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Barb Beckner, chair of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, left, and Celeste Archer, executive director of National History Day in Colorado, stand with a life-size version of the ‘Who Are We?’ curriculum cover.

‘Who Are We?’

Social studies teacher Kelly Cvancier was determined to create a comprehensive curriculum that paid tribute to the dozens of women enshrined in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Cvancier teaches …
Arturo Gomez, music director at KUVO Jazz, appears in a previous year’s Five Points Jazz Festival parade. The festival this year takes place on June 10.

Getting jazzy

When saxophone player Rico Jones was just 14 years old, he got to jam alongside drummer Tom Tilton and jazz pianist Joe Bonner at Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center in Denver’s Five Points …
The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra performs in 2019 on the Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., in Denver.

The Crown Jewel of concerts

Oldies but goodies, indeed. The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and it is planning a jubilant throwback concert. “We’ve been operating continuously …
Paul Galan, 87, a Holocaust survivor, tells his story during an April 19 presentation at Denver’s RedLine Contemporary Art Center.

Stories from a horrific era in history

Paul Galan has vivid memories. He remembers the numerous beatings he took in school because Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler were determined to wipe out Jews. He remembers Jewish stores being looted. He …

Mark “Mace” Macy and his wife Pam stand on the deck of their Evergreen home. Mace was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.

Taking an Alzheimer's diagnosis 'a mile at a time'

Mark Macy is a fighter. The Evergreen resident always has been driven to succeed as an attorney, an endurance athlete and a devoted family man. Now at age 69, he continues his drive to succeed in his battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
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SeriesFest returns for a blockbuster Season 9

After a bit of a pandemic slowdown, SeriesFest, which celebrates emerging and underserved voices in episodic storytelling, is back bigger and better than ever, overflowing with top-notch television viewing for all audiences.  
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Chicks Fly at Wings Over the Rockies

Women have played a role in aviation since humans first took to the sky, but as is so often the case, they don’t receive nearly the recognition and celebration their male counterparts do. The Wings Over the Rockies’ Chicks Fly! Showcase aims to do something about this fact.  
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‘The Little Prince’ lands at DU

If a story catches a person at the right time, it can stick with them for their whole lives. Since its publication in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince” has been one of those …


Denverite Julie Federico has been a school counselor for more than 20 years. This experience has provided her with a gift of being able to break down difficult societal topics into a preschooler’s …


Colorado native and Denverite Anthony Garcia specializes in telling the stories of the voices who are often not heard. “All my books have that theme,” he said. “I write the stories of the …
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A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …

Give something away on July 15

One of my favorite pastimes is to go, what I call, thrifting. I love spending a couple of hours on a day off treasure hunting at a thrift shop. Though I don’t always find something I will treasure …
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Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
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Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still …

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An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been …
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