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Matt Rettmer with his wife, Heidi, and daughters Peyton and Lindsey.

My Name Is … Matt Rettmer

About me I was born and raised in Minnesota and completed my high school and college education in the Minnesota and South Dakota region. After receiving my bachelor's degree in fitness and wellness …
"Gucci, Boston #1” by hyper realist painter Rob Gratiot won Best of Show at the 2018 Lone Tree Art Expo, which runs through Nov. 26 at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Variety of works shown for expo announcement

The lobby and hallway were filled with artists and art lovers/lookers on Sept. 26 when the Lone Tree Arts Commission hosted a reception/awards announcement for its 17th Annual Art Expo, featuring 61 …
Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.
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Top-notch blues coming to stage

Veteran blues musicians Felicia P. Fields (Big Mama), Shake Anderson and Chic Street Man perform an after-hours jam session at the Chicago nightclub where they're working in “Low Down Dirty …

Colorado Book Award submissions now accepted

Submissions are now open for the Colorado Book Awards for books published in 2018 or November or December 2017. Guidelines and entry forms are available at coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit. …

Cindy Welch painted a scene of the waterfall at Sanctuary Golf Course for an auction by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital at its benefit golf tournament.
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New painting shares beauty of waterfall

On Sept. 6, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital held it’s a golf tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. Dinner and an auction were included and Castle Rock watercolorist Cindy Welch donated …
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Golden’s Historic Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl uses actors to tell visitors about real events that some believe have left the community’s most historic buildings haunted.

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of …
“Do You Remember Me?” by artist Paul Gillis is included in an exhibit of his work, “The Dark that Was Is Here” at the Littleton Museum.

Painter’s unusual works spark imagination in show at museum

Visit Paul Gillis’ exhibition at the Littleton Museum with a space for new stories cleared out in your mind. They will be stories you invent as you walk through the gallery — and circle back …

Weavers group hosts yearly sale of fiber arts

With fall’s sunny weather and cooler nights comes an annual event we anticipate happily. It usually marks the beginning of holiday shopping because it offers items I won’t find anywhere else — …
ThunderRidge High School Theatre Students behaving as their characters would in “Up the Down Staircase” to be performed Sept. 27-29.
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School hosts endearing look at life of teacher

“Up the Down Staircase,” Christopher Sergel’s funny play adapted from Bel Kaufman’s book, is the choice for the fall play, Sept. 27-29, in the auditorium at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 …

Elena Mathys cosplays as Bandit Sivir from the video game “League of Legends.” She feels cosplay is important to create a sense of community. “It should be about art, the effort, the friends that you make and the community,” she said.

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came …
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LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music …
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A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they …
Dana Benton will dance the lead role in “Sleeping Beauty” presented by the Colorado Ballet.
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet comes to stage in downtown Denver

Sleeping Beauty” begins the season for Colorado Ballet, Oct. 5 to 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, with traditional choreography by Mario …
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Bridal shop helps fetch better future for dogs

On Sept. 15, the Bridal Collection, 4151 E. County Line Road, Centennial, combines resources with Brighter Days Dog Rescue at the store, which sells wedding dresses, accessories, moms’ dresses, …

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A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: …
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