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Arts and Entertainment

  • Improv troupe brings epic laughs to Evergreen

    Ever wonder why Thanksgiving dinner with the family can be so hilarious — or stressful? Bring together disparate personalities with all of their eccentricities. Add a dash of conversation. Throw in a controversial topic or two, and you have the makings of a family feast failure — or farce, depending on how you look at it. Now imagine that you’ve selected the diners yourself. Replace crazy Aunt Margaret with an astronaut who has a nervous tick or Grandpa Joe with a go-go dancer who wants to be the president. Now you have the makings of an Epic evening.

  • Cultural district debuts special deal for King Tut

    The sponsors of the Tutankhamun exhibit at the Denver Art Museum are offering a special ticket deal to members of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which includes Jefferson and six other counties.

    During September SCFD residents will be eligible to receive one free youth (age 6 to 17) ticket for every adult or senior ticket purchased, as a thank-you gift to cultural district members for their support for more than 20 years.

  • Center for the Arts pays tribute to teachers

    The school buses are groaning to life, pencils are sharpened and the halls are filled with students. School’s back in session. Students are gearing up for another year of camaraderie and creative thought. But why should the kids have all the fun? The Center for the Arts Evergreen is gearing up for its own “school year,” and is kicking off September with a tribute to teachers.

    Friday, Sept. 3, marks the opening of the Center for the Arts Evergreen Teachers Show.

  • Children's Theater plans grand opening at new home

    The Colorado Children’s Theatre has spent the last four years establishing itself as a go-to place for children’s theatrical training. Directors Kerri Monnerat and Karen Tobey have created classes in musical theater, voice, dance, stage and film acting and a full playbill of performances and theatrical productions. Most importantly, they have created a community in which children ages 4 to 18 feel special and as if they are an integral part of the school.

  • Fine Arts Fest popular with artists and attendees

    Artists from across the nation spend their summers tucked under arts-fair awnings — meeting and greeting, explaining their techniques and selling their work. For many artists, the Evergreen Fine Arts Festival, at Heritage Grove on Aug. 28 and 29, has become the perfect way to wrap up a hectic season of travel and selling.

  • Paint-Out promises up-close look at artists at work

    A beautiful piece of art is a remarkable thing, with the ability to stir emotions in people simply through the act of viewing. To watch the creation of art is quite possibly even more amazing. Witnessing the techniques and creative process of individual artists is like looking through a window into the artist’s mind and heart. The Windows to the Divine Plein Air Invitational Paint-Out, set for Aug. 26-28 in Evergreen, will provide opportunities to observe the creation of art and to marvel at its beauty long after the work is complete.

  • Cunningham’s creativity tied to experimentation

    One of the secrets to a successful career in art is inspiration. The longevity of a career is determined by an artist’s ability to find daily motivation — something new to arouse the artistic muse and drag him out of hiding. Many artists find this inspiration in new subject matter. Others find it in experimenting with new techniques or styles. For Colorado artist Paul Cunningham, it is a bold mix of both.

  • StageDoor’s 'Oliver!' will steal your heart

    On the heels of its major renovation and expansion, StageDoor Theatre has renovated its model for summer productions — community theater for all ages. For the first time, adult and child actors alike will be working together to re-create the seamy underbelly of 19th-century London in a rousing rendition of “Oliver!” based on Charles Dickens famous novel “Oliver Twist.”

  • Summerfest offers new things to view in 2010

    Summer is here, and Summerfest is upon us. This annual arts festival sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen has become a fixture in many Coloradans’ summer schedules. 2010 should be no different. However, this year’s festival, on July 17 and 18, has many new and different features that set it apart.

  • Evergreen Jazz Fest will be on a high note in 2010

    The Evergreen Jazz Festival has become an institution, not only among the summer musical offerings in our mountain community, but in the national jazz community as well. People travel from all over the country to listen to the diverse lineup of traditional and contemporary jazz ensembles. With the event now in its ninth year, the 2010 Evergreen Jazz Festival should prove to be bigger and better than ever.