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Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer …

Painters will record mansion and its surroundings

During Plein Air at the Mansion, 12 invited artists will range across the spacious grounds of the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 21 to paint colorful impressions of …

‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the …

Hundreds audition for ‘Amazing Race’

Sometimes a race around the world starts with waiting in a really long line. Hundreds of potential adventurers lined up outside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in northern Douglas County on July 12 …

Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s …
Arts & Entertainment

‘Full Circle’ exhibit is worth coming around to see

Viewers at the opening of Terry Maker’s “Full Circle” exhibit (through Aug. 19 at the Littleton Museum) huddled in groups, fixated on Maker’s brightly colored, complex compositions, …
Business

To stay open, Jeffco breweries tap into community spirit

Colorado is home to more than 300 breweries, and while that makes the state sound like a paradise for aficionados of the drink, that means brewery businesses are facing more and more competition. …

Breckenridge Brewery event a real hoot

A pounding summer squall sent musicians and techs scrambling to cover instruments and mixing boards at the 28th annual Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny in Littleton on July 7, but for the throngs of …
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Village Read program puts focus on Coloradan’s book

White Plains,” published in 2017 by Colorado author David Hicks, is chosen for this year’s Village Read, organized by Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village. A finalist for 2018 Colorado Book …

‘The Arsonists’ is haunting look at power of family ties

The theater was dark already when we arrived at Benchmark Theatre on a Sunday evening for a performance of “The Arsonists” (perhaps a bit too dark). And there was a soundtrack of crickets and …
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Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, …
Coming Attractions

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an …
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‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the …
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Lakewood Cultural Center announces new season

Variety is the name of the game in the Lakewood Cultural Center’s newly announced LCC Presents 2018-2019 season. “We’re just a 320-seat theater, so every performance here is very intimate,” …

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Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …
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