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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

Magic brings wonder to stage in Lakewood

Champion magicians Joe Givan and Carol Massie, who run Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock, will be featured performers in the 12th Annual “Magic Beyond Belief!! XII,” an event hosted by the Mile High Magicians Society. It will begin in 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

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

Consternation, collaboration and coexistence for Parker and Lone Tree art centers

In 2011, there was concern that opening two performing arts centers within eight miles — and two months — of each other would be too much of a good thing. But as the PACE Center and the Lone Tree Arts Center each enter their seventh seasons of … more

Castle Rock Writers present conference for Colorado authors

For the 10th year the Castle Rock Writers group is offering a writers conference for Colorado writers, with the 2017 title: “Creativity in Progress: Start or Polish Your Manuscript.” The dates are Oct. 20-21 and the location will be the meeting … 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

Award-winning theater vocalist coming to Lone Tree Arts Center

“Simply Broadway” will be Brian Stokes Mitchell’s program title when the singer appears in concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. His award-winning career includes favorites such as “Man of La … more

Colorado photographer sees the big picture

From his Summit County home near Silverthorne, 9,000 feet above sea level, John Fielder watches an approaching storm front, waiting to find if it will bring rain or snow. “One the edge of bad weather is where I get my best shots,” Fielder … more

Woodcarvers move yearly show to Highlands Ranch

For a number of years, the metro-wide Colorado Woodcarvers Club has held its annual show/competition/sale at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, but on Oct. 14-15, 2017, the organization will move into the south area (Hilton Garden Inn in Highlands … more

Colorado cideries embrace old and new

Colorado is home to nearly 230 breweries, which means practically every kind of beer a person could crave can be found with a little legwork. But let’s face it — beer isn’t for everyone. For those with a more diverse palate or just … more

In health, and in sickness: ‘We have to be close’

Chris Cummins sits on the floor, cross-legged, facing his wife Cindy in the recliner where she spends most of her day. With her right hand, she strokes her Chihuahua, Porscha, snuggled in her lap. Lining the wall near the chair is a pile of … more

Artist's muses are sunlight and shadow

For painter Danielle Hatherley, art "is about the resonance between light and dark in landscapes.” That's what she writes in her Artist Statement. “In the landscape, that energy-filled moment … more

‘God is our healer, he heals us’

David Seller never felt like he fit in with his peers. When he moved to Lakewood from Australia at 7 years old, his classmates made fun of his accent. In high school, his longtime girlfriend suddenly severed their relationship. In college, he went … more

Fall fun for 2017 in the Denver area

It's fall in Colorado, and that means pumpkins, corn mazes, hayrides and zombies. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of the events planned. Go to www.colorado.gov and search … more

Queen City Jazz Band set to play at Littleton church

Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, begins its 25th season of its delightful Fine Arts Series with a free concert featuring the upbeat Queen City Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. The traditional jazz band has drawn fans … more

Be there and be square

Ask a group of square dancers what impact their passion has had on their lives, and you’ll get one answer over and over: “I met my spouse square dancing.” It’s not hard to see why — how many opportunities does one get to laugh and twirl … more
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