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  • Blog: Rod Stewart concert in Colorado Springs canceled

    The Rod Stewart concert at the Broadmoor World Arena on July 28 has been canceled. I haven't heard an official reason why yet, though scheduling issues was mentioned. No rescheduled date has been offered. One ticket buyer received this note on Friday: "Individuals who have purchased tickets from our official ticket seller, TicketsWest,...

  • Head to Denver this weekend for your chance to be on 'Wheel of Fortune'

    Ever hoped to get an up close look at Pat Sajak’s hair or dreamed of being blinded by the sequence on Vanna White’s dress? Then head to Denver this weekend and take a shot at being a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune.” “Wheel of Fortune’s” Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in Denver this Saturday and Sunday in search of...

  • Ellen Albertini Dow, 'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny, dies at 101

    Ellen Albertini Dow could spit a rhyme with the best of them, but her life and Hollywood career were far richer than a single rap song. Dubbed the rapping granny, the longtime actress delighted audiences in the 1998 Adam Sandler blockbuster “The Wedding Singer” when she broke out “Rapper’s Delight.” Her performance of the tune is also...

  • StoryCorps MobileBooth back in Colorado Springs to collect locals' stories

    When the StoryCorps MobileBooth rolled into Colorado Springs for a month in 2009, people started to talk - literally. Two of those people were Jeff Bieri, program director at KRCC (91.5 FM), and his foster mother, Mary Miller. They cozied up over a table inside the traveling studio and recorded a conversation about how much Bieri's family...

  • Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at the Met Gala on Monday when she swooped in wearing a...

  • Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

    NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights. Instead, the broadcast of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas was marred by technical snafus and got sucker punched by Internet...

  • How to talk to your infant about ‘Star Wars’

    I’ve heard that the best part about being a dad is forcing your passions upon your children — sports, the outdoors, even progressive rock. For me, those passions include the classic film series “Star Wars,” and inspired by the teaser released recently for “The Force Awakens,” I sat down with my 6-month-old son to talk about why he should love...

  • Faith-based comedian Ken Davis hopes to inspire audiences

    Ken Davis' side of the conversation is peppered with one-liners. There's the one about getting into comedy as soon as the doctor slapped his bare bum in the delivery room and said, "It's a boy." Then there's the self-deprecating one about how he used to look like a walking manatee. Only that one stems from a real issue - one that helped turn...

  • Blog: Fine Arts Center's 2015-2016 season announced

    The Fine Arts Center's 2015-2016 season was announced Friday during the First Friday Downtown art walk; csfineartscenter.org. MAINSTAGE: Sept. 10-27: “Putting It Together: A Musical Review,” by Stephen Sondheim Oct. 15-Nov. 1: “Wait Until Dark,” by Jeffrey Hatcher Dec. 10-Jan. 3, 2016: “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” Feb. 4-21, 2016:...

  • Caballé-Domenech and Philharmonic finish with "Fantasia" and "Rite"

    Colorado Springs Philharmonic music director Josep Caballé-Domenech was still feeling the impact of his recent performance of the Brahms "Symphony No. 1" when he reflected on what he and the orchestra have accomplished in their four years together. "That's, for me, a culmination of the process," he said. "Three years ago, that symphony...

  • Blues legend B.B. King reports he's in hospice at Las Vegas home

    LAS VEGAS — Blues legend B.B. King is telling fans he's in hospice care at home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks to fans on his official website Friday for well-wishes and prayers. Las Vegas police Officer Jesse Roybal says an ambulance was summoned Thursday to King's address and a person was hospitalized following...

  • Harvey Milk the focus of Colorado Springs show by Out Loud chorus and Denver Gay Men's Chorus

    By Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus, Denver Gay Men's Chorus and the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $19-$22; 1-303-325-3959, rmarts.org The name Harvey Milk is synonymous with gay rights. He became the first openly gay politician elected to public...

  • 'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

    NEW YORK — Ben E. King, singer of such classics as "Stand By Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. King died Thursday at age 76, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press. Brown did not immediately have other details. As a member of the Drifters, King co-wrote and sang lead on "There Goes My Baby." The band had a...

  • Turkish clarinetist goes 'dancing' with Chamber Orchestra

    Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, season finale, conducted by Thomas Wilson with clarinetist Emirhan Tuga, 7 p.m. Saturday (Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.) and 2:30 p.m. Sunday (First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.); $5-$20; 633-3649; chamberorchestraofthesprings.org. Clarinetist Emirhan Tuga (Eh-MEER-hahn TOO-ah) comes to...

  • Colorado Springs area music events starting May 1, 2015

    MUSIC - Back East Bar and Grill - 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument; 488-2252, backeastbarandgrill.com - The Black Sheep - 2106 E. Platte Ave.; 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center - 30 W. Dale St.; 634-5583, csfinearts center.org - Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave.; 387-6000,...

  • Colorado Springs area attraction events starting May 1, 2015

    ESCAPES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies Presented by Professional Bull Riders - 6:50 p.m. Saturday, 1:50 p.m. Sunday, The Broadmoor World Arena 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $19-$104; 477-2100, worldarena.com. See story, Page 12. ONGOING Air Force Academy Visitor Center - Exit 156B off Interstate 25, North Gate;...

  • Colorado Springs area stage events starting May 1, 2015

    STAGE OPENING "Laugh Out Loud" - Featuring Juan Villareal, with Paul Cardozo, Willie Crow, Paul Rivaz, 8 p.m. Friday ,Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd.; 596-0000, rawkusnation.com. "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" - Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II), 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Global Village Academy,...

  • Colorado Springs area art events starting May 1, 2015

    ARTS Opening First Friday - 5-8 p.m. Friday, art walk, entertainment, galleries open, downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Cañon City; downtowncs.com, shopoldcoloradocity.com, canoncity.com. "Erban Escape" Exhibition - Mixed media paintings by Brian W. Tryon, 8:30 p.m. Friday, 503W, 503 W. Colorado Ave.; tinyurl.com/ma5q582....

  • Colorado music, stage, art events and festivals starting May 1, 2015

    OUT OF TOWN AT: altitudetickets.com (formerly tickethorse.com) AX: axs.com BT: bouldertheater.com FT: foxtheatre.com TM: ticketmaster.com TW: ticketweb.com TF: ticketfly.com TL: ticketliquidator.com LN: livenation.com DC: denvercenter.org IT: itickets.com MUSIC Saturday: Reload XVI: Pendulum (DJ Set) - With Planet of the Drums...

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

    Are you looking for something fun to do this week? Here are a few entertainment options in our area to get you started. Click here for a full calendar of events. -A soundful tradition: 77 years of the best high school bands competing, top high school jazz bands, concerts and dances, craft vendors, runners, a carnival and the big Saturday...

  • Cinco de Mayo weekend in Colorado Springs

    Luncheon, with guest speaker Raul Magdaleno, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, $40; latinocommunityluncheon.com. Dance, with music by Sangre Joven: 7-11 p.m. Friday, Hotel Eleganté, $15/$25 advance, $20/$35 door; elcincodemayo.org. Fiesta and Car Show, with Richard Baca and Sierra Gold Band, 11 a.m.-6 p.m....

  • Table Talk: Take mom for a spot of tea on her special weekend

    Mother's Day, one of the biggest eating out days of the year, is nearing and reservations at restaurants are filling up. In fact, getting a reservation at one of the big brunches is probably not an option any more. What to do for mom? How about treating her to a spot of tea a day or two ahead of May 10? According to Diane Wisdom, who with...

  • Bulls, riders star at this weekend's Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies in Colorado Springs

    Kickoff concert with Kory Brunson Band, 6 p.m.; Chase Rice, 9 p.m. Friday, free; bull riding events 6:50 p.m. Saturday and 1:50 p.m. Sunday, The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $15-$100; 520-7469, tickets west.com Something else: The Gazette's PBR Fan Zone, with interactive booths, vendors, live music, meet and greet with riders...

  • Q&A: Talking "Family Guy" with executive producers Steve Callaghan and Rich Appel

    Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with Steve Callaghan and Rich Appel, executive producers of the TV show “Family Guy.” The series celebrates it’s 250th episode, which airs this Sunday on FOX. Below is a transcript of the conversation.   Q: With the 250th coming up, do the writers do anything special?  Do they...

  • Dining review: Jill's a no-frills diner with hefty portions

    There's no Jack in Jill's Kitchen, but that's fine since there isn't a Jill either. Instead, there are two Jackies: one who owns the diner with her daughter, Molly, and the other who does the cooking. There're also a lot of regulars, based on the number of people greeted with hugs and by first names. I didn't feel excluded, but I certainly...

  • 15-year-old flutist wins coveted Youth Symphony Young Artist Solo Competition

    Featuring "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5" by the Youth Symphony, Vivace Strings, 2015 Young Artist Solo Competition winner Jessica Shand and vocalist Judeth Shay Comstock, 3 p.m. Sunday; "May Play Date," featuring Pikes Peak Winds, Encore! Youth Orchestra, Bravo! Winds and the Youth Symphony, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade...

  • Newest Victoria's Secret Angel is from Colorado

    Victoria's Secret revealed their newest "Angels" on Tuesday, and one of them is from Colorado, according to KUSA. Taylor Hill, 19, was first scouted at a horse ranch in Granby when she was 14 years old. Hill is one of 10 new Victoria's Secret Angels. Some of the most famous angels include Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum. Read more here.

  • Watch: Robin Williams lives on in soaring Colorado Springs-area lantern festival video

    Even after death, Robin Williams is still teaching us life lessons. YouTuber and videographer extraordinaire devinsupertramp captured the extraordinary moment thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. The scene was put into perspective by Robin Williams' powerful speech from Dead Poets Society, which described the beauty of the human...

  • WATCH: Nik Wallenda completes walk of 400-foot wheel in Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the rim of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel in Florida. The 36-year-old started his walk shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday atop the city's newest attraction, which is set to open to the public early next month. Wallenda rode to the top of the wheel,...

  • Denver Comic Con 2015 now includes a “Weird Science” reunion, the mayor of Denver and a Batman/Daenerys wedding

    Today Denver Comic Con announced its major events schedule, detailing the significant functions it has planned over the course of this year’s Labor Day Weekend convention (May 22-25). Every day of the con weekend has something interesting going on, highlighted by a “Weird Science” reunion on Saturday and a marriage between Batman and the Mother...

  • Second Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza to open, this time in south Colorado Springs

    The owner of Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza in Manitou Springs is opening a second location in the former The Front Pizza Wine and More, 1670 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. (west of the Target store). A peek in the door revealed a Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza sign and red faux flames around the walls. Phone calls and Facebook messages to...

  • 'Partridge Family' child star Suzanne Crough dies in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS — The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show, "The Partridge Family," has died. Suzanne Crough Condray, who played Tracy Partridge, died Monday in Laughlin, Nevada near Las Vegas. She was 52. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) said Tuesday that the woman was the Partridge Family child actress. He said...

  • 5 secretly good reality TV shows you’re probably not watching

    I know what you’re thinking. “Reality shows? That’s television fast food! A reality show can’t possibly be worth my time unless it’s called ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Amazing Race’ or has people dancing or singing on it.” Au contraire mon frère! While there are certainly a number of reality shows that will do nothing but lower your IQ (much like some...

  • 10 movie originals to watch the summer of 2015

    The summer movie season isn't just sequels and reboots. OK, well, it mostly is. But there are originals trying to squeak through, too. Here are 10 to look for this summer: 1. "Inside Out" (June 19) - By June, it will have been two years since the last Pixar release ("Monsters University"). They have been missed. The pressure will be on...

  • Free Comic Book Day kicks off Children's Book Week

    Thirty years ago, indulging a love of comic books required something of a hero's journey: a descent to otherworldly realms, encounters with strange beings and a return to the "real world" full of wondrous tales. Comics were on the geek fringe, "a secret handshake, secret society kind of thing," said Mike Coco, manager of Escape Velocity...

  • Concert-goers choose new logo from four student designs

    Audience members at the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony’s concert on Sunday chose Pine Creek High School senior Lauren "Noelle" Beene’s design as its new logo. The 20 students in Tiffanie Davis' advanced graphic arts class at Pine Creek each created a unique, original logo for the band, as a class assignment. The ensemble’s 50 members narrowed...

  • Nepalese band holds Colorado concert despite homeland's deadly quake

    BOULDER — A Nepalese band took the stage for a planned concert in Boulder despite hearing the news that thousands of their countrymen had been killed by a natural disaster. KCNC-TV in Denver reports (http://cbsloc.al/1OY3JEY) that the rock band played at the Glenn Miller auditorium on Sunday night and took the opportunity to raise money for...

  • Elite PBR bulls to buck in Broadmoor World Arena

    This weekend, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will bring some of the sport’s toughest athletes to the Broadmoor World Arena for the “Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies.” Oh, and the bull riders will be there, too. At 7 p.m., Saturday, the Top 35 cowboys of the PBR will face off against the Top 35 Classic bulls, including Long John,...

  • Kim Kardashian supports Bruce Jenner's gender transition

    NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in what she called "a daily process." Her appearance on NBC's "Today" show Monday followed Jenner's much-watched interview Friday on ABC's "20/20"...

  • Sequels multiply in summer movie season

    "I'll be back," the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it might as well be the official slogan of the summer movie season. It's the time of year when Hollywood's older, reliable brands, with the tenacity of Schwarzenegger's lethal cyborg,...

  • Lil Sammy shows off his wheels at Colorado Springs event

    Like other babies, Lil Sammy wears a diaper and is dressed in outfit that protects his legs when he crawls. His mother bounces him on her hip when she holds him. Unlike human babies, Lil Sammy, a 6-year-old paralyzed dachshund, will likely never be without a diaper. But his owner, Susan Davia, has seen to it that Lil Sammy can walk on his own...

  • Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer

    LONDON (AP) — The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. A statement issued Sunday by family spokesman Chris Goodman said director Asif Kapadia's "Amy" is "misleading and contains some basic untruths." The statement said the film...

  • Photos/video: Lantern Fest at Pikes Peak International Raceway

    The 2nd annual Lanternfest took place Saturday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

  • Technology runs amok in new "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" trailer

    Boost jumps, mechs, robot soliders and rolling balls of destruction? All par for the course in the action packed reveal trailer for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" that Activision released today, complete with musical accompaniment from The Rolling Stones. Looks like this latest Call of Duty game, to be released November 6 (which is a Friday,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Yuri's Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump-start the 65,000-square-foot Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower downtown. The grant announcement was made at the third annual Yuri's Space...

  • AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key, Colorado's mandatory reporting system

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April 14: elder abuse. Almond, the violence prevention regional...

  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

    NEW YORK — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs. Jenner let his hair down — literally...

  • Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight actors quit the production of the satirical Western "The Ridiculous Six"...

  • PBR bulls, riders entertain fans in 15/15 Bucking Battle

    When the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) rolls into the Broadmoor World Arena May 2-3 for the “Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies” event, fans can expect fresh entertainment, including the final 15/15 Bucking Battle of the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series. The 15/15 Bucking Battles were added to select events in 2012, and feature the PBR...

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

    Here are some of the best bets for fun this weekend and beyond in the Colorado Springs area: FRIDAY-SUNDAY - Call it a Steampunk Resurgence in Victor this weekend. This "steampunk" harkens back to the 1890s and the use of steam power for mining during the gold camp days. The old-fashioned weekend festival includes a paranormal...

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