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Brett Forsberg with his dogs, Dolly and Chewy, during their daily visit to Berkeley Dog Park.

City council debates $500,000 solution to Denver's dog park problem

For years, Taylor Nelson would load dogs Ozzie and Titan into his car, start the engine and embark on his half-hour daily commute. Except he wasn't commuting to work — he was going to the dog park. …
Cindy Welch painted a scene of the waterfall at Sanctuary Golf Course for an auction by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital at its benefit golf tournament.
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New painting shares beauty of waterfall

On Sept. 6, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital held it’s a golf tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. Dinner and an auction were included and Castle Rock watercolorist Cindy Welch donated …
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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 …
“Do You Remember Me?” by artist Paul Gillis is included in an exhibit of his work, “The Dark that Was Is Here” at the Littleton Museum.

Painter’s unusual works spark imagination in show at museum

Visit Paul Gillis’ exhibition at the Littleton Museum with a space for new stories cleared out in your mind. They will be stories you invent as you walk through the gallery — and circle back …

ThunderRidge High School Theatre Students behaving as their characters would in “Up the Down Staircase” to be performed Sept. 27-29.
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School hosts endearing look at life of teacher

“Up the Down Staircase,” Christopher Sergel’s funny play adapted from Bel Kaufman’s book, is the choice for the fall play, Sept. 27-29, in the auditorium at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 …
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Emily Luhrs, Sophie and Shannan Steele, Donna in a finale version of “Dancing Queen” in “Mamma Mia” at the Arvada Center.

Strong music marks shows in Aurora, Arvada

We spent a couple of happy evenings on a recent weekend surrounded by music, enhanced by live bands and fine voices …  “Mamma Mia,” by ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, …
“Joaquin,” a monochrome photograph by Ron Cooper won Best of Show in the Colorado Aperture exhibit at the Depot Art Gallery.

Photography show brings artistic visions to gallery

“Colorado Aperture” is a new photography exhibit, hosted by the Littleton Fine Arts Guild at the Depot Art Gallery, which received 319 entries from about 80 photographers. Seventy-five images are …
Dana Benton will dance the lead role in “Sleeping Beauty” presented by the Colorado Ballet.
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet comes to stage in downtown Denver

Sleeping Beauty” begins the season for Colorado Ballet, Oct. 5 to 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, with traditional choreography by Mario …
“Kentucky Cycle” at Vintage Theatre includes cast members David Harms, Jeff Jesmer and Linda Suttle (Littleton).

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month …

Brian Robertson plays Johnny in the rock opera, “Green Day’s American Idiot,” playing at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

‘American Idiot’ is gripping stage production set to music

The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green …
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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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Dancers plan shows to help one of their own

When Littleton Youth Ballet put out a call, dancers heard and responded. Colorado Ballet soloist Francisco Estevez, 29, has recently been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare disease that …

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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to …
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