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  • Dining review: Roman Villa an oldie but a goodie

    If Roman Villa were a song, it'd be a golden oldie, one you keep humming and tapping your toe to long after the music ends. This perennial favorite has been serving Italian food since 1959 and, judging by the midweek crowd on a recent visit, no one's tiring of the tune. Roman Villa is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. This is a small...

  • How Xbox One owners can play 'Sunset Overdrive' for free

    If you’re an Xbox One owner and haven’t had a chance to check out “Sunset Overdrive,” this Saturday is your big. To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Xbox One, Microsoft is making the game free to play for 24-hours. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (10:01 p.m MST) gamers with an Xbox Live Gold membership will have access to the...

  • List: Colorado Springs area holiday events

    Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to Page 11. MUSIC "Songs of the Seasons" - Through December, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. For a list of performances, go to chapelhills mall.com. Michael Martin Murphey - Cowboy Christmas - 8 p.m. Friday, Stargazers Theatre and...

  • More Cosby shows canceled; Friday night show is on

    NEW YORK — Bill Cosby's shows at casinos in Las Vegas and Arizona have been canceled as more women come forward alleging he sexually assaulted them many years ago. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas strip said they've mutually agreed with the comedian to cancel his Nov. 28 performance. No reason was given by the...

  • 'Mockingjay' lacks momentum of previous 'Hunger Games'

    he Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," the first installment in the last chapter of the popular franchise, is all coil and no release. It's a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution, one where the flashy bread and circuses of the first two films have been replaced by anger and despair. If it's more talky and less satisfying...

  • New Italian influenced restaurant is open in Winter Park

    Andrew Aghjanian, sous chef at Volario's in Winter Park, prepares parpedelle with wild mushrooms, barolo butter, thyme, and garlic. Visit gazette.com to view the video.

  • Colorado Springs area stage events starting Nov. 21, 2014

    STAGE OnGOING "Fiddler on the Roof" - 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Colorado Springs Christian Schools, 4825 Mallow Road, $8 in advance, $10 at the door, 535-2727, cscslions.org. "10 Minutes Max" - 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, The Millibo Art Theatre, 
1626 S. Tejon St., $16-$22, themat.org. "Sanctuary of Moments: Ormao Dance...

  • Colorado Springs-area art events starting Nov. 21, 2014

    ARTS ONGOING "Create Your Own Dystopia" - Tom Vail, The Modbo, ends Friday, 17C E. Bijou St., 633-4240, themodbo.com. "11442" - Matt Chmielarczyk, S.P.Q.R., ends Friday, 17B E. Bijou St., 633-4240, themodbo.com. "Luminosity: Rendered Spaces" - Featuring works by former PPCC art students, through Saturday, Pikes Peak Community College,...

  • Colorado Springs-area attraction events starting Nov. 21, 2014

    ESCAPES THROUGH jAN. 11 Skate in the Park - Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. $10, includes skates, free for children younger than 4 with paying adult. Go online for dates and times: downtowncs.com.

  • Colorado Springs area craft fairs starting Nov. 21, 2014

    Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Send information for local holiday craft fairs at least two weeks in advance to 
Carlotta Olson at listings@gazette.com. Include dates, times, location with street address, admission cost and contact information to be listed in the paper. Friday Gleneagle Women's Club Art and Craft Fair - 10 a.m.-3...

  • Colorado Springs area music events starting Nov. 21, 2014

    MUSIC - Arnold Hall - Air Force Academy, 
333-4497, ticketmaster.com - The Black Sheep - 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com - Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com - Crystola Roadhouse - 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park, 687-7879, amusiccompanyinc.com - Edith Kinney Gaylord...

  • Colorado music, stage, art events and festivals starting Nov. 21, 2014

    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 MUSIC Saturday: Adventure Club - 7 p.m., 1stBank Center, Broomfield, $35; AT. Saturday:...

  • Report: New Bill Cosby accusers include Lou Ferrigno's wife

    In two new interviews, two new women detail incidents involving Bill Cosby and unwanted sexual advances that happened years ago. Therese Serignese, 57, a registered nurse from Boca Raton, Fla., lays out a story of a meeting, a drugging and a rape to The Huffington Post. And Carla Ferrigno, wife of bodybuilder/actor Lou Ferrigno, tells The...

  • Blog: Any 'Serial' fans in the house?

    Are you listening to "Serial?" It's the new podcast created by the founders of "This American Life" on National Public Radio and hosted by Sarah Koenig. An old murder case came across her desk about a year ago, she says, and she felt compelled to investigate. So that's what she's spent the last year doing - going through the case, finding old...

  • AMC announces release date for 'Breaking Bad' spinoff, 'Better Call Saul'

    Today the AMC network announced the two-night television premiere date of its next new drama series, “Better Call Saul.” The prequel to the award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” “Saul” will debut on Sunday, February 8 at 8 p.m. with its second episode airing the next day, Monday, February 9. The series will then continue to air Mondays at 8 p.m....

  • Colorado Springs chefs show their talent for decorating gingerbread houses

    Four teams of gingerbread house bakers constructed some amazing structures at the Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread and Jazz event Nov. 8. Bon Appetit, a food service management company, for the second year took the top prize of $500 for its Haunted Holiday Mansion. Cravings catering placed second for its Maleficent's Castle....

  • Warren Miller films stuff of dreams for ski champ

    8 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $21; 520-7469, ticketswest.com. Warren Miller films are to late fall what eggnog is to Christmas. "No Turning Back" is the latest in the series of spectacularly shot skiing and snowboarding films; it comes to the Pikes Peak Center on Friday and Saturday. "I love...

  • Love is in the air in Chamber Orchestra's 'Moonlight'

    Romance surrounds Jennifer DeDominici. For a decade, there has been an ongoing love affair between the award-winning mezzo-soprano and the music lovers of the Pikes Peak region. And after a local concert in which she performed, she met her future husband - Colorado Springs businessman Mark Bittle. While her defining role for local audiences...

  • Take the first Royal Gorge train to Santa's house

    Colorado Santa doesn't mess around. He has built his North Pole and workshop in the Royal Gorge, and the only way to get there is the Santa Express Train at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The popular holiday train hits the rails for the 12th year at the Royal Gorge. "We have lights on the train so you can see part of the gorge," says...

  • Video Game Review - Get nostaglic with 'Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham'

    Title: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Format: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, PC Price: $29.99 – $59.99 Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Developer: TT Games ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+) The Grade: B+  What is it? The third Lego video game featuring the Caped Crusader. In “Beyond...

  • Don Lemon regrets comments to alleged Bill Cosby victim

    NEW YORK — CNN newsman Don Lemon apologized Wednesday for his sexually charged interrogation of one of the women who has accused Bill Cosby of assault. During an interview with Joan Tarshis that aired Tuesday night, Lemon responded to her claim that Cosby forced her to perform oral sex by suggesting she might have retaliated instead by...

  • TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup, NBC scraps sitcom

    NEW YORK — NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom "is no longer under...

  • Multiple award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83

    NEW YORK — Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83. The death was confirmed by ABC News President James Goldston on Thursday. Nichols died...

  • Plumb emotional depths of Rembrandt etchings

    For the first time in recent history, works by Rembrandt Van Rijn are gracing the walls of a downtown gallery. "Rembrandt: Beyond the Brush" is up at I.D.E.A. Space, inside Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College, through 
Dec. 13. The traveling exhibit from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Ala., includes 35 original...

  • Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In a video posted Wednesday, stars such as Will Ferrell, Thandie Newton and Connie Britton...

  • Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

    LONDON (AP) — British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear — a development that the bear's 88-year-old creator says leaves him "totally amazed." The British Board of Film Classification gave "Paddington" a parental guidance rating, saying it contains "dangerous behavior,...

  • People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' winner announced

    "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth is People's Sexiest Man Alive, topping challengers Chris Pratt, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. He succeeds last year's honoree Adam Levine, the Maroon 5lead singer. The honor was announced on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” with Hemsworth -- his voice and face...

  • Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special, a decision that followed a growing number of allegations that the famed entertainer sexually assaulted women. In a brief statement late Tuesday, the company said the scheduled Nov. 27 premiere of the special, "Bill Cosby 77," was being postponed but...

  • Lawyer: Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday. Benedict Morelli said the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the...

  • 10 home-video releases to give for the holidays

    NEW YORK (AP) — Are you worried there will be nothing to look at once the holiday decorations come down? Here, in no particular order, is a list of 10 home-video goodies to fill the gap. They may not fit so well in loved ones' stockings, but they'll look just great on a video screen. (More good news: All can be purchased online and are...

  • Blog: Fall stargazing opportunity

    One of my most memorable college classes was astronomy 101. All I wanted was to look at the pretty skies and stars, and be able to point out constellations and galaxies and wax poetic about black holes and time travel and the like. Little did I know there was a whole lot of math involved. It pretty much went downhill right about then, though I...

  • Blog: Tom Cruise’s Colorado ranch can be yours for only $59 million

    Show him the money. Tom Cruise might be tired of Colorado because he recently listed his Telluride ranch for $59 million. Yes, $59 million, according to Forbes.com. Other websites list it as high as $66 million. Whoa. The ranch is 12 minutes from Telluride and is ridiculously awesome. He’s owned the property for more than 20 years and...

  • Cumberbatch 'bowled over' by engagement reaction

    NEW YORK (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch fans might be weeping on the inside over the "Sherlock" star's engagement — but he's seeing nothing but their love, he says. "It's a crazy old love bomb to drop and the amount of love that comes back to you, that was the thing that (fiancee Sophie Hunter and I) are both just sort of bowled over by. It's...

  • Morning anchor leaving Colorado Springs TV

    KOAA morning anchor Adam Atchison announced this morning on Facebook that he will be leaving the station. The message below was posted on his Facebook page. Dear Friends, As we approach the holiday season, I'm looking forward to an exciting move. I recently accepted a new job in Albuquerque, N.M., and my family and I are moving there just...

  • Blog: Country music star coming to Broadmoor World Arena

    This one goes out to the all the country music fans in the house. Brad Paisley is coming to the Broadmoor World Arena on March 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 21. I have a soft spot in my heart for the big country music superstar. When he started to hit it big in the late '90s and early 2000s, he played a gig at Cowboys, when it was...

  • Monday is National Unfriend Day, comedian Jimmy Kimmel declares

    Happy National Unfriend Day! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has declared Monday to be a new holiday, National Unfriend Day. Now is the time to unfriend, unfollow, unlike all the annoying clutter that fills up your social media feed. Hopefully you aren't the friend we are talking about.  Here are some examples why Kimmel supports National...

  • Solange Knowles weds video director

    NEW YORK (AP) — Solange Knowles is known for her fashion as much as her music, and her weekend wedding didn't disappoint. Her publicist confirmed Sunday that the 28-year-old singer (and sister of Beyonce) wed 51-year-old video director Alan Ferguson over the weekend. The bride and groom both wore ivory, a color also worn by key attendees,...

  • Latest trailer for 'The Bachelor' shows ABC is in on the joke

    For years fans of "The Bachelor" have known that the show is guilty pleasue TV viewing. It's one of those so-bad-it's-almost-good programs that is ripe for satire. The ridiculous premise, the cliched dialogue (I love when 24-year olds say they're "tired of the bar scene") and the outlandish behavior of the contestants make it a fun show to...

  • Adam West happy to have portrayed 'the Bright Knight'

    LOS ANGELES - No surprise: Adam West has an excellent sense of humor. The actor, after all, was immersed in a madcap brew of scenery-chewing villains and pun-filled dialogue in the 1960s TV series "Batman" and yet managed to portray the caped crusader as both in on the joke and properly superheroic. In a phone call to discuss the first-ever...

  • Finally, an Oscar

    Despite roles in over 50 feature films spanning five decades, including big screen classics such as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) and the original "The Parent Trap" (1961), 94-year-old screen legend Maureen O'Hara was never nominated for a competitive Oscar. But this month, the Academy of Motion Picture...

  • Video Game Review - 'Assassin's Creed Unity' brings the French Revolution to life

    Title: Assassin’s Creed Unity Format: PC, PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: B +  What is it? An action adventure game set in Paris during the French Revolution. “Assassin’s Creed Unity” is the seventh game in the series so long time fans can expect all the experiences...

  • 'Dumber, To' sad and stale

    Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Rachel Melvin, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden; directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly; 110 minutes; PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references Twenty years after they permanently lowered the bar on broad and dumb character comedies, Lloyd and Harry...

  • Jon Stewart's Rosewater is Outraged, Cinematic, and Even Funny

    Starring Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Haluk Bilginer, Shohreh Aghdashloo; directed by Jon Stewart; 103 minutes; R for language, including some crude references, and violent content During a 2009 "Daily Show" interview with Maziar Bahari, the Canadian-Iranian journalist who, earlier that year, had been imprisoned in Iran for 118 days on...

  • 'Beyond the Lights' is a romance that asks, 'Can this celebrity be saved?'

    "Beyond the Lights" is another pain-behind-the-music romance. But it's so well-written, cast and played that we lose ourselves in the comfort food familiarity of it all. This hip-hop era "Bodyguard" has heart and soul, thanks to stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver and Nate Parker. Simple as it is, it simply works. Mbatha-Raw shows a totally...

  • Colorado Springs area stage events starting Nov. 14, 2014

    STAGE OPENING "Improv Comedy" - Family friendly, 
7:35 p.m. Friday, Manitou Art Center, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $8-$10, 
445-9510, improvcolorado.com. "Sanctuary of Moments: Ormao Dance Installation" - 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Nov. 22, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $15-$22,...

  • Colorado Springs area attraction events starting Nov. 14, 2014

    ESCAPES SATURDAY Skate in the Park - Starts Saturday, through Jan. 11, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. $10, includes skates, free for children younger than 4 with paying adult; go online for hours, downtowncs.com.

  • Colorado Springs area art events starting Nov. 14, 2014

    ARTS Opening Front Range Fiber Artisans Silent Auction - 7 p.m. Saturday, MacKenzie Place Ballroom, 1605 Elm Creek View, 964-9682, frontrangefiber.com. CALL FOR ARTISTS Colorado Springs Art Guild's 2014 Autumn Show and Sale - Hand-deliver 2D and 3D original artwork, including photography 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Manitou...

  • Colorado Springs area craft fairs starting Nov. 14, 2014

    Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Send information for local holiday craft fairs at least two weeks in advance to Carlotta Olson at listings@gazette.com. Include dates, times, location with street address, admission cost and contact information to be listed in the paper. Friday and Saturday Mountain Post Spouses' Club Holiday Bazaar...

  • Colorado Springs area music events starting Nov. 14, 2014

    MUSIC - Black Forest Community Center - 12530 Black Forest Road, blackroseacoustic.org - The Black Sheep - 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com - Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com - Crystola Roadhouse - 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park, 687-7879, amusiccompanyinc.com - Ivywild...

  • Colorado music, stage, art events and festivals starting Nov. 14, 2014

    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 MUSIC Saturday: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, Denver, $34-$69;...

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