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Taking it to the streets: Sharing music and words of love in the age of COVID

A small desk, an antique typewriter and some space on Denver’s 16th Street Mall are the tools Colorado native Devan Kingsford needs to arouse some pretty strong emotions. With a few taps on the …
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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
Ada Florence Ashford, 95, is shown in her kitchen wearing the apron she put on first thing each morning in this 2004 photo by Kristina Loggia, part of the “Apron Chronicles” exhibit opening Jan. 23 at History Colorado.
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‘Apron Chronicles’ exhibit coming to end of journey

History Colorado at 1200 Broadway in Denver is a wonderful spot for family (or individual) visits on a winter — or actually, any — day. Exhibits take you back to the state’s years-ago history …
The cast of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" will perform via streaming on Jan. 29 and 30.

Virtual play gives every seat a good view of 'love and murder'

As lights go up, young Monty D’Ysquith (Matt LaFontaine) has a visitor, a washerwoman — friend to his late mother — who informs him that he is ninth in line among the D’Ysquith heirs to the …
An employee working the Santiago’s take-out window smiles for the camera in Brighton.

Word on the heat: Forget the controversy, enjoy your chiles

Hatch, Pueblo, Anaheim or an upstart from Greeley — Coloradans have differences of opinion on who grows green chiles best. But when it comes to the state’s love for the spicy fruit (yes, fruit), …

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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
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"Whatcha Got There?" is the title of a photo of two screech owls by area photographer Carl Paulson, currently exhibiting at Vita Littleton.

Photographer takes wing with new focus

Photographer Carl Paulson is a Littleton Fine Arts Guild member who recently become a birder, which has led to new subjects for his camera, starting in his back yard and other nearby locations ... He …
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Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …
“Ocean Wave” is an oil painting by Castle Rock artist Brigitte Runnalls, who has been creating art since childhood.

Artist makes exhibition plans in uncertain time

Last October, the most recent time the Littleton Fine Arts Guild was able to highlight an exhibiting artist at the Depot Art Gallery, Brigitte Runnalls of Castle Rock was named “Artist of the …
Daisy Patton’s art was displayed as part of #ArtFindsUs, a mobile exhibit implemented in a partnership between Doug Kacena’s K Contemporary art gallery and the nonprofit Athena Project.

Opportunities to experience art abound in Denver

Years ago — when he was in college — Doug Kacena read somewhere that only about 25% of Americans visit art museums or private art galleries. Still, Kacena, owner/curator of K Contemporary art …

Potter, assemblage artist stays busy

No word yet about when Littleton’s Depot Art Gallery will be able to open again for art lovers, but be assured that member-artists are still creating paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, prints …
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Arts remain unbound during COVID pandemic

With so many stuck inside for the bulk of this year, there’s a common outlet creatives all over are turning to — podcasting. Doug Kacena, artist and owner of Denver’s K Contemporary art …
This year’s “Main Street Mini” from Watkins Stained Glass is available from the shop. Call 303-798-1515 to inquire.
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Class and glass merge in yearly special ornament

Each year, Jane Watkins, of Watkins Stained Glass, 3821 S. Broadway, Englewood (on Littleton’s Main Street for many years), creates a special Main Street ornament to hang on the tree or set on a …
“From Vintage, With Love” is a holiday show available via streaming by going to VintageTheatre.org.
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Theater offers holiday show in streaming style

“From Vintage, With Love,” described as a “Holiday Cabaret,” featuring Randy Chalmers, Isabelle Duran, Elisha Horne, Traci Kern and Mary Louise Lee, will be available through streaming …
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Pop Culture Con cancelled for 2021, still connects with community

Fans of superheroes, science fiction, elven kingdoms and anime are going to have to wait longer than they were hoping to meet some of their favorite creators and other fans in person — after …

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Miners Alley is a home four holiday theater

Holiday theater is a big deal, as Len Matheo, executive and artistic director at Miners Alley Playhouse, well understands. He estimates that the theater makes about 25 percent of its yearly income in …
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