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Recent articles by Ray:

Exploring the roots — and high drama — of flamenco

In the United States, we tend to push flamenco music and movement into the category of folklore, something to be respected and admired for its showy skills, but not quite a fine art with the same status as “elevated” forms like ballet and orchestral music. → Read More

MCA taking over the old Holiday Theatre in North Denver

The Holiday Theatre at 2644 W. 32nd Ave. seats 400 and was previously home to a church.Denver’s historic Holiday Theatre will be transformed into a hub for cultural activity in the city’s Highland neighborhood under a plan announced today by the Museum of Contemporary Art. → Read More

The big potential of tiny things: Yoshitomo Saito’s bronzes recognize the romance of nature without glorifying it

Yoshitomo Saito’s “Of Sky and Ground” continues through Nov. 28 at the Denver Botanic Gardens. → Read More

For Dianne Reeves and Cleo Parker Robinson, a collaboration was delayed, but inevitable

Singer Dianne Reeves doesn’t recall the day she met dancer Cleo Parker Robinson, her friend, fellow artist and, these days, her collaborator. → Read More

Anonymous $25 million gift could turn Denver Art Museum into a fashion powerhouse

In one sense, you could look at the $25 million handed to the Denver Art Museum this month as an extremely generous gift card. → Read More

The autumn of Denver’s fine arts rebirth: seven must-see shows this fall

The fine arts come back live and in full-force this month, after some pandemic-induced down time and with the kind of pent-up energy that seems guaranteed to produce golden moments. → Read More

Cherry Creek Arts Festival returns on a new date and with a slightly different location

After 30 years as the biggest visual arts event on Denver’s calendar, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival has made an undeniable impact on the city. The massive street fair has served as a welcome to the world of art buying for new collectors as well as an economic driver for artists themselves. → Read More

Denver art exhibitions to see right now: Walker Fine Art, Rule Gallery, David B. Smith Gallery and more

Thanks to a pandemic slowdown, many galleries that once asked visitors to make appointments in advance have loosened restrictions. Follow evolving mask guidelines, for sure, but enjoy the art at yo… → Read More

At CPAC, revisioning the past, with a more tender today in mind

"Source Material” is the kind of art exhibition that I had been expecting -- and wanting — to come along in the late stages of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Nicki Gonzales is Colorado’s new state historian. She’s the first Latinx to hold the job. And that matters.

Nicki Gonzales is the first Latinx to hold the job of Colorado’s state historian. She wants to expand the history from Coloradans whose history may have been excluded. → Read More

A Denver curiosity, back on display at the Museo De Las Americas

The Museo de las America’s Mayan pyramid is one of Denver’s quirkier treasures. Part artifact, part oddity, it is easy to love but hard to categorize. → Read More

Vail Dance Festival returns with its spirit intact and its lineup packed

At the Vail Fest, there is no hierarchy. The fine art and the street art and the made-for-TV art are equal. → Read More

“Each/Other” unites the work of indigenous artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

"Each/Other" continues through Aug. 22 at the Denver Art Museum, featuring work from indigenous artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger. → Read More

History Colorado’s “Building Denver” tells the city’s story through its architecture, urban development

"Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City" continues through Aug. 31, 2022, at History Colorado Center. → Read More

Opera, in the car and under the stars

Santa Fe Opera is changing the way classical music is presented, offering both drive in and outdoor theater experiences. → Read More

Ian Fisher’s cloud paintings rumble and shake, and then gently reveal their nature

Ian Fisher paints clouds. His skills have put him in the top tier of Colorado artists, both in terms of reputation and price point. → Read More

From sentimental to sensational: These 7 classical music happenings will shape summer 2021

Classical music makes a nimble return to stages across the region this summer after a painful, pandemic-induced year off. → Read More

Korean-American artist Sammy Lee searches for herself in “Remind Me Tomorrow”

Sammy Lee, "Remind Me Tomorrow" continues through July 15 at the Emmanuel Gallery, located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. → Read More

Laura Shill’s “Future Self-Storage” celebrates the end of an agonizing pandemic

Laura Shill's "Future Self-Storage" at the Leon Gallery is raw recognition of how the pandemic challenged us to stay human. → Read More

At the Botanic Gardens, an artful tribute to the imperfect plant

"Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan" continues through July 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Get tickets online. → Read More