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Silent films speak

The vast majority of the films that will be shown in the seventh annual Denver Silent Film Festival are 90 years old, at the youngest. But Howie Movshovitz, director of the festival, adamantly argues … more

Wonderbound comes through with another offbeat creation

Wonderbound Ballet’s newest production, “Madness, Rack and Honey,” comes at an especially appropriate time: April is National Poetry Month! Inspired by poetry as well as familiar classical … more

Radio players resurrect ‘Henry Aldrich’

A local troupe will resurrect an old radio play for a Westminster audience, retelling the classic story of a guy, his best friend and a night when everything goes wrong. The Advent Radio Players will … more

'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 … more

Hope House 5K supports self-sufficiency programs

The Hope House 5K and Fun Run will be 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada. Last year over 300 attended the event that is both family friendly and competitive as it is an official … more

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 … more

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 … more

Day of note for record stores

One of the best things about the annual Record Store Day event, where local record stores all over the metro area open their doors to an intense rush of passionate music fans, is meeting people who … more

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 … more

Fashion is in style at Denver Art Museum

Jim Howard became emotional as he looked at the beautifully framed and exhibited fashion illustrations, created during his 40-year career. “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” … more

The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you … more

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 … more

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 … more

Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone … more

High flyin’ fun at Kite Festival

Celebrate the artistry of kite flying at the annual Arvada Kite Festival on April 8, at Stenger Sports Complex, West 58th Avenue and Quail Street. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy … more

Irish band delivers unique blend of music

St. Patrick’s Day weekend was a busy one for Adam Goldstein, CL Morden and Kenny Martinez. But that’s not much of a surprise when you’re in an Irish band. Which makes the trio — better known … more

A once-in-a-lifetime reading assignment

At just a cursory glance, one could almost be forgiven for being unimpressed by the Dead Sea Scrolls. After all, they appear as indecipherable writing — unless one speaks Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek … more

At the hop

Hundreds showed up at Westminster’s Walnut Golf Preserve March 24 for a decidedly adult-themed Easter celebation, featuring an elaborate Easter bonnet contest, an Easter Egg hunt scramble for … more

Sharing the stories of women

The State of Colorado was the first state in the union to enfranchise women by popular vote, and in 1894, Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state Legislature. In other words, … more

Arvada Center showcases Miller’s troubled American family

Lynne Collins, director of Arvada Center’s Arthur Miller production “All My Sons,” writes that she considers “All My Sons” to be “his most American, most honest and most perfect play.” … more
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