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Art Hounds: John Denver and molten iron
Vocalist Jennifer Eckes went to check out Dennis Curley's show "Country Roads: The Music of John Denver" at Plymouth Playhouse, and says it was a treat. She was impressed by the intimate atmosphere, and how audience members were encouraged to …
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Boulder artist brings seaweed trend to plates, spas and restaurants
Jill Powers, an environmental artist known for her use of natural materials, has a multi-sensory exhibition that explores the beauty, anatomy and role of seaweeds in the web of ocean life. She's so passionate about seaweed that she has organized a …
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The Beginning
It was an eight-man tournament, all taking place on the same night in Denver. Last man standing wins. At first I thought it was a pro wrestling thing. This couldn't be for real, right? Then I looked closer and saw that it was something called “mixed …
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Colorado Theater Openings, Feb. 19-25, 2016
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver; 303-494-0523 or storiesonstage.org. Town Hall Arts Center's "The Man Who Came to Dinner". Feb. 19-March 20: A celebrated and acerbic theatre critic makes himself at home in an …
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'Rolling Papers' documentary gives the straight dope on Denver Post's
One enterprise that unexpectedly benefited from its location in the first of two states in the nation (Washington was the other) to make it legal was The Denver Post, Colorado's biggest newspaper, and, like this newspaper, a Digital First Media property.
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Violist Basil Vendryes and Colorado Young Sinfonia Make Beautiful Music Together

Violist Basil Vendryes and Colorado Young Sinfonia Make Beautiful Music Together
He makes the music, and he passes the gift along — this month, with two free concerts. “When we go back and play at the Denver School of the Arts, it will be taking the orchestra back to where we began," Vendryes says. "We know the hall, and we'll …
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Cosby cases prompt Colorado bill extending time for charges
Beth Ferrier, one of two Denver women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by comic Bill Cosby, heads to a hearing room after a news conference Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in the State Capitol in Denver. Attorney Gloria Allred and the two Denver …
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Station Is a Must-Stop for Men's Street Wear and Street Art

Station Is a Must-Stop for Men's Street Wear and Street Art
Men seeking both premium street wear and street art now have a go-to place to shop in Denver. David Bywater moved here from Kansas just over five years ago, and he opened Station, a retail store and art gallery with a boutique atmosphere, at 2735 …
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Modest Arts a New Game in Town for Youth Theater

Modest Arts a New Game in Town for Youth Theater
RINO — The Denver Metro area has a new option for youth theater, and judging by the recent production of Romeo and Juliet in a North Denver warehouse, it is high quality, edgy, innovative, and drawing committed and talented teens. Modest Arts is the …
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Biker clubs claim self-defense in deadly Denver brawl
On Friday, Denver Police and the National Western Stock Show will meet to discuss security concerns at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo. The Denver Department of Safety said debriefings like this happen after every event where the police department is used …
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Broncos' Vernon Davis combining art, wine passion with Hill Family
Davis, a 10-year NFL veteran and San Francisco 49er now with the Denver Broncos, developed a love for art at an early age. And, as much as he tried to keep it a secret, that passion spilled out in small bursts. Like most kids, he doodled whenever class …
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Three Works By Colorado Artists To See At The Arvada Center's 'Art Of The

Three Works By Colorado Artists To See At The Arvada Center's 'Art Of The
The piece is one of 148 chosen by a jury for the second "Art of the State" exhibition at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The massive show features works by more than 120 Colorado artists. In it, you'll see everything from traditional …
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At the DAM: Design matters for business (Slideshow)
The Business Journal asked Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture, design and graphics at the Denver Art Museum, to explain why design matters for business. We met with him in the museum's AIGA Design Archives. The AIGA is the American Institute of …
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SCFD reauthorization clears key Colorado Senate panel
The current bill would give a slightly bigger share to smaller groups but maintain the practice of most generously supporting the region's five major institutions — the Denver Art Museum, Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver Museum of Nature and …
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Colorado Performing Arts Jamboree
Everything from brand new talent to some of Colorado's best-established performers are at the annual Colorado Performing Arts Jamboree. It's a one-day … Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Denver, and never be bored again. With suggestions for …
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Artist-in-Residence: Duncan Parks
Duncan Parks uses the voluminous data of the Denver Library to create intricate drawings, and they'll be unveiled for the first time this week at the Ross-Broadway Library. Get the Things to Do Newsletter. Sign up for our weekly guide to events in …
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Bruce Clark on 35 Years of CORE New Art Space's (And Denver's) Many Transitions

Bruce Clark on 35 Years of CORE New Art Space's (And Denver's) Many Transitions
When CORE New Art Space formed 35 years ago, Denver's art scene looked very different — artists found that in banding together and creating a cooperative environment, they could thrive. This Thursday, December 31, the gallery celebrates three and a …
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Art of the State 2016 opens Jan. 21
In its second iteration, Art of the State 2016 garnered 1,434 entries from 511 artists. Jurors Gwen Chanzit (Modern Art Curator, Denver Art Museum), Michael Chavez (Public Art Program Manager, Denver Arts & Venues) and Parson, selected 148 works by 124 …
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A Jolt of indoor energy from Denver's biggest outdoor name

A Jolt of indoor energy from Denver's biggest outdoor name
That's not to say that, at 34, Jolt has grown up. There's a youthful vibe to the whole thing, and that's what really makes this show, titled "The Art of War," so appealing. The artist, who picked up a spray can long before he ever touched a paint brush …
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Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Claims He Was Paralyzed By Police During Arrest
LA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation into the La Junta Police Department following an arrest that left a 24-year-old man paralyzed. On Dec. 7 officers responded to the 400 block of Lewis Ave and …
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Critics rail as lawmakers take up Denver-metro culture funding
Sen. Pat Steadman hopes a proposal to renew arts and culture funding in the Denver metro area will be a smooth way to begin what all hope will be a calm legislative session. But a group of cultural leaders say Steadman's proposal fails to address …
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