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Stitch by stitch, a traveling quilt honors more than 100 Black people killed across America

Lauren Forsythe feels connected to the tiny cross-stitched memorial she created for Paul Childs, a 15-year-old boy with a developmental disability, who was shot and killed by a Denver police officer in 2003. She thinks of Childs often, especially when she’s working with children with disabilities in her job as an elementary school psychologist in […]

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How Colorado Ballet reimagined costumes for the “Nutcracker” — and saved pandemic-struck designers and makers

When Holly Hynes, the internationally renowned costume designer, sat in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House watching the Colorado Ballet’s “Nutcracker” she thought that it looked “pretty gorgeous” – then she got a closer look at the wardrobe backstage. The 33-year-old costumes – hand-me-downs from the San Francisco Ballet – were definitely showing their age. “They […]

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Colorado will begin requiring that people get vaccinated to attend large indoor events in Denver area

People will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend large, indoor events in the Denver area starting Friday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a new public health order Sunday night putting the mandate in place. The order applies to Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Jefferson counties. A large, […]

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New creative expression workshop aims to combat artists’ addiction, isolation and death in Colorado

When Darin Valdez was working as a sobriety counselor a few years ago, a young man walked into his downtown Denver office crying and yelling. Then he asked Valdez for a sheet of paper. The man disappeared into the basement of the Sobriety House with the paper, and after about an hour, Valdez assumed he […]

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Denver Art Museum shakes off the stuffiness as it unveils a $150 million, forward-looking overhaul 

More mind-blowing than Meow Wolf! More windows than ever! More square footage of artwork out of storage. And double the number of elevators! The Denver Art Museum this week unveiled a thoughtful and physically stunning overhaul of the Martin Building — it’s been not just renovated but “reimagined,” the curators like to say — in […]

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Plundered art held by the Denver Art Museum revealed in Pandora Papers’ exposé of billionaire finances

The Denver Art Museum has been lassoed into an International art smuggling scam and is now trying to extricate itself in negotiations with the Cambodian government. The looting and trafficking of Khmer Empire statues and artifacts from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand came to light in an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists examination of offshore trusts […]

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At least 610,000 white flags will stand in D.C. in honor of those who died from coronavirus. A Coloradan is among those behind it.

In September, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will become a sea of white — one flag for each American who has died from the coronavirus.  President Joe Biden will see it from the Truman Balcony of the White House, and from a distance, it will seem like it snowed in the nation’s capital. Up […]