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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear …

Taking collections one step further

Does your family have special collections? Maybe they collect tools, spare change, stamps, ornaments, seashells, or photos.  Young children also are drawn to collecting things. These collections …

Colorado Ballet Academy’s summer classes go virtual

The typical summer programs offered at Denver’s Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy will take place virtually this year, according to a news release. Academy staff reimagined every aspect of …

Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival will be celebration of freedom

A full day of online programming that includes panels, performances, a marketplace and the Dream Big awards will make up Denver’s newly imagined virtual Juneteenth Music Festival. The 2020 online …

Creative Coloradans plan virtual art festival June 5-7

Six Colorado artists have felt the impact that the cancellation or postponement of art festivals has had on their art careers, according to a news release, and have planned a virtual art fair. Using …
Arts & Entertainment
Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
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In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
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Reigniting creativity at the Arvada Center

As we enter the post-quarantine world, there are a vast array of jobs, industries and organizations that are going to need help coming back to life. The arts are certainly on this list, and the …
Laurie Adams looks at a piece of art at the Viva Casa Bonita art exhibit at NEXT Gallery in February. 40 West Arts District has reopened, but visitors will have to follow restrictions.

40 West Arts District returns

Craig Robb, an artist of Pirate: Contemporary Art in the 40 West Arts District, said he has started to notice anxiety in his work showing up —related to being isolated throughout the pandemic. Robb …
Adrienne's Deloe's self portrait, the first of what became the Pandemic Self-Portraits series.

Project by local artist features pandemic self-portraits

A local artist has posted the 100th self-portrait relating to the pandemic in her project, “Pandemic Self-Portraits: Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic.” Adrienne DeLoe, of Wheat Ridge, …

A large heart bearing the word “hope” sits on the wall of the building that houses The Englewood Tavern on South Broadway May 20. Artist Koko Bayer has placed the hearts throughout the Denver metro area — including a 12-foot-by-12-foot version of it on the Arvada Center building, according to Collin Parson, the center’s director of galleries and curator. “It’s things like those that give me hope and energy to keep getting art out there,” Parson said.

A change of art: Creative souls face challenges amid pandemic in Colorado

Whatever an artist's gig is, it likely was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic's arrival in Colorado.
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Fun to be had around town during this slow repoening

As we all have seen, things are starting to open up a little bit more around here. People seem to be getting used to the ideas of social distancing and using masks and other protective measures when …
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‘The Departure’ aims for hope, inspiration

For west Jefferson County high school student Micah Wilson, the healing power of music inspired him to explore mental illness in his debut album, “The Departure,” which will be released on …
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Some tips on starting off summer in spite of COVID-19

At this point, saying that we live in strange times kind of goes without saying, doesn’t it? There is nothing to compare with what the world is going through and I know that so many people, …
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From the mountains of Vail to audience’s homes

One of the most challenging things about attending the annual Vail Film Festival is spending your time inside a movie theater when you’re in such a beautiful mountain town. That won’t be a …

The Rose is open and nature can be terrifying

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned, in this column, that I was spending some of this COVID shutdown working on refinishing a drum set, since every venue bands can play at is shut down right now. Well, …
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