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Keeping Halloween happy — and safe

In a year that has already offered far too many tricks and too few treats, Halloween looms like a rotting jack-o’-lantern left out a week too long. What has traditionally been a time of …
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Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 …
“A Gathering of Insulators” by Littleton Fine Arts Guild member Brigitte Runnals is a 30-by-40-inch oil on wrapped canvas, exhibited at the Depot Art Gallery now.

Gallery reopens with member show

The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers, Littleton, opened as of Oct. 2 with “Best of the Best,” a member show with two- and three-dimensional works. Limited hours at first: Friday, Saturday and …
This piece by Abi Rosales is one of many works of art that is part of the Hecho en Colorado exhibit at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) of Colorado.

‘Hecho en Colorado’ tells stories of people from this region

The artwork featured in the Hecho en Colorado exhibit is a reflection of the artists, their community and their heritage. “Most were born in Colorado, but not all of them,” said the exhibit’s …
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Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, …

Klint Rudloph, left, and Paul Dwyer are both hosts of a new podcast called “Dance Dads,” set to launch soon.

Denver-area entertainers turn to podcasting

Without many opportunities to perform in front of a live audience, some Denver-area entertainers have turned to podcasting as a new way to grow an audience and stay creative. Local entertainers, …
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Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …
Cast performs “Almost Heaven” near Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden.

Arts center adjusts to world of restrictions

When the world closed down last spring, Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center closed a production of “Barefoot in the Park” a week early and started on a different kind of journey. The board of …
The new Freyer-Newman Center at Denver Botanic Gardens opens Sept. 26 with an exhibit called “Garden and Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration.”
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Exhibits coming at new facility in Denver Botanic Gardens

The new Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, has several exhibits starting Sept. 26. Timed tickets must be reserved online. Masks will be required. “From the Vault: …
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Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …

“South Valley Sky” is an oil by Merrie Wicks, exhibited in the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” show at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 …
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Bob Smith’s “Saggar-fired Vase #1.”
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Arapahoe Community College gallery goes vividly virtual

Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts will be virtual-only until at least January 2021.
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Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that …
Young Voices of Colorado performs its 2019 winter concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The choir will hold a virtual fundraising gala on Oct. 3, though in-person performances are unlikely to occur before 2021.
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Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from …
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New miniature home, more big fun

While a pandemic isn’t the optimal time for the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls & Toys to reveal their new home, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating their reopening after two years. …

Patricia Aaron's painting "Witness" was created with beeswax, pigment and mixed media. It is being shown in the Center for Visual Arts' exhibition "The Walls Between Us."
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'The Walls Between Us' shares works by collective

“Witness,” a painting by Patricia Aaron of Greenwood Village, hangs in Metro State University's gallery, Center for Visual Arts, at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, in a new exhibit called “The …
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