Must See Must Do: Best bets for weekend fun in the Colorado Springs area

By: linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com

It's not out of the ordinary to see unusual characters in downtown Colorado Springs - an elephant in the park, someone walking Tejon Street on stilts, drummers shaking the windows of high rises, longhorn steers....

Colorado Springs area art events starting Feb. 5, 2016

By: CARLOTTA OLSON, THE GAZETTE

ARTS

Opening

First Friday - 5-8 p.m. Friday, art walk, entertainment, galleries open, downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Cañon City; downtowncs.com, shopoldcoloradocity.com,...

Colorado Springs area stage events starting Feb. 5, 2016

By: CARLOTTA OLSON, THE GAZETTE

STAGE

OPENING

"The RiP Improv" - Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12; 465-6321, themat.org.

"Men Are from Mars/Women Are From Venus" - Opens...

Colorado music, stage, art events and festivals starting Feb. 5, 2016

By: Carlotta Olson

OUT OF TOWN

AT: altitudetickets.com (formerly tickethorse.com)

AX: axs.com

BT: bouldertheater.com

FT: foxtheatre.com

TM: ticketmaster.com

TW: ticketweb.com

TF:...

Colorado Springs area music events starting Feb. 5, 2016

MUSIC

- Ancient Mariner - 962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; 685-5503, facebook.com/legendaryancientmariner

- Back East Bar and Grill - Monument - 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument; 488-2252,...

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

By: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died.

White died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74.

A former session...

Table Talk: Colorado Springs Chinese tea store expands with food offerings

By: teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

Yellow Mountain Tea House, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., is the place to go to learn about traditional Chinese teas, herbs and foods. Owner Tanya Baros is extremely knowledgeable about tea and its healing powers. She can...

Diego's Umbrella is a melting pot of musical genres

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

7 p.m. Thursday, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $15; 476-2200, stargazers theatre.com

It doesn't take much to put a smile on Jake Wood's face.

The drummer for gypsy rock...