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Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self

epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion’s passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on Colfax Avenue, she found her voice again. …
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Watercolor painting by Don Andrews, who will teach a workshop on figure painting March 8 and 9.
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Watercolorist to share techniques in figure painting

Watercolorist/teacher Don Andrews will be in Littleton March 8 and 9 for a workshop on painting the figure, offered by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe …
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New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …
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Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …
“Vukovar from the Bus” painted by Littleton Fine Arts Guild member Forest Plesko, won the “People’s Choice Award” at the reception for “Fancy That!” a new exhibit at Depot Arts Gallery.
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Gallery exhibit offers warm welcome in cold season

The newest Littleton Fine Arts Guild exhibit is “Fancy That!” at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Jennifer Rifenberg’s abstracted painting of cows won first place and …

Ted Eynon, owner of Meier Skis, stands in the Denver shop. The brand is striving to make the world’s most eco-friendly high performance skis.

Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis …
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Anne Frank, family and others living in the hidden location in Amsterdam at the Arvada Center.

Tension never leaves play on area stage

The flat Black Box Theatre thrust stage at the Arvada Center is crowded with furniture: beds, a table, chairs, a chest, as the audience is seated for a performance of the remarkable “The Diary of …
Young guitarist Gwenyth Aggeler and her instructor, Master Guitarist Alex Komodore will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Littleton United Methodist Church.
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Two generations offer free show of classical guitar

Master classical guitarist Alex Komodore and his talented student, 15-year-old Gwenyth Aggeler, will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura …
Local Author Connie Shoemaker, past director of Spring International Language Institute at ACC, has published a book, “Taste the Sweetness Later” about two Muslim women who emigrated to Littleton.

Book shares American journey of two Muslim women

Connie Shoemaker, one of the founders of Spring International Language Center at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, first connected with Muslim women while teaching at American University in …

‘A Little Night Music’ is Denver stage delight

Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, “A Little Night Music” is perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s best-known musical, especially for the song, “Send in the Clowns ...” Cherry Creek Theatre has …

Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are …
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People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the …
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Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a …
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Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …
Painting by Delia Leonard of Littleton High School is included in the Littleton Public Schools K12 Student Art Show at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC through Feb. 5.
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Student art lines walls of gallery at college

The Annual Littleton Public Schools K-12 Student Art Show runs Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, in the Annex, Littleton Campus. The campus is at …

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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
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