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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
Some people like to use trekking poles when they go snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …
Mark Dodge and John Harmsen hold up an illustration depicting the Harmsen family’s Sugar Bar Ranch in Wheat Ridge, where they lived and had their family, as it looked in 1955.

Golden Museum gets a sweet treat

Aside from cold cans of Coors and scores of brainy School of Mines grads, there is perhaps no Golden export more famous — or beloved — than the Jolly Rancher. Local couple Dorothy and Bill …
The Daniels and Fisher clock tower, near Arapahoe Street on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, lit up the night of Dec. 30 for the holidays.

New year's resolutions: Experts say to 'set small goals' and 'find the joy'

After the most disruptive year in generations upended the social, financial and mental well-being of billions across the world, the question many face with the arrival of the new year is: What’s …

Daisy Patton’s art was displayed as part of #ArtFindsUs, a mobile exhibit implemented in a partnership between Doug Kacena’s K Contemporary art gallery and the nonprofit Athena Project.

Opportunities to experience art abound in Denver

Years ago — when he was in college — Doug Kacena read somewhere that only about 25% of Americans visit art museums or private art galleries. Still, Kacena, owner/curator of K Contemporary art …
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Arts remain unbound during COVID pandemic

With so many stuck inside for the bulk of this year, there’s a common outlet creatives all over are turning to — podcasting. Doug Kacena, artist and owner of Denver’s K Contemporary art …
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Pop Culture Con cancelled for 2021, still connects with community

Fans of superheroes, science fiction, elven kingdoms and anime are going to have to wait longer than they were hoping to meet some of their favorite creators and other fans in person — after …
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Miners Alley is a home four holiday theater

Holiday theater is a big deal, as Len Matheo, executive and artistic director at Miners Alley Playhouse, well understands. He estimates that the theater makes about 25 percent of its yearly income in …
The Arvada Center has had to cancel or close much of its usual in-person offerings, but has forged ahead with virtual offerings, like the current fine arts market.

Worldwide artistic exposure

Emily Grace King has gotten familiar with the logistics. She’s taken photographs of the items, weighed them and shipped them out. This includes a necklace she mailed out last week to, of all …

Leslie O’Carroll, a well-known local actor, is included in the cast of Arvada Center’s virtual play “Family Tree.”
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Holiday series will take place on virtual stage

Why are we surprised that the always creative Arvada Center has come up with a new holiday entertainment? “The Family Tree: A Virtual Holiday Comedy” deals with the situation may of us are …
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Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …
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Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …
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43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
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A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …

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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
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