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Raising the coffee bar

When Kyle Gammage is behind the bar at The Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon in Olde Town Arvada, he sees three kinds regulars — those who come in for their morning coffee, those who come in for a happy … more

‘Seussical’ is whimsical musical delight on Littleton stage

The entire stage floor is painted in bright swishes of color, so one practically dances to one’s assigned seat at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center (scenic design by Michael Duran) to await the … more

Getting the season off to a bright, beautiful start

It’s always better to catch your favorite musicians at a concert in a small venue — the smaller the better. It provides a feeling of intimacy, of communing directly with the artist. One of the … more

Castle Pines venue to host photographer John Fielder

The Castle Pines Arts and Cultural Foundation will again present an evening with Colorado nature photographer John Fielder, presenting a program about his latest book, “A Colorado Winter,” and providing copies of other Fielder titles for sale. … more

Get into the holiday spirit with music, food

Despite all the shoppers big box stores see on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving wasn’t all that special for Angelo Coiro, owner of Angelo’s CDs and More. But when Record Store Day started making exclusive releases on Black Friday, … more

Theatrical options for the holiday season

The holidays mean something different to everyone, but if there’s one thing that most can agree on, it is that they should be spent with the people who mean the most to us. And as far as activities go for the holidays, few are better than … more

An early sign of the season

A giant white fir Christmas tree arrived early the morning of Nov. 2 at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The tree stands 55 feet tall and will remain at the center through the end of the year. In the … more

Going to great depths for a good time

Space, the final frontier. While that’s a frontier most of us won’t have the chance to explore, two-thirds of Earth has the next best thing — open water for scuba diving. “Just like in space travel, you get that same weightlessness and … more

Starlighting festivities planned in Castle Rock

It's time again for the annual lighting of the star atop Castle Rock. This year's celebration features nonprofit booths, strolling entertainers, live entertainment, Santa visits and outdoor ice skating at Rink at the Rock. Starlighting … more

Highlands Ranch High students to perform with noted musician

When recording artist/composer and original member of the Trans-Siberian Express Mark Wood comes to Highlands Ranch High School on Nov. 10 with his Viper electric violin, the student musicians will be transformed into a rock orchestra for a day. … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

Kids these days with all this literature

Young adult fiction is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of fiction, with stories, characters and perspectives that run the gamut from the fantastic and dystopian to the painfully realistic and political. And as an author of young adult … more

Local breweries have solid showing at beer fest

Every year, the Great American Beer Festival brings hundreds of breweries from all over the country to the Mile High City to duke it out over who creates the best ales, IPAs, lagers, German beers and more. And while the real winners are those who … more

Stay warm and enjoy a variety of genres this winter

If you ask me, the kind of music the sounds best in the wintertime, when it gets cold and dark early, can be summed up in one word — warm. Warm music sounds, clearly, like it was produced by human hands. It’s acoustic guitar driven tracks, … more

A dino-mite autumn for fossil fanatics

I don’t remember when I fell in love with dinosaurs, but by the time “Jurassic Park” came out in 1993, I was 8 years old and already completely head over heels. I wanted to be a paleontologist, go to places like Montana, and dig up the … more

Castle Rock woman is world champ in Western dressage

For the fifth consecutive year, Frances Carbonnel of Castle Rock reigns as champion in the Western dressage world. During the last week of September, Carbonnel participated in a musical freestyle competition, where she bade her horse to passage, … more

Choices abound for a family friendly Halloween

It can be a bit nerve-wracking for parents to send their children out trick-or-treating when Halloween rolls around every year, with strangers around and visiting places they might not be familiar with. But more and more cities, libraries and … more

A real gem for area equestrians

The smells of coffee and leather fill the air when visitors stop by the Wildflower Saddles and Tack shop at 122 Main St. in Elizabeth, where they are greeted by owner Tom Knowles plus a possible purr from General Sterling Price the cat. “I come … more

Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” … more

Mazes offer scares, family fun

There are many features that make a good haunted house, but there’s one none can do without — atmosphere. That’s a tricky thing to create artificially, but few places have it in spades like a cornfield at night. “A good haunt is all … more
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