This week from CPR’s Arts Bureau: Artisanal pinball, aging voices and more

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Photo: Artist William Manke with a Boxwood pinball machine
Colorado artist William Manke in his wood shop with one of his Boxwood Pinball machines.

This week's in-depth coverage of the Colorado culture scene from CPR's arts bureau:

  • A new exhibition at the Denver Art Museum features Cartier designs for men, including a necklace worn by a maharajah and a timepiece for a former U.S. president. CPR arts editor Chloe Veltman tours the collection with Boulder jewelry designer Todd Reed.
  • Throughout November, several metro-area breweries are hosting pinball tournaments featuring meticulously hand-crafted, wooden machines. CPR arts reporter Corey Jones follows two Colorado artists who are putting an artistic spin on the classic bar game.
  • With the Cartier exhibition in full swing at the Denver Art Museum, CPR fashion commentator Georgia Alexia Benjou explores Coloradans’ growing appetite for high-end jewelry.
  • For many, singing is a common part of their childhood. But far fewer carry on with it into late adulthood. In the latest edition of VoiceBox, the CPR Arts Bureau's ongoing series about the human voice, contributor John Klein Wilson reports on how aging affects singing.
  • Colorado music industry professionals voiced their concerns and desires for Levitt Pavilion Denver, a new amphitheater in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park, at a forum earlier this week. CPR arts reporter Stephanie Wolf recaps Monday night’s event.

Arts happenings around Colorado this weekend:

  • CPR’s Arts Bureau spotlights this weekend’s Colorado cultural events, including a retrospective on a 98-year-old Colorado muralist’s seven-decade career and an art collection on loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Coverage from CPR's arts bureau is now also available as a weekly podcast via iTunes and the NPR podcast directory.