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Magic Festival returns with mix of mystery and fun

What began last year as a niche celebration of twin aspects of magic — the more mysterious and adult side and the fun and fantastic — looks to be paying off for the city Northglenn. Magic in the …
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Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 …

Independent bookstores here to stay in the Denver metro area

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Aspen Grove in Littleton, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about LEGOs. …

PoloFest gallops into Sedalia this month

An event rolls into Sedalia this month that aims to make people believe in polo, while also serving up first-class music entertainment. PoloFest, which as the name suggests is both a music festival …

Learning life lessons through horses and friendships

Being in the Westernaires isn’t just about learning the art of horsemanship. Westernaires learn life lessons that they take with them as they age to adults and beyond — discipline, teamwork, …
Arts & Entertainment

Not quite Cooperstown, but in the ballpark

The one-of-a-kind bat swung by Ty Cobb, the former holder of the all-time hits record before Pete Rose. A room of historic team jerseys. Baseball’s role in the American story. You’ll find all of …
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'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter …

Parade returns for Adams County fair

People have missed the annual parade that traditionally kicked off the Adams County Fair, so for the first time since 2011, it’s back. “We are excited to have it come back,” said Casandra …

Craft Brew Festival rises to the top

Now in its fourth year, Westminster’s Craft Brew Festival has become a standout event for local brewers. “We go head-to-head with some pretty heavy hitting events in the area, and it hasn’t …
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Trout are taking the brunt of the hot dry summer

The unusually high, nagging Colorado summer temperatures anglers find uncomfortable have an even more stressful impact on trout we pursue. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) fishery staff is …
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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s …
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Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes …
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Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an …
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