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    ‘Hattie’ hits the high notes

    The biographical one-woman show retells the life of Denver native Hattie McDaniel, whose role as Mammy in “Gone with the Wind” led to her becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award. “Hi-Hat Hattie” lets McDaniel, played by Anna High, tell the audience her life’s story while mixing in some classic blues and jazz tunes from the turn of the 20th century. 

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    REVIEW: ‘Chicago’ deservedly a crowd-pleaser

    “Chicago” is Broadway quality, from acting talent to production value. It would be worth a trip to New York City to catch it but luckily “Chicago” die hards won’t have to leave the Front Range to get their fix

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    REVIEW: Goy meets girl — gets plenty of laughs

    “Beau Jest,” Cherry Creek Theatre’s current production, owes more to shows like “Three’s Company” than it does to Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.”

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    Dictionary.com chooses ‘complicit’ as its word of the year

    "This year a conversation that keeps on surfacing is what exactly it means to be complicit," she said. "Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent."

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    First lady goes with classic, traditional Christmas decor

    "The decorations are up!" the first lady tweeted Monday morning. "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!"

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    REVIEW: ‘Vegas’ gets three bars

    The Vintage has packed its main stage to the brim with enough talent that by the second number, the focus isn’t on the slapped-together look of the production but instead on the vocal and comedic talent the theater has brought in for this show

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    A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

    "It's a national treasure that's been out of the spotlight for too long," he said.

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    Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

    Here's a look at the top moments at the American Music Awards:

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    ‘France is a Feast’: Photo exhibit celebrates Julia Child

    "Julia and Paul loved France, especially Paris," said Pratt. She explained that the couple often took walks on weekends, and Paul would look for subjects that appealed to him, including architecture, rivers, fisherman, children and cats. Since Julia was 6 foot 2 (1.9 meters), she could help him take pictures by blocking the sun. Her role, as she told Pratt, often was that of a prop.

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    Craftivism: Melding of crafting, activism is having a moment

    "I found my voice. It makes me feel hopeful," said Haraden-Gorski, of Richmond, California, who also expresses her concerns by calling and emailing legislators. But "getting an automatic reply to an email or hearing a message that the legislator's voicemail is too full — that's not hopeful," she said.