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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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“Don’t Tell Mama” features the Kit Kat Klub dancers in “Cabaret” at Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton.

‘Cabaret’ is rousing but not all fun and games

In his director’s notes for the “Cabaret” program — the musical opened Sept. 6 at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center — Nick Sugar, aka Master of Ceremonies, says this is his seventh …
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Authors of Colorado books are named to hall of fame

Naturalist, historian, Colorado native and author Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock is among 21 honored authors who have published books in or about Colorado. They were inducted into the newly formed …
Cyclists ride recently on the Cherry Creek Trail near Centennial.

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for …
Dave Ingram, 70, kneels down to engage in “dead heading,” the process of removing old flowers to promote new growth. Ingram was on hand Sept. 11 at Hudson Gardens for its Meet the Rose Gardener event.

'Great fall bloom period' ahead at Hudson Gardens

Just off one of the busiest highways in the south Denver metro area sits a quiet refuge of nature, where master gardeners pass on tips to the public. “This year was late starting in terms of when …

Arvada High School students twirl their flags as they lead in the high school's marching band.

Arvada Harvest Festival parade participants showcase entire city

This year’s Arvada Harvest Parade took a new route, with the parade beginning at the intersection of Allison Street and Ralston Road on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Western-themed parade continued down …
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Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. …
Mary Louise Lee and her orchestra will perform ”A Tribute to Diana Ross” at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Tribute to Diana Ross coming to Lone Tree center stage

Diana Ross’ powerful musical career is the focus for a new show developed by Mary Louise Lee and the Mary Louise Lee Orchestra — and it’s booked for Sept. 21 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Lee will …
The Queen City Jazz Band performed at Town Hall in Littleton in the 13th Annual Jazz Festival, a Western Welcome Week event.

Jazz concert is favorite event at yearly festival

Happy jazz fans gathered at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton on Aug. 16 for the 13th annual Littleton Jazz Foundation Concert, featuring Queen City Jazz Band, with vocalist Wende Harston. QCJB …
“Arizona” by Craig Marshall Smith, will be included in the PACE Center exhibit “Meyerose and Smith: Collaboration.”
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Artists collaborate on pieces in show

“Meyerose and Smith: Collaborations” will run Aug. 30 to Oct. 30 at the PACE Center’s gallery at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker. It features 12 collaborative paintings by Jennifer Meyerose and …

Arvada’s annual festival and parade has been drawing large crowds and lots of smiles for decades, including this scene from 2016.

Five things to know for the Arvada Harvest Festival

Arvada has a western weekend in store as the town prepares for the 94th annual Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade, which will take place in Olde Town Arvada on Sept. 6, 7 and 8. The …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …
Jenna Cardenas’ photo “Basilica Bridge” is part of the exhibit A Tour of Italy, now on display at Arapahoe Community College.
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Art show is record of voyage to Italy

“A Tour of Italy” opened Aug. 12 at the Colorado Gallery of Arts, in the Annex at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. …

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‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama …
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