Recent Stories in Arts

Book reviews of Caldecott, Newberry and Printz award-winning titles (1)

April 25, 2015 — 

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” by Dan Santat“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” the 2015 Caldecott winner for children’s literature, is a charming tale about discovering the …

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Mountain Mentor of the month: Sarah McKenzie (2)

April 25, 2015 — 

Mountain Mentors is a local nonprofit organization that pairs responsible adult mentors with mentees ages 8-16. The current mentor of the month is Sarah McKenzie, with her mentee Milca.Tell us …

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Tommy Caldwell’s next excellent adventure (3)

April 24, 2015 — 

As Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s historic free climb up the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park progressed, the daring feat of two men alone on a …

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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre celebrates young talent in ‘Rising Stars’ (4)

April 24, 2015 — 

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre will showcase young local talent on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, with three cabaret productions titled “Rising Stars,” featuring a wide range of musical repertoire …

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Book review: ‘Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission,’ by Hampton Sides (5)

April 22, 2015 — 

World War II’s massive and destructive Pacific War needs no introduction: Millions of families lost their beloved soldiers on those distant shores and in those stifling jungles. The Pacific theater …

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Book review: ‘Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration,’ by David Roberts (6)

April 10, 2015 — 

One would be hard-pressed in our 21st century world to find a region of the globe that has yet to be explored, measured and mapped. As recently as 100 years …

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ARTCRANK to bring bike poster show to Breckenridge for Pro Challenge (7)

April 9, 2015 — 

ARTCRANK, an international pop-up show of bicycle-inspired posters, is teaming up with Breckenridge Creative Arts to present a two-week exhibition this summer in the soon-to-open Old Masonic Hall, a new …

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Book review: ‘The Girl on the Train,’ by Paula Hawkins (8)

April 5, 2015 — 

The book world was rocked in early January when the thriller “The Girl on the Train” hit the shelves and raced to the top of the best-seller lists. A real …

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Theresa Haberkorn shows woodcut prints at Arts Alive in Breckenridge (9)

April 5, 2015 — 

Boulder artist Theresa Haberkorn will exhibit her landscape and nature-inspired woodcut prints at Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge through the end of April as the gallery’s artist of the month. …

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Sailing above the treetops (10)

April 3, 2015 — 

LA FORTUNA, Costa Rica — “I’m not sure I can do this,” I said to myself while climbing a few steps to take a practice ride for a zipline.I was …

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Meet Your Forest: Be aware of the dangers of hazard trees in the forest (11)

April 3, 2015 — 

With the ice and snow melting and little chance we will see great amounts of snow again, spring is awakening in the world around us. Because the forest is damp, …

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PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall’: 16th-century powerbroker makes his play (12)

April 2, 2015 — 

LOS ANGELES — Sure, “Downton Abbey” is easy to love with its romance, high fashion and Ye Olde McMansion. But PBS’ “Wolf Hall” boasts its own seductive strength, courtesy of …

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Book review: ‘Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying),’ by Bill Gifford (13)

March 28, 2015 — 

There are certain universal truths — facets of the human condition that are inescapable and inevitable. Love, loss, hunger and thirst, for starters, become woven into our lives from the …

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Art on a Whim Gallery in Breckenridge hosts artist Talia Swartz (14)

March 28, 2015 — 

Talia Swartz began exhibiting her work at the Art on a Whim Gallery at age 28, bringing her unique style to Breckenridge for the past six years. As a result, …

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Book review: ‘One Day I Will Write About This Place,’ by Binyavanga Wainaina (15)

March 22, 2015 — 

Reading Binyavanga Wainaina’s memoir “One Day I Will Write About This Place” is an enlightening and dazzling look into East African culture from the eyes of a Kenyan man born …

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‘Beautiful Encore’ posits that looking good is not a superficial endeavor (16)

March 21, 2015 — 

Part-time Breckenridge resident and author Anne Reizer set out to write her recently published book, “Beautiful Encore: Makeovers for Mature Women,” to help mature women recognize that confidence is an …

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Hot tubs are hot commodities for rentals, homeowners in Summit County (17)

March 18, 2015 — 

Though separated in time, culture and continent, there was one thing that the ancient Egyptians, Japanese, Greeks and Romans all agreed upon — the value of hot tubs.Of course, they …

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Book review: ‘Malaysia Airlines Flight 370,’ by David Soucie (18)

March 14, 2015 — 

One would have to have been living under a rock in the past year to miss hearing about the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March 2014. Now, …

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Art on a Whim in Breckenridge hosting equine sculptor Alex Alvis (19)

March 14, 2015 — 

Elegant and expressive — horses are frequently both at the same time. Every Alex Alvis sculpture captures both traits perfectly. With exaggerated features and unique patinas, Alvis’ work in bronze …

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‘Going Clear’ unites voices against Scientology (20)

March 13, 2015 — 

NEW YORK — Mike Rinder had spent virtually all of his life in the Church of Scientology. From the age of 6 he was raised in the church, eventually rising …

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