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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

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine returns to Golden

When Thomas comes back to the Colorado Railroad Museum this year, it’s likely that grandparents who read the book as a child will bring their children, who watched the show on television growing … more

A parade for Jeffco's dogs

If you think there isn’t anything much cuter than seeing a dog dressed up in a creative costume, then imagine about a hundred making their way along Washington Avenue in downtown Golden. “It … more

'Santa Fe Secret' is intriguing mystery

When Marilyn Brown Oden’s new mystery, “Santa Fe Secret,” appeared on my desk, I was immediately drawn in by the cover photo of that New Mexico City’s famous sunlit ancient plaza — an … more

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — … more

Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to … more

Festival celebrates culture of Westwood

Since 2010, BuCu West Development Association has celebrated the culture of the Westwood community with its annual Westwood Chile Fest. This year’s festival will celebrate “the makers” of … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more

Taste of Colorado: Bigger and tastier than ever

What does it take to cook turkey legs for upward of half a million people? Rick Seewald, the owner of Parker’s Sweet Lorraine’s Catering, is pretty straightforward about it: “Well, a really big … more

Masks and Magic

Fans of mystery and prestidigitation filled the area in front of Northglenn’s recreation center Aug. 17 and 18 for the city’s second annual Magic Fest. Friday’s festivities featured wandering … more

Cattlewoman of old Colorado is subject of biography

She was the first white child born in Brown’s Park, and ranch woman Ann Bassett continued to make history as a cattle queen — actually called “Queen Ann” in later years — a woman who could … more

Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers

Denver Botanic Gardens botanists have worked for more than three years to produce a really comprehensive guide to the many spectacular flowers that bloom in the Rocky Mountains each year. They range … more

Magic Festival returns with mix of mystery and fun

What began last year as a niche celebration of twin aspects of magic — the more mysterious and adult side and the fun and fantastic — looks to be paying off for the city Northglenn. Magic in the … more

Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got … more

Golden's Fine Arts Fest: Art, fun and conversations

Kathleen Tesnakis of upstate New York loves being in Colorado. Coloradans need warm clothing, they tend to be environmentally conscious and they aren't afraid to express themselves, she said. That's … more

Day one of the Jeffco Fair full of fun

From fans of rodeo to wrestling, those seeking family fun, foodies and homebrewers, 4-H supporters and livestock purchasers to live music lovers, this year's Jeffco Fair & Festival offered something … more
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