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Sat May 23, 2015
Arts & Life

Want To Join The Circus? Put On A Play? There's A Camp For That

Students at Boulder's Imagination Circus Arts camp practice aerial work.
Courtesy of Imagination Circus Arts

Arts and crafts used to be part of summer camp. Now? They are summer camp.

The Denver Art Museum has camps for future filmmakers, fashion designers and architects. Kids can focus on everything from the culinary arts to comic book illustration as part of the Colorado Academy’s summer programs. At Boulder’s Imagination Circus Arts camp, the kids have high-flying aspirations.

Campers can learn everything from juggling to the trapeze to acro-stunting, said ICA founder Marcy Gallardo.

"The majority of the kids attending the camp are trying this out for the first time," Gallardo said. "That’s what makes it such a great experience – anyone can try it."

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Fri May 22, 2015


Fri May 22, 2015

'Tangerines' Is An Intimate Portrait Of The Toll Of War

courtesy of Allfilm

In 1992, tribal war broke out between Georgia and Russian-supported Abkhazia in the Caucasus. More than 100 years earlier, ethnic Estonians had settled in the area, but that '92 conflict forced most of their descendants to go back to Estonia.

The new movie Tangerines, a 2015 nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture, is about two Estonian men who remain in their war torn village.

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Fri May 22, 2015

Two Strangers Come Together To Remember A Friend And Loved One

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 6:03 pm

Sgt. Maj. Lisa Torello and Tony Cistaro, during a visit to StoryCorps.

Sgt. Maj. Lisa Torello was 5 years old when her dad, Sgt. 1st Class Carl Torello, was killed in Vietnam.

"My dad was due to retire; he was two months short of 20 years," 55-year-old Lisa said during a visit to StoryCorps. "So, he knew it was his last tour and he was gonna go home for good."

Lisa was joined by Tony Cistaro, a State Department employee at the time, who was the only survivor from the attack that killed the elder Torello. The two had just met the day before.

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Thu May 21, 2015

Front Range Rents Are Spiking. Here's How That Hurts The Economy

Charleston's The Digital Flickr-Creative Commons

Rent prices in the Denver area are going up faster than rents in San Francisco. The situation isn't any better in Fort Collins and Greeley. Each community experienced double digit growth in rental prices in 2014, and the trend is not showing signs of slowing down.

But maybe your rent is affordable. Or you bought your house decades ago. So why should you care if your neighbor down the street is paying a ton for her crappy apartment?

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