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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
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An employee working the Santiago’s take-out window smiles for the camera in Brighton.

Word on the heat: Forget the controversy, enjoy your chiles

Hatch, Pueblo, Anaheim or an upstart from Greeley — Coloradans have differences of opinion on who grows green chiles best. But when it comes to the state’s love for the spicy fruit (yes, fruit), …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

Lifelong learning for Jeffco seniors

Curiosity. Connection. Camaraderie. These are the words that participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute use to describe the program that provides classes to older adults on everything from …
Some people like to use trekking poles when they go snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …

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Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …
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Daisy Patton’s art was displayed as part of #ArtFindsUs, a mobile exhibit implemented in a partnership between Doug Kacena’s K Contemporary art gallery and the nonprofit Athena Project.

Opportunities to experience art abound in Denver

Years ago — when he was in college — Doug Kacena read somewhere that only about 25% of Americans visit art museums or private art galleries. Still, Kacena, owner/curator of K Contemporary art …
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Arts remain unbound during COVID pandemic

With so many stuck inside for the bulk of this year, there’s a common outlet creatives all over are turning to — podcasting. Doug Kacena, artist and owner of Denver’s K Contemporary art …
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Pop Culture Con cancelled for 2021, still connects with community

Fans of superheroes, science fiction, elven kingdoms and anime are going to have to wait longer than they were hoping to meet some of their favorite creators and other fans in person — after …
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Miners Alley is a home four holiday theater

Holiday theater is a big deal, as Len Matheo, executive and artistic director at Miners Alley Playhouse, well understands. He estimates that the theater makes about 25 percent of its yearly income in …

Leslie O’Carroll, a well-known local actor, is included in the cast of Arvada Center’s virtual play “Family Tree.”
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Holiday series will take place on virtual stage

Why are we surprised that the always creative Arvada Center has come up with a new holiday entertainment? “The Family Tree: A Virtual Holiday Comedy” deals with the situation may of us are …
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Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …
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Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …
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43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
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A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …

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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 …
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