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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.

Elise Freezer, 11, an aspiring figure skater throws her teddy bear 'Sunny Oliver' as she practices and shows off her routines at the Cadet Ice Arena at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Freezer is to be featured on SunTrust commercial during Olympics.
Lance Truck Campers and Travel Trailers will be among the trailers and campers featured at the Colorado Springs RV & Outdoor Show at the Altered Reality Event Center Feb. 8-10.
David C. Hendrickson, a professor of political science at Colorado College, recently published his 8th book. "Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition" is about American foreign policy.
Denver Zoo announces the arrival of a baby Linne's two-toed sloth, born on Sunday, Jan. 28 to Charlotte Greenie, the Zoo's 21-year-old female sloth, and her 27-year-old mate, Elliot.
Actress Kelly McIntyre will play Janis Joplin in "A Night With Janis Joplin" at Pikes Peak Center Feb. 2.
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)
The band WireWood Station posed for a portrait at the Gazette studio on December 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs. They were Best of the Springs winners for Local Band last year and will be performing at the Pikes Peak Brewing Company on January 6, 2018. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).