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Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …
Hawker

Author giving talk at south metro bookstore

It’s May 1986 and a reader is hooked in on pages 2-3 of “The Throwaways,” by Littleton author L.S. Hawker … Ungrounded George Engle, who had just learned of law school admission that day, was …
Mark Collins as Amy and Phil Luna as Valentina in Town Hall’s production of “Casa Valentina,” which plays through Feb. 3.

‘Casa Valentina’ offers skillful storytelling

It’s June 1962 and we’re in a bungalow colony, outside Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, as we take our seats at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center for a performance of Harvey Fierstein’s …
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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
Sonya Ellingboe
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Event marks 50 years for Denver Audubon

Denver Audubon celebrates — and reflects on — its first 50 years at an event on Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barn at Raccooon Creek, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., just west of Littleton. In …
Arts & Entertainment
The new IMAX movie “CUBA” includes great coverage of Old Havana’s historic architecture.

Cuba comes to life at Denver museum

“Cuba 2D” and “Cuba in Denver” offer a most inviting look at a rather near neighbor — but just for a short while longer. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit, organized by the …
Etched photograph by Lisa Garness Mallory in Stanton Gallery.

Photo exhibit has transformation theme

Photographer Lisa Garness Mallory’s etched photographic prints pick up on the transformation theme of the new play at Town Hall Arts Center: “Casa Valentina,” which opens on Jan. 11, as does …
Littleton artist Michelle Lamb’s horse sculpture is included in “Horse Power,” a new exhibit at Curtis Arts Center.

Equine art fills gallery for show called ‘Horse Power’

Horse sculptures from across the country will both fill and surround Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, in an exhibit called “Horse Power,” which runs through …
Jon Chandler of Commerce City, center, performs during the 2016 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Chandler is one of about 20 artists who will perform at this year’s event, which takes place Jan. 18-20 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Cowboys, cowgirls to bring the Old West alive

With its roots in the Wild West, Golden still today holds on to some of that traditional cowboy culture. “Golden has always kept that frontier ethic,” said Jon Chandler, a cowboy …
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Playhouse gets personal in 2019 season

A new year means exciting new opportunities, and Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is embracing new possibilities with its 2019 season. “I am always looking for great plays that are helmed by great …
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Veterans’ voices gain opportunities for artistic airing

There is no manual for veterans when it comes to re-entering civilian society after spending time in the service. There are all manner of challenges to face and lessons to learn, and it is easy to …
Sonya Ellingboe
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World War I posters look at persuasion techniques

Through Jan. 27, the Littleton Museum’s halls will display World War I posters from its collection, “Answering the Call,” in collaboration with the gallery exhibit: “Over the Top: Selling the …
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Challenging times reflect in diverse albums

I think it’s fair to say most of us will remember 2018 as a pretty tumultuous year. It seems like every week there was some kind of unusual or momentous happening. Contentious elections, dire …
Sonya Ellingboe
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Garden club to put down new roots

Littleton Garden Club, a longtime community organization, announces a new meeting location as it starts the new year. The club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, …
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Eat the wheat, test the taste — it’s scientific

There's a stereotype that scientific research belongs in cold, sterile laboratories to people with Ph.D.s and white lab coats. But at the Genetics Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
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