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Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint …
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Don’t sow your oats, eat them!

From magazine articles to television advertisements, oats are promoted as a superfood and there have been countless scientific studies regarding the benefits of eating oats. Heart disease is the …
Fran Coet

Scary tax season elicits one common reaction: Boo!

It’s been a scary tax year. We have been plagued by numerous changes in tax laws, inadequate wage withholding, and a government shutdown that delayed many of the Internal Revenue Service’s …

Irish storyteller among presenters at conference

Those who love telling stories, as well as those who love to listen to them, will enjoy three events planned during the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference April 12-13 at the American …

Goodbye for now geese

Colorado’s waterfowl hunting season is over. For Front Range sportsmen, it was an average season with duck and goose numbers holding steady along the Front Range. It was obvious, nonetheless, that …

Coming Attractions

Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …
Arts & Entertainment
Anythink Library York Street concierges Gina Collette, left, and Heather McCuistion pose with luchadores Heros and Sol Azteca Feb. 26. The pair of Mexican wrestlers both work in Denver through Lucha Libre Life and showed off their moves at the library.

Librarians and Luchadores

When wrestler Heros flipped his opponent Sol Azteca over and slammed him into the ground at Anythink Library’s York Street branch, the resounding thud was enough to make most of the patrons …
Karen Hartman (book) and Neyla Pkarek, score, work on their new musical, “Rattlesnake Kate,” introduced at the Colorado New Play summit.

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the …

‘Interview with a Mexican’ prepares for first Northglenn performance

Naropa University professor Lorenzo Gonzalez goes beyond simply teaching about the theater: For months, he’s starred as Gold Hat in the play “Interview with a Mexican.” For Gonzalez, the role …

Colorado cast combines modernity and Mozart in Loveland opera

When conductor Adam Torres drives to work, the commute from his home in Broomfield to the Loveland Opera Theatre takes about 50 minutes. But where some may find tedium in driving this commute four …

Anythink series celebrates gardening, backyard farming

Anythink patrons can dig in to all things gardening and backyard farming with the library district’s Dig It series this March. From indoor planting to creating a food business, Dig It provides …
Columnists
Christian Redman sits in the clubhouse of his Parker condominium complex, wearing the sweatshirt of his beloved Blackhorse regiment. Blackhorse veterans are planning a last ride for Redman, who is dying of cancer.

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to …
Coming Attractions

Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work …
Coming Attractions

New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …
Column by Clarke Reader

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …

Webster

Rethinking milk: Clearing up a cloudy subject

Milk is not as healthy as you have been led to believe. We all think that milk helps build strong bones, but that message came from an advertising campaign and not a quality scientific study. Reports …
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