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Arts and Entertainment

  • Evergreen girl on journey of self-discovery in theater

    Danielle Samler is a regular Evergreen girl who just happens to love the theater. However, when Samler isn’t in school, singing in the choir at Beth Evergreen or onstage, she spends a lot of time in the car. The family has racked up hundreds of miles driving to rehearsals in Greeley, Lafayette, Littleton, Evergreen and Denver. And it’s all worth it to allow Danielle and her older sister, Desiree, to explore their passion for acting.

  • Painter finds her true passion in life

    Chris Coyle Orlikowski has finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. Tucked away in her second-floor studio in Evergreen, Coyle is downright giddy as she leads a tour of her creative haven and her artistic career.

    “We finished the building a year ago,” Coyle says of the two-story garage that sits adjacent to her house, “but I had been planning this studio in my head for at least a decade. It’s tough to get me to leave; I just love it here.”

  • Gentle hand, strong woman at Evergreen Stained Glass

    MaryAnne DeAngelis is many things — a teacher, a mentor, an artist, a businessperson. Most importantly, DeAngelis is a strong woman with a gentle hand, and this has been the key to her success in her stained-glass business and in her life.

    DeAngelis worked in real estate for many years and finally grew weary of the competitive nature of the business. Looking for a new creative outlet in her life, DeAngelis took a class in making stained glass at Colorado Free University.

  • ‘Color Purple’ shines brightly in Denver performance

    Purple isn’t the only color that stands out in the national production of the spellbinding musical “The Color Purple” that just opened in Denver. This rich, emotionally charged production creates a colorful world of characters living and surviving in the Deep South of the early 1900s.

  • Evergreen Artists Association celebrates its 50th

    On the afternoon of April 24, 1958, 19 members of Evergreen’s artistic community met in the back room of a shoe repair shop downtown. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about the advantages of forming a local art association “to help artists network, nurture new artists, and provide opportunities for established artists to build reputations with our community.”

  • Ring in the new year with the Evergreen Players

    New Year’s Eve can often be thorn in your side. You want to do something festive to ring in the new year … but you don’t want to drive very far, you don’t enjoy huge crowds, you don’t want to spend a lot of money, and midnight is long past your bedtime. You’re suddenly feeling very “Bah, humbug” when you want to be humming “Auld Lang Syne.” The Evergreen Players’ New Year’s Eve Gala is the answer to all of your celebratory snags.

  • Baroque Folke plan holiday concert

    New talent joins the Baroque Folke for this year's free holiday concert. Ruth Harvey adds the bowed strings of viola da gamba and psaltery to the mix, while Jane Pouw Asprelli, a returning former member, displays musical agility at the harpsichord. This holiday tradition of more than two decades will be renewed Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. when the Baroque Folke perform at CenterStage/Evergreen.

  • ‘Jersey Boys’ a trip down Memory Turnpike

    “She-eh-eh-eh-ry, bay-ay-by, Sherry, Baby.” The ear-piercing, spine-tingling falsetto of Frankie Valli fills The Buell Theatre, and you’d swear you’re not in Denver anymore. The Tony Award-winning “Jersey Boys” opened on Dec. 11, and it’s transporting audiences not only back in time, but to a completely different world.

  • Evergreen’s newest angel takes flight

    Bells are ringing all over Evergreen! In the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a bell rang every time an angel earned it wings. At the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, this year’s Evergreen Angel has gotten its wings, and you should hear bells ringing around the world.

  • Evergreen Chorale kicks off holidays on just the right note

    A seasonal concert by the Evergreen Chorale kicks off the holidays on the right note Friday night at Center/Stage in Evergreen. Led by music director Mike Weiker and accompanied by pianist Ellen DeJonge, the 74 members of the Chorale present “Voices of Peace.” The program spans the ages and changing styles of music with holiday compositions from the 17th century to the present.