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Farming the city: Urban homesteaders get back to the land

Sundari Kraft grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder. But while she fantasized about a self-sufficient life in a little house on the prairie, she lived in a bungalow in Northglenn. “As I got older, I …
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Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival will be celebration of freedom

A full day of online programming that includes panels, performances, a marketplace and the Dream Big awards will make up Denver’s newly imagined virtual Juneteenth Music Festival. The 2020 online …
“Forgotten” is from a science fiction trilogy recently published by local author/journalist Rich Bangs.
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Local author’s sci-fi books eye extraterrestrial intelligence

After a career in journalism, local author Rich Bangs has spent the past 10 years creating a sci-fi trilogy exploring extraterrestrial intelligence: “Forgiven,” “Forgotten” and …

Creative Coloradans plan virtual art festival June 5-7

Six Colorado artists have felt the impact that the cancellation or postponement of art festivals has had on their art careers, according to a news release, and have planned a virtual art fair. Using …
Adrienne's Deloe's self portrait, the first of what became the Pandemic Self-Portraits series.

Project by local artist features pandemic self-portraits

A local artist has posted the 100th self-portrait relating to the pandemic in her project, “Pandemic Self-Portraits: Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic.” Adrienne DeLoe, of Wheat Ridge, …

N. Piyalyp water lilies are among the plants to be offered at the Colorado Water Garden Society’s Annual Plant Sale.

Travel virtually to gallery exhibit

As of June 2, Littleton's Depot Art Center members will host a virtual exhibit called “Travel With Us” online at depotartgallery.org. Presented: “King's Dream” created with mixed media by …
Arts & Entertainment

Winning artists show works at museum

“per*spec*tives” is scheduled to hang at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, from May 22 to July 19. It will feature works by two Colorado artists: Courtney Cotton and Gabrielle …

Auditions set for national talent competition

National talent competition Celebration of Music, hosted by piano prodigy and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick, will host virtual auditions in Colorado for its nationally televised competition. …
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‘The Departure’ aims for hope, inspiration

For west Jefferson County high school student Micah Wilson, the healing power of music inspired him to explore mental illness in his debut album, “The Departure,” which will be released on …
Sonya Ellingboe
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Keep your fingers crossed and your eyes open

We will assume, optimistically, that summer drama classes and performances for kids will happen, because registration has been ongoing. Some organizations are not on a regular track due to the …

Edward Smith Scott

TV's 'Sheriff Scotty,' former Englewood mayor, dies

Edward Smith Scott, a graduate of Englewood High School and a former Englewood city councilmember and mayor, has died at the age of 91. Scott, who was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Denver, died at his home …
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Huge leaves float, framing the purple Victorian Water Lilies near the entrance at Hudson Gardens.

Outdoor beauty helps take edge off hard times

As our world around us starts to turn green, many find comfort in watching new sprouts appear, trees and shrubs leaf out — and with even better luck, bloom — it smells good after a rain and …
Sonya Ellingboe

Kirkland Museum places chair exhibit online

Pull Up a Chair” is a new exhibit at the Kirkland Museum, available online. Stacey Johnson of Littleton is media contact. “The title is a nod to our current stay-at-home orders,” she says. The …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood reopens Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses

With playgrounds and parks all over the metro area closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19, options for people to safely get some outdoor time have become limited. But on April 18 the City of …
Coming Attractions

Colorado Symphony commits to #PlayOn

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been relying on music something fierce to keep me sane and calm(ish) during this time in quarantine. And despite the fact that we can’t go out to see their …

Sonya Ellingboe
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Museum exhibit awaits end of shutdown order

Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but …
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