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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 …

Filling up on fiber key to getting fit and feeling fine

We have heard that dietary fiber is good for us, but you probably don’t know all of the reasons why. The term “probiotic” is commonly used in yogurt advertisements, mentioning how probiotic …
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A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: …

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 …

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 …
Arts & Entertainment

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 — …
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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 …

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 …
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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 …

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 …
Columnists

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time …

When judging cholesterol, it’s important to keep everything in moderation

You might have heard that there is no reason to worry about saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the American Heart Association, heart …

Focusing on the positive can help kids calm their back to school worries

Dear Ask A Therapist, What can I do about my son’s anxiety as the school year begins? Dear Parent, A new school year can bring anxiety for both parents and children. If you are anxious for your …
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Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …

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Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 …
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