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Parker gallery offers intriguing look at fiber art

“Autumnal Equinox” by Aurora fiber artist Diana Vander Does hangs just inside the entrance into the gallery at the PACE Center in Parker. It’s included in an exhibit, “Contrast,” by the …

Three photographers exhibit powerful images in Littleton

“Past and Future Focus,” displayed in the Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center from May 12 through June 22, accompanies the last production of the theater’s season: …

ACC releases 2018 issue of prestigious Progenitor

Progenitor: A person who first thinks of something and causes it to happen. This definition faces an opening letter from the co-editors, Arapahoe Community College students Cara Allen and Rachel …
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Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how …

Furry Scurry supports homeless pets and horses

Two- and four-legged friends helped raise $875,000 (and counting) for services to help homeless pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry. An estimated 10,000 people and 5,000 dogs …
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Concertmaster Knetsch retires from Lone Tree Symphony

Violinist Rene Knetsch was honored by the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra recently upon his retirement as concertmaster. Elizabeth Loye, decorator of the special cake he enjoyed, is also a substitute …

Eye of the Camera winners show works in museum

Two strong photographs greet visitors as they enter the gallery at the Littleton Museum. One is Steven Caulfield’s bright, seemingly-in-motion “Peacock” and the other is J.R. Schnelzer’s …

Bring your appetite - it's the third annual Food Truck Carnival

It’s only taken three years to turn Northglenn into the most diverse dining district in the Denver Metro area for one weekend, the third annual Food Truck Carnival. “The first year we did this, …

An old warrior takes to the sky again

On May 5 and 6, a Flying Fortress will be soaring through the skies above Colorado. Its name is the Madras Maiden and it’s a 1944 Boeing B-17 — a World War II bomber plane that can tell a story …
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Spending the summer with national, local musicians

Lakewood resident Tim Litherland and his wife love spending their summer evenings under the stars at Lakewood’s Heritage Center, sipping on a libation and listening to live music under the stars. …
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Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on …
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Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being …
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Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, …
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Painter celebrates anniversary with reception at Parker studio

Painter Jay Moore is celebrating five years in his downtown Parker studio location with exhibition of a body of new works. Visitors are welcome to see his new paintings reflecting his love of his …
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Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim …
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