District team up

Greg Wasil has horses who require hoof care from a farrier. He asked one of the farriers what they do with all the old horseshoes, and Wasil was told that they are recycled. The wheels began to turn … more

Tension never leaves play on area stage

The flat Black Box Theatre thrust stage at the Arvada Center is crowded with furniture: beds, a table, chairs, a chest, as the audience is seated for a performance of the remarkable “The Diary of … more

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by … more

Bell orchestra worthy of a standing ovation

Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra rose to the occasion for its big performance at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference. So much so that the audience applauded … more

‘A Little Night Music’ is Denver stage delight

Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, “A Little Night Music” is perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s best-known musical, especially for the song, “Send in the Clowns ...” Cherry Creek Theatre has … more

Book shares American journey of two Muslim women

Connie Shoemaker, one of the founders of Spring International Language Center at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, first connected with Muslim women while teaching at American University in … more

Yes, you can still call for the time and temperature

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called to hear the time and temperature? If you’re a Denver-area old-timer, you might remember dialing 303-844-4444 to hear the phone company’s … more

PHOTOS: First Friday at 40 West Arts District

On the first Friday of each month, artist galleries open up to the public at the 40 West Arts District. To pair with the art work, 40 West Arts offers beer and wine to attendees. The art district is … more

Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are … more

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in … more

‘Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Colorado Ballet shows

As a forward to his original “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” published in May 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote: “A time for a newer set of wonder tales ... without stereotypic genie, dwarf and fairies … more

Bluegrass, beer and a Viking god of snow celebrated in Golden

Hundreds of people filled Parfet Park during the days and the newly-renovated Buffalo Rose event space in the evenings in downtown Golden for the fifth annual UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival Jan. … more

Another wild ride: 113th annual National Western Stock Show

The 113th annual National Western Stock Show came to a close Jan. 27. As they do each January, hundreds of thousands of people attended the event in Denver during its more-than-two-week run — which … more

A home, home on the range in Golden for Wild West artistry

Cowboys and cowgirls, and Western folk in general, filled the American Mountaineering Center in Golden for the 30th annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 18-20. This year, 16 performers, in … more

The history of the Wheat Ridge Police Department

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wheat Ridge Police Department. To celebrate, the city will be participating in a variety of events throughout the year like "Love Letters to Wheat Ridge" … more

Cuba comes to life at Denver museum

“Cuba 2D” and “Cuba in Denver” offer a most inviting look at a rather near neighbor — but just for a short while longer. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit, organized by the … more
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