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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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A Jefferson County Public Library staff member outfitted in gloves and a face mask places books in the back of a vehicle.

Jeffco Libraries offering curbside pickup of materials

On May 16, Jeffco residents were again able to do one of many things they hadn’t been able to in nearly 10 weeks: drive away from the library with a new book to read. But while the end experience …

Littleton author a finalist for writing award

An author from Littleton is a finalist for the 79th annual Colorado Authors League Writing Award. Catherine Berra is one of more than 90 authors league members who submitted published works for …

Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival will be celebration of freedom

A full day of online programming that includes panels, performances, a marketplace and the Dream Big awards will make up Denver’s newly imagined virtual Juneteenth Music Festival. The 2020 online …

Creative Coloradans plan virtual art festival June 5-7

Six Colorado artists have felt the impact that the cancellation or postponement of art festivals has had on their art careers, according to a news release, and have planned a virtual art fair. Using …

Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
Arts & entertainment

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
Arts & Entertainment
Adrienne's Deloe's self portrait, the first of what became the Pandemic Self-Portraits series.

Project by local artist features pandemic self-portraits

A local artist has posted the 100th self-portrait relating to the pandemic in her project, “Pandemic Self-Portraits: Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic.” Adrienne DeLoe, of Wheat Ridge, …

Historical society program presented online

The May program of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society on the archeologics site of Tel Shimron in Israel can be viewed via PowerPoint and video, and those interested can view it at any time. The …
A large heart bearing the word “hope” sits on the wall of the building that houses The Englewood Tavern on South Broadway May 20. Artist Koko Bayer has placed the hearts throughout the Denver metro area — including a 12-foot-by-12-foot version of it on the Arvada Center building, according to Collin Parson, the center’s director of galleries and curator. “It’s things like those that give me hope and energy to keep getting art out there,” Parson said.

A change of art: Creative souls face challenges amid pandemic in Colorado

Whatever an artist's gig is, it likely was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic's arrival in Colorado.

Winning artists show works at museum

“per*spec*tives” is scheduled to hang at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, from May 22 to July 19. It will feature works by two Colorado artists: Courtney Cotton and Gabrielle …

Auditions set for national talent competition

National talent competition Celebration of Music, hosted by piano prodigy and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick, will host virtual auditions in Colorado for its nationally televised competition. …
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N. Piyalyp water lilies are among the plants to be offered at the Colorado Water Garden Society’s Annual Plant Sale.

Travel virtually to gallery exhibit

As of June 2, Littleton's Depot Art Center members will host a virtual exhibit called “Travel With Us” online at depotartgallery.org. Presented: “King's Dream” created with mixed media by …
Coming Attractions

From the mountains of Vail to audience’s homes

One of the most challenging things about attending the annual Vail Film Festival is spending your time inside a movie theater when you’re in such a beautiful mountain town. That won’t be a …
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Keep your fingers crossed and your eyes open

We will assume, optimistically, that summer drama classes and performances for kids will happen, because registration has been ongoing. Some organizations are not on a regular track due to the …
Coming Attractions

Help protect historic structures from the couch

For the last decade, HistoriCorps — founded in Denver and now based in Morrison — has been striving to protect the historic buildings that keep the stories of our country alive from disrepair, …

Huge leaves float, framing the purple Victorian Water Lilies near the entrance at Hudson Gardens.

Outdoor beauty helps take edge off hard times

As our world around us starts to turn green, many find comfort in watching new sprouts appear, trees and shrubs leaf out — and with even better luck, bloom — it smells good after a rain and …
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