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It seems like everybody took a piano lesson or two in their lives. I did for years, learning how to play some of my favorite Vince Guaraldi “Peanuts” songs, as well as the piano versions of some of my favorite pop songs at the time — stuff … more
Dav Pilkey knows firsthand how hard it can be to stay focused in school. When he was in the second grade, he remembers being labeled all kinds of things including a troublemaker, and the kid with ADHD. When he became too disruptive, his … more
We grow up with music all around us. Its in movies, TV shows, playing over the speakers in stores and shops, and can be heard blaring out of car windows on the road. But I didn’t start understanding music until I got to school. I don’t … more
Through the plays and musicals they do, actors get the opportunity to go to places as people they wouldn’t otherwise. But for the first show of the 2017-2018 season, the Arvada Center is bringing to life a world all too familiar to its cast — … more
The last time I was part of a choir was when I was a sophomore in high school, and I performed with St. Joan of Arc’s youth choir. I sang for three or four months, and it was fine. But when I quit to work a summer job, it didn’t exactly break … more
There was a lot about Melbourne, Australia, that Troy Kirk missed when he moved to Colorado years ago with his wife — family, friends and football. “I missed everything about the sport when I moved here but an old coach had told me there was … more
Why should someone care about Kendrick Lamar?” That’s the question I was asked when I first pitched a column on the rapper’s stop at the Pepsi Center on July 29 to our newsroom. Standing in line to get into the sold out show, I kept … more
Colorado’s theater community came together to recognize another year of creative excellence at its 12 annual Henry Awards on July 17. The Arvada Center, Denver Center for Performing Arts and Lone Tree Arts Center all took home awards. The … more
Like most colleges, the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design was quiet on the afternoon of July 12. There were very few students walking through the grassy campus on their way to class, and even the large Texas Building felt empty upon entry. … more
An acute case of bronchitis is no fun for anyone, but when Grace Lamb, a 91-year-old resident at Lakewood’s Eaton Senior Communities, came down with a case of it, it was debilitating. “I was too sick to even go to the doctor,” Lamb … more
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