Jen Mulson

Entertainment Reporter

Jennifer Mulson has worked in the entertainment department of The Gazette for 12 years, first doing the calendar listings for all those fine events, and is now the arts and entertainment reporter. She particularly loves a Broadway musical, an indie, folky singer/songwriter and a passionate spoken word poem.
  • Blog: Free Colorado Springs Philharmonic shows for kids

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Once again the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will offer free tickets to kids ages 7-17 as part of the "Free for Kids" program. The program debuted in the fall, and more than 1,000 tickets were issued, higher than anticipated. Tickets were used for select orchestra shows, including...

  • Human cannonball, elephants, camels, BMX bikers at Broadmoor World Arena circus

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    7 p.m. Thursday and June 5, 3 and 7 p.m. June 6, 1 and 5 p.m. June 7, The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $16-$51; 520-7469, broadmoorworldarena.com, ticketswest.com Something else: "All Access Pre-show," meet performers and animals one hour before showtime, free with...

  • Free Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Fun Fest in Colorado Springs ideal for families

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Bounce houses. Belly dancers. Cartooned characters. The fifth annual Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Fun Fest will offer a long list of activities on Saturday in Acacia Park, including the official opening of the Uncle Wilber Fountain. About 5,500 people attended last year's event in the...

  • Blog: Yahoo! Travel deems Cheyenne Mountain Zoo one of the best

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    City residents have long known the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is at the top of the heap zoo-wise, but now the rest of the country will, too. Yahoo! Travel named the best zoo in each state, and had this to say about our hometown gem that's sprawled across 146 acres on the side of a...

  • Live Well: Yoga takes over Colorado Springs-area parks this summer

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Outdoor yoga classes have grown in number by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. This summer, about a dozen classes led by various instructors will be offered. Some include live music, others include a hike and many are donation-based. Here are some of the offerings: -...

  • Blog: The new normal

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    A new member joined my animal family on Saturday -- Butter. I renamed him, even though I typically turn up my nose when people rename an adopted dog. It always smacks of human ego to me. The poor dog's going through a rehoming, it's not like he needs to adjust to a brand new name,...

  • Blog: A night with Bob Weir at Colorado Springs reunion

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    While you were home eating popcorn and watching Netflix on Saturday (oh wait, that was me), a music legend graced our fair city and making some dreams come true. Bob Weir, a guitarist, singer, songwriter and, most importantly, founding member of the Grateful Dead, was in town for a...

  • Moms commiserate and laugh at 'Pump and Dump' show in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee know all about the "sad cake" moments of parenting. Spill a bottle of breast milk that took you three pumping sessions to produce? Sad cake. Get everyone packed, dressed and out to the zoo only to discover the giraffe exhibit is closed? Definitely sad...

  • "Literary Walk in the Woods" pairs famous naturalists with Colorado Springs-area experts and an easy hike

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Hikes are 1-3 p.m. Meet your fellow hikers and hike leader at Cheyenne Mountain State Park visitor center, 410 JL Ranch Heights; lecture and walk are free, $7 state park day pass (good for 24 hours) required to enter park; reservations required; 576-2016. - Saturday: Enos Mills...

  • Blog: Colorado Springs named one of best cities for young artists

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Colorado Springs once again finds itself on a list of good places to be. World Wide Learn, an online website directory of education information for several hundred colleges and universities, culled together a list of the top 15 most inspiring cities for young artists. We came in...

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