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Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. …
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Operatic singer Michael Hoffman won the Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition in 2018 and is pictured in performance.

Denver Lyric Opera Guild events open to public

Opera lovers are invited to enjoy several free performance events this season, beginning with Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Louise Conter Master Class, conducted by Charity Koepke, Opera Colorado’s …
“Summer With Ophelia” by Sheila Marie is included in the Depot Art Gallery’s new exhibit of animal images.
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‘Animals, Tame and Wild’ inhabit art gallery

Through March 1, a Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ exhibit — “Animals, Tame and Wild” — will feature visions of the animal world, those near and dear and those who inhabit far places. …
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Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
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DJFF highlights personal, universal storytelling

Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …

Bill Knoll’s “Super Worm Moon” is exhibited in a joint exhibit with Tim Kathka at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch.

Photographers share views of world in show at church

Tim Kathka and Bill Knoll, both members of the active Littleton Fine Arts Guild (and both Nebraska natives), will exhibit their photographs in the gallery at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in …
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Comedian Zac Maas headlined the show at Max Taps brewery in Highlands Ranch Sat. Jan. 25. Maas’ jokes produced laughter, shock and applause.

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and …
Javier Gutierrez, better known as El Javi, is a guitarist of southeast Denver who uses his music as a form of expression. Dubbed “The King of Rock Flamenco,” El Javi kicked off a year-long international tour with a concert at Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall on Jan. 24.
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King of Rock Flamenco makes Denver home

The traveling, rootless life of gypsies doesn’t appeal to everybody, but for guitarist Javier Gutierrez, better known as El Javi, embracing life on the road led not only to self-discovery but …
Chris Coleman, 68, right, speaks during a meeting Jan. 23 of the Kiwanis Club of Belmar at Sunrise Sunset restaurant in Lakewood. Next to her is Jane Braithwaite, 69, past president of the club.

Denver metro community service groups push for younger recruits amid membership challenges

They help distribute eyeglasses to people in need in other countries. They make sure cancer patients get Valentine’s Day gifts. They light children’s faces up with much-needed school supplies. …
Sara Easterly’s book, “Searching for Mom,” is set mostly in Littleton, where she grew up as an adopted child. She held a book discussion and signing at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove on Jan. 12.

Memoir recounts longing, looking for birth mother

Sara Easterly recently introduced her newly published memoir, “Searching for Mom,” to an audience at Littleton’s Tattered Cover, where the book sold out. Easterly, a Seattle resident for 20 …

Dancers from Colorado Ballet will alternate in flying onto the set and performing as Peter Pan.
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Dance performance never grows old

“Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, as interpreted by Colorado Ballet, continues through Feb. 9 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Center for Performing Arts. Check on ticket …
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The Arvada Center invites audiences aboard the Orient Express

There’s a particular challenge to telling a story that is very well-known by the audience. But when it’s one of the most well-known murder mysteries in popular fiction, well, that’s a whole …
“Place and Time” by Littleton’s Rita Derjue is among her paintings exhibited at Bemis Library in Littleton through January.
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Artworks bring color to library in winter

Longtime Littleton painter rita derjue has an exhibit of colorful recent works at Bemis Library through Jan. 30 in the gallery. Some are familiar mountain landscapes, while others may be scenes from …
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‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …
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Abstract artist to share techniques, approaches

Denver-based abstract artist Homare Ikeda will teach “A New Look at Tools and Skills” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 7 for guild members and guests of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe …

Allan Harris is the star of the show “Cross That River” about America’s first black cowboys.
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Black cowboys are focus of jazz show

“Cross That River: A Concert About the Black West,” with jazzman Allan Harris, tells the story of black cowboys in the unsettled West of the 1860s and about Blue, a runaway slave who escapes …
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