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A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they …
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A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: …

Cherry Creek North Food and Wine celebrates 10 years

The 10th annual Cherry Creek Food and Wine event was held Aug. 11 at the Fillmore Plaza. Attendees voted for their favorite food selections of the night with Departure Restaurant + Lounge taking best …

Independent bookstores here to stay

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at the Littleton branch of Denver’s Tattered Cover Bookstore, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about …

Photo Slideshow: Wash Park celebrates new playground

A new playground — replacing an older nearby play area in the north end— opened Aug. 18 between the two lakes of Washington Park. The park, at South Downing Street and East Louisiana Avenue, is …
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Local Realtor highlights small business, community giving

After moving to Platt Park at the age of 26, Georgia native Ryan Conover has become passionate about the neighborhood, the place he’s called home since 1998. After living in a community-driven …

All-female team leads Cherry Creek Theatre

The managers of Cherry Creek Theatre (CCT) have made an unprecedented move in the company’s history — some say in the history of all of Denver’s theater community: They have hired an all-female …

Artists, organizations find ‘unlikely’ canvases to transform Denver

Tommy Nahulu can still remember his first mural-style painting, a set of Masonite boards that depicted his classmates at East High School when he graduated in 1978. His art teacher handed him the …

Quidditch takes off at Cheesman Park

A mess of dodgeballs and volleyballs fly across a field of grass at Cheesman Park. Two teams of five-on-five run toward three standing goals — poles with circles taped to the top. Each runner holds …

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — …
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In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part …

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time …
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Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …
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Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 …

Did Paleolithic people eat cookies?

I spotted a “Paleo Baking” section while walking through the grocery store the other day and it made me question how the world of food has evolved. Looking at the ingredients on a box of paleo …
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