‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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Meaghan Doherty of Denver Fitness Boot Camp.

Post-pandemic fitness tips from the pros

If you’ve put on a few pounds during the pandemic, you’re not alone. And if you’ve only put on a few — consider yourself lucky. A study by the American Psychological Association (APA) …
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Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Operatic entertainment was enjoyed in this 2020 “Opera on Tuesday” luncheon for Denver Lyric Opera Guild members at the Cherry Creek Country Club.

Opera guild names winners in contest

In years past, there was a Denver Lyric Opera Company and a group of supporters formed the Denver Lyric Opera Guild in 1965 to support singers ages 23-32 as they began their operatic careers. When …
This watercolor drawing is by Karen Knutson, who will lead a Heritage Fine Arts Guild workshop in May.

Three-day workshop will teach art techniques

Watercolor With Wire Drawing,” a three-day workshop with Karen Knutson via Zoom, is offered by Heritage Fine Arts Guild on May 13-15, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Knutson, a signature member of …

Jessi Hosler said rehabilitation and humanity are key to helping people emerge from the clutches of crime.

My Name Is... Jessi Hosler

Hard to move on I work as a paralegal at a small law firm. We do everything from traffic stuff to murder cases. We don’t see our clients as defendants or criminals. They may have done something …
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Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …
A transparent barrier stands between audience seating and the stage at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, where “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be performed.

‘Peanuts’ gang takes to stage

Audience members were scattered sparsely around Town Hall Arts Center and the stage is wrapped with a plastic barrier, but it was indeed a joy to settle in for a live performance last weekend as …
Finding the right ratio for “green” and “brown” items is among the keys to successful composting.

Home composting can be simple, easy

Over the years, people have asked me about composting at home for their gardens. So, I did some research on the subject to come up with a simple and easy ways. I must confess that I’ve been …
Dramatic sunsets are common throughout Colorado.

A guide to safe spring outings in Colorado during the pandemic

One year after Colorado’s governor announced a stay-at-home order and drastically changed life throughout the state, the coronavirus still dictates the way Coloradans approach having fun and …

Artist Narkita Gold poses at her “Black in Denver” exhibit at MCA Denver.

MCA Denver reaches quarter-century mark

In 1996, Denver philanthropist Sue Cannon teamed up with Marina Graves, Mark Sink, Dale Chisman, Lawrence Argent and others in the arts community to create a home for a 21st-century museum, one that …
Anna Montgomery, a soprano, is the first-place winner in this year’s Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition.

Opera guild picks winner in yearly competition

Soprano Anna Montgomery, 27, was the first-place winner in Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s annual competition. Her First Place Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation Award amounted to $6,000, which will …
This Christopher Dresser five-legged chair will be exhibited when the Kirkland Museum reopens soon.

Christopher Dresser exhibit set to open doors soon

“Truth, Beauty and Power: Christopher Dresser and the Aesthetic Movement” will open soon at the Kirkland Museum — opening delayed by a burst water valve. In the meantime, a virtual “360 …
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ELLSWORTH forges her own path on debut album

Singer and songwriter Megan Rose Ellsworth experienced something familiar when she came out to Colorado from Oregon to attend the University of Colorado at Denver’s Music Entertainment Industry …
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A round-up of events that reflect the changes of a year in COVID-19

It’s difficult to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been the dominant feature of our lives for right around a full year. Few industries were stopped dead in their tracks the way the performing arts …

Vocalists and a band directed by Kenny Moten will bring the music of James Taylor to Lone Tree Arts Center on March 19-20.
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James Taylor’s songs set for three shows

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, presents a concert, both in-person and virtual, with a band and vocalists, directed by Kenny Moten, performing music of James Taylor. (“Carolina …
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