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Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …

'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 …

Avoiding distorting thoughts with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dear Ask A Therapist, I am considering CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I think I am ready, but I have always been reserved about trying new things, even though it could mean improvement in my …

Getting a jump on 2019

If history is any indication, more than 33 million American taxpayers STILL have not filed their tax returns as of this writing, and many of those will push it to the absolute limit of April 17. If …

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 …
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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 …

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” …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …

Unprocessing your pantry: Spring cleaning that matters

Spring is finally here and I can’t wait to start working outside and plant my garden. I am sure everyone is thinking about what is on their spring cleaning list. For those of you who have been …

There’s no place like home: Be wary of claiming office deduction

More and more people these days are working at home, often as an employee or as a small business owner with a home office. In 2003, 19 percent of employed people did some or all their work at home, …
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Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” …

Addressing children’s anxiety from tragic news

Recently the news has been full of tragic events, such as school shootings, police shootings, bombings, and natural disasters. With TV, radio and social media, tuning out the news is next to …
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