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Things to do around Colorado this weekend: Bluegrass, Pink Floyd tribute and Palisade peaches

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 - 5:51 PM 0

Here's a look at some of our favorite events happening the next few days in Colorado Springs and beyond. See it before it goes to Broadway. Opening night...

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Dining Review: Home-cooked Mexican food like a warm embrace north of Colorado Springs

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 - 11:03 AM 0

Arlene's Beans Mexican Take-out and Catering is a hole-in-the-wall joint. Trust me, the description is meant as a term of endearment because Arlene's is...

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Marvel's latest, 'The Defenders,' also its greatest so far
Marvel's latest, 'The Defenders,' also its greatest so far

By: Terry Terrones - 0 13 hr ago

Cast: Charlie Cox ("Marvel's Daredevil"), Krysten Ritter ("Marvel's Jessica Jones"), Mike Colter ("Marvel's Luke Cage"), Finn Jones ("Marvel's Iron...

Cottonwood Center for the Arts offering unique night of theater
Cottonwood Center for the Arts offering unique night of theater

By: Jen Mulson - 0 16 hr ago

Here's an intriguing night. Star Bar Players presents Nassim Soleimanpour's "White Rabbit Red Rabbit," a mysterious play in which a different actor...

'American Idol' auditions coming to Denver
'American Idol' auditions coming to Denver

By: Jen Mulson - 0 16 hr ago

Heat up that lemon water and start working those vocal cords. The ABC singing competition "American Idol" will be in Denver on Aug. 26 looking for...

Take 10: Comedian Chris 'Crazy Legs' Fonseca wants to make you laugh
Take 10: Comedian Chris 'Crazy Legs' Fonseca wants to make you laugh

By: Eric Singer - 0 16 hr ago

A comedian who became successful after 34 years of sharpening his skills is our featured performer for Friday, Aug. 18, live Take 10 on our Gazette...

Ride for the Brand Rodeo starts with longhorn cattle drive, finishes with Ned LeDoux concert
Ride for the Brand Rodeo starts with longhorn cattle drive, finishes with Ned LeDoux concert

By: Michelle Karas - 0 17 hr ago

It's not their first rodeo. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo has been held in Colorado Springs for more than a decade. It's a chance...

Colorado Springs award-winning Cajun restaurant hires new chef
Colorado Springs award-winning Cajun restaurant hires new chef

By: Teresa Farney - 0 21 hr ago

Alexandra Kowalski is the new chef whipping up New Orleans dishes at Mamma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen, 6620 Delmonico Drive. "I almost hired her on the...

NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches
NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forty years after blasting off, Earth's most distant ambassadors — the twin Voyager spacecraft — are carrying sounds and music...

Shonda Rhimes, Martin Scorsese and all the other big names Netflix has lured away

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

With the news this week that Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC for Netflix, the streaming giant added another big name to its increasingly deep bench....

Movie review: In 'Wind River,' Jeremy Renner plays a game tracker solving a murder
Movie review: In 'Wind River,' Jeremy Renner plays a game tracker solving a murder

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Starring Jeremy Renner, Graham Greene, Elisabeth Olsen; directed by Taylor Sheridan; 107 minutes; R for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images and...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, August 18
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, August 18

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      SPECIAL EVENT Housing &...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, August 20
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, August 20

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Here's a look at a variety of events Sunday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      SPECIAL EVENT Housing &...

Shania Twain announces Colorado concert, but you'll wait nearly a year
Shania Twain announces Colorado concert, but you'll wait nearly a year

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

With her new album "Now" set to drop Sept. 29, country superstar Shania Twain announced she'll take it on the road next year. The popular singer has...

Air Force Academy's In The Stairwell advances to semifinals on 'America's Got Talent'
Air Force Academy's In The Stairwell advances to semifinals on 'America's Got Talent'

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

In the Stairwell, the Air Force Academy's a cappella group, was voted one of seven acts to advance to semifinals next week on NBC's "America's Got...

Your chance to be a 'Survivor' star: auditions Friday in metro Denver
Your chance to be a 'Survivor' star: auditions Friday in metro Denver

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

If you’ve always wanted to be on the TV show Survivor, here’s your chance to try out. Auditions for the CBS show will be held from noon to 4 p.m....

Video Game Haiku Review -
Video Game Haiku Review - "Madden NFL 18"

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Title: Madden NFL 18 Format: PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Developer/Publisher: EA ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Release Date: August 25, 2017 The...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, August 17
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, August 17

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Here's a look at a variety of events Thursday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      SPECIAL EVENT Housing &...

Longtime downtown Colorado Springs restaurant and bar set to shut its doors
Longtime downtown Colorado Springs restaurant and bar set to shut its doors

By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Another longtime bar and restaurant is closing its doors in downtown Colorado Springs. The Ritz Grill, a popular and stylish gathering place for...

'Beatles,' 'Jetsons,' 'Flintstones' animator makes appearance in Colorado Springs galleries
'Beatles,' 'Jetsons,' 'Flintstones' animator makes appearance in Colorado Springs galleries

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

One would assume any 24-year-old living in the 1960s would have heard of the Beatles. One would be wrong. "I don't really believe that I'd heard of...

Before hitting Broadway, new 'Frozen' musical makes debut in Denver
Before hitting Broadway, new 'Frozen' musical makes debut in Denver

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

It's the animated Disney film heard round the world. Specifically, it's one song - "Let it Go" - from the hugely popular 2013 musical fantasy film...

Greek food, dancing, souvenirs highlight Colorado Springs festival
Greek food, dancing, souvenirs highlight Colorado Springs festival

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

You'll come for the baklava and gyros, but you'll stay for the Greek dancing. The 19th annual Greek Festival at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox...

Beatles and Smurf cartoonist coming to The Modbo in Colorado Springs
Beatles and Smurf cartoonist coming to The Modbo in Colorado Springs

By: Hannah Fleace - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Ron Campbell remembers sitting in a movie theater with friends watching Tom chase Jerry on the big screen. The raffish cat and crafty mouse scurried...

Colorado music, stage, art events and festivals starting Aug. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Music, stage, art events and festivals in Colorado starting Aug. 17, 2017.

City and Colour, Elizabeth Music & Arts Fest: Two weekend entertainment options beyond the Springs
City and Colour, Elizabeth Music & Arts Fest: Two weekend entertainment options beyond the Springs

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, brings his soulful solo project of mostly acoustic folk/alt rock to Denver's...

Colorado Springs-area stage events starting Aug. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Stage events in the Colorado Springs area starting Aug. 17, 2017.

Colorado Springs-area music events starting Aug. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Music events in the Colorado Springs area starting Aug. 17, 2017.

Colorado Springs-area beer-related events starting Aug. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Beer-related events in the Colorado Springs area starting Aug. 17, 2017.

Pikes Pub: Not sure if a brew is true 'craft'? Check its credentials
Pikes Pub: Not sure if a brew is true 'craft'? Check its credentials

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Pop quiz: Which of the following brewing companies produces true blue craft, as defined by the Brewers Association? A) Breckenridge B) Goose Island...

Colorado Springs-area art events starting Aug. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Art events in the Colorado Springs area starting Aug. 17, 2017.

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, August 19
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, August 19

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Here's a look at a variety of events Saturday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      SPECIAL EVENT Housing &...

Air Force Academy's In The Stairwell 'stepped it up one more time' Tuesday night on 'America's Got Talent'
Air Force Academy's In The Stairwell 'stepped it up one more time' Tuesday night on 'America's Got Talent'

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

In the Stairwell, the Air Force Academy's a cappella group, "stepped it up" Tuesday night on NBC's "America's Got Talent," the show's judges agreed....

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