Jen Mulson

Entertainment Reporter

  • Blog: Santa Fe Opera in town

    Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Here's an April treat for you. The Santa Fe Opera's spring tour will alight at The Mezzanine on Wednesday. Soprano Abigail Mitchell and baritone Shea Owens will present the original work "Written in the Stars.

  • First escape room opens in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Fans of puzzle rooms no longer have to drive to Denver to get their fix. Escape the Place, Colorado Springs' first such room, opened last week and owners CJ Thomsen, Brittney Thomsen and Aston Teague are offering half-price tickets through Saturday. Puzzle rooms, also called escape...

  • Colorado Springs deck designer featured on new DIY Network series

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Imagine this: After a long day on the job, you return home to build a fire, cook a meal and dine on the deck. In the middle of winter. Sound impossible? Not if your deck designer is Garth Hystad, the founder and president of Colorado Custom Decks and Mosaic Outdoor Living and...

  • Blog: First puzzle room opens in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Isn't it nice when something you asked for finally arrives? The first puzzle room in Colorado Springs opened Thursday. It's called Escape the Place, and owned by husband and wife CJ and Brittney Thomsen and Aston Teague. I wrote a story last month about the proliferation of these...

  • After a local run, Pine Creek Theatre takes 'Xanadu' to festival

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    "By Pine Creek Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Thursday-April 10, Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave., $8-$13, $6 ages 11 and younger; 234-8477, pinecreektheatre.org. The one-two punch of roller skates and Electric Light Orchestra has scored big for Pine Creek...

  • Blog: TheatreWorks announces 2015/2016 season

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    TheatreWorks recently announced both its theater season and "Prologue" season. Some big names are coming to talk about the craft: Theater July 30-Aug. 22: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," by William Shakespeare Sept. 10-27: "Private Lives," by Noel Coward Oct. 22-Nov. 8: "Ghosts,"...

  • Big Cool Science Festival entertains kids of all ages

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Barnes Science Center, Palmer Hall and Olin Hall of Science, 1040 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado College, free; info@coolscience.org, coolscience.org. Stop and have a marshmallow at the Palmer High School Chemistry Club's table at the Big Cool Science Festival....

  • 'Tapestry Revisited' pays tribute to Carole King

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    8 p.m. Friday, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $10; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com There's no doubt singer-songwriter Carole King will leave a musical legacy. Her second album, 1971's "Tapestry," is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more...

  • Local A&E news

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    MOUNTAIN SHADOWS MEMORIAL WINS AWARD "Heart," the Waldo Canyon fire memorial sculpture in Mountain Shadows Park, recently won the 2015 Mosaic Arts International best in show award. The sculpture was created by Eileen Gay of Sparks, Nev. CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL BAND PERFORMS...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic pairs with Carnegie Hall on local music program

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Almost 1,000 students in the Pikes Peak region recently got the chance to work with both the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, the famed nonprofit music organization and concert venue in New York City. Students from 10 schools participated in "Link Up: The Orchestra...

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