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Farming the city: Urban homesteaders get back to the land

Sundari Kraft grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder. But while she fantasized about a self-sufficient life in a little house on the prairie, she lived in a bungalow in Northglenn. “As I got older, I …
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Auditions set for national talent competition

National talent competition Celebration of Music, hosted by piano prodigy and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick, will host virtual auditions in Colorado for its nationally televised competition. …
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From the mountains of Vail to audience’s homes

One of the most challenging things about attending the annual Vail Film Festival is spending your time inside a movie theater when you’re in such a beautiful mountain town. That won’t be a …
The Arvada Center has been temporarily closed and empty throughout the pandemic.

Arvada Center uncertain about long-term impacts of coronavirus

Through her time volunteering at the Arvada Center, resident Mary Jo Giddings has noticed that the nonprofit’s volunteers tend to stick around for a while — much like she has, volunteerering with …

Veterans Writing Workshops now offered online

Veterans Writing Workshops offer a safe place for veterans, their adult family members and caregivers to write and talk about their experiences. To help connect veterans with each other and continue …

Dave Carrigan, of South Metro Fire Rescue, plays his Great Highland Bagpipe every evening as the sun sets in solidarity with pipers around the globe in a movement to spread hope.

Bagpipers inspire hope through song

Alone in a field at the edge of the Cottonwood subdivision in Parker, firefighter Dave Carrigan stood tall and stiff as he played his bagpipes. The sun started to set April 22 at about 7:46 p.m. As …
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Edward Smith Scott

TV's 'Sheriff Scotty,' former Englewood mayor, dies

Edward Smith Scott, a graduate of Englewood High School and a former Englewood city councilmember and mayor, has died at the age of 91. Scott, who was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Denver, died at his home …
The D’Evelyn High marching band competes at the state championships in 2019.

Jeffco Public Schools recognized for music programming, access

In choir director Chris Maunu’s experience, few places lend themselves to discussion about social issues quite as well as the music room does. While some may picture a choir classroom as a place to …
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Help protect historic structures from the couch

For the last decade, HistoriCorps — founded in Denver and now based in Morrison — has been striving to protect the historic buildings that keep the stories of our country alive from disrepair, …
Entertainers greet people from above as they pass through the gates of the Colorado Renaissance Festival castle in July 2019.

Colorado Renaissance Festival delayed

The popular summer attraction that draws throngs to south Douglas County has been postponed for several weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Megan Murphy holds a chicken during a “Meet the Chickens” event as part of the Jefferson County Library District’s online offerings.

Denver metro area arts go online

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton was just about to start its spring kids’ classes when the arrival of COVID-19 changed everything. “Once that all came apart, I, like everybody else, sort of sat …
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Colorado Symphony commits to #PlayOn

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been relying on music something fierce to keep me sane and calm(ish) during this time in quarantine. And despite the fact that we can’t go out to see their …
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Arvada Center invites artists to share quarantine creations

As a working artist, Collin Parson — the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator — understands the need to create during such a tumultuous time. But with exhibitions canceled all over …
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Watch movies and support Denver Film simultaneously

While we’re all stuck indoors protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, many will be streaming some of the movies we might’ve missed recently. But if you’re itching to see something new …
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Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …

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Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
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