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Thursday, November 27, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

The Adjustment Bureau: A Review

The Adjustment Bureau: A Review

Adjust Expectations By Thomas N. Let's cut to the chase, The Adjustment Bureau is not great a great movie, however the filmgoer will most likely enjoy their time at the theater. Enjoyment of The Adjustment Bureau comes from the many questions it raises, and the audiences' attempts to figure out what the answers will be. The desire to find the answers will keep audience interested until the end. Apparently, the theater I was in skipped the scene that explained everything. Either that, or ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers to perform

Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers to perform

  The Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers is pleased to present their Spring Concert, "Around the World in Sound," under the directiion of Ann S. Bunyan. Performances are on Saturday, April 9, 7:30pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 301 East Elizabeth St. in Ft. Collins; and on Sunday, April 10, 2:00pm at the Rialto Theater, 228 East 4th St. in Loveland. Join this highly acclaimed a cappella choir as they sing beautiful folk songs from Cuba, England, Jamaica, Ireland, Japan and ... Full Story

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire, according to CU-Boulder researcher A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder shows clear evidence of the continuous control of fire by Neanderthals in Europe dating back roughly 400,000 years, yet another indication that they weren’t dimwitted brutes as often portrayed. The conclusion comes from the study of scores of ancient archaeological research sites in Europe that show convincing evidence of long-term fire control by ... Full Story

71st State Spelling Bee Next Weekend

By Thomas N. On March 19, three students from Turner Middle School will travel to Denver to compete in the 71st Colorado State Spelling Bee. After placing in the top six at the Thompson School District spelling bee, Hanna Stippich, Olivia Conde and Ken Kubik have been given a chance to compete for the title of State Champion. The winner of the State Bee will be given an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held  on June 1 and 2 in Washington D.C. Seven ... Full Story

2011 Vail Film Festival

2011 Vail Film Festival

  March 31- April 3   by Thomas N. If you are seeking a fun and interesting activity to capture and entertain over this spring break and plan to be in Vail, you should check out the 2011Vail Film Festival presented by Cadillac. There will be 67 films shown from around the world, including 11 feature films and 56 documentaries, short films, adventure, student, and animated films, along with the premier of The Inner Room. The Inner Room is a bone-chilling thriller filmed and ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

 

Don’t feed wildlife

Dow reminds residents: don't feed wildlife DURANGO, Colo. -- As Colorado enters the snowy transition between winter and spring, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding citizens that feeding wildlife in Colorado is not only illegal but can also harm wildlife. Native species are adapted to survive the long months of privation that winter brings. While sick, old or weak individuals may succumb to the stresses of winter, local populations generally meet the spring ready to begin ... Full Story

Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Recipes from the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee It’s not a St. Pat’s Day celebration without Irish Soda Bread on the table. Interestingly, Irish soda bread has taken on a life of its own with a variety of recipes containing numerous ingredients the original bakers in the mid 1840’s would have never heard of, let alone had on hand. Contrary to popular folklore, Irish soda bread did not arrive in the U.S. during the Ireland famine years – it ... Full Story

Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe.

Colorado Dairy Products Keep You “Moo-ving” LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado dairy products are featured in our Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe. Available Now…Dairy Products Dairy production is one of Colorado’s top ten agricultural sectors. Approximately 115,000 dairy cows reside on 125 licensed ... Full Story

Movie Review: Rango

Movie Review: Rango

A Unique Movie By Thomas N. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) movies are quite common in the theaters now. Pixar releases a film annually, DreamWorks Animation releases an average of three CGI movies a year, and there are many other movies released by smaller production companies. It is difficult for a CGI film to standout in the crowd. While Rango tries admirably to be unique, with stunning visuals, and interesting cinematography, the movie still comes up short due to a generic story line and ... Full Story

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