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Curious sights around Denver metro area tell historic tales

With many Coloradans still avoiding large crowds with the continued risk of COVID-19, some may be taking a better look at what’s in their neighborhood — or even driving around with no particular …
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Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …
AUMC Members Ben and Maggie Roe speak with staff member Laura Winberg as they get their spot for AUMC’s parking lot service.

AUMC celebrates 150th with hope, honks

During its many decades of operation, the congregation at the Arvada United Methodist Church has withstood everything from the Great Depression, which left it with $3.35 in the bank at one point, to …
Cast performs “Almost Heaven” near Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden.

Arts center adjusts to world of restrictions

When the world closed down last spring, Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center closed a production of “Barefoot in the Park” a week early and started on a different kind of journey. The board of …
The new Freyer-Newman Center at Denver Botanic Gardens opens Sept. 26 with an exhibit called “Garden and Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration.”
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Exhibits coming at new facility in Denver Botanic Gardens

The new Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, has several exhibits starting Sept. 26. Timed tickets must be reserved online. Masks will be required. “From the Vault: …

A graduating Hope House mom listens to the graduation ceremony while holding her baby, who attended the ceremony with the graduate’s friends and family.

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on …
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“South Valley Sky” is an oil by Merrie Wicks, exhibited in the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” show at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 …
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‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
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‘Winter Counts’ offers insights, excitement

With a tough-guy narrator, Virgil Wounded Horse, who functions as an enforcer/vigilante on the Rosebud Reservation, south metro Denver area author David Heska Wanbli Weiden leads a reader through a …
Austin Zucchini-Fowler’s iconic mural of a nurse with boxing gloves on along Colfax Avenue in Capitol Hill.
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Walls can talk — From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, street art thriving in the Denver area

When Denver muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler came up with the idea to create a mural depicting an angel-winged nurse in a fighter’s stance wearing boxing gloves last April, he did not imagine the …

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Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that …
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Bob Smith’s “Saggar-fired Vase #1.”
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Arapahoe Community College gallery goes vividly virtual

Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts will be virtual-only until at least January 2021.
Young Voices of Colorado performs its 2019 winter concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The choir will hold a virtual fundraising gala on Oct. 3, though in-person performances are unlikely to occur before 2021.
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Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from …
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New miniature home, more big fun

While a pandemic isn’t the optimal time for the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls & Toys to reveal their new home, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating their reopening after two years. …
Patricia Aaron's painting "Witness" was created with beeswax, pigment and mixed media. It is being shown in the Center for Visual Arts' exhibition "The Walls Between Us."
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'The Walls Between Us' shares works by collective

“Witness,” a painting by Patricia Aaron of Greenwood Village, hangs in Metro State University's gallery, Center for Visual Arts, at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, in a new exhibit called “The …

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They’re all good puppers at Museum of Nature and Science

People love dogs. A lot. Take a walk down any street in the metro area, pop a squat at almost any patio or take any trail, and you’re bound to meet a pooch or two. Which makes “Dogs! A Science …
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