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Humanity has always had a connection with the earth, said John Stolzle, a Colorado State University Extension agent in Jefferson County who specializes in horticulture, plant pathology and food …
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‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …
Loretto Heights is the topic for two lectures presented by the Englewood Historical Society.

Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation …
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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, …
The “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” exhibit is one of the most comprehensive ever created about the Italian master. Visitors will get to explore his innovations in art, sciences, engineering and more.

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …

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 …
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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 …
Pam Farris poses next to two of her paintings.

NEXT Gallery introduces Casa Bonita art exhibit

The “Pretty in Pink” art exhibit at NEXT Gallery is dedicated to Casa Bonita, a staple in Lakewood. The art exhibit features 50 paintings, drawings, ceramics and other forms of art. WHERE: NEXT …

Young Artist contest winner to perform March 31

Violinist Samuel Vargas is the winner of Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artists Competition. Vargas captivated the judges with his audition-winning performance of Jean Sibelius’ Violin …
Anaiah Cortes, student at Stevens Elementary, poses for a picture next to her self-portrait.

Show celebrates elementary student art

Red Rocks Community College was swarming with budding artists and their families Feb. 22 for the opening reception of the 2019 Elementary Jeffco Schools Foundation Art Exhibit. “When they're here, …

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 …
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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 …
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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 …

‘Tis the season for angry badgers, beer and love

It’s February and we have already seen that the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, was dragged out of his den by some guy in a top hat and didn’t see his shadow this year. That’s supposed to …

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People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the …
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