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Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Fort Logan’s “salute gun,” which dates to the Civil War, sits in front of the Field Officer’s Quarters, which today houses the fort museum.

Fort Logan bore witness to Western history

Mention Fort Logan to most people in the Denver area, and they’ll picture Fort Logan National Cemetery, where thousands of America’s veterans lay beneath rows of precisely-laid headstones. But …
Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …
The gardens at Kendrick Lake in Lakewood are a perfect example of a fully-xeriscaped landscape using a variety of native plants and low-water-use plants.

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in …
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Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the …

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Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
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Anthony Bendetti shows off his model rocket.

Rocket launching at Bear Creek Lake Park

On April 7, members of the Colorado Rocketry Association (C.R.A.S.H.) of Space Hobbyists and Boy Scouts from Pack 404 gathered to launch off model rockets at Bear Creek Lake Park. C.R.A.S.H. launches …
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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Emma Messenger as Angie B and Regina Fernandez as Lu in Sin City Social Club at Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre.

Colorado playwright’s work takes stage

Two weathered facades with shutters are set side by side at the back of a busy New Orleans square — one is the (Ba)sin Street Social Club and the other, we soon learn, houses the notorious Angie B. …
Keith Oelschlager, Arvada West High teacher, will exhibit his paintings of notable places around the Denver Metro area.

Arvada Center show features Jeffco-grown artists

The 48th Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition will open at the Arvada Center April 12 alongside two solo shows featuring Jeffco schools alumni Austin Parkhill and Jeffco …

“Skeleton Crew” at Curious Theatre. Cast: Cajardo Lindsey (Reggie), Kristina Fountaine (Shanita), Perri Gaffney (Faye), Quin Marchman (Dez).

Car factory at heart of stage production

The setting is the break room at a Detroit auto plant, with a high window that looks out onto the assembly line, a cavernous space beyond. There is a block of small personal lockers, a strip with …
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Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …

Three conspiracies against Geezers

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth column in a geezer-related series. A few years ago I retired. I wondered, “What will I do all day?” The universe sent me guidance: “As a geezer, you have …
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Wander + Ivy turns customers into casual sommeliers

Convenience is king in today's consumer market. Entertainment, food and clothing have all seen significant convenience advancements in recent years and now, thanks to Highlands resident Dana …
Denver-area comedian Sam Adams’ “True Color” routine went viral last August, inspiring people around the world to match their skin tones to paint chips. “We’re all people of color,” Adams says, “so go find out what color you are.”

His comedy gives black-and-white conversation a new hue

Comedian Sam Adams had just finished auditioning for a commercial the afternoon of Aug. 22, 2018, when he saw the text from a friend: “Dude, you are blowing up Facebook.” A video showcasing a …

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Spend an evening at the Sin Street Social Club

The majority of pieces I write about theater productions in this column are about shows that I haven’t seen yet. That’s the nature of the beast - theaters obviously want pieces to run as early as …
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