Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 2, 201721min337

Next week, a Czech ensemble, Cirk La Putyka, brings its contemporary take on the circus to the stage, blurring the lines between acrobatics, dance, puppetry and music, and a couple weeks after that it’s the boisterous “Hello, Dolly!” musical that’ll be filling the theater’s seats for a two-week run. But last Saturday, Feb. 18, it was legislative updates and a lively, pointed exchange about public policy that drew a civic-minded crowd to the Lakewood Cultural Center. “There’s this thing called the Kennedy rule,” U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said with a smile and then gestured toward the state representative, his former campaign manager, who stood a few feet away on the unevenly lit stage. “Chris Kennedy can claim it, but it’s really John Kennedy. And the Kennedy Rule came into play earlier this morning, where you pick a venue slightly smaller than the crowd you expect.”

Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 8, 201623min413

DENVER — HAPPY ELECTION DAY! Yes, all caps, bold and underlined … You bet. After the last 18+ months of campaigns, campaign ads, debates and soul searching we deserve to be enthusiastically engaged as Americans reap what has been sown. Yippee! We’ve included in The Hot Sheet today some (what we believe are) interesting, insightful and possibly slightly odd stories for your review this Election Day. Several we didn’t have space to formally share BUT worthy of your consideration include: The NASA astronaut who voted absentee from space and the bike service and free ride to drop off your ballot. Enjoy … And cue the political pundits!