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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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“Freedoms” by Gabriella Gracine, in the new exhibit, “Unorthodox Art” illustrates her interest in colors and shapes, created through digital art.

Two galleries display colorful works of art

“Unorthodox Art” is the title of the exhibit that will run in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center while “Sister Act” is filling the stage in the theater from May 17 to …
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Meet the real furry Avengers at museum

The Avengers are all well and good for an escapist superhero story, but audiences in search of the real thing will instead want to head to the Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
“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 …
The gardens at Kendrick Lake in Lakewood are a perfect example of a fully-xeriscaped landscape using a variety of native plants and low-water-use plants.

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in …

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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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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 …
“Will You Ever Really See Me?” by Karen Kirkpatrick, who won Best of Show (Color) in the 2018 Eye of the Camera show in Littleton. Her works are now exhibited at the Littleton Museum.

Photographers share intriguing works in show

During each annual Eye of the Camera Exhibit at the Littleton Museum, the juror names two prints — one color and one black and white — as “Best of Show.” The photographers who entered them …
On May 4 and 5, Civic Center Park in downtown Denver turns into a mini Mexico for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. The two-day event celebrates the country’s culture and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …
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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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 …
Several of the Littleton Museum’s churro breed heritage sheep will be sheared at the “Sheep to Shawl” event on May 18.

Shear excitement coming at ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event

Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton.
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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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