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Embracing the process at Empire Fitness

For brother-and-sister fitness trainers Jeremy and Amanda Weber, transformation is the goal. But it’s also the story of their lives. The pair opened Empire Fitness at 6080 W. 92nd Ave. in …

Butterfly Pavilion opens naming contest for octopus

The newest invertebrate at Butterfly Pavilion needs a name. The Westminster-based zoo is asking visitors to submit a name for its Octopus vulgaris, better known as the common octopus, through April …

Too much of a good thing: We are obsessed with protein

I am amazed at how prevalent the word “Protein” is in everyday food advertising. As an elite athlete in the 1980s, I was focused on getting my carbohydrates for energy before competition, not my …
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Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …

'39 Steps' offers a truly, silly and well-played journey

Actors who engage for a run of “39 Steps” really earn their wages. The fast-moving spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film was adapted from John Buchan’s novel by Patrick Barlow. Directed …
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Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was …

Springtime brings book events around Denver metro area

Might we say the smell of printers’ ink is in the air? Or, maybe with books online, that’s no longer viable. In any case, April is Poetry Month nationally, Arapahoe Community College holds its …

Fashion is in style at Denver Art Museum

Jim Howard became emotional as he looked at the beautifully framed and exhibited fashion illustrations, created during his 40-year career. “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” …
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The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you …
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Final day of Vail Film Festival honors filmmakers and their art

Day 3 – April 7 The final day of my Vail Film Festival experience and guess what – it’s raining. Again. But that’s okay, because today turns out to be the most …
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Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone …
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Irish band delivers unique blend of music

St. Patrick’s Day weekend was a busy one for Adam Goldstein, CL Morden and Kenny Martinez. But that’s not much of a surprise when you’re in an Irish band. Which makes the trio — better known …

Unprocessing your pantry: Spring cleaning that matters

Spring is finally here and I can’t wait to start working outside and plant my garden. I am sure everyone is thinking about what is on their spring cleaning list. For those of you who have been …
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Fashion illustrations bring style to Denver Art Museum

“Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” opened March 25 at the Denver Art Museum. Jim Howard, who now lives in Lakewood, had a four-decade career creating award-winning editorial …

There’s no place like home: Be wary of claiming office deduction

More and more people these days are working at home, often as an employee or as a small business owner with a home office. In 2003, 19 percent of employed people did some or all their work at home, …
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