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‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by … more

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has … more

Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately … more

Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us … more

Tricks, treats and food

Families from across the Denver area got a few treats Oct. 20 at events around the MetroNorth Region. In Thornton, nearly 5,000 came to Carpenter Park for the annual Trunk or Treat celebration, with … more

Worlds collide in endearing production

Surrounded by a large, polished wooden desk, cases filled with books, comfortable chairs and a window looking out on a campus lawn, all enhanced by subdued lighting, Frank (John Hutton), a professor … more

Primate habitat is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans … more

Westminster seeks feeback about arts, culture

Westminster residents who would like to help the city evaluate the arts and culture in the community are invited to one of two interactive sessions. The sessions on Oct. 29 and Nov. 7 will help the … more

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the … more

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky … more

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western … more

Jeffco library foundation celebrates beer and books

For the second year in a row, the Jefferson County Library Foundation is celebrating beer and books. “We’re thrilled to be able to do this and raise money for the Jefferson County Library … more

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of … more

Prepping students for takeoff

The weather showed glimpses of fall with cooler temperatures in the forecast, but that didn’t stop students from attending Aviation Day at the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility near Denver … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

Strong music marks shows in Aurora, Arvada

We spent a couple of happy evenings on a recent weekend surrounded by music, enhanced by live bands and fine voices …  “Mamma Mia,” by ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, … more

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

Clear Creek Valley Park hosts festival

The Hyland Hills Recreation District will close out the summer with its second annual Parkfest from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Clear Creek Valley Park, 58th and Tennyson streets. The event will feature … more

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old … more

Clues, cards and beans: Loteria is a game that teaches

Michelle Hawkins thinks the first time she played Loteria was as a kid growing up in California. “I played with a lot of the kids I grew up around,” she said. “I grew up around a lot of … more
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