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My mother helped save South Table Mountain

There are many good things I could say about my mother such as her stability, her cooking, and her designing our family home in Applewood Mesa. A rock in the community, mom stayed put in the same …

Arvada Center launches first Book Fest

A New York Times best-selling author will be the keynote speaker at the first Arvada Center Book Fest, a one-day celebration of books, reading and writing. Laura Moriarty will discuss her latest book …

Diverse lineup set for Summer at the Center concerts

Critically acclaimed and award-winning artists will perform as part of the Summer at the Center concert series at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. “This summer’s concert lineup is …
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Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim …

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Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …
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Storytime in Golden

Stories connect us all. This is true of a small child spellbound by a bedtime tale, or a business worker who adds a winning personal touch to their presentation. So it should come as no surprise that …

'39 Steps' offers a truly, silly and well-played journey

Actors who engage for a run of “39 Steps” really earn their wages. The fast-moving spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film was adapted from John Buchan’s novel by Patrick Barlow. Directed …

Hope House 5K supports self-sufficiency programs

The Hope House 5K and Fun Run will be 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada. Last year over 300 attended the event that is both family friendly and competitive as it is an official …
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Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was …
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Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in …
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The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you …
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Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone …
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Irish band delivers unique blend of music

St. Patrick’s Day weekend was a busy one for Adam Goldstein, CL Morden and Kenny Martinez. But that’s not much of a surprise when you’re in an Irish band. Which makes the trio — better known …
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Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” …
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Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the …
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