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Difficult conversations important

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what … more

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 … more

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 … more

Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers … more

Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with … more

‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely … more

Geezer candidates on a vacation

As a geezer candidate, I find traveling has become a challenge. I discovered this when my husband Dick and I recently took a vacation in Steamboat Springs. The first day we lugged in a trunkful of … more

Children learn good fridge raiding

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up … more

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century … more

National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could … more

‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama … more

Marketing fruits and veggies to kids

“Yum. Here are some fruits and vegetables,” says adult to child. Young child’s mouth is sealed shut. “Let’s eat some salsa you helped chop up! Yummy!” Magically the mouth may open up with … more

Lots to learn about and experience at RMNP this summer

Front Range Colorado has one of the most expansive outdoors laboratories in the nation. We enjoy thousands of acres, a short driving distance from the east side urban center, offering a massive … more

Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both … more

Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the … more

Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - … more

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of … more

‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large … more

Yolks on us: The confusing nature of eggs

Time Magazine recently published an article titled “Are Eggs Healthy?” You may end up more confused about eggs after reading that article, so I thought I would share what I know about eggs. In … more

Scope out the heavens at area observatories

One of the best parts of summer are the warm evenings, which allow for all kinds of fun activities without the sweltering summer sun. And some great activities are only available during the evening … more
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