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A tribute to perserverance at the DJFF

If there’s one thing most of us have learned over the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s perseverance. And that all-important trait is honored in the 26th annual Denver Jewish Film Festival. … more

An alternative to San Luis Valley water plan

I am opposed to the plan for Douglas County to purchase water rights from the San Luis Valley. Considering that up to 50% of residential water use is for landscaping, here is an alternative. more

New connections, new information lead to new opportunities

In business as in life, sometimes we approach situations and people strategically, and other times we recognize opportunistic moments. When that happens, we try and capitalize on those times when … more

‘The Liar’ revels in the stupidity and power of love

Any and all muscles lose their strength if they’re not used. Even comedic ones. So, when it comes to putting on a production after two very strange years, it’s understandable that rust needed to … more

Do you remember the time?

Last week a good friend of mine and former neighbor, Steve, posted something on his Facebook page. It was a story of road trips he would take with his family and all the sights, sounds and feelings … more

Finding the laughs over Golden

There’s been no shortage of shortages over the last couple years, but one of the most difficult has been the deficit of laughter - and things worth laughing about. And let’s face it, we could use … more

A gentle answer turns away wrath

For every minute of anger, you give up 60 seconds of peace of mind.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The title of this column comes from an old proverb. And it seemed such an appropriate reminder for the … more

Orchestra plans event for families, children

Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great … more

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru … more

Persistence is more than just pushing through

So, we stopped doing what we needed to stop doing. And we started new and better activities and positively rewarding habits with an understanding of how important it is to build and maintain momentum … more

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what … more

Once we start, don’t stop

Have we ever noticed that there was something that we used to do that was awesome in helping us achieve more, make our job a bit easier, or just helped us perform at a higher level and then for some … more

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again. more

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz … more

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools … more

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are … more

It’s goodbye, again, and I have a favor to ask

I’m not exactly sure what you’re supposed to do when you retire. I hear that often it involves hikes and beers with friends and reading the great books and binge-watching Marvel movies. Those all sound rewarding. But I’m not sure that’s going to hold me for long. more

Opinion: Some tax planning ideas for year’s end

Another year is in the review mirror and what a year it has been! This year’s challenges may create opportunities for last-minute tax savings, so it is always good to have a plan. more

Opinion: BAAMING our way into 2022

There was no one else in the hotel gym that morning. The music playing in her earbuds was upbeat, fast-paced and loud. Almost loud enough to drown out her heavy breathing as she neared the end of a … more

Miners Alley says farewell to ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you speak to most actors, they’ll tell you that every production creates a family feeling between the cast and crew. And while that feeling is important, it’s fleeting, since people tend to go … more
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