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Colfax Museum houses 'endless stream of history and stories'

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who changed American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the Denver area, … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more

Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got … more

Denver Botanic Gardens scientists help track plant life along urban trail

In the lower levels of the Denver Botanic Gardens, the nonprofit’s herbarium holds more than 70,000 plant specimens as well as fungal samples and plant DNA. The plants are pressed in blotting paper … more

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky … more

Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun … more

Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer … more

Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to … more

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — … more

Heroine can only run so far from her past

You’ve always marched to the beat of a different drummer. When your friends wanted to do one thing, you were the lone voice of dissent. You rocked your own fashion, hair color, and make-up, never … more

Murals take daily life from dull to delightful

Local artist Chuck Parsons knows well how the metro area’s street art scene has grown and changed over the last more than 30 years, and well he should. He has been a part of it many times. … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had … more

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that … more

Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 … more

Primate habitat is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans … more

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the … more

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing … more

'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver … more
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