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Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from …
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The Hildebrand Farmhouse, on the National Register of Historic Places, is part of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

Enchantment grows at Chatfield Farms

More than a century ago, in 1866, pioneer Frank Hildebrand purchased 160 acres of farmland along Deer Creek for $500 — in what is now south Jefferson County. The property included a log house, …
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Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of …
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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Emma Messenger as Angie B and Regina Fernandez as Lu in Sin City Social Club at Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre.

Colorado playwright’s work takes stage

Two weathered facades with shutters are set side by side at the back of a busy New Orleans square — one is the (Ba)sin Street Social Club and the other, we soon learn, houses the notorious Angie B. …

Several of the Littleton Museum’s churro breed heritage sheep will be sheared at the “Sheep to Shawl” event on May 18.

Shear excitement coming at ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event

Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton.
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“Two Artichoke Flowers” by Vanessa Martin is included in the Tangible Terrain exhibit at Town Hall’s Stanton Gallery.

‘Tangible Terrain’ has unusual touch

Four area artists will exhibit works in a variety of mediums during the theater run of “The World Goes Round” at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center. They are Stephanie O’Malley, photography; …
“Molecular Mimicry” is a ceramic art work in the Student Art Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College.
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Student artwork displayed in gallery until mid-April

The annual exhibition of Arapahoe Community College fine-arts students is open at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts through April 16, featuring student art from the ceramic, 3D design, drawing, …
“Skeleton Crew” at Curious Theatre. Cast: Cajardo Lindsey (Reggie), Kristina Fountaine (Shanita), Perri Gaffney (Faye), Quin Marchman (Dez).

Car factory at heart of stage production

The setting is the break room at a Detroit auto plant, with a high window that looks out onto the assembly line, a cavernous space beyond. There is a block of small personal lockers, a strip with …
Denver-area comedian Sam Adams’ “True Color” routine went viral last August, inspiring people around the world to match their skin tones to paint chips. “We’re all people of color,” Adams says, “so go find out what color you are.”

His comedy gives black-and-white conversation a new hue

Comedian Sam Adams had just finished auditioning for a commercial the afternoon of Aug. 22, 2018, when he saw the text from a friend: “Dude, you are blowing up Facebook.” A video showcasing a …

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‘Beehive’ is all about the music

We wondered if Lone Tree’s director/choreographer Candy Brown had ever performed in “Beehive” during her long career. “No,” she answered, “I’m not really a singer — I’m a dancer who …
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Wander + Ivy turns customers into casual sommeliers

Convenience is king in today's consumer market. Entertainment, food and clothing have all seen significant convenience advancements in recent years and now, thanks to Highlands resident Dana …
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Spend an evening at the Sin Street Social Club

The majority of pieces I write about theater productions in this column are about shows that I haven’t seen yet. That’s the nature of the beast - theaters obviously want pieces to run as early as …
Yosvani Ramos of the Colorado Ballet will appear in “Ballet Masterworks,” which runs from April 5 to 14. The company will present “Serenade” to music by Tchaikovsky and “Carmina Burana” to Orff’s music, accompanied by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Evans Choir.
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‘Ballet Masterworks’ program opens with ‘Serenade’

Balanchine’s choreography for “Serenade” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, set to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings,” will open Colorado Ballet’s “Ballet Masterworks” …
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‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …

Members of Sogetsu, a national school for Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, will demonstrate at the Denver Home Show March 22-24 at the National Western Complex.
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Denver Home Show coming for three days

The Spring Denver Home Show will be filled with fresh ideas when it opens March 22-24 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Included will be demonstrations of Ikebana, Japanese …
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