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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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Arvada High School students twirl their flags as they lead in the high school's marching band.

Arvada Harvest Festival parade participants showcase entire city

This year’s Arvada Harvest Parade took a new route, with the parade beginning at the intersection of Allison Street and Ralston Road on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Western-themed parade continued down …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …
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Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. …
Mary Louise Lee and her orchestra will perform ”A Tribute to Diana Ross” at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Tribute to Diana Ross coming to Lone Tree center stage

Diana Ross’ powerful musical career is the focus for a new show developed by Mary Louise Lee and the Mary Louise Lee Orchestra — and it’s booked for Sept. 21 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Lee will …

The Queen City Jazz Band performed at Town Hall in Littleton in the 13th Annual Jazz Festival, a Western Welcome Week event.

Jazz concert is favorite event at yearly festival

Happy jazz fans gathered at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton on Aug. 16 for the 13th annual Littleton Jazz Foundation Concert, featuring Queen City Jazz Band, with vocalist Wende Harston. QCJB …
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Arvada’s annual festival and parade has been drawing large crowds and lots of smiles for decades, including this scene from 2016.

Five things to know for the Arvada Harvest Festival

Arvada has a western weekend in store as the town prepares for the 94th annual Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade, which will take place in Olde Town Arvada on Sept. 6, 7 and 8. The …
More than 500,000 people are expected to turn out for the annual A Taste of Colorado festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual …
From left, Kerry David (“Breaking Their Silence”), Haroula Rose (“Once Upon a River”), “Rachel Wortell (“Romance Analyst”) and the Vail Daily’s Tricia Swenson discuss the challenges and importance of making movies as part of the Vail Film Festival.
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Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as …
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Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. …

“Our Lady,” created by the Ladies Fancywork Society, stands tall at the Center for Visual Art, MSU’s gallery on Santa Fe Dr. The “Collectivism” exhibit includes works by Colorado collectives and others around the country — and farther.

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …
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‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama …
Jenna Cardenas’ photo “Basilica Bridge” is part of the exhibit A Tour of Italy, now on display at Arapahoe Community College.
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Photography, art reflect students’ voyage to Italy

Arapahoe Community College’s annual photography and art show of works by those who participated in the Study Abroad program, “A Tour of Italy,” is open Aug. through Sept. 18 in Colorado Gallery …

Waterlilies at Denver Botanic Gardens.
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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 …
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