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Philanthropic angels rescue some Colorado arts groups, but most still struggle under coronavirus

Everyone dreams of an angel, especially arts groups, especially during a pandemic — a generous patron to ease the financial hardships of the coronavirus crisis. So far, the best angel stories come from the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Ballet. An anonymous donor gave the symphony a $2 million gift this month that will keep its […]

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“Black in Denver” illustrates through photos — and words — the vast diversity of the Black diaspora

Narkita Gold did not know what it meant to be Black in Denver when she set out to create a portrait-and-interview series called “Black in Denver” in 2018. “I didn’t even know what it meant to be me,” she said on the eve of her exhibit’s Nov. 19 opening at the Arvada Center. “I was […]

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Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

While it may not feel as urgent as an eviction notice or the fear of food scarcity, the devastation of the arts and culture scene due to the coronavirus pandemic portends long-term ripple effects. The arts in Colorado are a powerful economic driver as well as a defining aspect of our community and fuel for […]