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Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …
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Wes Jacobs is a fair board member and involved in multiple capacities at the fair and rodeo.

My Name Is … Wes Jacobs

About me I am a director and treasurer on the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Board. I live in the south end of the county with my wife, Ginger, in the home that we built in 1987. We have three …
“The Human Condition” on the right, is the First Place winner in the 2019 Kaleidosope Exhibition in the Colorado gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. The show runs through Aug. 2.

Kaleidoscope spans variety of works from area artists

Straight ahead to the right as a visitor walks into Kaleidoscope: A Juried Community Exhibition at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College is the winning entry: “The Human …
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Phamaly brings ‘Chicago’ to Denver Center

Singer/actor Leonard Barrett Jr. will star as Billy Flynn in productions of “Chicago,” the Kander and Ebb musical about “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and …

Aspiring models to Rock the Runway at outlet mall

Aspiring models will show their runway skills for a chance to become the faces of the Outlets at Castle Rock and the Outlets at Silverthorne. Rock the Runway returns to the Castle Rock outlet center …

“Reflections of Light” is an installation in Jane Guthridge’s exhibit, “Play of Light” at the Littleton Museum.

Light is unifying theme in exhibit at museum

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and darkness, that one thing against another creates.” — Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, “In Praise of Shadows.” In …
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Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …
Bees also enjoy sweet lavender at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, which hosts a Lavender Festival on July 20.

Lavender Festival to be fragrant fiesta

More than 2,000 lavender plants will perfume the air at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms on July 20, when they are especially celebrated with what is planned to be an annual event — the …
Colorado Symphony Orchestra flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with the Ivy Ensemble on July 10 at Hampden Hall in Englewood.
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Ensemble to perform matinee of classical music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal/second flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with other members of the Ivy Ensemble — Erik Peterson on violin and Philip Stevens on viola — …
A cast of 68 presents “Bye Bye Birdie” at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton at 7 p.m. June 28, 29 and 2 p.m. June 30.
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Big cast includes kids in summer musical

Each summer Littleton United Methodist Church produces a musical with lots of Littleton and Highlands Ranch kids involved. This year it’s “Bye Bye Birdie” and director Kelly Kates says 68 …

Rio Grande Southern Locomotive No. 20 pulls into its home at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden after undergoing restoration for 12 years at the Strasburg Rail Road in Pennsylvania to get it operational again. It returned to Golden on June 4 and the museum expects it to be fully operational sometime in 2020.

‘Living history’ locomotive returns home after 12 years

Rail fans from across the country are excited that an iconic Rio Grande Southern locomotive will soon be in operation again. “It’s an important piece of railroad history, and to actually be able …
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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …
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Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Detail from Jane Guthridge’s “Reflected Light” to be in her exhibit June 28-Aug. 25 at the Littleton Museum.
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‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …
The After Midnight jazz sextet will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center’s first Tunes on the Terrace concert.

Summer brings music to the great outdoors

Lone Tree Arts Center’s Tunes on the Terrace begins at 8 p.m. June 21 with music by jazz sextet “After Midnight,” led by clarinetist Roger Campbell. Big band music. Tickets — 720-509-1000, …

Antonio Soto, of Westminster, center, assists daughter Sadia, 7, with her fishing rod, as siblings Theresa, left and Victor, look on, during Northglenn's Annual Fishing Derby June 1, at E. B. Rains, Jr. Park.

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 …
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