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‘Longmire’ series author will speak to readers in Lone Tree

Popular author Craig Johnson, whose “Longmire” series has been a hit for readers and TV watchers, will appear at Lone Tree Arts Center, at 10025 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 to …

Art shows that began in 1980s continue in south metro area

Once upon a time, 35 years ago, two long-running south area galleries decided to hold juried exhibits open to all Colorado artists — and issued a call to artists to enter what each called the …

'Sunshine Boys' examines fame, aging, human condition

In a fine example of cross-marketing, Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy about two aging vaudevillians, “The Sunshine Boys,” played for two weeks in the lobby of the Barth Hotel to benefit Denver …

Day one of the Jeffco Fair full of fun

From fans of rodeo to wrestling, those seeking family fun, foodies and homebrewers, 4-H supporters and livestock purchasers to live music lovers, this year's Jeffco Fair & Festival offered something …

Cooks settle beef in Denver Burger Battle

Seven years ago, Denver resident Jeremy Kossler sat down at the counter of Crave Real Burgers, a restaurant in Castle Rock. He wasn’t in the restaurant by chance, and he wasn’t just any customer …
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Buy library materials by the bag at annual sale

The 10th annual Bag of Books Sale runs Aug. 10 to 19, as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week celebrations, hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. Last year, a volunteer who was …

Looking back 53 years at devastating flood

The view from the windows of the classroom at Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park was especially pertinent. In the distance is a sculptural reminder of how high the water was running on June …

‘Over the Top’ shows wartime persuasion

Given today’s lightning-fast responses to national and international events and government actions, we may have forgotten the earlier days when public persuasion involved posters and printed …

Independent bookstores here to stay in the Denver metro area

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Aspen Grove in Littleton, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about LEGOs. …

Landscape photography carries viewers away

From the first super-sized work at the gallery entrance through almost 100 images, shot day and night across our ever-amazing world, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today” offers a Denver …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …
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'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …
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Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …
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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human …
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