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I recently had the pleasure of attending a presentation by former French spy, Marthe Hoffnung Cohn. Marte is now 96 years old and she spoke for over an hour. The lecture was at the Westminster Recreation Center at 104th and Sheridan. A similar … more
I’m not on social media very often. But I took to Facebook this week to ask people what they are thankful for. I don’t need to remind any of us that we are a fractured nation at this moment, but we are also blessed in so many ways. The … more
Many people say they grew up in a musical family, but I almost always get a few raised eyebrows when I tell people I literally grew up in a record store. My mother owned Wheat Ridge’s Budget Tapes and CDs for more than 20 years, and I’d often … more
Most of us open our hearts on occasion, but many do this far too infrequently. While this is a learned trait, it’s also something that is easily changed. It’s easily changed if you want to. An open heart provides more joy, better health, … more
Whenever people ask me the stereotypical question — The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? — my answer is simple: Bob Dylan. Apparently the Nobel Prize committee is of the same opinion, since Dylan was just named as the 2016 recipient of the … more
Your Father's Mustache, a traditional Dixieland band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Littleton United Methodist Church. The band was booked by Charlie Carroll, who started the Littleton Jazz Foundation 10 years ago and started a year of … more
Principal dancer Maria Mosina, as Odette, partners with Alexei Tyukov in selected performances of “Swan Lake” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Mosina has announced that she’ll retire at the end of this season … more
Denver’s jazz scene will never match the bustling birthplaces of the genre — New Orleans, Chicago and New Orleans — but the Mile High City still boasts an impressive jazz history. Art Bouton, executive director of the Colorado Jazz … more
Sculptor Madeline Weiner’s new marble “Flower Girl” now resides in the Sensory Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. It was dedicated on Oct. 1 by Denver Arts and Venues, Denver Botanic Garden and Weiner. “Flower Girl” … more
Spiders are often over-feared and misunderstood. When a spider web and huge “Charlotte” appear in the yard you might turn them into family STEAM activities at home (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Adults and children can … more
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