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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 …
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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 …
Anna Nicks goes through old records at Global Thrift. The thrift store is operated by volunteers and benefits Global Refuge, an organization that carries out international projects for refugees.

Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. …
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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 …

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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Bianca Morris, 10, stands with a delivery of Girl Scout cookies. She and the other girls in her troop will be spending a third of this year’s revenue on a fun day out, saving a third of it for a future troop trip and investing a third of it to go toward their Bronze project, which will benefit the community.

Skills and deliciousness go hand-in-hand with cookie sales

Robin Morris, a Girl Scout troop leader and mom, loves what the annual cookie sales does for the girls. “It’s a tremendous opportunity,” Morris said, “because they learn skills that they will …
Chris Coleman, 68, right, speaks during a meeting Jan. 23 of the Kiwanis Club of Belmar at Sunrise Sunset restaurant in Lakewood. Next to her is Jane Braithwaite, 69, past president of the club.

Denver metro community service groups push for younger recruits amid membership challenges

They help distribute eyeglasses to people in need in other countries. They make sure cancer patients get Valentine’s Day gifts. They light children’s faces up with much-needed school supplies. …
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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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Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …

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Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow …
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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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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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Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …
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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …

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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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