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Baker resident Fernanda Oliveira performs the roll of the Doll in “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. In addition to dancing with Colorado Ballet, Oliveira choreographs her own pieces as well.

Colorado Ballet dancer talks about love of classical movement

Magic happens every December at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House as toys come to life and glittering snow falls on stage during Colorado Ballet’s performances of the “The Nutcracker.” But for …
A selection of ceramic gifts and available paintings from the 2017 SoSu show.

Art market open for three days

Drive to Aspen Grove this weekend, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, and turn in to park at the south end. Between Ted’s Montana Grill and GiGi’s Cupcakes, you will find SoSu’s Fourth Annual …
Veteran Denver Actor Erik Sandvold, as Scrooge, hears about a scary future from the Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come in “Twist Your Dickens” at the Aurora Fox.

‘Twist Your Dickens,’ ‘Elf’ at opposite ends of holiday fare

The past week led us to two of many local theatrical holiday celebrations — one for families and the other clearly for grownups—and the metro area theaters offer a range of holiday entertainments …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

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Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young …
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“Rejoice,” a painting by Nathan Abel, won Best of Show in the 2018 Own an Original Exhibition at the Littleton Museum, through Jan. 6.

‘Ritual’ theme ties together art show at museum

When the annual call for artists went out for Littleton Fine Art Board’s annual Own an Original exhibit, submissions came in for considerably more than 200 works of art, from 68 Colorado artists. …
“Snowy Deer” by Csilla Florida is a small painting available in the Christmas Market at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Art gallery becomes a market for holiday gifts

A new sort of exhibit in Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in Littleton is called “Merry at the Market.” Co-curator Moira Casey has collected smaller artworks by nine artists, which she …
This red satin dress was designed by John Galliano for the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2004 collection in Paris. Galliano was the fifth creative director of Dior, where he worked from 1997 through 2011.

House of Dior gets display in Denver

Fashion fans need wait no longer for the Denver Art Museum’s latest showcase of high fashion and its place in the art world. “Dior: From Paris to the World” opened Nov. 19 and runs through …
“Early Morning Coffee at the Ranch” by Robert Gray, who will teach a workshop on Dec. 1.
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Distinctive painter offers watercolor workshop

Painter Robert Gray, a longtime Highlands Ranch resident who had a Littleton gallery on Alamo Street at one time, is known for his bright colors and bold strokes, as he works in watercolors. He will …
“Humbug!” Stephen Turner performs as Ebenezer Scrooge in Town Hall’s “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.”

Classic Dickens tale gets tuneful turn

Snow-frosted windows make up a curtain/backdrop for Town Hall Arts Center’s appealing production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” which runs through Dec. 23. It’s an ideal family show, …
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Arvada Center curtain rises on Christmas cheer

One of the best things about the holiday season is gathering together with family and friends to watch one of the many classic Christmas movies. One of the more recent entries into the canon is the …
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Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend feast of music

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of year in the metro area. Families and friends are in town and everyone is looking for something fun to officially kick off the holiday season. There …
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Film fest an eclectic, inspiring showcase

When most people see red carpets, they’re on television and full of recognizable faces from the worlds of entertainment or sports. Most of us will never get to walk one, have our photos taken and …
Thousands of colored lights will invite a visitor to “A Hudson Christmas” at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.
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Outdoor lights, music bring cheer to chill

The holiday calendar will probably include more than one sparkly encounter — especially if we luck out with some less frigid evenings … The elves have been at work! “A Hudson Christmas” at …
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Visit the isolated jewel of the Caribbean

For the entire second half of the 20th century and beyond, most Americans were presented with one perspective on the island nation of Cuba. Thanks to governmental changes in both nations, many are …
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