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Curious sights around Denver metro area tell historic tales

With many Coloradans still avoiding large crowds with the continued risk of COVID-19, some may be taking a better look at what’s in their neighborhood — or even driving around with no particular …
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Cast performs “Almost Heaven” near Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden.

Arts center adjusts to world of restrictions

When the world closed down last spring, Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center closed a production of “Barefoot in the Park” a week early and started on a different kind of journey. The board of …
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Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
“South Valley Sky” is an oil by Merrie Wicks, exhibited in the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” show at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 …
Julie Deden is the director of the Colorado Center for the Blind.

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital …

Among precautions in place at the Castle Rock Artfest were one-way walking paths and a mask requirement.

Artfest an annual showcase

Live music played as people meandered down one-way walking paths set up in downtown Castle Rock. Signs reminded people how traffic should flow, that they should keep at least 6 feet of distance from …
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‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
David Heska Weiden.

‘Winter Counts’ offers insights, excitement

With a tough-guy narrator, Virgil Wounded Horse, who functions as an enforcer/vigilante on the Rosebud Reservation, south metro Denver area author David Heska Wanbli Weiden leads a reader through a …
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Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that …
The work on display at Walker Fine Art’s Common Ground exhibit evokes the universality and calmness of nature. The pieces create a sense of familiarity without relying on photo-realistic creations.
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Finding the Common Ground at Walker Fine Art

People are coping with the loss of the summer of 2020 in many ways, but there’s a reason that so many are finding their solace in the natural world - there’s often a comfort and peace in nature …

A "Victoria Longwood" water lily is an extravagant specimen on display at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.

'Victoria Longwood' water lilies at Hudson Gardens in Littleton are a pretty big deal

The Water Gardens and surrounding ponds at Hudson Gardens in Littleton display more than 140 varieties of aquatic plants, which serve as a cover for a variety of minnows, tadpoles and other small …
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Bob Smith’s “Saggar-fired Vase #1.”
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Arapahoe Community College gallery goes vividly virtual

Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts will be virtual-only until at least January 2021.
Young Voices of Colorado performs its 2019 winter concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The choir will hold a virtual fundraising gala on Oct. 3, though in-person performances are unlikely to occur before 2021.
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Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from …
Patricia Aaron's painting "Witness" was created with beeswax, pigment and mixed media. It is being shown in the Center for Visual Arts' exhibition "The Walls Between Us."
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'The Walls Between Us' shares works by collective

“Witness,” a painting by Patricia Aaron of Greenwood Village, hangs in Metro State University's gallery, Center for Visual Arts, at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, in a new exhibit called “The …
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They’re all good puppers at Museum of Nature and Science

People love dogs. A lot. Take a walk down any street in the metro area, pop a squat at almost any patio or take any trail, and you’re bound to meet a pooch or two. Which makes “Dogs! A Science …

Gumby, a rescue dog who survived a rough stretch on the streets of Los Angeles, is the winner of the Aspen Grove Shopping Center dog photo contest.
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Littleton's Aspen Grove has winner in dog photo contest

Aspen Grove Shopping Center in Littleton has made a point of being dog-friendly, and with that comes a furry host. After a photo contest drew 300 entries, a little guy who has had a tough life was …
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