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Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84

Two of Christo’s planned projects did not come to fruition before he died, including Over the River, which would have involved draping translucent fabric above 42 miles of Colorado’s Arkansas River


WATCH: The Lumineers, OneRepublic, Nathaniel Rateliff and others perform coronavirus benefit show

Colorado musical acts are performing live on Friday afternoon to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in the state.


Colorado theater companies are clinging to life and worry coronavirus will mean shows cannot go on

Some 60% of the arts groups supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District are only moderately or not at all confident that they will survive


She was awaiting her Colorado Ballet curtain call. Coronavirus delayed the dance, for better and worse.

After 22 years, ballerina Chandra Kuykendall now is preparing for a finale, sometime in the future, by dancing in her bedroom, using a dresser as a barre.


Colorado nonprofit coffers run dry during surge of demand sparked by coronavirus shutdown

Relief agencies are struggling to meet demand while other organizations furlough workers and rethink critical fundraising events. The Denver Dumb Friends League's Furry Scurry hopes to lure 10,000 people to a virtual dog walk on May 2.


Rauschenberg show at Museum of Outdoor Arts invites viewers to reflect, literally

“Reflections and Ruminations,” the first solo exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s work in Colorado since 1981, focuses on the “combines” that integrated painting, sculpture and found objects.


It’s election season. Here’s a guide to some of the best political movies

From All the President's Men to The Post, the University of Colorado Denver film critic breaks down his favorites


The people’s projector: Denver’s D&F Tower converted to artists’ canvas by “Night Lights” installation

Animations will roll over the 16th Street Mall landmark in “permanent” installation designed to spark thought provoking moments for as long as a decade.


The greatest classic Christmas movies ever, according to film critic Howie Movshovitz

And here's why "The Shop Around the Corner" is as close to perfect as movies get


David Byrne is building a neuroscience-powered hall of mirrors somewhere in Denver

The world premiere of the project from the Talking Heads frontman and the Denver Center's Off-Center will blend immersive virtual reality in a warehouse show


Colorado is home to a collection of classic Shelby muscle cars. But are they just bygone relics in the Uber era?

The new “Ford v Ferrari” movie shines a light on the romance and high point of car culture enshrined in a museum in Boulder. But it comes amid waning American interest in cars.


Movshovitz: Colorado theaters are teeming with documentaries. But what makes a good one?


You know Monet’s famous paintings, but Denver’s new exhibit provides a career-spanning look at his work

From “unfinished wallpaper” to his evolving paintings of water lilies, the display reflects an artist who was both an artistic and commercial success


Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

A climate change tableau — the first of eight murals on health — is up in Fraser as the state tries to bring some color to sometimes stuffy reports.


Jared Polis doesn’t live at the governor’s mansion, but his top advisers get to stay rent-free

The private living areas at the residence still need $550,000 in renovations to upgrade them to modern standards for the first family, report says

Politics and Government

What does music really do to us? Original Thinkers festival taps The Boss, scientists and revolutionaries for the answer

Egyptian protest musician Remy Essam, journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and researcher Bernadette Gonzalez experience music as savior, healer and peaceful weapon.


Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.

Creative industries are big business, but little towns are taking their time sketching plans to develop housing alongside studio space


A soldier’s plan to bomb an Indiana mosque was thwarted by a welcome that led to conversion to Islam

“The Secret Lives of Muslims” web series shares intimate perspectives of Muslim life in America and will screen during a panel at the Original Thinkers festival this weekend in Telluride.


Original Thinkers festival mines for creativity in limestone quarry near Telluride

“Otherworldly” installation hosted by Deep Creek Experimental is the mortar for lofty ideas floated 7 miles away in Mountain Village


“A Doll’s House” times two: DCPA Theatre Company experiments with epic-length production

Ibsen’s classic and a sequel written 140 years later staged together allows viewers to toggle between time periods and consider the social progress of women

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