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Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …
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Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …
"Bayephi III, Constitution Hall, Johannesburg, 2017" is a silver gelatin print by visual activist Zanele Muholi, who is exhibiting self-portraits at Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Art.
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Internationally touring exhibit coming Jan. 8

“Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness” is an internationally touring exhibit that will be featured at the CVA (Center for Visual Art) from Jan. 8 to March 20. It is organized by Autograph, …
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‘Healing Arts Show’ set for hospital display

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, 2350 Meadows Blvd., is the site for a “Healing Arts Show” organized by Heritage Fine Arts Guild from Jan. 6 to March 31, which may be viewed “in person.” Most …
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Arts remain unbound during COVID pandemic

With so many stuck inside for the bulk of this year, there’s a common outlet creatives all over are turning to — podcasting. Doug Kacena, artist and owner of Denver’s K Contemporary art …

The Caboose Gallery at the Depot Art Gallery in downtown Littleton. Photographer Samuel Howard displays his art inside it.

Visit gallery’s caboose when it opens again

Just north of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. sits a compatible caboose which holds railroad art photos by guild member Samuel Howard, who frequently has …
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“My Las Vegas Money,” a tempera painting by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, is part of Littleton Museum’s online “Own an Original” exhibit.

‘Own an Original’ goes online

Forty-two Colorado artists submitted 158 artworks to be juried by Dr. Sarah Magnetta earlier in the fall for Littleton’s 2020 Own an Original exhibit-the 55th year for this event. Usually, the …
“From Vintage, With Love” is a holiday show available via streaming by going to VintageTheatre.org.
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Theater offers holiday show in streaming style

“From Vintage, With Love,” described as a “Holiday Cabaret,” featuring Randy Chalmers, Isabelle Duran, Elisha Horne, Traci Kern and Mary Louise Lee, will be available through streaming …
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Pop Culture Con cancelled for 2021, still connects with community

Fans of superheroes, science fiction, elven kingdoms and anime are going to have to wait longer than they were hoping to meet some of their favorite creators and other fans in person — after …
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Miners Alley is a home four holiday theater

Holiday theater is a big deal, as Len Matheo, executive and artistic director at Miners Alley Playhouse, well understands. He estimates that the theater makes about 25 percent of its yearly income in …

Leslie O’Carroll, a well-known local actor, is included in the cast of Arvada Center’s virtual play “Family Tree.”
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Holiday series will take place on virtual stage

Why are we surprised that the always creative Arvada Center has come up with a new holiday entertainment? “The Family Tree: A Virtual Holiday Comedy” deals with the situation may of us are …
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“On the Rise” by Wendy Khawaja is new at the Denver Zoo. Amur tigers Yuri and Nikta will enjoy it.
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Zoo tigers get paws-on amenity in new public art

Amur tigers Yuri and Nikita will probably be found perching on and lounging under a new piece of public art called “On the Rise” by Wendy Khawaja in a new form of collaboration between Denver’s …
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Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …
Hudson Gardens can help you become a beekeeper.
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Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens …
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Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …

“The Nutcracker” by Colorado Ballet will be broadcast six times on Rocky Mountain PBS during the holiday season, starting at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also will be streamed at no cost on the Rocky Mountain PBS app.
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Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. …
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