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“Rick Ashton, Jumping Librarian” by Denver photographer Robert Weinberg. Ashton was head librarian in the 1990s and he made this leap to celebrate the progress of work on Denver Public Library’s Central Library.

Documenting Denver in the '80s and '90s

He’s been legally blind since the 1990s. Weinberg uses the latest technology to make the most of the little vision he has remaining to take photos, to get around on his own and to help other people …
For its influence on politics and the economy, Metropolitan Denver is considered its own region as one of the five states of Colorado.

A history lesson in a film

The creators of a new film that will premiere this spring hope it will help the state’s residents and leaders better understand what the state needs to thrive in the future. Set to premiere on …
The 2023 Lunar New Year is the year of the rabbit. The rabbit symbolizes compassion, creativity, conflict avoidance, friendship and family bonding.

It’s the year of the rabbit

Colorado State University doctoral student Xinyi “Katya” Zhou grew up celebrating Lunar New Year in her hometown of Beijing, China. Each year to celebrate, Zhou’s family would prepare an …
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Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth …

Graham and Kristina Fuller perform a concert version of their play “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” last July in New York’s 54 Below.

‘In the Trenches’ looks at parenting

Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — …
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Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’

Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home.
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A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …
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NYE options for every kind of partier

Celebrating the new year can be a tricky proposition — some people really love going out and doing a big party with lots of folks, music and lights. For others, it’s a quiet night in with a few …
Jewish Sober Connections’ first event, a pumpkin-carving party, took place on Oct. 25.

Celebrating sobriety through comradery

Denverite Dylan Boxer has a friend who is in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. “He would wake up in the morning, and instead of thinking about `where am I going to live (or) get food,’ …

Basin Street Blues, 2014, Bisa Butler (American, born 1973), cotton denim.

MCA Denver spotlights southern Black heritage

Every morning when Nikki Swarn goes to work at the radio station, she is greeted with the smiling faces of Black creators, all who share their stories on the airwaves about how R&B and hip hop …
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A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …

Give something away on July 15

One of my favorite pastimes is to go, what I call, thrifting. I love spending a couple of hours on a day off treasure hunting at a thrift shop. Though I don’t always find something I will treasure …
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Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
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Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still …

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An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been …
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