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125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the … more

History Colorado unveils tribute to Five Points

In late June, the History Colorado museum opened a small but potent new show celebrating the Five Points neighborhood — Denver’s famous pre-war jazz mecca and center of Black middleclass life. … more

Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles … more

Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the … more

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, … more

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on … more

A million-dollar night of musical theater

The Arvada Center is celebrating the return of live musical theater with an experience that will be novel for both performers and audiences — musical theater outside. For the first time in 19 … more

From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer … more

Denver to launch a preservation project

Denver residents are encouraged to participate in a preservation initiative that will protect and celebrate the city's Latino/Chicano history. The project is that of Denver Community Planning and … 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

Learning from a troubled past

At 9:30 p.m. on a chilly February evening in 1970, a series of huge explosions rocked Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood. If not for the darkness, bystanders would have seen smoke pouring from the … 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

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era … more

Denver Public Library celebrates Black History Month with virtual events, programs

The Denver Public Library is inviting everyone to celebrate Black History Month through its lineup of virtual events and programs. All of the events and programs celebrate and honor African-American … more
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