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Arts and Entertainment

  • Shhhhh! Alamo Drafthouse has arrived

    It’s going to be a whole lot easier now to go out for dinner and a movie in Littleton.

    The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened in Aspen Grove this week, marking the Austin, Texas-based company’s first foray into Colorado. And the chain is bringing its unique brand of movie-going experience.

    The concept of the Alamo is simple enough: dinner and a movie all rolled into one. Yet it’s in the execution that Alamo distinguishes itself. 

  • Shredding, and preserving, native culture

    Art is often the truest expression of a culture.

    And just like art, culture is constantly evolving, combining the traditions of the past with new influences, ideas and ways of expression.

    To truly understand a culture, you can’t just look behind at its footprints. You have to look at the trail ahead as well.

  • A tapestry of voices

    Some music fans might think that voices singing alone on stage amount to nothing more than a choir.

     

    But when Mix, an award-winning a capella group at the University of Colorado Denver, performs an Adele cover song, all preconceptions about vocal music go out the window.

    Choir music this ain’t. 

    In the middle of it all is singer-songwriter Vanessa Spear, a 2008 graduate of Chatfield High School.

  • Diamond jubilee: Jefferson Symphony celebrating 60 years

    The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary concert season.

    And while many organizations reach similar milestones, this one is special to JSO, according to longtime violinist and spokeswoman Karen Pring. That’s because — save for a few paid employees — the group is made up solely of volunteers.

  • Gone country

    Get ready, music fans, because country music legend Charlie Daniels is going to show you how it’s done.

  • Littleton Fine Arts Guild turning 50

    The Littleton Fine Arts Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with exhibits and events at the historic Depot Art Center.

     

    The guild formed in 1962 as a place for community members to meet weekly and learn to paint. Membership in the guild is now open to all Littleton adults, pending approval of artwork by a panel of current members.

  • ‘Tommy’ turns arts center into visual, audio feast

    Violent strobes of color, energized dance and a backdrop of renowned psychedelic rock saturate the senses in the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center’s production of “Tommy,” a nearly overwhelming contrast to the title character’s catatonic state.

  • Photographers point lenses locally and globally

    Littleton’s annual Eye of the Camera contest drew photos from as near as Ketring Lake and as far as Azerbaijan.

  • Town Hall Arts Center receives grant

    The board of directors for the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center announced that the organization has received a grant of $10,000 from Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Event highlights Lariat Loop’s artistic inspirations

    For as long as there have been cars trusty enough to chug up the mountains, artists have ventured around the Lariat Loop hoping to capture that elusive sunset reflecting in Bear Creek or the first aspen turning to gold near Buffalo Bill’s grave.

    The Lariat Loop is a 40-mile scenic circle developed in the 1920s to help Coloradans experience the mountains in proximity to Denver. To celebrate the anniversary of the Loop’s designation as a National Scenic Byway, on Oct. 17 the Loop’s Heritage Alliance will host the Lariat Loop Art Bistro.