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Traditional photography comes back into focus

For Samantha Koch, film photography is a portal to the past. “You blur time with photography and film photography, especially,” said Koch, 23, who prefers to shoot with her 35 mm Minolta X-700 over her Nikon digital SLR camera. “It makes … more

Portraits of refugees reflect the life behind the face

On Aug. 10, Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock, noted that the United Nations estimated that 65.6 million people around the world are displaced.And then he introduced … more

Colorado cideries embrace old and new

Colorado is home to nearly 230 breweries, which means practically every kind of beer a person could crave can be found with a little legwork. But let’s face it — beer isn’t for everyone. For those with a more diverse palate or just … more

Queen City Jazz Band set to play at Littleton church

Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, begins its 25th season of its delightful Fine Arts Series with a free concert featuring the upbeat Queen City Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. The traditional jazz band has drawn fans … more

Alpine Chorale shows singers’ ‘best selves’

The last time I was part of a choir was when I was a sophomore in high school, and I performed with St. Joan of Arc’s youth choir. I sang for three or four months, and it was fine. But when I quit to work a summer job, it didn’t exactly break … more

Hudson Gardens is perfect place for September stroll

September is a colorful time to visit Littleton’s Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, for a stroll. The giant Victoria water lilies are blooming amidst their huge dappled leaves; dahlias and mums are in full color; and some roses summon up a … more

Local breweries have solid showing at beer fest

Every year, the Great American Beer Festival brings hundreds of breweries from all over the country to the Mile High City to duke it out over who creates the best ales, IPAs, lagers, German beers and more. And while the real winners are those who … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Author gives details on process of creation

“The first book took me five years,” said Highlands Ranch author Wendy Terrien, talking about her carefully plotted “Rampart Guards,” which was named to Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2016. Her Jason Lex Adventure Series follows with two … more

Mazes offer scares, family fun

There are many features that make a good haunted house, but there’s one none can do without — atmosphere. That’s a tricky thing to create artificially, but few places have it in spades like a cornfield at night. “A good haunt is all … more

Big bad lizard life is theme of show at Denver museum

With interest in dinosaurs at a peak in the metro area these days, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, will bring in an exhibit called “Ultimate Dinosaurs,” opening on Oct. 6 with general admission. (Audio guides … more

Adult drama on stage raises tough questions

Family dynamics have for centuries provided the basis for drama. Playwright Bathsheba Doran gives the audience a contemporary spin as we sit in on a dinner party with decidedly 21st-century elements in Firehouse Theater Company’s regional premiere … more

Blessings emerge amid veteran’s toughest fight

Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can … more

Dark skies ahead

It’s a mighty big fuss for what amounts to a shadow. The moon butts its way in between the Earth and the sun Aug. 21, casting its shadow across the continental U.S. from sea to sea. A cross-continental U.S. total eclipse like this hasn’t … more

Homemade leaves home

Joanne Littau seems to float as she works, blending strawberries and rhubarb with pectin and lemon juice with the deftness and grace of an orchestra conductor. Ceramic pigs peer down at pots of jam bubbling like cauldrons on the stove of her little … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more

5 things to know about Opera Colorado

The Oxford Station area is about to get an artsy tinge as Opera Colorado’s offices relocate from central Denver to Englewood this fall. The organization that’s brought opera performances to Colorado for more than three decades is expected to … more

Ball raises awareness, money for diabetes

Comedian and actor George Lopez will emcee and rock legend Lenny Kravitz will perform at this year's Carousel Ball, a biennial event that benefits the Children's Diabetes Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes and … more

In health, and in sickness: ‘We have to be close’

Chris Cummins sits on the floor, cross-legged, facing his wife Cindy in the recliner where she spends most of her day. With her right hand, she strokes her Chihuahua, Porscha, snuggled in her lap. Lining the wall near the chair is a pile of … more
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