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  • Three food-centric movies will leave you hungry

    Warning: Don't even think about seeing one of the following movies on an empty stomach. A collection of recent foodie flicks have scenes so mouthwatering you'll be starved by the time the show ends. "Chef" "Chef" had me salivating for a Cuban sandwich before the final credits rolled. Even a simple grilled cheese sandwich was made to look so...

  • Colorado Springs native battles it out on Food Network's 'The Great Food Truck Race'

    Colorado Springs native Nicole Hoffman, a graduate of Doherty High School, moves on to the second stage of "The Great Food Truck Race." The fifth season airs Sunday on the Food Network channel. Hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence, the series features eight teams of rookie food truck operators who travel from California to Florida. Each...

  • Bike movies and movies with bikes inspire, amuse

    Imagine a scene, one in which we first meet our dashing hero face-to-face as he emerges - unscathed, despite all odds - from dispatching a band of would-be marauders lurking over yonder rise. Our hero sweeps in, oozing tasteful chest hair and testosterone . on his Schwinn. Yeah. "You don't see James Bond very often on a bike," said Michelle...

  • Love of bikes bonds father, son despite distance

    If you were a kid in a certain neighborhood in Minneapolis about 15 years ago, and you had an old, ratty, snaggle-spoke bike so broke no repair guy wanted to touch it, Dean Carr was the bike man for you. Carr loved bikes, especially the ones that needed it the most. "Dean loved working on the old, tattered bikes that most of us in the shop...

  • TINSELTOWN TALKS: A stamp of approval for Van Johnson

    The 1940s have been called the decade of the bobby-soxer, a time when young girls with a fondness for short socks developed an infatuation for pop singers and movie stars of the day. One source of their youthful admiration was Van Johnson, a Hollywood heartthrob with an endearing boy-next-door charm; he was a top box-
office draw throughout...

  • Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. "The next day I heard he put a gun in his mouth and blew his head off," recalled Masada of Jeni's 2007 suicide. "At that...

  • Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, was in true form as he waited outside a suburban Chicago courthouse to be called for jury duty. Sporting his usual Mohawk and wearing an FBI sweatshirt and hat, but not a gold chain, the star of "Rocky III" and TV's "The A-Team" signed autographs and made his feelings known....

  • City politics may push Balloon Classic out of Colorado Springs

    The Colorado Balloon Classic's 38th annual celebration this Labor Day weekend will be its last in Colorado Springs, the organization behind the event announced Friday. Because of "politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART (city sponsorship) application," the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic...

  • DINING REVIEW: Downtown sushi spot offers quirky combos and fresh flavors

    If California rolls are the sedans of the sushi world - something basic, dependable and recognizable - then many of the specialty rolls at Fujiyama are the sports cars: loaded with extras, full of spunk, sure to turn heads and worth every penny. As with many restaurants, 
Fujiyama's California rolls are certainly reliable, but I was more...

  • Must Do Must See: What's happening this weekend around Colorado Springs

    Here are some of the top events happening around Colorado Springs this weekend: FRIDAY-SUNDAY - Here's your chance to tip your hat to former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. It's Todd Helton Weekend at Coors Field as the Rockies host the Cincinnati Reds. The weekend celebration culminates Sunday with the Rockies retiring Helton's...

  • Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

    LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson's diagnosis when he died Monday in his Northern California home. Authorities said he committed suicide....

  • OneRepublic lead singer in Hickenlooper campaign ad

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder tries to teach Colorado's governor how to play "Counting Stars" on guitar and concludes in the political ad that Gov. John Hickenlooper should stick to his day job. "This is going to break your heart," Tedder says after hearing Hickenlooper sing and play guitar. "It's my professional opinion you do not have a future...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic kicks off program offering free tickets to kids

    When the Colorado Springs Philharmonic puts its 2014-2015 individual tickets on sale Friday, it'll inaugurate Free for Kids, a program designed to open up new musical worlds for children. The new program offers up to two free tickets for kids ages 7-17 with the purchase of one adult ticket to any of 14 scheduled concerts. For many families,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Saving wild mustangs like the stallion named Cloud

    Local filmmaker Ginger Kathrens thought a wildlife film about mustangs would be the simplest of projects. After all, she told herself, horses just stand around in a field and graze all day. Off she went to the Pryor Mountains, near the border of Montana and Wyoming where what is considered a "historically significant" herd roams. Instead...

  • TABLE TALK: A Palmer Lake restaurant changes their menu and has spruces up the interior

    Sometimes change is good. Chris and Kerri Bohler, owners of The Villa, 75 Colorado Highway 105 in Palmer Lake, have gradually transitioned away from serving a core of traditional Italian foods. The idea is to bring back the style of food that Chris, the executive chef, was known for when he and Kerri owned the B&E Filling Station Restaurant....

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Let's Be Cops' falls short

    Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Rob Riggle, Andy Garcia; directed by Luke Greenfield; running time 104 minutes; Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use The laughs are loud, lewd and low in "Let's Be Cops," a spoof of cop "buddy pictures" that is pretty...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Giver' delivers an over-familiar future, sharply observed

    The film version of "The Giver" is briskly directed in bright, confident strokes, scripted to emphasize its thought-provoking qualities and acted by players, young and old, who are "all in" on the future they're portraying. As adaptations of young adult sci-fi go, it holds its own against the many successes of this "teens save the future"...

  • Top Air Force performers bring a little bit of home to service personnel in their free variety show

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, Arnold Hall, Air Force Academy, 2308 Cadet Drive, free; 333-4497, usafasupport.com/acade
my-concerts. Tops in Blue is a traveling morale boost. Made up of 35 to 40 active duty Air Force men and women, the musical 
variety show has traveled the world for more than 60 years, entertaining both deployed troops and their...

  • World famous cyclists race through Colorado Springs

    Some of the best cyclists in the world will race through Colorado Springs on Thursday. For the third time in four years, Colorado Springs made the cut as one of the seven stages of the USA Pro Challenge. The 524-mile race begins Monday in Aspen and finishes Aug. 24 in Denver. Riders will cross the state and even pedal up Hoosier Pass, at an...

  • Kidz Bop Kids turns Top 40 kid-friendly

    7 p.m. Friday, Pikes Peak Center,
190 S. Cascade Ave., $25.50-$45.50; 520-7469, ticketswest.com. Kidz Bop's mission is simple: Take popular Top 40 songs, rewrite the lyrics in a kid-friendly way and have kids perform them. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry. "Story of My Life" by One Direction. Songs like these...

  • MOVIE MINIS: Short takes on movies playing in Colorado Springs Aug. 15-21

    OPENING "Magic in the Moonlight" - (Romance, PG-13, 97 minutes) Not reviewed. In this Woody Allen period piece, an Englishman (Colin Firth) is brought in to debunk a psychic (Emma Stone). "What If" - (Comedy, PG-13, 102 minutes) Not reviewed. Medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) is a loser in love. Just when he decided to put his...

  • Blog: 5 Inspiring Robin Williams Quotes

    Like many people, I felt a connection to Robin Williams. I never met the man, but like so many others I felt like I knew him. I grew up watching his comedy specials, with his “Live at the Met” something I had to sneak to watch as a kid. There was a lot of cursing and some of the content was a bit explicit for my young ears, but I understood the...

  • Blog: Keeping up with Miguel Dakota

    Who's keeping pace with our current claim to fame, Mr. Miguel Dakota, of Monument? He's on track to perform in one of the semi-final rounds on "America's Got Talent," either Tuesday, Aug. 26, or Tuesday, Sept. 2. In the meantime, to tide you over, here are a couple of shots of him performing at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer...

  • Colorado launches statewide hotline for those facing mental health crisis

    A Colorado-wide hotline available around the clock for people who are suicidal or facing a mental health crisis went public on Tuesday. The phone line, which can be reached at 844-493-8255, is the first such all-encompassing resource for people dealing with such things as severe bouts of depression, substance abuse, psychotic breaks or...

  • Lauren Bacall, star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, dies at 89

    NEW YORK — Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen. A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, "To Have and Have Not." Leaving Humphrey Bogart's hotel room, Bacall — a lanky figure with flowing...

  • Take a peek at 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer

    Looking to give gamer’s itchy trigger fingers, today game publisher Activision released a multiplayer trailer for it’s upcoming FPS “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” Activision and developer Sledgehammer games seem to be taking the “Advanced Warfare” name seriously, as the trailer features more advanced weapons, faster gameplay and (my...

  • Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd on Tuesday released details about the actor and comedian's death the day before at his Tiburon home. Sheriff's officials said Monday a preliminary investigation determined...

  • Robin Williams remembered fondly by military

    NEW YORK — Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases. Elizabeth O'Herrin of the Wisconsin Air National Guard remembers working the night shift in the city of Doha in Qatar, delivering munitions to American fighter jets. It was 2004, the holiday...

  • Ex-Breckenridge festival director gets 5 years

    BRECKENRIDGE — The former executive director of the Breckenridge Festival of Film must report to authorities next week to begin serving a five-year sentence for stealing more than $200,000 from the organization and others. Shawna Foxx was sentenced Monday in Breckenridge to five years in prison after pleading guilty to theft and forgery...

  • Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

    Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63, according to Entertainment Weekly. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks...

  • Robin Williams fans gather at 'Mork' house in Boulder

    BOULDER — Robin Williams made an ornate old house in Boulder famous as the place where Mork from Ork lived, and admirers gathered outside Monday to remember the comedian and actor who died earlier that day in an apparent suicide. "I just came out to help memorialize our city's most famous fictitious resident," said U.S. Rep. Jared Polis...

  • Reactions to Robin Williams' death at 63

    Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams shared their reactions Monday to his death at age 63 in an apparent suicide: ___ "What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent and astounding intellect, was his huge heart — his tremendous kindness, generosity, and...

  • Blog: Dance party in Acacia Park

    Roll yourself out of bed, lazybones, and head to Acacia Park on Sunday morning. It's the Day of Dance at the Downtown Sunday Market. If you haven't heard, there's a new farmers market on Sundays in Acacia Park this summer. So, after you watch some sweet dance moves, you can fill up with some plums, peaches and green beans. Each group will...

  • Bourbon Bros. restaurant in Colorado Springs helps parent company double sales

    Bourbon Brothers Holding Corp. said Monday that the opening of its restaurant in northern Colorado Springs in January helped it more than double sales from the same quarter a year earlier and nearly triple its sales for the first half of the year. The Colorado Springs-based company said that new Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen near the Bass...

  • Cat fights one of the many attractions of 'Acrocats'

    It all started with a cat named Tuna. Twelve years ago, animal trainer Samantha Martin was caring for an abandoned pregnant cat who gave birth to three white kittens. It was a bit distressing, as Martin wore a lot of black, she says, and wasn't sure about owning her first white cat. Still, she adopted one she named Tuna. "There was...

  • Blog: What's the most famous you've ever been?

    This blog comes courtesy of a conversation with a coworker I had this morning. How famous have you ever been? I'll share one of my claim to fame moments in the hopes it prompts some memories for you. And yes, of course I think it's a fun bit of Jennifer Mulson history. I spent my freshman year of college at Mesa State College in Grand...

  • TINSELTOWN TALKS: The Ubiquitous William Schallert

    Even casual couch potatoes will concede that throughout years of television viewing, there's no avoiding William Schallert. His distinctive, mellow voice and comfortingly familiar face have appeared on series since the 1950s, ranging from "Father Knows Best" to "Desperate Housewives" (william-schallert.com). "I've never added up the total,...

  • Report: US actor Steven Seagal performs in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian news RIA Novosti says American actor and musician Steven Seagal has performed at a concert in the breakaway region of Crimea on a stage decorated with the flag of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine. Seagal, who knows Russian President Vladimir Putin, performed with his blues band Saturday night in the...

  • Dining review: Manitou Brewing Co. serves fare a step above a typical pub grub

    Editor's note: This week Robin Intemann joins the dining team as one
of our permanent reviewers. he Manitou Brewing Co. is as much an eatery as a place where beer is crafted and sold. Although this may be entirely serendipitous, the ratio of beer to food options is nearly one to one, which bodes well for those who enjoy the best of both....

  • Future Broadway hopeful get a fine-tuning in the Colorado Springs

    A semi-staged performance of the music-theatre version of Richard Llewellyn's novel with music by Roger Ames and libretto by Elizabeth Bassine, 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Aug. 15, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $15-$20; 577-4556, csconservatory.org Seven years ago Roger Ames and his wife, Elizabeth Bassine, began putting...

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