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Album is change from yesterday’s news

In the movies that were churned out during Hollywood’s classic era in the 1930s, journalists mainly handled stress with a bottle of bourbon in their desks and an unending string of half-lit …
A view from the high walkway at the Wild Animal Sanctuary: in the distance: a pair of large male lions basking in the sunshine, forgetting stressful circus days. Midway, a lion peeks from a wooden shelter-people-watching, perhaps?

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the …
“Woman” by Rochelle Dammel of Lone Tree.

Gallery shows works by local women

Celebrate local artists! From 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 26, the large gallery space at CORE New Art Space at Ninth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive will host the opening for “Night Circus,” with works by …
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‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic …

Ed Talbot flew the Colorado flag while doing volunteer orca research in Iceland.

Arvada man aims to be more than a tourist

Ed Talbot calls himself a bit of an environmentalist. And he loves to travel. For the last 15 years Talbot has been combining those passions to volunteer with Earthwatch Institute, an international …
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Archery Games Denver is the action-packed experience that combines archery and dodgeball.

Archery meets dodgeball in Arvada

Think dodgeball, but played with bows and foam-tipped arrows in an indoor arena. That’s the premise behind Archery Games Denver, which opened in Arvada the weekend of Sept. 15. The action-packed …
Children run through the Festival of Scarecrows corn maze.

Scarecrows come to Olde Town Arvada Oct. 13

Scarecrows will be scattered throughout Olde Town Arvada Oct. 13 for the 22nd annual Festival of Scarecrows, hosted by Historic Olde Town Arvada. Festival attendees will be given a map and asked to …
Nobuntu, a five-member female a cappella group from Zimbabwe, will perform Oct. 27 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. The group also will put on an African dance workshop for ages 18 and older.

Female a cappella group from Zimbabwe to perform in Lakewood

A five-member female a cappella ensemble from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, will perform a fusion of Zimbabwean-rooted music, Afro jazz, gospel and crossover at a Lakewood concert Oct. 27. Nobuntu was founded …
Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire book, “Depth of Winter” carries the Wyoming Sheriff, Walt Longmire, to Mexico.

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western …

Katie Hui and Henry Craven enjoy a crisp, fall day at Cider Days.

Lakewood celebrates Cider Days for 43rd consecutive year

Cider Days aims to please every type of guest that attends the event each year. The two-day festivity was created as a way to celebrate Lakewood's agricultural heritage. Residents were treated to …
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‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the …

Arvada Center kicks off 2018-2019 season with “Mamma Mia!”

The Arvada Center couldn’t have chosen a better musical to begin the new theater season. I love the music of ABBA. Rod A. Lansberry directs this quintessential “feel good,” show. Music and …
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LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music …
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A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they …

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A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: …
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