Denver Gem & Mineral

Jennifer Lawrence thrilled to participate in 'The Hunger Games'

March 22, 2012 | 12:07 PM
Fans of "The Hunger Games" are wondering if the movie version will be faithful to author Suzanne Collins' source material. They needn't worry, says actress Jennifer Lawrence....subscribers>
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Oscar predictions: An artistic statement in the making

February 22, 2012 | 02:19 PM
The movie awards season for 2011-2012 finally comes to its conclusion at the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood this weekend. Here's my analysis of the top contenders in each category, and who is likely to thank the Academy come Sunday night....subscribers>

Wonderful weather and weird creatures

February 23, 2012 | 11:46 AM
Tornadoes and pterosaurs are on the big-screen menus at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's Phipps IMAX Theater and Gates Planetarium. The new show at the planetarium and one of the new 3D shows at the IMAX both deal with weather and are as informative as they are entertaining....subscribers>

Denver Center Theatre Company goes full throttle

February 17, 2012 | 11:44 AM
I've recently seen three productions done by the Denver Center Theatre Company, the resident troupe at the Helen Bonfils Theatres in downtown Denver. Two of the plays, The Whale and Two Things You Don't Talk About At Dinner, left me feeling unsettled, but the third, Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, had me completely enthralled....more>
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Legacy tackles 'Phantom'

February 16, 2012 | 01:37 PM
Schyler Vargas began his high school career as a jock. He will be ending it as a proud "theater nerd." Vargas, 18, is starring as the Phantom in Legacy High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera," showing through Saturday....subscribers>
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Phantom returns to Boulder

January 16, 2012 | 01:53 PM
The first time I saw Maury Yeston's Phantom was way back in 1997-98 at Boulder's Dinner Theatre. I spent the evening waiting to hear my favorite Andrew Lloyd Weber's familiar songs....more>

Youth theater isn't child's play

Dark drama stems from teens' experiences

January 12, 2012 | 01:58 PM
They've been stereotyped as the misfits and outcasts at their school. Kids who may not be the most popular or don't have a lot of friends. But this group of students at Hidden Lake Alternative High School in Westminster have created something not many others can do at their age: their very own play, an adaptation of the experiences in their own lives....subscribers>
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At the movies: Top 10 (make that 11) of 2011

January 04, 2012 | 12:14 PM
There were many films worthy of top 10 recognition this year, and coming up with a final list was no doubt tougher than in previous years. In the end, I had to include 11 on the final list, and whether you agree or disagree, here are the picks....subscribers>

Bookworm's best of 2011

January 04, 2012 | 12:12 PM
There's one person you forgot to buy a gift for this year: You. Perhaps it's a good thing you waited, because you have plenty of time to find a book for yourself....subscribers>

Bookworm's Best of 2011

December 29, 2011 | 02:18 PM
You were such an efficient shopper this year. You remembered everybody on your list: the kids, the spouse, Grandma and Great Aunt Judy. None of the cousins went without a gift this year....subscribers>
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