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  • Fruitcakes to fly in skies of Manitou Springs once again

    BY JENNIFER MULSON jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Dust off the fruitcakes and head to Manitou Springs. One of the town's most beloved events, the Great Fruitcake Toss, is back after being canceled in 2014. The reinvented competition will take place Jan. 31 in Memorial Park. "I feel like it's one of those things that makes Manitou so...

  • Colorado Springs area music events starting Jan. 23, 2015

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    MUSIC - Arnold Hall - Air Force Academy; -4497, ticketmaster.com - Back East Bar & Grill - 9475 Briar Village Point; 264-6161, backeastbarandgrill.com - Benny's Restaurant and Lounge - 517 W. Colorado Ave.; 634-9309 - Black Forest Community Center - 12530 Black Forest...

  • Colorado Springs wine festival features wines of Italy

    teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    For 24 years, the Wine Festival of Colorado Springs has been the best weekend of sipping and education about the juice of the grape - and this year will be no exception. Scheduled Feb. 19 to 21, the focus of the three days will be an immersion into wines of Italy, the world's largest...

  • Philharmonic brings musical flavor of Spain to Pikes Peak Center

    David Sckolnik
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    This weekend, Colorado Springs Philharmonic music director Josep Caballé-Domench, a native of Barcelona, will welcome guitarist Pablo Villegas, a native of La Rioja, Spain. This is not the first time the 37-year-old guest soloist has been under the baton of the 41-year-old maestro....

  • Cornerstone Arts Week in Colorado Springs brings in poet Robert Pinsky and dance duo HIJACK

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A former United States poet laureate, Colorado College alumnae turned professional dancers and a 13-foot-tall sculpture made of vinyl and zippers. That's what the annual Cornerstone Arts Week is all about - celebrating art and the collaborations between artistic disciplines. The...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Saints Row: Gat out of Hell'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Title: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Format: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $19.99 Other availability: Saints Row IV: Re-Elected - PS4, Xbox One ($29.99), Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Gat Out of Hell Bundle – PS4, Xbox One ($49.99) ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: B...

  • Blog: Colorado College course on 'Mean Girls' grabs limelight

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Mean girls have always been around, and will always be around. The question is why? That’s the heart of “Queen Bees, WannaBees and Mean Girls,” a recent two-week course at Colorado College that’s receiving quite a bit of attention. Lisa Hughes, professor of comparative literature,...

  • Q&A: Actor Rainn Wilson talks 'Backstrom'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with actor Rainn Wilson. The former “The Office” star that drove his co-workers nuts as Dwight Schrute is now playing another annoying character, Everett Backstrom. Premiering tomorrow on Fox, “Backstrom” features Wilson as a...

  • DA: 4 charged in Chihuly heist from Denver Botanic Gardens

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The Denver District Attorney's Office has charged four people in the theft of Dale Chihuly artwork from a Denver Botanic Gardens display last summer. Alex Brook, 23, and Joseph Parnell, 36, have been charged with theft, tampering with evidence and felony criminal mischief. Sean...

  • 'Sniper' success reveals power of conservative audience; generates off-screen controversy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    NEW YORK — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama — all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" — rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice. The film,...

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