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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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Denver-based artist Hazel Miller had her eye on success back in 1984, but didn’t imagine it’d come in the Mile High City.

Hazel Miller: Look what she can do

Back in 1984, Kentucky singer Hazel Miller was looking for a bigger market and a new home for her talents, little realizing that she’d find that midway through her trek. Miller grew up with a …
Haydee Rodriguez.

My Name Is... Haydee Rodriguez

About me My husband and I came out to Colorado 21 years ago from Mexico. We came for his work, and then we just ended up staying here. He said that life is better here, and at the time, my son was in …
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 …
Anicee Lamoreaux, right, poses for a photo with former First Lady Michelle Obama. Lamoreaux has had her art on display at the White House, the Colorado State Capitol and the 40 West Arts District. She says painting helps her relax and express her feelings.

40 West shows off art made by residents with disabilities

Westminster resident Anicee Lamoreaux is only 16 years old, and yet, she has already broken over 200 bones and had four major surgeries. She suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone …

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 …
Arts & Entertainment
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 …
All-vocal rock band Face performs for a crowd of hundreds at the Streets at Southglenn’s Dancing in the Streets free concert series last year. The band covered songs in genres that ranged from country to dance-pop.

Diverse offerings make up summer concert lineup

A diverse range of entertainment, including political satire, high-energy a cappella, and retro throwbacks, will highlight the 2020 summer concert series at the Arvada Center. The series, featuring …
The Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company co-present “The Drowsy Chaperone” from March 20 through April 5 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Jazz Age musical jam packed with song and dance

When a die-hard theater fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in a musical farce. “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on stage from March 20 to April 5 at the Lakewood Cultural …

“Illuminating Colfax” by Lindsey Earl. Her piece shows the cliff divers that Casa Bonita is known for as well as the restaurant’s entrance. Casa Bonita has been part of the Lakewood community since 1974.

Viva Casa Bonita - Next Gallery kicks off Casa Bonita art exhibit

The spirit of Casa Bonita took over Next Gallery in Lakewood on the night of Feb. 21 through the Viva Casa Bonita art showcase. The Lakewood art gallery was filled with art all dedicated to the …
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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 …

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family …
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