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Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

An impenetrable sea of nostalgia awaits

Picture, if you will, driving down a main thoroughfare in your local home town. more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more

Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter … more

Warning: There will be fireworks

It’s that time of year again. more

Happy Easter from a former Easter bunny

As I sit here writing this column, the television is on in the other room and I can hear people being interviewed about various topics of the day. more

Something for everyone at Miners Alley Playhouse

As the season’s weather changes, so do the seasons of performances in the arts. Theaters, symphonies, ballet companies and art galleries all have their own seasons and make changes to their programming as the they progress, just like the weather keeps changing. more

Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is … more

Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they … more

Walk Dinosaur Ridge for an eye-opening experience

Last night I stopped by a take-out restaurant to grab a bite to eat, and while I was waiting there I had a couple in their early 20s standing close to me. more

Spring is nearly here: Time to think ahead

Well, spring is actually here. I’m hoping that means that the snow will be ending soon so I can finish getting all the Winter debris like broken tree branches cleared from my yard. Winter started out like a lamb, but since Christmas, we’ve had a snow storm every single week, which makes it a little hard to even find the stuff in the yard, let alone get rid of it.  more

A week of top-notch musical options

I don’t know how it happened, whether it’s just the result of musicians making up for about two years of missed touring, good karma returning or just how it crumbles, cookie-wise, but Denver and … more

New age improvements

OK, here we go again: John reminiscing about his childhood. Back in the dark ages, I had to walk to school in the snow and rain with only a book bag and my lunch packed. more

Rediscovering Orwell at the Arvada Center

As the author of some of the most searing indictments of the damage governments and people can do, George Orwell has become synonymous with the kind of prescience most artists only dream of. But all … more

Ancient Egypt beckons at DMNS

There are many reasons ancient Egypt looms so large in human imagination - the way they approached and shaped the world around them was monumental in all senses of the word. The impact they made on … more

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra slated for March shows featuring young artist

OK, let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope something new doesn’t pop up and ruin the event I’m going to talk about this week. These guys have had enough delays due to COVID and it’s time to let them get on with things. more

A historic figure for modern times

Sometimes, a person becomes a legend whether they planned to be or not. It is a safe bet that Kate Slaughterback, an infamous Greeley frontierswoman, didn’t plan on going down in history as … more

The leprechauns are emerging

OK, I think they’ll be back this year. They have been hiding behind trees and under bushes until the COVID thing settles down. But, I have it from a reliable source that this year we’re going to see them reemerge and make an appearance on March 17. more

Colorado Environmental Film Festival exciting, energizing

I keep wishing I could say that things are getting back to normal everywhere, but quite frankly, I’m not even sure what “normal” is anymore. Just when you think one situation that governs your life is under control, something else pops up to worry about. more
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