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‘Sisters of Swing’ is sweet trip back in time

One settles into a seat and immediately focuses on the appealing stage, framed by an oversize suggestion of a brightly lit theatre marquee, as Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center presents “Sisters … more

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in … more

Day of note for record stores

One of the best things about the annual Record Store Day event, where local record stores all over the metro area open their doors to an intense rush of passionate music fans, is meeting people who … more

Springtime brings book events around Denver metro area

Might we say the smell of printers’ ink is in the air? Or, maybe with books online, that’s no longer viable. In any case, April is Poetry Month nationally, Arapahoe Community College holds its … more

Fashion is in style at Denver Art Museum

Jim Howard became emotional as he looked at the beautifully framed and exhibited fashion illustrations, created during his 40-year career. “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” … more

The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you … more

Final day of Vail Film Festival honors filmmakers and their art

Day 3 – April 7 The final day of my Vail Film Festival experience and guess what – it’s raining. Again. But that’s okay, because today turns out to be the most … more

Day two of Vail Film Festival highlights diverse range of filmmakers, subjects

Day 2 - April 6 The second day of the festival dawned gray and with a steady rain that would continue not only throughout the day, but right on through the evening. While this doesn’t make … more

Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone … more

Englewood artist exhibits in Smoky Hill Library

Marlea Taylor said, “For 31 years, my world was a classroom. Now, my classroom is the world.” She was once a printmaker, as well as a teacher (including at All Souls School in Englewood) and now … more

‘Divergent Divas’ exhibit features works by three women artists

Co-curators Moira Casey and Karina Elrod have organized a spring exhibit, “Divergent Divas,” to relate to the well-known musical, “Sisters of Swing,” a story of the Andrews Sisters, which … more

Irish band delivers unique blend of music

St. Patrick’s Day weekend was a busy one for Adam Goldstein, CL Morden and Kenny Martinez. But that’s not much of a surprise when you’re in an Irish band. Which makes the trio — better known … more

A once-in-a-lifetime reading assignment

At just a cursory glance, one could almost be forgiven for being unimpressed by the Dead Sea Scrolls. After all, they appear as indecipherable writing — unless one speaks Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek … more

Sharing the stories of women

The State of Colorado was the first state in the union to enfranchise women by popular vote, and in 1894, Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state Legislature. In other words, … more

Arvada Center showcases Miller’s troubled American family

Lynne Collins, director of Arvada Center’s Arthur Miller production “All My Sons,” writes that she considers “All My Sons” to be “his most American, most honest and most perfect play.” … more

‘Fences’ is iconic American play on Lone Tree stage

“What’s really important 31 years later,” said director Wren Brown, “is that this is one of those timeless American classics. The issues are all here — nuances of race … not every … more

Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” … more

Critter creations fill ‘Stampede’ exhibit at art museum

When it was time to close down the Denver Art Museum’s 50-year-old North (Gio Ponti) Building for an update, curators from all departments were asked to select an assortment of animals, as … more

Planting seeds for opera appreciation

Even opera singers understand that their artform of choice can be easy to make fun of at times, even if the things people assume about opera are wrong. “People think operas are impossible to … more
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