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Ready, everyone, the lights are going down

Look closely: When John Wayne and Victor McLaglen fight it out near the end of John Ford’s “The Quiet Man,” it appears that McLaglen knocks off Wayne’s toupee with the first punch. The …

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month …

My name is … Bryan Fields

About me I'm originally from Oklahoma. I grew up in a rural town called Wister. The population is around 1,000 people. I've been in full-time vocational ministry since 2003. My previous church was …

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda …

‘American Idiot’ is gripping stage production set to music

The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green …
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Area theaters plan range of offerings in new season

No matter what your taste in theatrical entertainments, performances both new and familiar are at hand, with appealing dinner spots nearby. Town Hall Arts Center, Lone Tree Arts Center and PACE have …

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old …

College gallery exhibition recounts journey to Japan

In late spring, 48 Arapahoe Community College art students and faculty members flew to Japan for the 2018 Study Abroad excursion, landing in Osaka, then onto legendary Kyoto, where they began a …
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Dancers plan shows to help one of their own

When Littleton Youth Ballet put out a call, dancers heard and responded. Colorado Ballet soloist Francisco Estevez, 29, has recently been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare disease that …

'Santa Fe Secret' is intriguing mystery

When Marilyn Brown Oden’s new mystery, “Santa Fe Secret,” appeared on my desk, I was immediately drawn in by the cover photo of that New Mexico City’s famous sunlit ancient plaza — an …
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Coming Attractions

Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to …
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Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 …
Coming Attractions

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part …
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Community college lawn to offer artistic adventure

The west lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is the place to be on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! More than 160 artists, local and out-of-state, will offer their …

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time …
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