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  • Finders, Keepers

    published December 29, 2011

    Art appreciation and exploration go hand in hand at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's ongoing BMoCA Scavenger Hunt promotion, which... More >>

  • Nature's Way

    published December 22, 2011

    When Maruca Salazar took over a couple of years ago as director of Museo de las Americas, she envisioned a curatorial pattern that would feature... More >>

  • Art for All Ages

    published December 22, 2011

    Aurora sometimes gets a ho-hum rap from the urbanistas to the west, but the sprawling gateway to the plains certainly has its hidden treasures.... More >>

  • Something's Coming, Something Good

    published December 22, 2011

    I first saw the movie of West Side Story at a drive-in as a little girl, but that first time, tinny window speakers and all, was a... More >>

  • Star Gazing

    published December 15, 2011

    In the waning days of 2011, in the midst of holiday-season cheer, many folks turn to the movies -- December blockbusters, to be sure, but also... More >>

  • Let There Be Light

    published December 22, 2011

    Lights might be the best part of the holiday season: neighborhoods and business districts all lit up, more lights twinkling on trees and candles... More >>

  • The Bird Is the Word

    published December 1, 2011

    Leave it to Boulder to become the testing ground for something as antithetical as “bus birding,” but that’s what’s happening,... More >>

  • I Wanna Be Sedated

    published December 22, 2011

    Some parents consider this the worst week of the year: Kids are underfoot and bored with their holiday loot, but it's often too cold to kick them... More >>

  • High Times In Madrid

    published December 29, 2011

    Core New Art Space member Lola Montejo grew up in Madrid during the heady '80s, when the urban center blossomed culturally after years of... More >>

  • Slip and Slide

    published December 22, 2011

    Colorado has more than two dozen ski areas, but SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch may be the one most dedicated to families. Although night... More >>

  • Happy New Year: A few artistic resolutions from my FB friends

    published Dec 30, 2011

    I never make resolutions or even expect to be able to stick to one; it's my nature to veer, day-to-day, with the winds and the waves. If I'm hungry, I eat. If I want to be alone, I cocoon. That's just... More >>

  • Attention, Denver designers: Scissors ready! Frock Out goes down with the Titanic in April
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    Attention, Denver designers: Scissors ready! Frock Out goes down with the Titanic in April

    published Dec 30, 2011

    Here's something to ponder in 2012: The new year will mark, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. And, as Chris Loffelmacher of the Denver Public Library's Fresh Cit... More >>

  • The Kloewer's last stand: Turning the switch on an Englewood holiday tradition

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Jews like me are always finding ways to pass the time when the rest of you are putting up and taking down your trees. Sure, we light our little candles for eight nights (whenever those might fall), ex... More >>

  • Tribal Dancing

    published December 22, 2011

    Hal Aqua likes to call the music he plays with his party band, the Lost Tribe, "nouveau klezmer." That's because, like classic... More >>

  • Party For The People

    published December 22, 2011

    So, fellow Jews, have you chosen which Christmas Day matinee you're going to hit before downing the traditional repast of sesame chicken and moo... More >>

  • All Is Bright

    published December 15, 2011

    They've got butterflies, and they've got lights. Also, glowing scorpions -- and in the museum's Rainforest conservatory, "firefly" lights... More >>

  • Life Is a Cabaret

    published December 15, 2011

    Mare Trevathan, GerRee Hinshaw and Melanie Owen Padilla, the very funny and multi-talented trio behind Balls! A Holiday Spectacular,... More >>

  • Lovely Lena

    published December 15, 2011

    The great songstress Lena Horne, who died in 2010 at the age of 92, was elegance personified; as lovely as an orchid, she could belt out a... More >>

  • Fifteen best Denver ART moments in 2011
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    Fifteen best Denver ART moments in 2011

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Bicycle vs. Homing Pigeon vs. Moped from Village Voice Media on Vimeo.We've been rolling off lists this week like there's no tomorrow, and maybe there isn't, considering that pesky 2012 Mayan prophecy... More >>

  •  Let Robert Gift ring your chimes at the Denver City and County Building
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    Let Robert Gift ring your chimes at the Denver City and County Building

    published Dec 22, 2011

    It's been carilloneur Robert Gift's thankless task each Christmas for the last thirty years or so to whip the City and County Building's recalcitrant Robert Speer Memorial Chime into shape: Comprised... More >>

  • Drama Salon

    published December 15, 2011

    With one production under their belts in the new Laundry on Lawrence performance space, Brian Freeland and the LIDA Project are ready to meet more... More >>

  • Fashion Denver's Brandi Shigley is taking her own advice to do what she loves 24/7
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    Fashion Denver's Brandi Shigley is taking her own advice to do what she loves 24/7

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Brandi Shigley could be our Westword MasterMind poster girl: Civic-minded and an ever-positive dynamo on the local style scene, the Fashion Denver founder lives up to the very definition of a MasterMi... More >>

  • Let's Put On a Show!

    published December 15, 2011

    Just from its name, you can tell that the Boulder collaborative theater troupe Band of Toughs knows how hard it is for an experimental group to... More >>

  • A Pirate's Life

    published December 15, 2011

    Phil Bender might be the heart and soul of the Pirate gallery, one of Denver's oldest art cooperatives and a standard-bearer of the communal... More >>

  • Fancy Tiger and Buffalo Exchange move in together on Broadway
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    Fancy Tiger and Buffalo Exchange move in together on Broadway

    published Dec 19, 2011

    The lights are very bright on Broadway, and 2012 is shaping up to be the year that SoBo, with its growing lineup of independent shops and boutiques, second-hand emporiums and quirky dining spots, beco... More >>

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