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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Something to crow about at Arvada's scarecrow fest

The 25th annual Festival of Scarecrows was held in Olde Town Square on Oct. 9, ringing in the fall with a host of autumnal activities including costume parades, pumpkin and zucchini weighing …
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A sign outside the Denver Art Museum's Martin Building bears the names of the donors whose $25 million contribution initiated the building's renovation.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on …
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The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best …
This woodcarving is an example of works coming to the Colorado Carvers Club annual exhibition, competition and sale in Lakewood on Oct. 23-24.
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Woodcarvers invite public to annual show

The Colorado Carvers Club will hold its Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on the weekend of Oct. 23-24 at the West Metro Fire Training and Event Center, 3535 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood, …
Jan Cleveland plays Clarrisa in Vintage Theatre's production of "Cross Words," running through Nov. 7.

‘Cross Words’ is new work by local playwright

The configuration of the smallish Bond Trimble Theatre at Vintage Theatre in Aurora dictates a set, designed by company director Bernie Cardell, that has the audience almost in the living room/dining …

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Films search for a way forward at Vail Film Festival

Movies have never been more accessible than they are right now. With the constant announcement of new streaming services and studio acquisitions, movies can feel like disposable “content,” …
Arts & Entertainment
The University of Denver’s Robert and Judi Newman Center went quiet for the bulk of the pandemic, but is now returning to its place in the community and will be hosting events again.
Arts & entertainment

Newman Center returns as community hub

For so many communities, arts centers are hubs of connection and creativity — places where people can go for entertainment and education. Which made the COVID-19 pandemic especially damaging, since …
The Baker Historic District is one of the in-person tours that the Denver Architecture Foundation is offering during this year’s Doors Open Denver event.
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Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …
Archaeology students work on the dig site at the Astor House yard.
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Digging for history at Golden’s Astor House

Archaeology isn’t all holy grails and temples of doom — there’s also community archaeology, which focuses on members of the community exploring the stories of people who lived their lives in …
Marcus Turner, the director of communications and audience services at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, left, and Emily Grace King, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, stand Sept. 16 near a sculpture at the center’s “sculpture field.” The piece by Scottie Burgess, made with railroad ties and wood paint, is titled “Ties Forward.”

Denver-area arts programs offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at …

Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
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Cherry Creek Theatre Company will present “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 1-24 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in Denver. From top left, Shannon Altner, Devon James, Erika Mori, Suzanne Nepi, Martha Harmon Pardee, and Tracy Shaffer.
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'Steel Magnolias’ coming to Elaine Wolf Theatre

“Steel Magnolias” will be presented Oct. 1 to 24 by Cherry Creek Theatre Company at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578. (Suzanne Nepi of …
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Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …
The history of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1981 to the present will be the subject of a history presentation on Sept. 20.
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Historical program looks at mansion

A 40th anniversary celebration of the latest segment of history for the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion will take place on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium at the Southridge …
The cast of Miners Alley Playhouse's "Before You Go," directed by John Ashton.
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A family story ‘Before You Go’

Families are not always easy, even under the best of circumstances. So, when a family of three adult siblings gathers at the home of their dying mother, it’s a safe bet it will be a fraught …

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Fashion and the arts combine at Factory Five Five

One of the many things people learned during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of the arts. So many turned to them, regardless of the medium or mode, for a sense of relief or a …
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