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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 … more

We were blessed with the opportunities to tell your stories

Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s … more

Three steps to writing your story of recovery from addiction

Remember long ago, before you ever acknowledged that drugs and alcohol were making your decisions for you? If you’re like me, in the beginning of your drinking and using, you thought you were just … more

Think you don’t have time to start seeing a primary care doc? Think again!

As many Coloradoans make health a focus amid COVID-19, one potentially overlooked priority is establishing a relationship — or re-engaging — with a primary care physician. Whether you have … more

Spring bulbs in the Water-Smart Garden

Some plants just like it dry — thriving in that spot that you thought was hopeless precisely because it has lean soil and never stays wet for long. Or, the plant may prefer a “wetter” season … more

Honoring the Class of 2021

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic at this time last year, my guess is that every hometown and hyperlocal newspaper across the United States were trying to figure out ways to make their high school seniors … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

A place for everyone in the effort

Happy Earth Day birthday to all those who, like me, are celebrating birthdays. As our globe reckons with the fall out and recovery from COVID-19, we have immense opportunity and responsibility to … more

Parkinson’s patients are not alone

My dad’s birthday is in April, which is also Parkinson’s Awareness Month — an interesting coincidence considering my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s roughly 10 or 12 years ago. A little … more

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. … more

A journey of the self at K Contemporary gallery

Understanding oneself is the work of a lifetime — a subject that has been the focus of centuries of artwork. That includes “Birth of Self and the Complexity of Ego,” Viktor Frešo's new exhibit … more

ELLSWORTH forges her own path on debut album

Singer and songwriter Megan Rose Ellsworth experienced something familiar when she came out to Colorado from Oregon to attend the University of Colorado at Denver’s Music Entertainment Industry … more

A round-up of events that reflect the changes of a year in COVID-19

It’s difficult to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been the dominant feature of our lives for right around a full year. Few industries were stopped dead in their tracks the way the performing arts … more

James Taylor’s songs set for three shows

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, presents a concert, both in-person and virtual, with a band and vocalists, directed by Kenny Moten, performing music of James Taylor. (“Carolina … more

A very 2021 spring season at the Arvada Center

As the first-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns across the metro area nears, theaters continue to lead the way when it comes to connecting and entertaining audiences in innovative new ways. … more

Landscape painting workshop set for Zoom presentation

“Let’s Paint a Wonderful Landscape” with local painter Brian Hubbell will be offered by Heritage Fine Arts Guild as a Zoom workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on March 13. $25 members; $30 … more

Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be … more
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