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Arts and Entertainment

  • Music, hiking, scenic views: Red Rocks Park glows on winter days

    You can hear John Denver singing “Rocky Mountain High” at the Trading Post at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    The late musician is featured prominently in a Colorado Music Hall of Fame exhibit, which includes a video of his performances at Red Rocks in the 1970s. In a room dedicated to Denver, visitors can gaze at a guitar he once played and see stage outfits he wore and handwritten lyrics he composed.

  • Stepping up

    The future stars of the Foothills Park and Rec ballet programs will have a chance to shine this weekend in performances of “The Nutcracker” at Columbine High School.

    This year will be special for the younger students, who’ve been taking classes at Foothills for several years. With many of the older dancers now graduated from high school, it’s time for the next group to step up.

  • Bemis exhibit promotes women artists
  • Audience members sift clues to find bad actor

    Even with a room full of amateur detectives on the case, the culprit almost got away with murder.

    Littleton’s Bemis Library hosted “Murder in the Stacks” on Friday, an evening of mystery and comedy with the Thornton-based Creative Revolution Theatre Company. The audience of more than 50 analyzed clues, grilled the suspects and worked together to solve a murder mystery.

  • Columbine students star in a super satire

    Rebels Without Applause, Columbine High’s drama group, is set to premiere “Nooses Off” by Don Zolidis on Thursday in the school’s auditorium.

  • Teachers exhibit artwork at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    A premiere exhibit at the Center for the Arts Evergreen showcases the creative talents of four area high school teachers.

    Steve Sumner, CAE director, is excited about this first-time opportunity to display the exemplary work of teachers who find time to be artists in addition to their responsibilities as art instructors.

    “They’re really worthy,” he said.

  • When artworks become good works

    It wasn’t enough for local artist Tracy Haines to create 30 paintings in 30 days. She wanted her artwork to have an impact on the community.

    Haines, a South Jeffco resident who rediscovered a love of painting after a career as a dermatologist, is donating half of any proceeds from the 30 paintings she is creating this month to Extended Hands of Hope, a Broomfield nonprofit that is working to build a shelter in Jeffco for victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation.

  • Dozens of laughs

    The Foothills Theatre Company had audiences laughing it up in Clement Park over the weekend. Even if the jokes were 400 years old.

    The troupe is in the midst of a two-week run of this year’s Shakespeare in the Park production, “Twelfth Night.” The show, which opened Friday in Grant Amphitheater, is one of the Bard’s most well regarded comedies and is filled with cross-dressing, young lovers and several humorously inebriated gentlemen.

  • ‘Legally Blonde, Jr.’ sets the stage for comedy

    The Town Hall Arts Center’s production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.” promises music and laughs — even if some of the actors are out past their curfew.

    The show, which opens Friday, is part of Town Hall’s summer acting program for youths of high school age and younger. The upcoming show, based on the musical “Legally Blonde,” features a cast of sixth- through 12th-graders, and the quality is top notch, said director Robert Michael Sanders.

  • Dinosaur Train coming to Morrison this weekend

    A “train” full of dinosaurs is coming to Morrison this weekend.

    Dinosaur Ridge will host the Dinosaur Train, an educational event based on the PBS children’s show that features colorful kid dinosaurs created by the company that brought you the Muppets. At the event, slated Friday through Sunday, kids can have their pictures taken with Buddy the T-Rex, examine dinosaur footprints and even dig for fossils.