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Wedding bells falling silent as COVID-19 disrupts plans, industry

Bobbie Jo Dodson waited to reschedule her wedding, clinging to hope she and her fiancé could enjoy some semblance of the event they spent a year planning, until the choice to reschedule was no …
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Watch movies and support Denver Film simultaneously

While we’re all stuck indoors protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, many will be streaming some of the movies we might’ve missed recently. But if you’re itching to see something new …
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Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …
Bikers zip by under the East Arapahoe Road bridge last summer at the Cherry Creek Trail, along the Centennial city border.

Look outdoors for boredom cure

Haven’t left the house in several days? Looking to get out, hopefully, sans crowds? As communities throughout the nation ban gatherings of 10 or more and urge people to practice social distancing …
The colossal 1888 Roosevelt pipe organ at Denver’s Trinity United Methodist Church is “one of the monuments of organ building in the West,” said organist Norm Sutphin.

Pipe organs speak with majesty

Outside Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver, the din of the city roars. But inside the old church, a stone anachronism in a canyon of steel and glass, there is silence. Organist Norm …

Russ Marsh leads Dean Aizenman, 4, through a swim lesson at Smilefish Swim School in Castle Rock.

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among …
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AMC Theaters across Denver, including in Highlands Ranch, Westminster and Littleton, have replaced traditional movie theater seats with power recliners.

An industry in recline: Movie theaters step up comfort, amenities for enhanced experience

Traditional moviegoing is struggling, and it’s not hard to see why. Cheap Netflix subscriptions. High (and higher) definition TVs. The ability to stream endless hours of entertainment with the push …
Gonzo, the coordinator of Reach Studio, stands with the pieces created for Reach Studio’s 10th Annual Exhibition: Afrofuturism. The show is on display at the RedLine studio now through March 29.

Artistic outlets amid hardship for Denver area's homeless

Within a single week, dozens of regulars find their way to the 2300 block of Arapahoe and Curtis streets in Denver. Steven Barth, a jazz keyboard player, leaves the homeless shelter he’s been …
Phamaly Theatre Company performers during HONK! the musical. Phamaly hosts sensory friendly programming to families who need a little extra space or are sensitive to light and loud noises.

Sensory- and memory-friendly events give opportunities for expression in the Denver area

The Barros family has difficulty finding programs they all can attend. “We try to take them to events as much as I can, but the kids at this age don't pay attention for an hour,” Fernando Barros …
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Annual Dragon Film Festival roars in return

Asia’s dynamic and varied cultures have histories and stories that go back thousands of years, and as “Parasite” thrillingly displayed at this year’s Oscars, there are many, many stories …

Comedian Zac Maas headlined the show at Max Taps brewery in Highlands Ranch Sat. Jan. 25. Maas’ jokes produced laughter, shock and applause.

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and …
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Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
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DJFF highlights personal, universal storytelling

Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …
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The Arvada Center invites audiences aboard the Orient Express

There’s a particular challenge to telling a story that is very well-known by the audience. But when it’s one of the most well-known murder mysteries in popular fiction, well, that’s a whole …
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‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …

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Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …
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