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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.

The Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade.
Jason Veasey and Tatiana Williams in "Smart People," at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Soprano Anya Matanovic and Tenor Dominic Chenes play Mimi and Rodolfo in Opera Colorado's "La Boheme," Nov. 4-15 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver.
Tom Papa, head writer for "A Prairie Home Companion," performs at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College on Nov. 3.
Comedian Stephan Maniscalo performs at the Paramount Theatre in Denver on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. In addition to starring in his podcast on SiriusXM, "The Pete and Sebastian Show," Maniscalco made several major motion picture appearances this year including a voice-over role in the animated feature "The Nut Job 2," a role in the New Line Feature comedy "The House" starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as a role in the independent drama "Cruise," directed by Rob Siegel and produced by Jeremy Renner.
Jana Lee Ross has stacks of CD's ready to go for a new jazz station in Colorado Springs. Ross is the program director for Jazz 93.5 FM, which will broadcast from the same building that houses KCME 88.7 FM, a local classical music station. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
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Bruno Mars performs "That's What I Like" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)