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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even … more

Pandemic interrupted by joy bomb in Lakewood

One Lakewood independent living community got a much-needed injection of color, life and frivolity amidst the isolation of the pandemic on Friday thanks to a man in a raincoat and a giant … more

Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, … more

Fall colors still impress on these easy in-town hikes

Even though the leaves are falling fast, it’s not too late to see some beautiful fall colors on an easy, close-in hike. But you’d better hurry. If you want to get away from it all for an hour or … more

A Triceratastic new view north of Golden

Some 66 million years ago, herds of triceratops wandered this land. Back in 1887, paleontologists discovered the first identified triceratops fossils in the Denver area. Last weekend, a small herd of … more

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. … more

Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 … more

Historic opera house touts fabulous find

For a number of Julys, we have been making a trek to a longtime favorite Colorado location — sky-high Leadville. And we have often visited the 1879 Tabor Opera House, concerned about aging walls … more

Bringing help and humanity to the isolated in the Denver metro area

Volunteers bring food to those at highest COVID-19 risk. Just a short distance off West Colfax avenue in Lakewood — an area not always thought of for charity, kindness and the spirit of goodwill. … more

‘Hecho en Colorado’ tells stories of people from this region

The artwork featured in the Hecho en Colorado exhibit is a reflection of the artists, their community and their heritage. “Most were born in Colorado, but not all of them,” said the exhibit’s … more

Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, … more

Denver-area entertainers turn to podcasting

Without many opportunities to perform in front of a live audience, some Denver-area entertainers have turned to podcasting as a new way to grow an audience and stay creative. Local entertainers, … more

Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people … more

AUMC celebrates 150th with hope, honks

During its many decades of operation, the congregation at the Arvada United Methodist Church has withstood everything from the Great Depression, which left it with $3.35 in the bank at one point, to … more

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief … more

Pink Progression uses social momentum for artistic exploration

Getting wrapped up in current events and politics is an easy thing to do, especially in the social media-driven discourse the country — and world — finds itself in. But local artist Anna Kaye was … more

‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these … more

‘Winter Counts’ offers insights, excitement

With a tough-guy narrator, Virgil Wounded Horse, who functions as an enforcer/vigilante on the Rosebud Reservation, south metro Denver area author David Heska Wanbli Weiden leads a reader through a … more

Walls can talk — From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, street art thriving in the Denver area

When Denver muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler came up with the idea to create a mural depicting an angel-winged nurse in a fighter’s stance wearing boxing gloves last April, he did not imagine the … more

Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that … more
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