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Opera guild announces winners in competition

Baritone Matthew Peterson won first place in the March 30 Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition for young singers on a professional career track. He was one of 15 chosen from an initial field of … more

PHOTOS: Denver Pop Culture Con

The name might have changed this year, but Denver Pop Culture Con was as brash and big as ever. Taking place at the Convention Center from May 31 through June 2, thousands of geeks, nerds, … more

Two stages offer vastly different views

Spring has sprung and new stage productions abound in the metro area. • New this week: “The World Goes ‘Round” at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center is a revue of songs by American team John … more

Shear excitement coming at ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event

Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton. more

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. … more

Librarians and Luchadores

When wrestler Heros flipped his opponent Sol Azteca over and slammed him into the ground at Anythink Library’s York Street branch, the resounding thud was enough to make most of the patrons … more

Historic depot memorialized in painting by noted artist

Castle Rock’s museum is housed in the 1875 Denver and Rio Grande Depot, built with rhyolite from the local quarry. It partnered with the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board and the Public Art … more

‘Sister Act’ requires close maneuvering on smaller stage

Theater lights began to dim on May 17. First, Town Hall Arts Center’s board president Denise Kato introduced new THAC executive director Sharan Wilson to an enthusiastic first-night crowd and … more

Fundraising exhibit is the cat’s meow

The Cat Care Society of Lakewood has a charming way to raise funds for the organization: “Tails of the Painted Cats Gala.” Artists paint cat sculptures of varying sizes and at a September Gala, … more

Light is unifying theme in exhibit at museum

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and darkness, that one thing against another creates.” — Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, “In Praise of Shadows.” In … more

World traveler’s colorful acrylics hang in gallery

“Decadent Fusion: Solo Exhibit by Suzanne Rothman” will be exhibited at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery through Aug. 3, with an artist’s social on July 12. Rothman, who divides her … more

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 … more

Dancing into a new space

Lakewood dance lovers have a new studio to work on their pirouettes, salsas and foxtrots at the Cultural Center. Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts (HCA) celebrated the opening of the studio, … more

Luchadores, low riders and art at Latino Festival

Westminster’s Latino Festival returns to Westminster Station July 20, with plenty of food, live music and dance. This is the fourth year for the event and the second located at the Westminster … more

Photos: Blue Knights march on in Denver

The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps came to Denver on June 20 to play a stand-still performance during Civic Center Eats. The corps usually plays in formations but did a standing concert at the … more

Sons of Norway lodge taps into heritage

Lakewood’s Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge is inviting residents to get a taste of the homeland at its annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner. The dinner will be served at the lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. … more

Field of Dreams coming true

“If you build it, they will come.” That is what Foothills Elementary, 13165 W. Ohio Ave., is hoping will be the case with it’s new Field of Dreams project, which just received a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). The field was … more

Celebrate water blossoms at Denver Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of waterlilies, lotuses and other aquatic plants that grow at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. The Colorado Water Garden Society’s annual “Water Blossom … more

Annual art exhibit offers intriguing variety of works

“I tried to reaffirm in my gut,” said Collin Parson, juror for Curtis Center for the Arts’ 2019 All Colorado Art Show in a gallery talk on July 20, as he spoke to artists and other interested … more

Meet the queen of conspiracy, Mae Brussell

Conspiracy theories used to be something the American people might laugh about or just write off, but increasingly they’ve become a disturbing facet of modern discourse. The roots of conspiracy … more
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