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Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer …
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Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
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House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …
Jessie Rayford of Jessie’s Smokin Nola, in Centennial, talks about details in making good Cajun food.

Successful Cajun is all about the love

The secret to making truly good Cajun food boils down to one word — love. Restaurants and food trucks serving Cajun across the Denver metro area may give a quick, one-word answer when asked about …
Stacy Roberts’ soft pastel painting, “The Whole of the Moon,” won Best of Show in the “Flights of Fantasy” exhibit at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center.

Imagination soars at ‘Flights of Fantasy’

Brilliant colors, paintings in motion, it seems ... welcome us to the new exhibit, “Flights of Fantasy,” at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in Littleton, open during box office hours. …

This rendering shows “Tuono,” a public art piece that will be installed at the Lone Tree Arts Center but was postponed by spring snow.

Art doesn’t show when snow says no

Lone Tree Arts Center delayed the installation ceremony for the new public art piece, “Tuono,” due to inclement weather. It was scheduled for the April 20 city council meeting, but a spring …
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New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …
“Greetings from Denver,” located at 1695 Platte St., was painted by Victor Ving, who travels the country full-time in his RV creating large postcard paintings on buildings.

Art for all

For New York-born artist Victor Ving, Colorado looks like craft beer, skiers and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. “At each stop, I collaborate with local artists, businesses, and residents to create a piece …
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Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
On Earth Day, April 22, Hudson Gardens will have a beekeeper open house from 3 to 6 p.m.

Open house set for new go-round of Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day and readers are invited to celebrate it at Hudson Gardens, with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. where a beekeeper will show the inside of an active hive. Enjoy a community drum …

Actor Gregory Peck and his wife Veronique are shown in 1965, part of an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum through July 18.

Museum celebrates elegant wardrobe, lifestyle

Charmeuse, jacquard, organza, surah are among the fabrics included in Denver Art Museum’s current exhibition of “Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Veronique and Gregory Peck,” …
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Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Operatic entertainment was enjoyed in this 2020 “Opera on Tuesday” luncheon for Denver Lyric Opera Guild members at the Cherry Creek Country Club.

Opera guild names winners in contest

In years past, there was a Denver Lyric Opera Company and a group of supporters formed the Denver Lyric Opera Guild in 1965 to support singers ages 23-32 as they began their operatic careers. When …
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Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …
Anna Montgomery, a soprano, is the first-place winner in this year’s Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition.

Opera guild picks winner in yearly competition

Soprano Anna Montgomery, 27, was the first-place winner in Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s annual competition. Her First Place Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation Award amounted to $6,000, which will …

This Christopher Dresser five-legged chair will be exhibited when the Kirkland Museum reopens soon.

Christopher Dresser exhibit set to open doors soon

“Truth, Beauty and Power: Christopher Dresser and the Aesthetic Movement” will open soon at the Kirkland Museum — opening delayed by a burst water valve. In the meantime, a virtual “360 …
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