Artistic news | From ‘Thor’ to ‘Soul’: Film on the Rocks is back | Culture & Leisure

“Summer of Soul”: For six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed at Mount Morris Park. The footage was never seen and largely forgotten until Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson made it the winner of the 2022 Oscar for Best Documentary. It will premiere at Red … Read more

Abortion news summons the spirit of Ann Richards in a local play | Culture & Leisure

For actress Martha Harmon Pardee, news from the Supreme Court this week has summoned her ire, as well as that of the late Ann Richards. Olga Lopez for the Cherry Creek Theater Sometimes when you just don’t know what to do with all of your unhealthy energy…you can go to a play for a purge … Read more

Rita Moreno, 90 years old and bound for Denver: “It’s time” | Culture & Leisure

Rita Moreno took on the new role of Doc’s widow in the 2021 remake of “West Side Story.” Courtesy of Sean Katz No matter what Rita Moreno talks about… she knows what she’s talking about. Sexual abuse. Relentless racism. The subjugation of women and Latinos in Hollywood. The perniciousness of suicide. She knows this because … Read more

Colorado Woman’s Creations of ‘Little Gardens Inside Candles’ Serve as Self-Care Combo | Culture & Leisure

Now, that might be a familiar story. The pandemic has begun. The person has started a new hobby. Taylor Bruzzi acknowledges how well she fits into the mold made since 2020. “Like everyone else,” she said, “I started right when the pandemic happened.” Taylor Bruzzi creates colorful candles filled with dried flowers and other natural … Read more

Artistic News: OpenStage’s Denise Freestone honored in Fort Collins | Culture & Leisure

Denise Freestone is surrounded by well-wishers at her induction ceremony into the inaugural class of “Living Her Legacy” Sunday in Fort Collins. JOHN MOORE Denise Freestone, who co-founded OpenStage Theater & Company nearly 50 years ago, was officially inducted Sunday into the inaugural class of “Living Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins.” It is essentially … Read more

From ease to skin: These Colorado Springs tattoo artists are also prolific visual artists | Arts & Entertainment

From ease to skin: These Colorado Springs tattoo artists are also prolific visual artists |  Arts & Entertainment

Painting a canvas is one thing. Painting a human canvas something else entirely. There is much to admire about an artist who can translate their eye for beauty, color and imagery from the easel to the skin. Many tattoo artists have made art from the moment they could pick up a pencil or paintbrush. But … Read more

Colorado Springs tattoo artists often prolific visual artists | Arts & Entertainment

Colorado Springs tattoo artists often prolific visual artists |  Arts & Entertainment

Painting a canvas is one thing. Painting a human canvas something else entirely. There is much to admire about an artist who can translate their eye for beauty, color and imagery from the easel to the skin. Many tattoo artists have made art from the moment they could pick up a pencil or paintbrush. But … Read more

Earth Day celebration enriches community | Arts & Entertainment

Earth Day celebration enriches community |  Arts & Entertainment

Earth Day is a way to celebrate and promote earth justice. On Saturday, West Kentucky Community and Technical College officials, students and Paducah-based partners invited the community to learn about intentional and impactful sustainability practices. With support from the Paducah Junior College Foundation, the WKCTC sustainability committee and WKCTC officials organized Earth Day activities, entertainment … Read more

Rowing start-up Hydrow scores fresh financing from Lizzo, Timberlake

Rowing start-up Hydrow scores fresh financing from Lizzo, Timberlake

Hydrow broadcasts some of its live content for at-home users from instructors rowing out on the water. Source: Hydrow Hydrow, the maker of a connected rowing machine, said Tuesday it has secured nearly $200 million in financing after its latest funding round with celebrity backers including Lizzo and Justin Timberlake. Founder and Chief Executive Bruce … Read more

The most powerful moments in live theater happen in the audience | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

The most powerful moments in live theater happen in the audience |  John Moore |  Arts & Entertainment

The cast of ‘Kinky Boots’ is bringing a message of tolerance and joy to the Arvada Center. Matt Gale Photography Anyone who goes to the theater lives for those special moments on a stage that take your breath away. I live for those moments that take place off-stage … in the audience. I’ve attended close … Read more