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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
In this 2019 photo, Michael Mersmann and his two children, Ellie and Dominic, are seen picking up trash next to the High Line Canal. Mersmann said the cleanup was an opportunity to teach his children about volunteering in the community.
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1st state historian from Western Slope

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton’s Western Welcome Week that was set for Aug. 15, has been canceled this year, yet another example of the fallout from the …
The tents at right held vendors with the Craft & Home Improvement Fair at the 2019 Western Welcome Week.

Western Welcome Week cancels Craft & Home Improvement Fair

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton's Western Welcome Week, has been canceled, yet another example of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
A scene from “The Lion King” at a July 16 drive-in movie event at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus.

A trip to a drive-in movie in Centennial

With the country and Colorado still in the throes of a pandemic, the City of Centennial needed to get creative to save some summer togetherness.

Singer Hazel Miller performs Aug. 14 and 15 at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
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Performances, re-openings are welcome summer treats

Vocalist Mary Louise Lee will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center on July 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., and The Collective, with singer Hazel Miller, will star on Aug. 14 and 15. What a treat on a summer night! …
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Miners Alley makes plans, asks for help

Innovation is the name of the game for most theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly since an artf orm that gathers people together in a small space will be among the last to reopen. So, …
Dorothy Jaltuch’s watercolor “Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italie” is part of the 18th annual Kaleidoscope exhibit at Arapahoe Community College.

Arapahoe Community College's Kaleidoscope show makes transition to online viewing

Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton has hosted the annual and diverse Kaleidoscope Art Exhibition for the past 18 years, but this year, photographers, painters, …
Mark Masters is emceeing a comedy show at the Blu Note Aug. 3.

Comedy trio coming to Parker

A local comedy troupe is performing at the Blu Note in Parker Aug. 3. A trio of comics, hosted by Mark Masters, will take stage at the Blu Note Lounge at 19600 Solar Circle, beginning at 8 p.m. …
The Colorado Renaissance Festival, pictured here in 2019, is located near Larkspur in a permanent village built for the event.

Colorado Renaissance Festival out, Douglas County Rodeo in

While the Colorado Renaissance Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas County residents still have the option of attending another popular summer event: the county fair and …

Cast Iron Queens, featuring lead vocalist Erica Brown, on stage at the Oriental Theater in Denver.

Denver's City Park Jazz finds temporary home at Oriental Theater

When COVID-19 struck, and Colorado shut down in mid-March, small music venues across Denver were among the many businesses facing revenue loss and employee layoffs. After almost four months of …
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The log home on the 1860s farm at the Littleton Museum. The farms are open for limited hours, but offer a delightful diversion for kids and adults.
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Littleton Museum grounds open for delightful diversions

The Littleton Museum’s living history farms are open for families to explore, but during limited hours — call for information: 303-795-3950. The 1860 farm shows building styles and items used …
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A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
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Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
“Freedom of Speech” is part of Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” series.
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Centennial's Goodson Recreation Center doubles as site for sculptures

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District has a Public Art Committee that has developed an Art-on-Loan Program, which exhibits large outdoor artworks by area sculptors for a year, giving artists …

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The Art of the Brick welcomes guests back to DMNS

A space with about 10 million Lego bricks in it probably sounds like a dream come true for many children (and quite a few adults as well), but for artist Nathan Sawaya, that's just his workspace. …
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