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Thanksgiving meal alternatives are varied for those seeking lighter fare or less work

For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
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Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called …

Having people over for Turkey Day? Here are some tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …
Arapahoe Community College students and Colorado Center for the Blind students have collaborated on an exhibit called “Shared Visions.”
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School for the Blind students join forces with others for exhibit

Arapahoe Community College art students combine talents with artists from Colorado School for the Blind, located in Littleton, for an exhibit that runs through Nov. 19 at the college’s Colorado …
Britta Erickson, Denver Film Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, on the red carpet with Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out" and recipient of the 2019 John Cassavetes Award, on opening night of the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival.
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DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …

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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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Around 120 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. It is the largest exhibit to feature the artist’s work in 25 years.

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more …
This painting by Tatiana Dowell of Centennial is included in her exhibit, “Floral Reverie” at CORE New Art Space.
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‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …
Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
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History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
The interactive “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science provides visitors the chance to learn how characters are made and moved in the studio’s films.

‘Science Behind Pixar’ is trip to infinity and beyond

Even the most cursory look at Disney Pixar Animation Studios’ creative output makes one thing abundantly clear — the studio is responsible for the most astounding creative output of this century. …

Denver Film Festival takes audiences to new places

At its core, film is an expression of people’s lives, and as such, it stands to reason film festivals would mirror this fact. And for more than two decades, the Denver Film Festival was at least …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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New works coming to area art gallery

Littleton artists Tatiana Dowell and Michelle Lamb will exhibit new work opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 25 at CORE New Art Space, in 40 West, at 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Dowell creates …
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Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers …
The Baroque Chamber Ensemble of Colorado will perform at Littleton United Methodist Church on Oct. 18.
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Baroque music on period instruments set for free show

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will bring its unique repertoire and sound to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: “Music of the Baroque.” The …

Biologist/photographer Ronan Donovan will speak in “National Geographic Live” Series at Lone Tree Arts Center on Oct. 13. Howling lessons shown here!
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National Geographic Live event eyes social animals

Biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donovan will appear Oct. 18 at Lone Tree Arts Center in the 2019-2020 National Geographic Live series. “Social By Nature” features floor-to-ceiling images …
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