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Murals take daily life from dull to delightful

Local artist Chuck Parsons knows well how the metro area’s street art scene has grown and changed over the last more than 30 years, and well he should. He has been a part of it many times. … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had … more

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that … more

Denver PrideFest 2018 in photos

The 43rd annual PrideFest kicked on in Denver on June 16. Events were held in the city throughout the week. The event is hosted by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. The Center is a nonprofit … more

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. … more

Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing … more

Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a … more

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a … more

Native American artist has major Denver exhibit

“Like a Hammer” at the Denver Art Museum is the first exhibition in a major museum for artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississipi Band Choctaw/Cherokee). The exhibition just opened on the first floor of … more

Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun … more

Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to … more

A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get … more

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs … more

Denver Comic Con survival guide

For first-timers or the uninitiated in the world of comic conventions, Denver’s annual Comic Con can be an intimidating experience. The sprawling event, which is June 15-17 this year, brings upward … more

Morsels galore at Food Truck Carnival

Northglenn’s third annual Food Truck Carnival kicked off to a sunny start May 11 in the area surrounding the city’s Community Center, with steady crowds showing up to sample the fare at more than … more

Denver Pops Orchestra seeks musicians for next season

Denver Pops Orchestra is looking for musicians for the 2018-19 season. Vacancies include concertmaster (paid position), tuba, French horn, bass clarinet, percussion and section strings. Musicians who … more

Breweries bring A-game to summer season

For many in Colorado, summer often means cold drinks in the outdoors. With more than 300 breweries in throughout the state — to say nothing of distilleries, cideries and wineries — the state is a … more

Author shares methods with readers in ballroom gathering

As 7 p.m. neared on April 26, the ballroom at Embassy Suites DTC filled with readers, eager to learn about local author Cynthia Swanson, her new book, “The Glass Forest,” her writing life and her … more
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