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Horse culture still kicking in modern West

In 1950, metro Denver’s population hovered right around 500,000. Farms and horse properties could still be found throughout the close-in suburbs. By the mid-1970s, the population had more than … more

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on … more

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best … more

Strolling, shopping and sipping on Littleton's Main Street

Main Street through downtown Littleton was closed to traffic and converted into a street market Oct. 9 for the monthly “Second Saturdays” event, the final one of the season. Purveyors of art, … more

Parker's PACE Center celebrates 10 years

The Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, also known as PACE, is celebrating a decade in the community this month with a series of free and reduced-cost events. The PACE Center opened its doors … more

‘Cross Words’ is new work by local playwright

The configuration of the smallish Bond Trimble Theatre at Vintage Theatre in Aurora dictates a set, designed by company director Bernie Cardell, that has the audience almost in the living room/dining … more

Something to crow about at Arvada's scarecrow fest

The 25th annual Festival of Scarecrows was held in Olde Town Square on Oct. 9, ringing in the fall with a host of autumnal activities including costume parades, pumpkin and zucchini weighing … more

Denver Design Week takes place Oct. 16-24

Showcasing the region's best architecture, interiors, art, brands and technology, the sixth annual Denver Design Week presented by The IDC Building takes place Oct. 16-24. This year's Denver Design … more

Films search for a way forward at Vail Film Festival

Movies have never been more accessible than they are right now. With the constant announcement of new streaming services and studio acquisitions, movies can feel like disposable “content,” … more

‘Print Renaissance’ opens at Littleton Museum

“Print Renaissance: Mid-century Masters of American Printmaking” opened at the Littleton Museum on Sept. 23 with a low-key “pARTy,” presented by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. … more

Re-imagining the classical music experience

When Kwami Barnett was 9 years old, a clarinet was donated to him. He grew up in a family that believed in the value of donated gifts, so he was expected to make use of it. “I ended up picking it … more

Get your spook on: Denver has many Halloween happenings for all ages

Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats, haunting entertainment, family fun time or simply somewhere to go decked out in your favorite Halloween costume that you didn’t get to wear last year, … more

Newman Center returns as community hub

For so many communities, arts centers are hubs of connection and creativity — places where people can go for entertainment and education. Which made the COVID-19 pandemic especially damaging, since … more

Celebrate Día de los Muertos in Denver

One of my favorite movies is Disney/Pixar’s “Coco.” I love that it’s all about music and family — and Día de los Muertos. I can’t pinpoint an exact timeframe in my past when I started … more

2021 JAAMM Festival features in-person, virtual, hybrid events

The 14th annual Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music (JAAMM) Festival takes place Oct. 6-Dec. 21 with in-person, virtual and hybrid offerings. The JAAMM Festival is a program of Denver’s … more

Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house … more

Digging for history at Golden’s Astor House

Archaeology isn’t all holy grails and temples of doom — there’s also community archaeology, which focuses on members of the community exploring the stories of people who lived their lives in … more

Cider Days are here again in Lakewood

Blue skies, big crowds, lots of sun and cold, hard cider was the order of the day Sept. 25, at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park.  Normally part of the larger Cider Days festivities, this year’s … more

Denver-area arts programs offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at … more

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was … more
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