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'Sunshine Boys' examines fame, aging, human condition

In a fine example of cross-marketing, Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy about two aging vaudevillians, “The Sunshine Boys,” played for two weeks in the lobby of the Barth Hotel to benefit Denver …

Western Welcome Week events offer a reel good time

The annual fishing derby, a car show and a long list of activities for kids headlined the events Aug. 11 and 12 that helped kick off 2018's Western Welcome Week activities in Littleton. Activities …
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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 …

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 …

Looking back 53 years at devastating flood

The view from the windows of the classroom at Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park was especially pertinent. In the distance is a sculptural reminder of how high the water was running on June …
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Independent bookstores here to stay in the Denver metro area

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Aspen Grove in Littleton, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about LEGOs. …

Landscape photography carries viewers away

From the first super-sized work at the gallery entrance through almost 100 images, shot day and night across our ever-amazing world, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today” offers a Denver …

Not quite Cooperstown, but in the ballpark

The one-of-a-kind bat swung by Ty Cobb, the former holder of the all-time hits record before Pete Rose. A room of historic team jerseys. Baseball’s role in the American story. You’ll find all of …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …

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'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …
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Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …
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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human …
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Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s …

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Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, …
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