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Denver Friendship Powwow marks 30th year

A steady beat resonated from the hide stretched out over large drums and bells on dresses jangled, giving native dancers a song as they entered the arena Sept. 7 at the 30th annual Friendship Powwow … more

DU theater program gives inmates tools for creative expression

As cast members from the Sterling Correctional Facility got ready for their final performance of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” play director Ashley Hamilton lead them through exercises to … more

The power of creative expression

As a former high school drama kid, and devoted lover of the arts, I often see the impact of theater firsthand. In college, I worked at Colorado Ballet in a variety of roles. Seeing joy on a child’s … more

LSO looks to clear a high bar

When a performer or organization is in the midst of a remarkable run, the most difficult thing can be maintaining it. With the start of its new season just a few weeks away, that doesn’t appear to … more

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual … more

Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as … more

Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes … more

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the … more

Thrills by the kartload in the Denver metro area

Just off an inconspicuous industrial side street, kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 80 don helmets, strap on seatbelts and zip around like something out of a video game. They’re racing … more

Busking in the glow of Union Station

So much of the contemporary creative world is driven by technology that intensely human performances are often a breath of fresh air. That’s part of the magic of the Union Station Buskerfest, which … more

Renaissance Festival offers an escape

When Christopher Baker wanted to propose to his wife, Rosie, he knew exactly where to buy the ring. Both he and Rosie attended the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their childhood and teenage years. … more

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 … more

Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe … more

Denver nonprofit struts its stuff for feline fundraiser

The Denver Dumb Friends League will host the second annual Catwalk on July 13. This year’s event will feature 10 local breweries and is a ticketed event for people 21 and over. General admission … more

South by Southeast festival returns to Denver

Councilmember Kendra Black is once again bringing the South by Southeast festival to Denver for its third annual event. This year’s event, set for Aug. 17, is themed Beers, Bikes and Bands. The … more

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 - … more

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 … more

‘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 … more

Apollopalooza celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing

For those who weren’t alive on the night of July 20 a half-century ago, it’s difficult to imagine what it must’ve been like to see men land on the moon for the first time. For the millions … more

Photos: Blue Knights march on in Denver

The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps came to Denver on June 20 to play a stand-still performance during Civic Center Eats. The corps usually plays in formations but did a standing concert at the … more
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