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Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer …
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Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
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We were blessed with the opportunities to tell your stories

Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s …
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House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …
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New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …

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Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
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Carol and Tom Newsom of Evergreen have spent their lives as artist. Carol uses watercolors and Tom paints using the gouache painting technique.

Painting for the people: Art is in Evergreen’s Tom and Carol Newsom’s blood

It is likely that most residents here unknowingly have some of Carol and Tom Newsom’s artwork in their homes. If by some odd chance their art isn’t in your home, then you’ve seen …
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Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Lys (Lilium musicum) from FlorDali, 1968, photolithograph with original engraved remarque and color.

A playful exhibit of surrealism and botanical illustrations

Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
A group of youth write during a Phoenix Rising workshop in a previous year. Art from Ashes is conducting its workshops virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to return to in-person once it’s safe to do so.

Young people ‘are at the heart of everything we do’

When Daniella Riggio first got involved with Art from Ashes about five ago, she was a homeless teen struggling with mental health issues. Today, the 22-year-old serves as a youth ambassador for Art …

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Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …
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Parkinson’s patients are not alone

My dad’s birthday is in April, which is also Parkinson’s Awareness Month — an interesting coincidence considering my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s roughly 10 or 12 years ago. A little …
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A journey of the self at K Contemporary gallery

Understanding oneself is the work of a lifetime — a subject that has been the focus of centuries of artwork. That includes “Birth of Self and the Complexity of Ego,” Viktor Frešo's new exhibit …
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ELLSWORTH forges her own path on debut album

Singer and songwriter Megan Rose Ellsworth experienced something familiar when she came out to Colorado from Oregon to attend the University of Colorado at Denver’s Music Entertainment Industry …
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A round-up of events that reflect the changes of a year in COVID-19

It’s difficult to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been the dominant feature of our lives for right around a full year. Few industries were stopped dead in their tracks the way the performing arts …

Vocalists and a band directed by Kenny Moten will bring the music of James Taylor to Lone Tree Arts Center on March 19-20.
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James Taylor’s songs set for three shows

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, presents a concert, both in-person and virtual, with a band and vocalists, directed by Kenny Moten, performing music of James Taylor. (“Carolina …
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