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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
Jon Chandler of Commerce City, center, performs during the 2016 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Chandler is one of about 20 artists who will perform at this year’s event, which takes place Jan. 18-20 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Cowboys, cowgirls to bring the Old West alive

With its roots in the Wild West, Golden still today holds on to some of that traditional cowboy culture. “Golden has always kept that frontier ethic,” said Jon Chandler, a cowboy …
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Veterans’ voices gain opportunities for artistic airing

There is no manual for veterans when it comes to re-entering civilian society after spending time in the service. There are all manner of challenges to face and lessons to learn, and it is easy to …
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Playhouse gets personal in 2019 season

A new year means exciting new opportunities, and Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is embracing new possibilities with its 2019 season. “I am always looking for great plays that are helmed by great …

Curtain Time: Stage shows abound around metro area

Start with our south suburban neighborhoods and consider driving north and west to Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Arvada; north and east to Aurora. There are stage productions for everyone Some …
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Festive fireworks mark Denver’s New Year’s Eve celebration on the 16th Street Mall, with a display at 9 p.m. and another at midnight.

New Year’s Eve overflowing with events

All over the world, people celebrate the beginning of a new year. In years past, readers may have watched music and fireworks across the nation — across the world — including New York City’s …
A crowd dances at Lipgloss, an indie music-themed dance party that’s held at Milk Bar and Bar Standard dance club at 1037 N. Broadway in Denver.

Ring in New Year’s, with a twist

Denver metro-area residents know the scene well: Hordes of friends and families huddled in downtown Denver to watch the fireworks wave the closing year goodbye. But if the cold and crowds — and in …
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Eat the wheat, test the taste — it’s scientific

There's a stereotype that scientific research belongs in cold, sterile laboratories to people with Ph.D.s and white lab coats. But at the Genetics Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
“Mary Poppins,” the musical at Vintage Theatre. Carolyn Lohr as Mary Poppins; Michael O’Shea as a puzzled father, George Banks; Hazel Kachline as Jane Banks and Nathaniel Waite as Michael Banks.

‘Mary Poppins’ provides magical moments on stage

Cherry Tree Lane is spelled out by a pair of large pink-blossoming trees, painted at the front edges of Vintage Theatre’s wide stage, for “Mary Poppins.” Bert (a chipper, engaging Kalond …
Cover for “The Infinite Pieces of Us,” a new Young Adult novel by Rebekah Crane of Evergreen.

Book tells story of girl’s journey into new life

In a new novel, we meet lead character Esther Ainsworth and her family, late on the day they arrive at a new home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, after a move from their home in Ohio … The …
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Challenging times reflect in diverse albums

I think it’s fair to say most of us will remember 2018 as a pretty tumultuous year. It seems like every week there was some kind of unusual or momentous happening. Contentious elections, dire …
Maggie Stacy plays Stacy and Steven Burge is Adam in “What You Will," playing at Benchmark Theatre.
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Tackling the tough questions with ‘What You Will’

When we really love someone, it can be difficult to be completely honest with him or her. We’re concerned about their opinion of us and don’t want to change anything in the relationship. But …
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Digging your grave with your teeth

It turns out that Thomas Edison’s quote “We are digging our graves with our teeth” was actually revised from late 1600’s English physician and naturalist Thomas Moffett: “Men dig their …
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Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young …

Kids have quite a bit of fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important …
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