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Churches differ on pandemic response

As Colorado’s third wave of COVID-19 grips the state, churches in the Denver metro area are preparing to take additional precautions, although they differ in their plans to do business in the weeks …
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Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …
Though temporarily closed to in-person shopping, the Shop at the Gardens has an online store where shoppers can find a variety of gifts for the gardener in your life.

Gift ideas for gardeners

As a staff member at Denver Botanic Gardens, I`ve always said one of my favorite gardens here is the Shop at the Gardens. Like most successful gardens, it is designed to appeal to just about everyone …
Bryce Lee performs in the Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in a previous year. This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the Colorado Ballet has partnered with Rocky Mountain PBS to present the show on television.

Still plenty to do in Denver for the holidays

Holiday gatherings will likely be quite different this year. But looking into a few things, I found there are many events still happening, either virtually or in a space designed to allow for social …
The book cover for “Secret Denver” by Eric Peterson and David Lewis.
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Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely …

Kim Mangle, a Golden resident, partners with several local businesses that sell her masks. The masks are also available at etsy.com/shop/5280masks.

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from …
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Arapahoe Libraries creative specialist Sivan Johnson works in the Southglenn Library recording studio before the pandemic. The library district offers three studios: one each in west and east Centennial at Southglenn and Smoky Hill libraries, respectively, and one at Sheridan Library in the city of Sheridan.

Denver metro area recording studios offer sound options

Music of various genres. Podcasts. Work presentations on a green screen. Slam poetry. Music videos. Making movies for film school. These are the types of works patrons have produced at free recording …
Frida Kahlo’s 1943 painting “Self-Portrait with Monkeys” is on display at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 24.

Kahlo, Rivera, Mexican Modernists at DAM

Now open at the Denver Art Museum: “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.” It runs through Jan. 24 and is sure to be a draw for area art …
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43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
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A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …

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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
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A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
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Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 …
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Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, …
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Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …

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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 …
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