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Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …
“Save the Bees” by pastel painter Jeanette Stutzman is included in the Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at Curtis Arts Center.
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Pastels on parade at art center through June

The Mile High National Pastel Exhibition opens May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road (just west of University Boulevard in Greenwood Village) and runs through June 29 during …
The gardens at Kendrick Lake in Lakewood are a perfect example of a fully-xeriscaped landscape using a variety of native plants and low-water-use plants.

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in …
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Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the …

Mackenzie Boyd is a Castle View High School student heavily involved with volunteer work at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

My Name Is … Mackenzie Boyd

About me I am 16 years old and a junior at Castle View High School. Working with the Family Leadership Training Institute My mom and I are both participants in the FLTI of Arapahoe County, which …
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Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to …
“Will You Ever Really See Me?” by Karen Kirkpatrick, who won Best of Show (Color) in the 2018 Eye of the Camera show in Littleton. Her works are now exhibited at the Littleton Museum.

Photographers share intriguing works in show

During each annual Eye of the Camera Exhibit at the Littleton Museum, the juror names two prints — one color and one black and white — as “Best of Show.” The photographers who entered them …

Book’s live-or-die story proves impossible to ignore

You’ve been told it’s impossible. No one can do it. You may as well not even try because it’s never been done before. Not possible — except when it is, because there’s no other way. It’s …
On May 4 and 5, Civic Center Park in downtown Denver turns into a mini Mexico for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. The two-day event celebrates the country’s culture and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …

A glimpse of history

Cinco De Mayo — or the fifth of May — is an annual celebration honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Traditions in the state of …
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Creating paper glass Chihuly art

Whenever it is too a cold, too wet to play outside or children are sick, grandparents can take out a few art supplies and try a new easy craft. It’s always good to be prepared. This craft is based …
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Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
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Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …
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Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of …

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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
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