Multimedia performance honors lives of Colorado Springs residents

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

By ARCOS Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado College, free, tickets at Worner Center Desk, 902 N. Cascade Ave.; 389-6606, coloradocollege.edu.

Many of...

Manitou Springs' Commonwheel arts fest returns to Memorial Park for 40th year

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave.; free admission; commonwheel.com/festival or 685-1008.

For four decades, the Manitou Springs Commonwheel Arts...

Balloons to fly at inaugural Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

5:30-11 a.m. and 4-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-11 a.m. Monday; opening ceremonies 6:30 a.m., first wave of balloons lifts off at 7 a.m., second wave of balloons at 7:20 a.m.; Wings of Blue demonstration (U.S....

Dining Review: Downtown Colorado Springs restaurant known as popular lunch spot

By: Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com

Around since the late 1980s, the Ritz Grill should probably earn historic landmark status in the downtown dining scene. That's not, by any means, to say it's archaic or past its prime.

It's a venue long...

23 best bets for fun this Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond

By: linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com

There are plenty of great options for fun over Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond. Here are a few of the best:

First Friday Downtown - Let the kid in you - or the closet artist - loose...

Colorado coroner releases autopsy for 'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson

By: The Associated Press

GREELEY — The death of Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," was the result of an accidental morphine overdose.

The autopsy and toxicology report released...

Blog: Countdown to Starbucks pumpkin spice latte

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

It's finally here, my fall-loving friends - the beloved, much ballyhooed pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.

Start the fire and pull those cozy sweaters out.

Well, maybe not just yet. It's a little warm...

Merle Haggard performs at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

Merle Haggard doesn't know the meaning of the word retirement.

A prime example - "Django and Jimmie," his latest collaboration with longtime friend Willie Nelson. Influenced by gypsy jazz guitarist Django...