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There are many features that make a good haunted house, but there’s one none can do without — atmosphere. That’s a tricky thing to create artificially, but few places have it in spades like a cornfield at night. “A good haunt is all … more
It’s October, and already this year I’ve written three separate times about the power and community that comes from seeing musicians live in concert. I wrote about live music’s power to connect us to each other, to entertain, and to provide … more
My first concert was Tom Petty at Fiddler’s Green in 1990 when I was 5 years old. At that age I don’t remember much, except how I felt when he played “Free Fallin’.” Hearing everyone singing along in unison showed me how music could bring … more
It seems like everybody took a piano lesson or two in their lives. I did for years, learning how to play some of my favorite Vince Guaraldi “Peanuts” songs, as well as the piano versions of some of my favorite pop songs at the time — stuff … more
Dav Pilkey knows firsthand how hard it can be to stay focused in school. When he was in the second grade, he remembers being labeled all kinds of things including a troublemaker, and the kid with ADHD. When he became too disruptive, his … more
If you ask Bert Hargrave, it’s a good sign that his employees really like talking about their work. It means they’re enjoying what they do. Which is what a boss wants when their employees are responsible for something as important as numerous … more
We grow up with music all around us. Its in movies, TV shows, playing over the speakers in stores and shops, and can be heard blaring out of car windows on the road. But I didn’t start understanding music until I got to school. I don’t … more
Through the plays and musicals they do, actors get the opportunity to go to places as people they wouldn’t otherwise. But for the first show of the 2017-2018 season, the Arvada Center is bringing to life a world all too familiar to its cast — … more
The last time I was part of a choir was when I was a sophomore in high school, and I performed with St. Joan of Arc’s youth choir. I sang for three or four months, and it was fine. But when I quit to work a summer job, it didn’t exactly break … more
In the seven years since The Edge Theater was founded, it’s put on 56 productions, including multiple regional premieres, a few world premieres, and even a musical. But the next challenge for artistic directors Rick and Patty Yaconis is a … more
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