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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. …
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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 …
“A Little Medicine and Magic” is a painting by Julie Buffalohead, which was included in an exhibit of her work at the Denver Art Museum.

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 …
Column by Clarke Reader

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 …
Ted Eynon, owner of Meier Skis, stands in the Denver shop. The brand is striving to make the world’s most eco-friendly high performance skis.

Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis …

Anne Frank, family and others living in the hidden location in Amsterdam at the Arvada Center.

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 …
Arts & Entertainment
Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra gathers for a group photo at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference on Jan. 25 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

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 …

‘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 …
Local Author Connie Shoemaker, past director of Spring International Language Institute at ACC, has published a book, “Taste the Sweetness Later” about two Muslim women who emigrated to Littleton.

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 …
Time and temperature lines date back to the early 20th century, and reflected increasing urbanization and industrialization, said Jim Hebbeln, a volunteer with the Telecommunication History Group.

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 …

“Museum of the Dog” by Mike Kenne.

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 …
Columnists

‘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 …
Coming Attractions

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 …
Coming Attractions

Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a …
Coming Attractions

Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …

Mary Stobie

Geezers in a conversation about news

Editor’s note: This is part five of a series of columns. At the Geezer Recreation Center there is a table with newspapers, sofas and chairs. After yoga I’m ready to write my next Geezer column in …
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