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Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He …
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Elf helpers, also known as Stephen Clyde, Karen O’Donnell and Kara Martin from Wheat Ridge Parks and Rec, help keep the hot cocoa and cookies coming for folks attending the Dec. 7 holiday celebration.

Wheat Ridge Holiday Celebration sparkles

Holiday tunes, real-life reindeer, a dancing Christmas tree, Santa and the missus, a little train, free hot coco and cookies ... all that and more helped make the sixth annual Wheat Ridge Holiday …
The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation, or CALF, is located in Castle Rock and has a variety of ranch-related volunteer opportunities.

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
The sunset at 5 p.m., looking northwest from East Arapahoe Road and South Colorado Boulevard on Nov. 19 in Centennial.

Getting up after 'falling back' when daylight saving time ends, sunlight dwindles

About one in every three American adults already doesn’t get enough sleep, and the end of daylight-saving time can throw another wrench into the equation — even though the day “gains” an hour …

It’s in the cards: Some advice for sending holidays greetings

It’s that holiday-card time of year again. But before you open up the address book or spreadsheet, read up on some modern etiquette for addressing those to whom you’re sending your jolly good …

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Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …
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Britta Erickson, Denver Film Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, on the red carpet with Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out" and recipient of the 2019 John Cassavetes Award, on opening night of the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival.
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DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …
Alyssa Loya of the Huitzilopochtli. The 40 West Arts District celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1. There was art, food trucks, live performances and opportunities to interact with the Lakewood art community.

Día de los Muertos in Lakewood

The spirit of Día de los Muertos came to life in the 40 West Arts District on Nov. 1. The arts district celebrated the holiday as it coincided with first Fridays, an event where galleries and …
Baile folklórico — traditional Mexican folkloric dances — performed to live mariachi music is one of the highlights of Olinger Crown Hill’s Día de los Muertos Celebration, which takes place on Nov. 2.

Olinger Crown Hill to celebrate Día de los Muertos Nov. 2

The community is invited to a free, family-friendly Día de Muertos Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. For …
Around 120 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. It is the largest exhibit to feature the artist’s work in 25 years.

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more …

The interactive “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science provides visitors the chance to learn how characters are made and moved in the studio’s films.

‘Science Behind Pixar’ is trip to infinity and beyond

Even the most cursory look at Disney Pixar Animation Studios’ creative output makes one thing abundantly clear — the studio is responsible for the most astounding creative output of this century. …
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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers …
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Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with …

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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …
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