Recent Stories in Arts

Book review: ‘Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying),’ by Bill Gifford (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (9)

March 11, 2015 — 

Change your clothes, run out onstage, deliver a few well-executed lines, and then exit gracefully, grab another costume and do the whole sequence all over again. Now do it again, …

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Book review: ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,’ by Nicholas Carr (10)

March 8, 2015 — 

The 2015 Summit Reads Community Book, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” by Nicholas Carr, is a timely read for our modern era of hyperconnectivity and …

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Breckenridge/Summit County ranks No. 4 on SMU’s Art Vibrancy Index (11)

March 6, 2015 — 

Southern Methodist University’s National Center for Arts Research recently named Breckenridge the No. 4 small to medium city in its Arts Vibrancy Index, which analyzes the largest database of arts …

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Regional premiere of ‘Freud’s Last Session’ at Lake Dillon Theatre Company (12)

March 6, 2015 — 

“What if?” asks director Wendy Moore, as she describes the premise of Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s production of “Freud’s Last Session.”While the upcoming regional premiere explores concepts of war, religion …

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Alden Spilman shows black and white photos, digital art in Breckenridge (13)

March 4, 2015 — 

Rather than hosting an opening reception for his show of photographs and photo illustrations at the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge, artist-photographer Alden Spilman will host a sort of closing reception …

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Summit County Road Trip: Park City makes its mark as a ski-town destination (14)

March 3, 2015 — 

Something pretty epic is happening in Park City, Utah. More than a decade after the cluster of mountain resorts played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics, the largest ski resort …

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The rise and fall of the A-frame in Summit County (15)

March 1, 2015 — 

You see them everywhere. Often, they exist in groups, small pockets spread throughout Summit’s neighborhoods. “On the hills above Silverthorne,” someone will say, or “right when you get into Keystone” …

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Book review: ‘The Lowland,’ by Jhumpa Lahiri (16)

February 28, 2015 — 

Author and Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri is best known for her exquisite short stories that take the reader across the globe, distilling the lives of her characters into a …

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Meet Your Forest: What’s happening with pine beetles in our forests? (17)

February 27, 2015 — 

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is a two-needled pine that grows at elevations as high as 12,000 feet and is well suited to the White River National Forest ecosystem. It is …

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Book review: ‘Ski Bums and the Art of Skiing,’ by Tom Simek (18)

February 24, 2015 — 

Nearly everyone who has settled in Summit County and other Colorado resort areas has done so partly because of the skiing that is within minutes of any doorstep. There are …

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Local author publishes book of sage insights from a powder hound (19)

February 24, 2015 — 

The idea for Tom Simek’s memoir, “Ski Bums and the Art of Skiing,” began as an itch in the back of his mind as he idled away the hours in …

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Road Trip: Adventure to The Observatory near Telluride (20)

February 21, 2015 — 

It isn’t easy to get to The Observatory at Alta Lakes, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor. Located on a remote site about 30 minutes above the town of Telluride, access …

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