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Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Nolan Ward, 2, feels a handful of freshly-shorn wool.

Spinning historic yarns

Believe it or not, wool sweaters don't really come from a department store. Volunteers at the Littleton Museum showed every step in the process at Sheep to Shawl Day on May 18, from shearing the wool …
Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …
“Save the Bees” by pastel painter Jeanette Stutzman is included in the Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at Curtis Arts Center.
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Pastels on parade at art center through June

The Mile High National Pastel Exhibition opens May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road (just west of University Boulevard in Greenwood Village) and runs through June 29 during …
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Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the …

Colorado Book Award winners to be announced May 18

The winners of this year’s Colorado Book Awards will be announced at a celebration May 18 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Tickets to the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m., are $25. …
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Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to …
“Will You Ever Really See Me?” by Karen Kirkpatrick, who won Best of Show (Color) in the 2018 Eye of the Camera show in Littleton. Her works are now exhibited at the Littleton Museum.

Photographers share intriguing works in show

During each annual Eye of the Camera Exhibit at the Littleton Museum, the juror names two prints — one color and one black and white — as “Best of Show.” The photographers who entered them …

Miners Alley Playhouse names marketing director

Miners Alley Playhouse has hired its first director of marketing and audience development, according to a news release. Leslie Rutherford, a resident of Golden for six years, will be responsible for …
On May 4 and 5, Civic Center Park in downtown Denver turns into a mini Mexico for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. The two-day event celebrates the country’s culture and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …

A glimpse of history

Cinco De Mayo — or the fifth of May — is an annual celebration honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Traditions in the state of …
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Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
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Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …
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Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of …
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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …

Several of the Littleton Museum’s churro breed heritage sheep will be sheared at the “Sheep to Shawl” event on May 18.

Shear excitement coming at ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event

Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton.
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