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Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …

A delightful E-Days

Every year, since 1934, students at Colorado School of Mines host “E-Days” or “Engineering Days” for a weekend full of traditions and fun. From the Ore Cart Pull and Trebuchet Contest to a …

'39 Steps' offers a truly, silly and well-played journey

Actors who engage for a run of “39 Steps” really earn their wages. The fast-moving spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film was adapted from John Buchan’s novel by Patrick Barlow. Directed …
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Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in …

Springtime brings book events around Denver metro area

Might we say the smell of printers’ ink is in the air? Or, maybe with books online, that’s no longer viable. In any case, April is Poetry Month nationally, Arapahoe Community College holds its …
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Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was …
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Final day of Vail Film Festival honors filmmakers and their art

Day 3 – April 7 The final day of my Vail Film Festival experience and guess what – it’s raining. Again. But that’s okay, because today turns out to be the most …
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Day two of Vail Film Festival highlights diverse range of filmmakers, subjects

Day 2 - April 6 The second day of the festival dawned gray and with a steady rain that would continue not only throughout the day, but right on through the evening. While this doesn’t make …

Englewood artist exhibits in Smoky Hill Library

Marlea Taylor said, “For 31 years, my world was a classroom. Now, my classroom is the world.” She was once a printmaker, as well as a teacher (including at All Souls School in Englewood) and now …

‘Divergent Divas’ exhibit features works by three women artists

Co-curators Moira Casey and Karina Elrod have organized a spring exhibit, “Divergent Divas,” to relate to the well-known musical, “Sisters of Swing,” a story of the Andrews Sisters, which …
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Cherokee Castle has geology on agenda in two lectures

The Cherokee Castle property, at 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, contains a petrified forest with preserved fossil logs — and some were “harvested” and incorporated into the castle …
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Fashion illustrations bring style to Denver Art Museum

“Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” opened March 25 at the Denver Art Museum. Jim Howard, who now lives in Lakewood, had a four-decade career creating award-winning editorial …
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Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” …
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ comes to stage at Denver’s Mizel center

“Sleeping Beauty,” as conceived by Denver Children’s Theatre, which is presenting its 21st annual professionally staged production for children, involves a feisty Briar Rose and her friend …
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Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the …
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