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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Bright Ideas’ at Center/Stage shines brightly as comedic satire
  • Evergreen sculptors pedal an eclectic piece

    It’s definitely not traditional stained glass, and it’s really not traditional public art, either.

    Instead, it’s a long roller-coaster-like ribbon of steel with attached bicycle wheels that are filled with stained glass. The 16-foot sculpture is the creation of Creative Stained Glass Studio, and it will be on its way to Kennesaw, Ga., to be installed in the atrium at AMLI Residential.

  • Young cast discovers magic where ‘Anything Goes’

    Classic musicals stand the test of time because they have simple story lines, laugh-inducing scripts, and music that sticks with audiences long after the curtain falls. “Anything Goes” is a celebration of the great American musical and one of its greatest composers, Cole Porter. The latest production of this time-honored show, presented by StageDoor Theatre’s high school company, offers a fresh take on this 80-year-old theatrical gem.

  • EAA show features artists from throughout state

    Surrounded by artists who moved to the mountains for inspiration, art lovers are treated to beautiful canvases filled with golden aspen and photographs of elk in mist-covered meadows. But when the Evergreen Artists Association’s fall show opened Sept. 26, the concept of “mountain aesthetic” was redefined. The EAA’s fall exhibition is the largest juried show in the recent history of the organization and displays works from 125 artists throughout Colorado.

  • Center for the Arts exhibit explores Guatemalan culture
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    PERFORMANCES

    “Bright Ideas” will be on stage through Nov. 9 at Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for students/seniors. For more information, call 303-674-4934 or visit www.evergreenplayers.org.

  • 'Dearly Departed' provides laughs to die for
  • ‘Kiss Me Kate’ kicks off Chorale’s 2014-15 season

    “Kiss Me Kate” is a musical that belongs on the must-see list of any theater lover. Cole Porter’s most successful musical combines the style of the 1940s Golden Age of Broadway with the wit and tradition of Shakespeare. The Evergreen Chorale’s production of this timeless classic opens Sept. 12 and is the first in a lineup of exciting performances for the 2014-15 Chorale season.

  • Latvian artist exults in colors of the Southwest

    Artist Larisa Aukon spent her childhood years staring at the gray winter skies of Latvia. Fifteen years ago, when Aukon landed in Arizona, she found herself inspired by the explosion of color in the American Southwest. Today, Aukon’s monotone childhood memories are a far cry from the color- and light-imbued canvases she produces. At Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, Aukon’s first solo exhibition in Colorado, “color of LIFE,” reflects on the vibrant life she has built in her adopted home.

  • EPIC improv comedy provides needed laughs at summer’s end

    The first day of school is just around the corner. Perhaps it’s been a joyful summer of memories that will be recorded in your family scrapbook, or perhaps you’ve been counting the minutes until the little ones are thrown back into a daily routine. Either way, summer vacation is a bit like improvisational comedy — you spend three months with people who have no filter, and you make things up on the fly to keep them entertained. You can only hope that at the end of it all you find yourself laughing.