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.
  • TheatreWorks' 'Midsummer Night's Dream' isn't your high school Shakespeare

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Two topics many people have preconceived notions about are Shakespeare and hip-hop. Combine the two and you have TheatreWorks' new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." It's open now through Aug. 22 at Rock Ledge Ranch. This isn't the Shakespeare you studied - or tried to...

  • Favorites on display at Colorado Grown Festival in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free, $5-$10 per workshop, $15-$30 unlimited workshops, free 12 and younger with paid adult; 385-5990, cspm.org. Colorado has plenty to love, including its people, history and food. The Colorado Grown Festival at the...

  • Vince Gill won't need to showboat at Colorado Springs show

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    7 p.m. Wednesday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $47-$62; 520-7469, ticketswest.com. Country music star Vince Gill may have sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys (the record for a male country artist) and 18 Country Music Association awards, but he still comes off...

  • Camp Shakespeare creates full-length production in one week

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    By Black Box Theatre's Camp Shakespeare, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., $5-$10; 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com. While other kids lounged by the pool or hung out at the skateboard park, almost two dozen young teenagers busied themselves getting to know...

  • Blog: Tickets on sale for Dalai Lama appearance

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Dalai Lama will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Colorado Boulder. Group tickets are on sale now for $100 at DalaiLamaColorado.com.  Single ticket sales, $60-$100, begin Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Tickets include a morning teaching session and afternoon...

  • Blog: Simmer down now

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    It's been a summer that hasn't prompted me to write about ways to cool off. Until just recently, that is.  I am one who cannot tolerate exercising in the high heat. If it's too hot out, I'll head to the air conditioned gym. Yes, I know it's a gorgeous summer day, but if it makes...

  • Blog: 'English Summer Soiree' features Gilbert and Sullivan music

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Gilbert and Sullivan fans are sure to find this weekend's event of interest. First Congregational Church will present "An English Summer Soiree" on Sunday. The event features two performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "Trial by Jury" and English songs by Noel Coward and Ivor...

  • Deaf interpreters in Colorado Springs production of 'West Side Story' help unite hearing, deaf communities

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    What would "West Side Story" be without the songs "Tonight" or "America"? We come to a Broadway musical to get caught up in the sweeping ballads and intricate dance moves. But what if you're deaf or hearing-impaired and the deaf interpreter is way off to the side of the stage? By...

  • Local family wins cover model contest for Colorado Springs' 2016 Official Vacation Planner

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The five-member Kerscher family is winningly adorable. Patrick and Stephanie Kerscher, their 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, and two 5-year-olds, Callie and S.J., a brother and sister they adopted, were selected as the cover family for the 2016 Official Vacation Planner. The...

  • Mermaid dreams come true at Colorado Springs swimming school

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    A local swimming school is making mermaid and merman dreams come true. Five girls showed up for a recent class at Mermaid Cove Swim School. They perched on the edge of the 95-degree, saltwater pool, wriggled into colorful fabric tails and shoved their feet into monofins, large...

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