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Album is change from yesterday’s news

In the movies that were churned out during Hollywood’s classic era in the 1930s, journalists mainly handled stress with a bottle of bourbon in their desks and an unending string of half-lit … more

‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic … more

Nothing scarier than a Colorado Halloween without a coat

There are certain rituals we all go through for different seasons of the year. Once fall sets in, those of us who live here in Colorado start wondering when the first snowfall of the season will … more

Golden to get both classical, and caliente

As I have mentioned many times before, here in Golden we sometimes like to do things a little differently. While most other places have some kind of beer oriented celebration during the month of … more

‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the … more

Arvada Center kicks off 2018-2019 season with “Mamma Mia!”

The Arvada Center couldn’t have chosen a better musical to begin the new theater season. I love the music of ABBA. Rod A. Lansberry directs this quintessential “feel good,” show. Music and … more

The gem of fall

The chrysanthemum is one of the most popular fall flowering ornamental plants and is known for its many varieties of color, shapes, sizes and growth habit. Under the crisp fall weather, the big and … more

A roll, around Golden, in the hay

Hey there. No, wait … I mean hay there. No, that can’t be right, or can it? Hey? Hay? This is the kind of thing that makes learning the English language a little bit harder for folks from other … more

LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music … more

Celebrate the start of fall with a bountiful feast

OK, let’s see a show of hands here. How many of you think of autumn as starting on the day after Labor Day? Yeah, I do too. I mean, growing up school starts, the sports there were called Fall … more

A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they … more

A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: … more

Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more

Fondly anticipating the Gran Fondo in Golden

I think most people had a bicycle when they were kids. I had a couple, both Stingray bikes. Banana seats and ape hanger handle bars. They were the cool bikes back in the 1960’s. We were more … more

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time … more

How to be a geezer: Part three

Because of the positive response to my former columns regarding geezers, (May 24 and July 5) I will write again on this topic. The truth is I have many qualities of a geezer. I struggle with … more

Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the … more

Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 … more

Buy library materials by the bag at annual sale

The 10th annual Bag of Books Sale runs Aug. 10 to 19, as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week celebrations, hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. Last year, a volunteer who was … more
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