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Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …
“Save the Bees” by pastel painter Jeanette Stutzman is included in the Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at Curtis Arts Center.
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Pastels on parade at art center through June

The Mile High National Pastel Exhibition opens May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road (just west of University Boulevard in Greenwood Village) and runs through June 29 during …
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Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the …
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Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …

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Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to …
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Patrick Dougherty will construct a new immersive sculptural work at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Example shown is “Ready or Not” at the North Carolina Zoo (2013). The new piece will be introduced April 27.
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Natural materials form art at Chatfield Farms

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty creates immersive sculptures from natural materials — saplings and branches — and for his upcoming reveal at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, it’s likely …
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Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of …
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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Emma Messenger as Angie B and Regina Fernandez as Lu in Sin City Social Club at Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre.

Colorado playwright’s work takes stage

Two weathered facades with shutters are set side by side at the back of a busy New Orleans square — one is the (Ba)sin Street Social Club and the other, we soon learn, houses the notorious Angie B. …

Matt LaFontaine and Lynzee Jones perform the Kander and Ebb song, “Arthur in the Afternoon” in Town Hall’s production, “The World Goes ‘Round.”

Two stages offer vastly different views

Spring has sprung and new stage productions abound in the metro area. • New this week: “The World Goes ‘Round” at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center is a revue of songs by American team John …
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Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …
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Wander + Ivy turns customers into casual sommeliers

Convenience is king in today's consumer market. Entertainment, food and clothing have all seen significant convenience advancements in recent years and now, thanks to Highlands resident Dana …
“Molecular Mimicry” is a ceramic art work in the Student Art Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College.
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Student artwork displayed in gallery until mid-April

The annual exhibition of Arapahoe Community College fine-arts students is open at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts through April 16, featuring student art from the ceramic, 3D design, drawing, …
Denver-area comedian Sam Adams’ “True Color” routine went viral last August, inspiring people around the world to match their skin tones to paint chips. “We’re all people of color,” Adams says, “so go find out what color you are.”

His comedy gives black-and-white conversation a new hue

Comedian Sam Adams had just finished auditioning for a commercial the afternoon of Aug. 22, 2018, when he saw the text from a friend: “Dude, you are blowing up Facebook.” A video showcasing a …

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Spend an evening at the Sin Street Social Club

The majority of pieces I write about theater productions in this column are about shows that I haven’t seen yet. That’s the nature of the beast - theaters obviously want pieces to run as early as …
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