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Maggie Stacy plays Stacy and Steven Burge is Adam in “What You Will,” playing at Benchmark Theatre.

Intriguing new play goes in uncharted directions

One walks through the edge of Adam and Greg’s simple living room on the way to a seat for Benchmark Theatre’s world premiere production of “What You Will” by local playwright Jeffrey Neuman. …
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Ute culture in the spotlight at History Colorado

Now open: “Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History,” in development for more than four years, is open at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. It tells a story in artifacts, visual, …
Lilly Hinsley said working with the Miss Amazing organization offers girls and women with disabilities a place to make lifelong friendships.

Castle Rock girl is 'Amazing' as national preteen queen

Lilly Hinsley began experiencing hearing loss at age 3. By age 4 her family tried introducing hearing aids, said Hinsley's mother, Nicole `Daisy' Howell, but Hinsley could barely hear at a 10 percent …
Melissa England is a teacher from Castle Rock who also enjoys outdoor activities with her family.

My Name Is … Melissa England

About me I grew up in Littleton and moved to Missouri to attend the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After college I worked in Chicago but missed Colorado and came home! I have lived in …

Baker resident Fernanda Oliveira performs the roll of the Doll in “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. In addition to dancing with Colorado Ballet, Oliveira choreographs her own pieces as well.

Colorado Ballet dancer talks about love of classical movement

Magic happens every December at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House as toys come to life and glittering snow falls on stage during Colorado Ballet’s performances of the “The Nutcracker.” But for …
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Veteran Denver Actor Erik Sandvold, as Scrooge, hears about a scary future from the Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come in “Twist Your Dickens” at the Aurora Fox.

‘Twist Your Dickens,’ ‘Elf’ at opposite ends of holiday fare

The past week led us to two of many local theatrical holiday celebrations — one for families and the other clearly for grownups—and the metro area theaters offer a range of holiday entertainments …
Maura McInerney, the curator of education at Foothills Art Center in Golden, puts the finishing touches on a few examples of cardboard gingerbread houses in preparation for the children’s classes offered at Foothills Art Center on Dec. 8 and 15.

Gingerbread houses make memories

Probably every little kid dreams of living in a house made of candy, said Coletta Smith of Castle Rock, one of the coordinators for the Colorado Christmas Adventure event. “Gingerbread houses …
Jurgen de Lemos will lead the Littleton Symphony plus choirs and dancers in “A Littleton Christmas” on Dec. 7 and 8 at Littleton United Methodist Church.
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Music, voices, dancers bring energy to holiday

Start with a symphony orchestra, add two choirs and mix in some dancers in the aisles. You’ll have “A Littleton Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8 at Littleton United Methodist Church, …
“Rejoice,” a painting by Nathan Abel, won Best of Show in the 2018 Own an Original Exhibition at the Littleton Museum, through Jan. 6.

‘Ritual’ theme ties together art show at museum

When the annual call for artists went out for Littleton Fine Art Board’s annual Own an Original exhibit, submissions came in for considerably more than 200 works of art, from 68 Colorado artists. …
This red satin dress was designed by John Galliano for the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2004 collection in Paris. Galliano was the fifth creative director of Dior, where he worked from 1997 through 2011.

House of Dior gets display in Denver

Fashion fans need wait no longer for the Denver Art Museum’s latest showcase of high fashion and its place in the art world. “Dior: From Paris to the World” opened Nov. 19 and runs through …
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Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young …

Kids have quite a bit of fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important …

Less ducks and more geese seen here during migration season

You may watch the sky with an eye toward anticipating our uncertain and changing Colorado weather, or more specifically, you may be a bird watcher. Regardless you would have seen an almost overnight …
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Arvada Center curtain rises on Christmas cheer

One of the best things about the holiday season is gathering together with family and friends to watch one of the many classic Christmas movies. One of the more recent entries into the canon is the …
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Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend feast of music

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of year in the metro area. Families and friends are in town and everyone is looking for something fun to officially kick off the holiday season. There …
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