Jen Mulson

Entertainment Reporter

  • Live Well: How to cultivate a yoga practice at 89

    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Don't ever tell Avis Breyer you're too old to do something. The perky, white-haired grandmother from Security was 85 when she first stepped onto a yoga mat next to her daughter. She'd been struggling with balance, and her doctor gave her two options: do yoga or get a cane. "I...

  • Blog: Eros and the Eschaton receive CCI grant

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Eros and the Eschaton, a local band, received a $1,816 from Colorado Creative Industries through its 2014-2015 Career Advancement grant program. The pop rock group was the only recipient in El Paso County. Members of the band include Kate Perdoni, Adam Hawkins, Alex Koshak...

  • Blog: Theater Colorado recognizes local talent

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Bill Wheeler, a theater critic for "Theater Colorado," recently named a program's worth of local talent in his best of 2014.  That man sees a lot of theater! Good for him. A complete list of his winners is here. A few of our winners: -- DRAMA, SMALL COMPANIES:  BEST...

  • Blog: Mudita to the rescue

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Can't remember where I saw it, but a headline reached out and grabbed me in the past few weeks. It was something along the lines of: "Mudita, the opposite of schadenfreude." And I thought, yes, that's brilliant.  Schadenfreude is a German word for taking pleasure in the...

  • Everyday objects get new life in 'Tossed and Found' at Millibo Art Theatre

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Peter Davison didn't go looking for the objects he interacts with on stage. The objects found him. The Boulder performer presents "Tossed and Found," his one-man, silent show, at The Millibo Art Theatre from Thursday through Jan. 11. As he describes it, audiences can expect to see...

  • List: Winter festivals fill the weekends in Colorado

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Baby, it's cold outside. Don't worry, you'll stay warm amid all the frivolity at the state's abundant list of winter festivals. Colorado's tiny ski town and villages sure know how to reignite the cheer after the holiday season. Here are a few events woth the drive. OURAY ICE...

  • New fruitcake toss blossoms in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    The fruitcake must fly on. The popular Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs was canceled last January after 17 years, but that didn't stop Marc Straub, a Manitou resident, from creating a new tradition. He's the executive director of Cool Science, a local organization that works...

  • In the Springs: Greek figure Icarus inspired Cirque Du Soleil's 'Varekai'

    Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Icarus is the boy who flew too close to the sun and burned his wings. He's the stuff of Greek mythology - and also the inspiration for Cirque du Soleil's 12-year-old show "Varekai," which means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies. The circus-arts show picks up the story...

  • Blog: Yoga nidra aka yogic sleep

    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Yoga nidra is also known as yogic sleep. And who doesn't love sleep, in any way, shape or form? Lately I've been feeling the tug of practicing nidra again. I taught a few workshops on it several years ago, and have grown rusty in the meantime. That, coupled with my very poor sleep...

  • Local Kwanzaa celebration marks 25 years of honoring African-American culture

    Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

      What started as a simple celebration in a living room has expanded into the Colorado Springs Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration, which is expected to attract about 300 attendees this year. The seven-day African-American cultural event will hold its free 25th annual public...