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Humanity has always had a connection with the earth, said John Stolzle, a Colorado State University Extension agent in Jefferson County who specializes in horticulture, plant pathology and food …
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Speakers share thoughts on optimism for contest

“Is there a fine line between optimism and reality?” Nine young speakers from the south metro area competed with their carefully expressed opinions on that topic in the first round of Optimist …
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‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …
Jessica Roblee is an exuberant Huldey in “The Moors” at the Arvada Center.

‘The Moors’ is unusual take on Bronte legacy

Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and …
Loretto Heights is the topic for two lectures presented by the Englewood Historical Society.

Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation …

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Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …
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Darryah M. AlSaaid, Littleton High art student with her painting showing many faces-turned in various directions. She is focused on identity and what makes up a person.
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Student art show expands in its fifth year

For the fifth year, art students from Littleton High School carried examples of their work a few blocks west for an exhibit at the nearby Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. What began as a …
Karen Hartman (book) and Neyla Pkarek, score, work on their new musical, “Rattlesnake Kate,” introduced at the Colorado New Play summit.

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the …
Best of Show winner at the 2019 Eye of the Camera: Evoke exhibit is “A Temporary Martyr” by Gabrielle Graves.

'Evoke’ is concept of photography exhibit

Colorado photographers had a specific challenge from the Littleton Fine Arts Board this year as they considered entries for the 53rd “Eye of the Camera” exhibit: It was seeking printed …
Mary McGroary as an over the top Mona woos Stephen Turner — the reserved ship captain.

‘Dames at Sea’ is upbeat production

In his director’s notes, Robert Wells speaks of those elaborate 1930s film musicals — “kaleidoscopic camera treatments of scores of beautiful women ... dozens of dancing sailors ... Busby …

“A Little Medicine and Magic” is a painting by Julie Buffalohead, which was included in an exhibit of her work at the Denver Art Museum.

Intriguing exhibitions coming to Denver Art Museum

In May, the Denver Art Museum will open an exhibit called “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.” It will feature post-World War II architecture, design and graphics from the museum’s …
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Christian Redman sits in the clubhouse of his Parker condominium complex, wearing the sweatshirt of his beloved Blackhorse regiment. Blackhorse veterans are planning a last ride for Redman, who is dying of cancer.

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to …
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Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work …
Watercolor painting by Don Andrews, who will teach a workshop on figure painting March 8 and 9.
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Watercolorist to share techniques in figure painting

Watercolorist/teacher Don Andrews will be in Littleton March 8 and 9 for a workshop on painting the figure, offered by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe …
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New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …

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Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …
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