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HearseCon 2015

Reporter Christy Steadman took a camera and a healthy dose of curiosity to this year's HearseCon, held at the Frightmare compound near Westminster, June 6.
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Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
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DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

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Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.

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Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

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Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

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DFF45 brings the world’s stories to Denver

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Say yes to ’The River Bride’ at the Arvada Center

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A free performance by Bandaloop, a dance group that uses rock climbing gear to perform on vertical spaces, will kick off the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s 20th anniversary season. Bandaloop performs on Sept. 29, and the season will run through May 19.
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Newman Center celebrates 20 years bigger than ever

Reaching the milestone of two decades in operation is an achievement that any arts organization should rightfully celebrate. But add in that it’s the first full season since the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Visit Stars Hollow on Gilmore Girls Day

Gilmore Girls” is one of the best shows for those who appreciate sharply drawn characters, lightning-fast dialogue and small towns with a personality that just can’t be replicated. That’s …
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A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …
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Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

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Strong summer starts for Denver

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An LGBTQ+ history lesson

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Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

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