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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.

"Sunrise Serenade" sculpture by Starr Kempf is lifted by a crane. Three large metal sculptures made by late local sculptor Starr Kempf were being installed outside the new Ent Centero for the Performing Arts. They were taken down from Starr Kempf's yard to be transported to the new center on Monday, December 17, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Beni Gifford, 26, of Colorado Springs, is a competitor on the Dec. 19, 2017 episode of "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" on CMT.
Jacqueline Lundquist works with WaterHealth International to provide safe drinking water to underserved communities in over 500 locations across the world, including India and Africa. Jacqueline is the wife of former Colorado College president and Ambassador to India, Dick Celeste. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Country singer Chris Lane will perform with Chris Young and Chris Janson on Thursday, Dec. 14, in the 98.5 KYGO Christmas Jam at 1stBank Center in Broomfield.
Photo inside a St. Peter Catholic Church in Monument (Photo by The Gazette)
The Hispanic Advent tradition called Las Posadas was celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral on Friday evening. Dressed as Mary, Olivia Luellen-Sipes lights candles before leading a procession with Joseph and shepherds. In the tradition, Participants proceed from house to house and are turned away until they arrive at the inn. Friday night's procession ended at the Marian House, symbolizing the inn, and the participants enjoyed a festive meal together on Friday, December 14, 2012.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The Adolf Dehn exhibit opened Saturday at the Fine Arts Center. The artwork in the foreground is of Sunday Sunset on Statten Island from 1956. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Actors Cyndi Parr, Bob Morsch and Emory John Collinson star in Springs Ensemble Theatre's "The Gnome in the Room," Dec. 7-17.
Wellness coach Peter Crone and director/writer Kelly Noonan Gores in a scene from "Heal."
Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be open nightly from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Dec. 9-23; and 25-Jan. 1.