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Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
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The sunset at 5 p.m., looking northwest from East Arapahoe Road and South Colorado Boulevard on Nov. 19 in Centennial.

Getting up after 'falling back' when daylight saving time ends, sunlight dwindles

About one in every three American adults already doesn’t get enough sleep, and the end of daylight-saving time can throw another wrench into the equation — even though the day “gains” an hour …

It’s in the cards: Some advice for sending holidays greetings

It’s that holiday-card time of year again. But before you open up the address book or spreadsheet, read up on some modern etiquette for addressing those to whom you’re sending your jolly good …
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Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …

Having people over for Turkey Day? Here are some tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …

Rabbi Boaz Heilman, left, accepts a cup of wine from his wife, Rabbi Sally Finestone, during his formal installation as Rabbi of Westminster’s Congregation B’nai Torah Nov. 9. Heilman succeeds Rabbi Anat Moskowitz, who moved to Florida for health reasons.

Westminster congregation installs new Rabbi

For Rabbi Boaz Heilman, Judaism is a 3,000 year old religion, but it’s also relevant to modern concerns - and he’s eager to show how. Heilman took over leadership of the Westminster’s …
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Artistry up close

Dancer Killian von Holdt of the Hannah Kahn Dance Company performs a dance about water during Inside the Orchestra. The event, run by a local nonprofit of the same name, came to Lamar Street Center …
Alyssa Loya of the Huitzilopochtli. The 40 West Arts District celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1. There was art, food trucks, live performances and opportunities to interact with the Lakewood art community.

Día de los Muertos in Lakewood

The spirit of Día de los Muertos came to life in the 40 West Arts District on Nov. 1. The arts district celebrated the holiday as it coincided with first Fridays, an event where galleries and …
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 …
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 …

Around 120 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. It is the largest exhibit to feature the artist’s work in 25 years.

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more …
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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 …
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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 …
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