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Album is change from yesterday’s news

In the movies that were churned out during Hollywood’s classic era in the 1930s, journalists mainly handled stress with a bottle of bourbon in their desks and an unending string of half-lit …
“Woman” by Rochelle Dammel of Lone Tree.

Gallery shows works by local women

Celebrate local artists! From 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 26, the large gallery space at CORE New Art Space at Ninth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive will host the opening for “Night Circus,” with works by …
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‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic …
Archery Games Denver is the action-packed experience that combines archery and dodgeball.

Archery meets dodgeball in Arvada

Think dodgeball, but played with bows and foam-tipped arrows in an indoor arena. That’s the premise behind Archery Games Denver, which opened in Arvada the weekend of Sept. 15. The action-packed …

Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire book, “Depth of Winter” carries the Wyoming Sheriff, Walt Longmire, to Mexico.

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western …
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Golden’s Historic Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl uses actors to tell visitors about real events that some believe have left the community’s most historic buildings haunted.

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of …
ThunderRidge High School Theatre Students behaving as their characters would in “Up the Down Staircase” to be performed Sept. 27-29.
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School hosts endearing look at life of teacher

“Up the Down Staircase,” Christopher Sergel’s funny play adapted from Bel Kaufman’s book, is the choice for the fall play, Sept. 27-29, in the auditorium at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 …
Elena Mathys cosplays as Bandit Sivir from the video game “League of Legends.” She feels cosplay is important to create a sense of community. “It should be about art, the effort, the friends that you make and the community,” she said.

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came …
Emily Luhrs, Sophie and Shannan Steele, Donna in a finale version of “Dancing Queen” in “Mamma Mia” at the Arvada Center.

Strong music marks shows in Aurora, Arvada

We spent a couple of happy evenings on a recent weekend surrounded by music, enhanced by live bands and fine voices …  “Mamma Mia,” by ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, …

Glow at the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp …
Columnists

Pull up a chair: November’s busy ballots will soon start arriving

It’s October and everyone’s ballot for the Nov. 6 election will soon be delivered by your friendly U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, beginning around Oct. 15. This particular ballot will be …
Coming Attractions

‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the …
Chrysanthemums can be propagated by cuttings. Cut a few inches from the tip and then put in soil. Keep the soil moist until roots are established.

The gem of fall

The chrysanthemum is one of the most popular fall flowering ornamental plants and is known for its many varieties of color, shapes, sizes and growth habit. Under the crisp fall weather, the big and …
Tiffany Erspamer

Clarity, honesty key in talking about suicide with children

Dear Ask A Therapist, We have a family member who ended her life by suicide. My children are old enough to be curious about this. How should I answer questions about why this happens and whether …

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LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music …
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