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Baker resident Fernanda Oliveira performs the roll of the Doll in “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. In addition to dancing with Colorado Ballet, Oliveira choreographs her own pieces as well.

Colorado Ballet dancer talks about love of classical movement

Magic happens every December at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House as toys come to life and glittering snow falls on stage during Colorado Ballet’s performances of the “The Nutcracker.” But for …

Red Rocks theater students chosen for regional festival

Theater arts and dance students at Red Rocks Community College have been chosen to participate in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Feb. 18-22 at the University of Oregon …
Webster

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 …
Veteran Denver Actor Erik Sandvold, as Scrooge, hears about a scary future from the Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come in “Twist Your Dickens” at the Aurora Fox.

‘Twist Your Dickens,’ ‘Elf’ at opposite ends of holiday fare

The past week led us to two of many local theatrical holiday celebrations — one for families and the other clearly for grownups—and the metro area theaters offer a range of holiday entertainments …

Coming Attractions

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 …
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This red satin dress was designed by John Galliano for the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2004 collection in Paris. Galliano was the fifth creative director of Dior, where he worked from 1997 through 2011.

House of Dior gets display in Denver

Fashion fans need wait no longer for the Denver Art Museum’s latest showcase of high fashion and its place in the art world. “Dior: From Paris to the World” opened Nov. 19 and runs through …

Arvada Center celebrates holidays with musical

A musical based off the popular 2003 film starring Will Ferrell helps kick off the holiday season at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. “Elf, The Musical” follows Buddy the Elf on his …
A family toast at Thanksgiving unites the Blake family who gather together in “The Humans” at Curious Theatre.

‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by …
“Curse of Interesting Times” book cover by Patricia Paul of Castle Rock.

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has …
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Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately …
Columnists

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 …

Less ducks and more geese seen here during migration season

You may watch the sky with an eye toward anticipating our uncertain and changing Colorado weather, or more specifically, you may be a bird watcher. Regardless you would have seen an almost overnight …
Coming Attractions

Arvada Center curtain rises on Christmas cheer

One of the best things about the holiday season is gathering together with family and friends to watch one of the many classic Christmas movies. One of the more recent entries into the canon is the …
Van Colln

Staying realistic can help avoid the holiday blues

Dear Ask A Therapist, With the holidays approaching I am finding myself feeling overwhelmed. I find it stressful and sad, and I don’t look forward to it. Is that normal, and what can I do about it? …
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Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend feast of music

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of year in the metro area. Families and friends are in town and everyone is looking for something fun to officially kick off the holiday season. There …
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