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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …
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Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
Cherry Creek Theatre Company will present “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 1-24 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in Denver. From top left, Shannon Altner, Devon James, Erika Mori, Suzanne Nepi, Martha Harmon Pardee, and Tracy Shaffer.
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'Steel Magnolias’ coming to Elaine Wolf Theatre

“Steel Magnolias” will be presented Oct. 1 to 24 by Cherry Creek Theatre Company at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578. (Suzanne Nepi of …
The distinctive Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art stands at the corner of 12th Avenue and Bannock Street near the Denver Art Museum.

Kirkland Museum is Denver treasure

On the northwest corner of Bannock Street and 12th Avenue in Denver, bright yellow ceramic tiles beckon to anyone who can see them. They mark the entrance to the Kirkland Museum of Fine and …
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Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …

Julia Williams paints scales onto a stegosaurus as she continues work on her mural at the Dinosaur Ridge ticket booth on Sept. 8. The stegosaurus is the Colorado state dinosaur.

New mural brings dose of color to Dinosaur Ridge

Morrison’s Dinosaur Ridge has long provided a unique chance to see the footprints left by dinosaurs. But starting now, visitors will also get a fresh perspective of what it might have been like to …
Arts & Entertainment
Tanis Bula's "Mixed Flower Surprise" won Best of Show in the "Explorations in Watermedia" exhibit, running at Curtis Center for the Arts through Oct. 30.

Colorful artworks enliven Greenwood Village gallery

More than 40 assorted watermedia paintings are exhibited at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, through Oct. 30. What a pleasant way to spend an hour or so ... …
Coming Attractions

Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in …

Castle Rock closing out summer concert season

People around Castle Rock can celebrate the end of the summer season at the final 2021 Summer Concert Series event. Super Diamond with The Denver Pops will take the stage at The Amphitheater at …
Littleton Youth Ballet will perform "Hansel and Gretel" on Sept. 11-12, but not outdoors — the shows will be in the welcoming setting of DU's Newman Center.

'Hansel and Gretel' — more than a year later

April 2020 was the original date planned for Littleton Youth Ballet's production of the classic fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” The theatre was rented, backdrops were ordered, costumes were ready …

"Succumb" by Drew Austion is in the "4D Design: Time-Based Media Exhibition" through Sept. 12 at Arapahoe Community College's Jantzen Gallery in Littleton.

'4D Design' on display at college gallery

Usually the Jantzen Gallery, in Arapahoe Community College's Art and Design Center at the corner of Alamo and Prince in Littleton, is filled with student artwork. Just through Sept. 12, it offers …
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The history of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1981 to the present will be the subject of a history presentation on Sept. 20.
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Historical program looks at mansion

A 40th anniversary celebration of the latest segment of history for the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion will take place on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium at the Southridge …
Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village will host the Watercolor Society of Colorado's "Exploration in Watermedia" show through Oct. 30.

Watercolor group starts fall season at Curtis Center in Greenwood Village

Curtis Center for the Arts, at 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village (just west of University Boulevard) is a beautifully restored red brick schoolhouse-turned-gallery that every art lover should …
The cast of Miners Alley Playhouse's "Before You Go," directed by John Ashton.
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A family story ‘Before You Go’

Families are not always easy, even under the best of circumstances. So, when a family of three adult siblings gathers at the home of their dying mother, it’s a safe bet it will be a fraught …
The 32nd Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Pow Wow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will be held Sept. 12 at the Denver Indian Center on Morrison Road.

Pow wow, cultural celebration returns

The 32nd Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Pow Wow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road. A …

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Fashion and the arts combine at Factory Five Five

One of the many things people learned during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of the arts. So many turned to them, regardless of the medium or mode, for a sense of relief or a …
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