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Loneliness and social isolation can be contributing factors to poor mental health, according to Kiara Kuenzler, PhD., president and CEO of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health.

The dramatic impact of loneliness on mental health

As we near the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, Kiara Kuenzler, PhD., president and CEO of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) wants people to know that although mental health needs have been on the rise since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. 
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Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Soprano Angela Papale and accompanist Fabio Marra stand for a portrait after their May 15 performance at Green Mountain United Methodist Church in Lakewood.

Performance brings Italian classics to life in the suburbs

To be in the presence of greatness is always something to marvel at. But for those who love music, it’s an almost spiritual thing to hear performers that can transport an audience to another time and place entirely. 
Radiance, an exhibition of works by artist, Tamara Mahoney, is currently open at Lakewood's Next Gallery.

Artist explores light through playful animal portraits

Tamara Mahoney, a Denver artist working in acrylics, mixed media and fiber said she lives and breathes color and texture. 

Happy festival-goers wait for the feast to begin.

Street Food Social is coming to Lakewood

Gum Pop Presents, the event company that’s brought Denver Bazaar, The Big Wonderful and People + Produce to multiple locations around the state, is throwing its considerable weight behind a new series of events called Street Food Social. 
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Music under an evening sky at Lakewood's Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series.

Lakewood prepares for Sounds Exciting! concerts

Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts has announced the artist lineup for the 2022 Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. 
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See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent …
A show at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor at the first Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival.

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to return to Olde Town Arvada after two-year layoff

The world’s only festival focusing on archtop guitars is returning to Arvada after a two-year COVID-19-induced layoff, with the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to come to Olde Town from …

17th annual Lit Fest returns with in-person and virtual events

The 17th annual Lit Fest takes place June 10-19 this year, offering both virtual and in-person events. Lit Fest is an annual event put on Lighthouse Writers Workshop that celebrates the literary …

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You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in …
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Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter …
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Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is …
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Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they …
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A week of top-notch musical options

I don’t know how it happened, whether it’s just the result of musicians making up for about two years of missed touring, good karma returning or just how it crumbles, cookie-wise, but Denver and …

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Rediscovering Orwell at the Arvada Center

As the author of some of the most searing indictments of the damage governments and people can do, George Orwell has become synonymous with the kind of prescience most artists only dream of. But all …
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