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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.

A New Year's Eve celebration featuring entertainer Randy Rodriguez, a buffet dinner, dancing and party music including Sinatra, '70s and '80s, Latin and today's hits is scheduled at the Colorado Springs Marriott. (Facebook)
DENVER, CO. - DECEMBER 31: Denver rang in the New Year with fireworks on the 16th St. Mall Tuesday night, December 31, 2013. The first show was at 9:00 with a repeat performance at midnight. Photo By Karl Gehring/The Denver Post
Man kissing woman under mistletoe
The 2015 Denver New Year's Eve fireworks.
"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.
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)