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Thanksgiving meal alternatives are varied for those seeking lighter fare or less work

For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
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The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District installed a new sculpture outside of the Fillmore Auditorium last month. The sculpture is part of the BID’s overall Streetscape Plan, which aims to improve the safety, appearance and development along Colfax corridor.

New sculpture celebrates vibrance of Colfax

A new sculpture from the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District is looking to bring a little more vibrancy to the corridor. The sculpture, which is bright pink and shaped in the logo of the BID, …
The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu performs Nov. 9-10 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu to perform concerts

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will return for two performances of mbube music featuring songs from the latest album “Obabes beMbube” (Women of Mbube). From Zimbabwe, the group has drawn …
Joe Barnholt

My Name Is... Joe Barnholt

About me I was born and raised in Denver, but I moved out to Lakewood five years ago. I went to Colorado School of Mines, but I am currently a project manager with a software company. Over the …
Baile folklórico — traditional Mexican folkloric dances — performed to live mariachi music is one of the highlights of Olinger Crown Hill’s Día de los Muertos Celebration, which takes place on Nov. 2.

Olinger Crown Hill to celebrate Día de los Muertos Nov. 2

The community is invited to a free, family-friendly Día de Muertos Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. For …

Nancy Lovendahl begins carving the Sweet Grass Dance sculpture, which was installed at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge on Oct. 25.

Anderson Park receives its first public art piece after renovation

“Life is sweet in Wheat Ridge.” At least that’s what the city’s residents are saying as part of a video project happening now as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the city’s …
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Wild Beautiful Orchestra sings a cover of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." The orchestra performed throughout the day at Belmar Boo on Oct. 26.

Halloween in Belmar

Little trick-or-treaters were joined with dogs at downtown Belmar on Oct. 26 for Belmar Boo. Stores handed out candy to costumed children as the Wild Beautiful Orchestra played Halloween tunes …

A fun night in the Old West

For Richard and Suzanne Zernow of Lakewood, the fun begins weeks before the actual event, when you’re planning out your outfit for the theme of the evening. “And when you arrive that evening,” …
Myles Weldon takes a moment to pose. Residents came decked out in Halloween costumes for the festival.

Love Lakewood Fall Festival

Halloween arrived early this year at the Love Lakewood Fall Festival. Residents came to the Lakewood Link Recreation Center on Oct. 19 dressed in costumes for a day of free family fun. The festival …
The interactive “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science provides visitors the chance to learn how characters are made and moved in the studio’s films.

‘Science Behind Pixar’ is trip to infinity and beyond

Even the most cursory look at Disney Pixar Animation Studios’ creative output makes one thing abundantly clear — the studio is responsible for the most astounding creative output of this century. …

Denver Film Festival takes audiences to new places

At its core, film is an expression of people’s lives, and as such, it stands to reason film festivals would mirror this fact. And for more than two decades, the Denver Film Festival was at least …
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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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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 …
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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 …
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‘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 …

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 …
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