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MCA Denver shares artists’ creative process

There’s a podcast now for almost everything — listeners can get guidance on tackling mental health challenges, learn about practically any period of history and develop strategies for a fantasy … more

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop. more

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening … more

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options. more

‘A little treasure in the city’

Walking through the Denver Art Museum with Clara Ricciardi is like traveling back in time to Mesoamerica and experiencing it firsthand. She’ll tell the story behind a ttipqui pin used by the Inca … more

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air … more

Getting kids into music

Don’t be surprised when children driven by the lively music at an Inside the Story performance form a conga line and show the adults how it’s done. “We have had very lively kids jump up on the … more

Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

For many people, college leads to all kinds of new starts. For Tess Condron, Rylee Dunn and Emma Troughton, their time at the University of Denver led to the formation of the indie rock trio … more

Keeping Hispanic culture and traditions alive

Hispanic traditions have helped shape the tapestry of Colorado and the United States. It is organizations like Denver’s Mexican Cultural Center that helps keep these traditions alive through arts … more

The true story of Denver’s Chinese community

Ask any Denver resident if they know lower downtown was once home to a bustling Chinatown, and the answer is probably “no.” Denver’s Chinatown, which was located in an area known as Hop Alley … more

Denver Film Festival brings the world’s stories to Denver

There’s a reason that during the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people turned to the film world for solace and inspiration. The Denver Film Festival is aiming to achieve that same … more

‘A swing and a groove’ for listeners every month

Dzirae Gold remembers hearing about Denver’s Five Points and its bustling jazz scene when she was growing up in Chicagoland. “It was the Harlem of the West (and) all of the great jazz musicians … more

DFF45 brings the world’s stories to Denver

There’s a reason that during the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people turned to the film world for solace and inspiration. The Denver Film Festival is aiming to achieve that same … more

Say yes to ’The River Bride’ at the Arvada Center

Magical realism is one of the most difficult genres to tackle – blending the recognizable with the mystical is a fine line to walk. For the first production of the Arvada Center Black Box … more

Newman Center celebrates 20 years bigger than ever

Reaching the milestone of two decades in operation is an achievement that any arts organization should rightfully celebrate. But add in that it’s the first full season since the COVID-19 pandemic, … more

Fall has arrived in Denver

Autumn in Denver is a wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats, haunting entertainment, family fun time, Día de los Muertos celebrations or simply … more

Swallow Hill Music starting to buzz again

Aengus Finnan planned to relax for a while after eight years of serving as executive director of the Folk Alliance International, an organization based in Kansas City, Mo. He was planning to take … more

Visit Stars Hollow on Gilmore Girls Day

Gilmore Girls” is one of the best shows for those who appreciate sharply drawn characters, lightning-fast dialogue and small towns with a personality that just can’t be replicated. That’s … more

Rosenberry Lecture series returns to in person

Everybody missed different things when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to go virtual. For some it was concerts at their favorite venues, others movies at their local silver screen and for … more

Experience the beauty of culture through art

“I’ve heard it said that the power of art is like a beating drum; you can feel it in your chest. That’s why people spontaneously cry when seeing certain artworks. It moves you and changes you … more
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