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Michelle Karas

Local/Arts and Entertainment Editor

A Keystone State native, Michelle oversees The Gazette’s arts and entertainment coverage and weekly entertainment magazine, “GO!” She is editor of the Gazette's Dining Guide, FYI Magazine and Best of the Springs 2017.

Palmer Lake and the town's iconic star are pictured. Winterfest is slated to be held on the ice from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.
Singer-songwriter Dar Willams will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the SaGaJi Theater in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.
"Sunrise Serenade"is one of three monumental sculptures by late Colorado Springs artist Starr Kempf to be installed in the sculpture garden outside the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS in December 2018. His sculptures will be on view for two years.
Carriage House Designs on N. Nevada Ave. on Thursday, Feburary 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Katie Yeadon, left, talks with Dave Hurley before the start of the 2017 Home & Garden Show for Colorado Springs. The 2018 event will be held Feb. 23-25 in the former Gordman's store at the Chapel Hills Mall. Gazette file photo by Dougal Brownlie.
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will perform at Pikes Peak Center on Sunday, Feb. 18.
Hands holding fresh duck eggs from farm.
Emmet Cahill
Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill, former lead vocalist with Celtic Thunder, will perform on Friday, Feb. 16 at Tri-Lakes United Methodist, Monument.
Students in the Indiana University School of Music got a rare treat as composer Leonard Bernstein offered his services as a teacher to a conducting class in the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington, Feb. 5, 1982. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is celebrating Bernstein's legacy and the centennial of his birth with a six-week festival that begins Jan. 27. (AP Photo/Terhune)
Music Bernstein at 100
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1962 file photo Leonard Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the inaugural concert in New York's new Philharmonic Hall. Bernstein would have turned 100 next year - a remembrance that’s being celebrated in the composer-conductor’s Massachusetts birthplace. The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new season Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, with a concert devoted entirely to America’s most famous maestro. (AP Photo, File)