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It’s October, and already this year I’ve written three separate times about the power and community that comes from seeing musicians live in concert. I wrote about live music’s power to connect us to each other, to entertain, and to provide … more
It seems like everybody took a piano lesson or two in their lives. I did for years, learning how to play some of my favorite Vince Guaraldi “Peanuts” songs, as well as the piano versions of some of my favorite pop songs at the time — stuff … more
We grow up with music all around us. Its in movies, TV shows, playing over the speakers in stores and shops, and can be heard blaring out of car windows on the road. But I didn’t start understanding music until I got to school. I don’t … more
About me I grew up on a farm about 60 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas. My family moved to Colorado when I was 12, and I have lived here ever since. For 20 years, my wonderful wife and I raised our family in Broomfield, and currently we live in … more
Through the plays and musicals they do, actors get the opportunity to go to places as people they wouldn’t otherwise. But for the first show of the 2017-2018 season, the Arvada Center is bringing to life a world all too familiar to its cast — … more
The last time I was part of a choir was when I was a sophomore in high school, and I performed with St. Joan of Arc’s youth choir. I sang for three or four months, and it was fine. But when I quit to work a summer job, it didn’t exactly break … more
There were dozens of Wheat Ridge police officers gathered in Hayward Park on the evening of Aug. 1, and it wasn't because of any crime being committed or dangerous situation unfolding. They were there to party. The officers were joined by … more
Why should someone care about Kendrick Lamar?” That’s the question I was asked when I first pitched a column on the rapper’s stop at the Pepsi Center on July 29 to our newsroom. Standing in line to get into the sold out show, I kept … more
There’s so much more to great music than what you hear coming through the speakers. More often than not, it’s the result of interesting twists of fate that inspired the lyrics or melody, hours of studio tweaking and fine-tuning, and then work … more
Every year when its time to start laying out the Lakewood Cultural Centers performance season, Susan Martin, the center’s administrator, looks for one thing — diversity. “I want an eclectic mix, with something for everyone,” Martin … more
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