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The refrain of Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Nutcracker” ballet surrounds us in December and the most elaborate local production is by Colorado Ballet, held at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver … more
Lights go up on a sketchily-built Catfish Row, in Charleston, South Carolina, where Clara (Erica Papillion-Posey) cuddles her baby and bursts into song — in a beautiful rendition of “Summertime.” She is joined in duet by her man Jake (David … more
During the time of apartheid in South Africa, when discriminative policy forbade blacks from operating bars or selling alcohol, “shebeens” popped up throughout rural townships, giving locals a place to commiserate, eat and drink. “They were … more
As it celebrates 40 years as an arts center, Arvada Center presents its first world premiere: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” originated at the Arvada theater with music and lyrics by Arvada’s music director David Nehls and book by Kenn … more
Air Force veteran Jake Jacobs recently sat in a dimmed, incense-filled room as Marty Albring of Four Directions Wellness Foundation poked needles into his ears. By the time she finished, it looked as though an orange porcupine had attached to … more
Hudson Gardens, at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, is transformed into a magical spot to visit through New Year’s Eve, with thousands of lights that twinkle and invite a visitor to walk along curving paths, through a lighted tunnel and beside … more
The Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton is enjoying its annual visit from the Holiday Express, bearing gifts for all. “Not to be found in big box stores or at Amazon,” says publicist/artist Peggy Dietz. Original artwork, … more
It’s 8 a.m. on Nov. 7, a quiet morning inside South Metro Fire Rescue Station 44 at 12625 E. Lincoln Ave. Patrick Grout and Taylor Olson watch an online training seminar. Olson, a three-year veteran, sits in a recliner while Grout, the … more
The spotlight at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center turns on a grumpy-looking Santa ringing a bell as Hohman, Indiana townsfolk mostly pass by ignoring him. The opening announcement is made by kids and the audience is filled with a happy shorter … more
Federica Foltmann snuck around her living room couch on a recent afternoon in her Castle Pines home. Hiding around the corner was the 6-year-old girl she nannies. When Foltmann caught up, the shy but curious girl buried her face into … more
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