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Wedding bells falling silent as COVID-19 disrupts plans, industry

Bobbie Jo Dodson waited to reschedule her wedding, clinging to hope she and her fiancé could enjoy some semblance of the event they spent a year planning, until the choice to reschedule was no …
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Bikers zip by under the East Arapahoe Road bridge last summer at the Cherry Creek Trail, along the Centennial city border.

Look outdoors for boredom cure

Haven’t left the house in several days? Looking to get out, hopefully, sans crowds? As communities throughout the nation ban gatherings of 10 or more and urge people to practice social distancing …

‘Barefoot in the Park’ is iconic crowd-pleaser

Lights go up on an empty apartment in an old brownstone on East 48th Street in New York City. It’s February 1963. Only the kitchen is furnished. A restless young woman enters and stuffs things into …
Russ Marsh leads Dean Aizenman, 4, through a swim lesson at Smilefish Swim School in Castle Rock.

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among …
“Lotus X” in the Lotus Series by Robert Rauschenberg is exhibited at Museum of Outdoor Art’s indoor Gallery at Englewood Civic Center.

Englewood venue snags major art exhibition

Starting with the glass entry doors at Museum of Outdoor Arts, Robert Rauschenberg’s work impacts a visitor — and it continues as one strolls through the large gallery at the Englewood Civic …

The Malaysian Percussion ensemble, “Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno” will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center on March 22.
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Percussion from Malaysia makes its way to Colorado

“Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno” brings an ensemble of Malaysian percussionists with traditional and contemporary sounds to Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, on March 22 at …
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‘Wilder Women’ steps it up in performances at Su Teatro

“Wilder Women” follows an earlier Stories on Stage show called “Wild Women!” It is coming to Su Teatro Performing Arts Center at 721 Santa Fe Drive on March 8 with shows at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. …
“They Stole Him Out of Jail” book cover for Littleton author Will Gravely’s book. Gravely will speak about South Carolina’s last lynching on March 5 at Littleton Museum.

‘They stole him out of jail’

In May 1947 the courthouse in Greenville, South Carolina was the site for a trial that made national news and asked the question: Was a lynching possibly legal under any circumstances? Littleton …
Gonzo, the coordinator of Reach Studio, stands with the pieces created for Reach Studio’s 10th Annual Exhibition: Afrofuturism. The show is on display at the RedLine studio now through March 29.

Artistic outlets amid hardship for Denver area's homeless

Within a single week, dozens of regulars find their way to the 2300 block of Arapahoe and Curtis streets in Denver. Steven Barth, a jazz keyboard player, leaves the homeless shelter he’s been …
Lawrence Brownlee will perform the Colorado premiere of Cycles of My Being, a work commissioned to explore, in song, the experience of being a black man in America.

Tenor show explores being a black man in America

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will perform the Colorado premiere of "Cycles of My Being," a work commissioned to explore, in song, the experience of being a black man in America. Presented by Friends of …

“Synthetic Zebra” photograph by Joe Bonoto is included in “Animals Tame and Wild” at the Depot Art Gallery.

Animal art brings sense of life to gallery

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild postponed its opening reception for the “Animals, Tame and Wild” exhibit due to snow. The reception will now be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the …
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“Summer With Ophelia” by Sheila Marie is included in the Depot Art Gallery’s new exhibit of animal images.
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‘Animals, Tame and Wild’ inhabit art gallery

Through March 1, a Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ exhibit — “Animals, Tame and Wild” — will feature visions of the animal world, those near and dear and those who inhabit far places. …
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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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DJFF highlights personal, universal storytelling

Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …
“High Heel Stingray on Bongo Base” is included in “Opening Outward,” an exhibit of sculpture by Jeff Glode Wise, through March 1 at the Littleton Museum.
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Many things go into sculptures at exhibition

“Opening Outward: Sculpture by Jeff Globe Wise” opened Jan. 24 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton and will continue through March 1 during museum hours. It features wood, …

Dancers from Colorado Ballet will alternate in flying onto the set and performing as Peter Pan.
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Dance performance never grows old

“Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, as interpreted by Colorado Ballet, continues through Feb. 9 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Center for Performing Arts. Check on ticket …
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