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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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“Don’t Tell Mama” features the Kit Kat Klub dancers in “Cabaret” at Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton.

‘Cabaret’ is rousing but not all fun and games

In his director’s notes for the “Cabaret” program — the musical opened Sept. 6 at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center — Nick Sugar, aka Master of Ceremonies, says this is his seventh …

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …
From left, Kirk Anderson, Steve Kahl, Greg Scott, Bob Garland, Mike Mann and Tim Hinchey teamed up to participate in the 2019 Maui Channel Swim, a 9.9-mile relay swim Aug. 31. The Club Greenwood swimmers placed 11th out of 40 teams.

Coloradans compete in Maui Channel Swim

Six Masters swimmers from Club Greenwood participated in the Maui Channel Swim over Labor Day weekend. Kirk Anderson, of Greenwood Village; Tim Hinchey, of Englewood; Steve Kahl, of Lone Tree; and …
“Barn Owl” by Alan Yamamoto is included in the annual HOOTenanny exhibit at Audubon Nature Center.

Owls in spotlight in fest at Audubon center

The annual HOOTenanny Festival at Audubon Nature Center — located at 11280 Waterton Road southwest of Littleton — extends to five days this year, culminating in the only Owl and Music Festival in …

Depot photo show First Place –“Jitterbug” by Dana Smith.

Colorado Aperture show offers award-winning photos

Dana Smith’s “Jitterbug,” a jazzy close-up photo of a petite ladybug (dancing? singing?), was awarded Best of Show in the “2019 Colorado Aperture” exhibit at the Depot Art Center, 2069 W. …
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Hannah King, the owner of Littleton Market at 2692 West Alamo Ave, sits beside a crate of early-season apples. A cold spring means many summer crops are behind schedule, King said.

Summer gives way to fall in downtown Littleton

Summer lingered a bit in downtown Littleton on Sept. 5, when the temperature hit a record-breaking 98 degrees. It lingered, too, in Matthew Boulter’s farmers market trailer, parked in the Reinke …

Award-winning author releases middle grade book

Kids and horses were made for each other, especially when the kid is a young Colorado teen who dreams of owning a real mustang. But adopting wild horses isn't easy, especially when the young filly …
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Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. …
The Queen City Jazz Band performed at Town Hall in Littleton in the 13th Annual Jazz Festival, a Western Welcome Week event.

Jazz concert is favorite event at yearly festival

Happy jazz fans gathered at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton on Aug. 16 for the 13th annual Littleton Jazz Foundation Concert, featuring Queen City Jazz Band, with vocalist Wende Harston. QCJB …

“Arizona” by Craig Marshall Smith, will be included in the PACE Center exhibit “Meyerose and Smith: Collaboration.”
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Artists collaborate on pieces in show

“Meyerose and Smith: Collaborations” will run Aug. 30 to Oct. 30 at the PACE Center’s gallery at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker. It features 12 collaborative paintings by Jennifer Meyerose and …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …

Jenna Cardenas’ photo “Basilica Bridge” is part of the exhibit A Tour of Italy, now on display at Arapahoe Community College.
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Art show is record of voyage to Italy

“A Tour of Italy” opened Aug. 12 at the Colorado Gallery of Arts, in the Annex at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. …
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