Art & Culture

Colorado’s hidden gem is just a Johnstown away

Colorado’s hidden gem is just a Johnstown away

Up north in Johnstown, Colorado there are two distinct theater cornerstones. The first is the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. This unique theater has brought joy and entertainment for almost 10 years to the Colorado theater community. The second is the fierce and talented skill of Beth Beyer inside the playhouse. Beyer grew up in Colorado Springs […]

‘The Nance’ at the Edge

‘The Nance’ at the Edge

  There are only a small handful of pieces of art and literature that are able to impact someone on such an emotional and profound level. That is why when those pieces are discovered you must cherish and hold onto them. ‘The Nance’ is certainly one of those pieces.   This Tony award winning play […]

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

Poetry can enact social and political activism, and is a tool for understanding difficult topics such as sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia. It allows for people of different backgrounds to sympathize with one another and also learn about the history of each others cultures. Through poetry, people of all genders, races, religions and abilities can […]

MSU Denver Theatre Tackles the Mattress

MSU Denver Theatre Tackles the Mattress

  MSU Denver Theatre Department’s latest production of ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ opened last weekend in the Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater and provided a fun night at the theatre.   ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ is a musical rendition of the Princess and the Pea with music and lyrics by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer. The […]

Annual Black World Conference focuses on youth leadership

Annual Black World Conference focuses on youth leadership

As a word, leadership is usually defined singularly. One person taking leadership over a group. It is rarely associated with a group taking leadership together, but with numbers comes strength. In African American history many of the iconic leaders have been portrayed as singular. However, the community has suffered a noticeable loss of leadership within […]

Dance and conflict collide in ‘Billy Elliot’

Dance and conflict collide in ‘Billy Elliot’

  Reviewing theatre can be an interesting job. Of course there are always the hits and amazing productions from the big guys like the DCPA. Also the long standing and reliable theatres such as the BDT Stage. Smaller theatres are where things can become interesting. You have some of the saddest productions or some of […]

Love is a drag with an entertaining show

Love is a drag with an entertaining show

Ever feel like Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a drag? Well, for the folks at the LGBTQ Student Resource Center on the Auraria campus, Drag is just a way of life. This year’s Valentine’s Day marked the seventh annual drag show, Love is a Drag, in the Tivoli Turnhall. The event was created around […]

The land of love fires up a cool festival

The land of love fires up a cool festival

The sweetheart city of Loveland, brings the surrounding businesses and residents the Fire and Ice Festival every Valentine’s Day season, which gives the downtown center of Loveland an opportunity to share locally owned beer, food and inviting music from its own born and raised. Festival curators, Heidi and Nate Webb, are natives of Loveland and […]

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