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Revisiting the ‘baaaadd’ women of cinema

Revisiting the ‘baaaadd’ women of cinema

CCHS grad explores female stereotypes in short film By Peter Jones As a Hollywood script reader, Mara Tasker will never get the hours back that she spent – or wasted – sifting through stacks of bad screenplays. If she were to couple that with the tawdry newspaper stories she had to read as a researcher […]

‘Spring Awakening’ plays Town Hall Arts Center

‘Spring Awakening’ plays Town Hall Arts Center

Controversial drama turns musical   By Peter Jones When German playwright Frank Wedekind debuted Spring Awakening in 1906, it was variously banned, censored and derided as pornography, pretty much proving Wedekind’s point about the sexually repressive culture of his day. The so-called “Children’s Tragedy,” written some 15 years earlier, was decades ahead of its time especially […]

Chihuly sculptures will dazzle Denver Botanic Gardens

Chihuly sculptures will dazzle Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region’s first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist Dale Chihuly. His dramatic sculptures will be on view June 14 – Nov. 30. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to […]

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‘Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ Through May 4, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tony-Award winning musical is both hilarious and heartwarming. Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn sweeps down the mighty Mississippi as rebellious teenager Propelled by an infectious, award-winning score,  www.lonetreeeartscenter.org.    Guitar legends Paco Peña & Eliot Fisk April […]

Children’s Museum breaks ground on multi-million dollar expansion

Children’s Museum breaks ground on multi-million dollar expansion

Will more than double programs, exhibit square footage The Children’s Museum of Denver broke ground April 8 on a major museum expansion, announcing the plans, timeline and a naming gift for the $15.8 million campaign. Museum President and CEO Mike Yankovich cited the “critical role” the museum plays in early childhood education, and its 74 […]

Meet celebrity trainer, author Chris Powell April 26

Meet celebrity trainer, author Chris Powell April 26

Meet celebrity trainer, author Chris Powell Prepare to be inspired and join the Arapahoe Library District for a presentation featuring celebrity trainer, author and transformation specialist Chris Powell on Saturday, April 26, 4 p.m., at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver 80237. Powell will share about being a fitness trainer and […]

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Cherry Creek High School named a 2014 GRAMMY Signature School  The GRAMMY Foundation has named Cherry Creek High School one of 12 schools nationwide selected for this prestigious honor, which recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year. Each of the GRAMMY Signature […]

‘Animal Crackers’ plays Stage Theatre through May 11

‘Animal Crackers’ plays Stage Theatre through May 11

Marx Bros. revival is irreverent fun   By Peter Jones Because the Marx Brothers were Hollywood screen legends, it is easy to forget that the comedic siblings got their start on the New York stage – in musicals, no less. Their first two films, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, were direct adaptions of their early […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ April 11 – May 4, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 Main St., Littleton.  Music by Duncan Schiek, based on a play By Frank Wedekind. Set in Germany, 1891, Spring Awakening is a high energy, rock musical that celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with an unforgettable power, poignancy and passion. […]

Divorce brings new twists to romantic comedy genre

Divorce brings new twists to romantic comedy genre

April FFF film set for April 16 By Clarissa Crozier This is the movie that might follow many of the romantic comedies we have all seen. Love. Honeymoon. Marriage. And now, divorce. The film Starting from Scratch makes its appearance April 16 at the Landmark Theatre in Greenwood Village. In this Film Festival Flix selection, […]

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