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Jen Mulson

Entertainment Reporter

  • Country singer Josh Gracin headlines Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    "American Idol" may have gotten country singer Josh Gracin a foot in the door, but it was up to him to keep the door from shutting. He has succeeded. The ex-Marine, who placed fourth on the TV singing 
competition in 2003, has released four albums and scored several hit singles,...

  • Local A&E news

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    A new king for the stage On Saturday, they lost their king. On Sunday, they found a new one. Ashraf Sewailam was ready to open Friday in the title role for Opera 
Theatre of the Rockies' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" (Friday through Sunday) but broke both...

  • Freddie Mercury’s long-time assistant reflects on the singer; Queen tribute band playing Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    For 12 years, Peter Freestone watched his employer and best friend, Freddie Mercury, perform to packed concert venues. Mercury, the glamorous linchpin of Grammy Hall of Fame band Queen, died in 1991, leaving behind iconic songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the...

  • Freddie Mercury's personal assistant puts finishing touches on Queen tribute show

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    8 p.m. Wednesday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $30-$59; 520-7469, ticketswest.com "Queen - It's a Kinda Magic!" isn't just any Queen tribute show. This one is Freddie Mercury approved - in a tangential sort of way. Peter Freestone, longtime personal assistant to Mercury,...

  • Monument performer sings his way onto 'America's Got Talent'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The clapping and hooting started as soon as Miguel Dakota stepped up to the microphone on NBC's "America's Got Talent." "Oh, I know what it is. I get it," said judge Howie Mandel, "because you're an attractive man." The baby-faced Dakota, a 22-year-old blues and soul singer and...

  • Pikes Peak Permaculture endorse designs by nature

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Permaculture is all about channeling Mother Nature. The practice is more than 40 years old, said Becky Elder, owner of Blue Planet Earthscapes and co-director of the Pikes Peak Permaculture guild, and was developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison from Tasmania and David Holmgren from...

  • Blues Under the Bridge: Australian singer, slide guitarist credits American influences

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Saturday, Under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 218 W. Colorado Ave., $35-$40, $25 KRCC and Pikes Peak Blues Community members; 473-4801, bluesunderthebridge.com Something else: Other performances include Alvin Youngblood Hart and Boogie Shoes (Jake Loggins and Austin Johnson), 5-8 p.m....

  • El Paso County Fair opens Saturday with several 'characters'

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    A man with a thousand voices is one of the stars at this summer's El Paso County Fair. OK, maybe not a thousand, but definitely at least a dozen. Joe Gandelman, a ventriloquist from San Diego, will perform daily with about 12 of his characters at the fair in Calhan. It opens...

  • Local A&E news

    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    New grants announced from Bee Vradenburg Foundation Bee Vradenburg Foundation trustees recently approved $28,000 in grants. Money went to Blues Under the Bridge, sponsored by KRCC 91.5 FM, and the Colorado Springs Music and Arts Center, a program that provides music, drama, dance,...

  • Manitou Springs accepted into Colorado Creative Districts Program

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    At the same time Downtown Colorado Springs recently became a certified Creative District, Manitou Springs was also accepted into the Colorado Creative Districts Program as a candidate district. That means the little town works toward certification for two years. Candidates are offered...

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