<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - blogs]]> http://gazette.com/rss/blogs Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:54:52 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Kyra Sedgwick and Bill Pullman to attend the 2017 Denver Film Festival]]> http://gazette.com/kyra-sedgwick-and-bill-pullman-to-attend-the-2017-denver-film-festival/article/1613681?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kyra-sedgwick-and-bill-pullman-to-attend-the-2017-denver-film-festival/article/1613681?custom_click=rss

The 40th Denver Film Festival will be a star studded event as actors Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”), Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”) and Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) will be in attendance. Aside from visiting Denver to present their films, Sedgwick and Sorkin will be recognized for their distinguished careers by the Denver Film Society. 

"This year we are pleased to be giving the John Cassavetes Award to Kyra Sedgwick, one of the industry's most recognizable faces," says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. "She joins us this year with her directorial debut, “Story Of A Girl,” featuring performances from both her husband Kevin

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:32:34 -0600
<![CDATA[3 Count blog: A look at professional wrestling in Colorado Springs and beyond]]> http://gazette.com/3-count-blog-a-look-at-professional-wrestling-in-colorado-springs-and-beyond/article/1613499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/3-count-blog-a-look-at-professional-wrestling-in-colorado-springs-and-beyond/article/1613499?custom_click=rss

1. CSW entertains at anniversary show

Local independent pro wrestling promotion, Colorado Springs Wrestling celebrated its one-year anniversary show with Halloween Slam-Bash II on Saturday at the Hillside Community Center. About 300 people filled the venue to watch grapplers, including Paul London, Marty “The Moth,” CSW champion Jimbo Lucas, Danger Dean and the Brothers Smith perform.

The crowd was rowdy and spirited, enhancing the shows contests and pushing the wrestlers to bring their A-game.

After the show, I caught up with “Lucha Underground” producer and performer Paul London. The former WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team champion spoke highly of the event and the fans who attended.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:28:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Life hasn't changed much for parents of NBA's Derrick White, who starred at UCCS]]> http://gazette.com/life-hasnt-changed-much-for-parents-of-nbas-derrick-white-who-starred-at-uccs/article/1613530?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/life-hasnt-changed-much-for-parents-of-nbas-derrick-white-who-starred-at-uccs/article/1613530?custom_click=rss

SAN ANTONIO - Richard and Colleen White blended into the crowd on Wednesday night at the San Antonio Spurs’ season opener.

Colleen spent much of the pregame patiently waiting in a busy gift shop for some Spurs’ apparel. Richard stayed plastered to his seat, soaking in the moment even if his son never did make his way to the scorer’s table to check into the game.

They may have blended in, but this was a special night for the Whites as the parents of San Antonio rookie Derrick White, a first-round pick who spent three years at UCCS before spending his senior season with Colorado.

In their normal life in Colorado, the couple doesn't have to try very hard to continue to blend in to a life that really

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:25:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Pub: Pussy Riot beer, weekend brew fests dead ahead]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-pussy-riot-beer-weekend-brew-fests-dead-ahead/article/1613563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-pussy-riot-beer-weekend-brew-fests-dead-ahead/article/1613563?custom_click=rss

Raise a glass to your inner hooligan - and help support Palmer Land Trust - today at Cerberus Brewing Co.

The Colorado Springs brewery is one of seven across the state tapping a spice-style version of Makin’ Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer, a collaboration brew and community fundraising campaign inspired by the Russian feminist punk-rock band, whose members gained international recognition - and charges of hooliganism - after a 2012 performance protesting the Russian Orthodox Church’s support of Vladimir Putin.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:03:35 -0600
<![CDATA[State education leaders seek public input on academic standards]]> http://gazette.com/state-education-leaders-seek-public-input-on-academic-standards/article/1613462?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/state-education-leaders-seek-public-input-on-academic-standards/article/1613462?custom_click=rss The Colorado Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards that have been under review since May. 

Educators, parents, school and district staff, and interested members of the community can submit their two cents on proposed revisions in all content areas. For the first time, the standards will also include voluntary high school computer science standards.

Comments are being accepted through Nov. 27 at https://www.cde.state.co.us/apps/costandardsreview/login.

State education leaders will use the feedback to determine additional revisions that may be needed prior to making recommendations to the Colorado State Board of Education.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:55:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, an Air Force grad, calls President Trump a 'soulless coward']]> http://gazette.com/spurs-coach-gregg-popovich-an-air-force-grad-calls-president-trump-a-soulless-coward/article/1613371?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spurs-coach-gregg-popovich-an-air-force-grad-calls-president-trump-a-soulless-coward/article/1613371?custom_click=rss

Gregg Popovich graduated from the Air Force Academy, served five years on active duty and later spent six years an a Falcons assistant before his coaching career eventually led to his remarkable run for the San Antonio Spurs.

Popovich has been a frequent and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and when Trump made comments on Monday that suggested past Presidents hadn't called families of fallen service members, the Air Force veteran called a reporter at The Nation to vent his frustrations:

"This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:16:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado College launches massive $435 million fundraising drive for several projects]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-launches-massive-435-million-fundraising-drive-for-several-projects/article/1613339?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-launches-massive-435-million-fundraising-drive-for-several-projects/article/1613339?custom_click=rss

Colorado College launched over its Homecoming weekend a $435 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its 143-year history and among the 15 largest drives undertaken by a liberal arts college nationwide.

Donations will fund several projects, including $40 million for a new innovation building and programs, $100 million for 180 new endowed scholarships for students needing financial aid, a recently completed $45 million expansion and renovation of Tutt Library, more support for faculty and athletic coaches, and programming and operations of its latest acquisition, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:59:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Pub: Brewers Association aims to crowdsource $213 billion, buy ABInbev]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-brewers-association-aims-to-crowdsource-213-billion-buy-abinbev/article/1613324?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-brewers-association-aims-to-crowdsource-213-billion-buy-abinbev/article/1613324?custom_click=rss

The Boulder-based Brewers Association has launched the most ambitious crowdsourcing campaign ever attempted, with a goal of raising $213 billion to buy the world’s largest brewing goliath, ABInBev.

The international conglomerate, which last year acquired mega-beer competitor SABMiller, has been busy gobbling up established American craft beer labels, including Goose Island, Breckenridge and Wicked Weed.

The not-for-profit Brewers Association aims to Take Craft Back from Big Beer by raising enough money to extend an “offer they can’t refuse” to the world’s most power beer-maker.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:54:12 -0600
<![CDATA[PPCC to hand out free food to students Monday]]> http://gazette.com/ppcc-to-hand-out-free-food-to-students-monday/article/1613321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ppcc-to-hand-out-free-food-to-students-monday/article/1613321?custom_click=rss

Ramen and rice and beans don’t always cut it for college students.

Pikes Peak Community College held its first mobile food pantry giveaway last month and handed out 4,500 pounds of food.

Hundreds of students lined up, and supplies ran out in an hour, according to school officials.

On Monday, the college’s PPCC Cares, a social work club working in partnership with Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado, will start passing out 9,000 pounds of free food to students at 11 a.m. at the main Centennial Campus atrium, the easternmost room in the Aspen Building. 

“We realized what a huge need there was among our students and decided this needed to be a monthly event,” said

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:13:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Video Game Haiku Review - 'South Park: The Fractured But Whole']]> http://gazette.com/video-game-haiku-review-south-park-the-fractured-but-whole/article/1613313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-game-haiku-review-south-park-the-fractured-but-whole/article/1613313?custom_click=rss

Title: South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Format: PS4, Xbox One, PC 
Price: Starting at $59.99
Developer/Publisher: Ubisoft
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)
Release Date: October 17
The Grade: A-

South Park: TFBW Haiku Review

You join Coon and Friends

 You are the new kid again

Just as good as “Stick”

What is it? The sequel to the popular 2014 title, “South Park: The Stick of Truth.” Gamers once again take on the role of the New Kid and join “South Park” characters Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman on over the top adventures.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:13:02 -0600
<![CDATA[What to watch on TV for the week of October 15 - October 21: Patton Oswalt has a new special, Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin, and much more]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-october-15-october-21-patton-oswalt-has-a-new-special-linus-waits-for-the-great-pumpkin-and-much-more/article/1613276?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-october-15-october-21-patton-oswalt-has-a-new-special-linus-waits-for-the-great-pumpkin-and-much-more/article/1613276?custom_click=rss

“Good Behavior” (8 p.m., TNT, Season Premiere) - When a hit goes wrong for Javier, and he discovers someone is trying to kill him, Letty is forced to face the reality of being in a relationship with a hitman while trying to lead a “normal” life. 

“White Famous” (8 p.m., Showtime, Series Premiere) - Floyd Mooney, a black comedian whose career is on the rise, must adjust to becoming “white famous.” You can read my review of this new series right here. 

“The Gifted” (8 p.m., Fox) - In an effort to reunite with one another, Reed cuts a deal with the Sentinel Services and Caitlin and the kids seek help from someone outside

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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:13:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: How impressive are Denver Broncos' three victories?]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-how-impressive-are-denver-broncos-three-victories/article/1613146?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-how-impressive-are-denver-broncos-three-victories/article/1613146?custom_click=rss

The Broncos boast the AFC's second-best record, behind only the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

But . . .

The Broncos three victories were against shaky competition. The Chargers, Cowboys and Raiders all are struggling this season with a combined 5-10 record. Remember, the Broncos barely defeated the Chargers and Raiders.

When the Broncos dominated the Cowboys, it seemed a big statement of their might. The Cowboys were expected to be among the NFC's most powerful teams.

That expectation has faded, perhaps on its way to vanishing.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, have defeated opponents with a combined 13-12 record, including a win over the 5-1 Eagles.

Sunday evening will not give Bronco fans a clear look at their

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:26:46 -0600
<![CDATA[TV review: Showtime's 'White Famous' flawed but well worth the watch]]> http://gazette.com/tv-review-showtimes-white-famous-flawed-but-well-worth-the-watch/article/1613063?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-review-showtimes-white-famous-flawed-but-well-worth-the-watch/article/1613063?custom_click=rss

Cast: Jay Pharoah ("Saturday Night Live," "Ride Along"), Utkarsh Ambudkar ("The Mindy Project,"), Cleopatra Coleman ("Last Man on Earth"), Jacob Ming-Trent ("Feed the Beast"), Stephen Tobolowsky ("Californication," "The Goldbergs"), Lonnie Chavis ("This is Us")

Airs: The season premiere airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on Showtime.

The premise: Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah) is a star on the rise. The young comedian is having success in small clubs and getting attention from some Hollywood power players. But Floyd's not sure he wants to become "white famous," so popular that - like Will Smith and Eddie Murphy - he's beloved by white America. "White Famous" is a collaboration between writer and showrunner Tom Kapinos ("Californication") and

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:09:23 -0600
<![CDATA[‘Lucha Underground’ season 4 funding secured, production cuts likely, producer Paul London says]]> http://gazette.com/lucha-underground-season-4-funding-secured-production-cuts-likely-producer-paul-london-says/article/1613184?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lucha-underground-season-4-funding-secured-production-cuts-likely-producer-paul-london-says/article/1613184?custom_click=rss

Hard-hitting pro wrestling show, Lucha Underground’s  problems with talent and funding have made headlines over the past year.

Another blow came Oct. 6, when F4WOnline reported the wrestler, Ricochet, who performs as “Prince Puma,” is likely to leave the show after his contract expires.

This would be a major blow to Lucha Underground, but as Ricochet may be eyeing a move, show producer and performer Paul London, who’s wrestling Saturday in Colorado Springs, said funding has been secured for the fourth season.

“I hear there might be some production cuts, but as long as the Temple is still the foundation, and if the cuts are limited to the vignettes, it should be fine,” London

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:11:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Widefield School District 3 supporters to promote ballot issues Saturday]]> http://gazette.com/widefield-school-district-3-supporters-to-promote-ballot-issues-saturday/article/1613141?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/widefield-school-district-3-supporters-to-promote-ballot-issues-saturday/article/1613141?custom_click=rss

The Widefield Information Network is hosting a community walk Saturday to inform voters about two ballot measures that, if passed, would provide funding for Widefield School District 3

Community members, district staff and students will gather at 8 a.m.

Saturday in the student parking lot near the football stadium behind Widefield High School. Entertainment, refreshments and a pep talk will precede the canvassing.

More than 200 volunteers will “Walk for the WIN”, delivering nearly 10,000 pieces of literature to inform voters about ballot measures 3A and 3B.

A $3.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:31:33 -0600