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‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off … more

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time … more

Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the … more

Pumpkin and Spice is nice when it comes to health

If you read my column earlier this summer on the world’s largest berry, you realized that watermelons are considered berries, but so are pumpkins. In many ways, a pumpkin can be considered a … more

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides … more

Finding a balance concerning screen time

Dear Ask A Therapist, What’s the right way to integrate screen time into my child’s routine? Dear parent, There is no one way to integrate screen time. Like many things, moderation is key. While … more

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been … more

Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers … more

Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with … more

‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely … more

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century … more

Packing a lot into a school lunches

A friend of mine asked if I could offer healthy school lunch ideas for her child. Even though my children are well beyond college, I still care about what kids are eating at school. The American … more

National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could … more

Parents versus popular habit: How to talk to teens about vaping

Dear Ask A Therapist, How do I talk to my teens about vaping? I have told them it is not allowed in our family. It seems to be quite popular, and I want them to know the risks of habits like this in … more

‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama … more

Small or large, these fruits are berry good for you

What is the world’s largest berry? We all know that berries are a type of fruit. When we hear the word berry, we often think of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. A clever … more

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
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