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Meet the queen of conspiracy, Mae Brussell

Conspiracy theories used to be something the American people might laugh about or just write off, but increasingly they’ve become a disturbing facet of modern discourse. The roots of conspiracy … more

A celebration of comics, connection and culture

A lot can change in eight years — something Littleton residents Kendra, Jason and Ash Alder can readily attest to when it comes to how Denver Pop Culture Con has evolved since its first iteration … more

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor … more

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars … more

Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working … more

Colorado playwright’s work takes stage

Two weathered facades with shutters are set side by side at the back of a busy New Orleans square — one is the (Ba)sin Street Social Club and the other, we soon learn, houses the notorious Angie B. … more

Arvada Center show features Jeffco-grown artists

The 48th Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition will open at the Arvada Center April 12 alongside two solo shows featuring Jeffco schools alumni Austin Parkhill and Jeffco … more

Car factory at heart of stage production

The setting is the break room at a Detroit auto plant, with a high window that looks out onto the assembly line, a cavernous space beyond. There is a block of small personal lockers, a strip with … more

His comedy gives black-and-white conversation a new hue

Comedian Sam Adams had just finished auditioning for a commercial the afternoon of Aug. 22, 2018, when he saw the text from a friend: “Dude, you are blowing up Facebook.” A video showcasing a … more

‘The chaos of all the different stuff you can find’

Thousands upon thousands of trinkets and knickknacks, gizmos and gadgets filled the 10,500 square-feet space of the Exhibit Hall at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. “You never know what … more

Singing Tree coming to Anythink Perl Mack

Anythink Perl Mack will be receiving a new, outdoor interactive art display called The Singing Tree, which will be erected in front of the library at 7611 Hilltop Circle. The artwork is the latest … more

‘The Moors’ is unusual take on Bronte legacy

Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and … more

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da … more

Librarians and Luchadores

When wrestler Heros flipped his opponent Sol Azteca over and slammed him into the ground at Anythink Library’s York Street branch, the resounding thud was enough to make most of the patrons … more

Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint … more

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the … more

‘Interview with a Mexican’ prepares for first Northglenn performance

Naropa University professor Lorenzo Gonzalez goes beyond simply teaching about the theater: For months, he’s starred as Gold Hat in the play “Interview with a Mexican.” For Gonzalez, the role … more

Young Artist contest winner to perform March 31

Violinist Samuel Vargas is the winner of Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artists Competition. Vargas captivated the judges with his audition-winning performance of Jean Sibelius’ Violin … more

Show celebrates elementary student art

Red Rocks Community College was swarming with budding artists and their families Feb. 22 for the opening reception of the 2019 Elementary Jeffco Schools Foundation Art Exhibit. “When they're here, … more

Colorado cast combines modernity and Mozart in Loveland opera

When conductor Adam Torres drives to work, the commute from his home in Broomfield to the Loveland Opera Theatre takes about 50 minutes. But where some may find tedium in driving this commute four … more
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