<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:21:15 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: French vintners spotlighted at the 27th Conservatory Wine Festival]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-french-vintners-spotlighted-at-the-27th-conservatory-wine-festival/article/1622601?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-french-vintners-spotlighted-at-the-27th-conservatory-wine-festival/article/1622601?custom_click=rss

For 27 years The Colorado Springs Wine Festival has been been the special weekend destination site for wine lovers. It's a rare opportunity to meet and learn from the world's top vintners.

It's an opportunity to become something of a sommelier, sampling the best, chatting about and swirling wine that has legs and a complex bouquet. It's a time to experience which wines can be paired with which cheeses and try top wines paired with a gourmet meal at Garden of the Gods Club.

The festival March 8-10, The Wines of Southern France, lived up to all expectations for several thousand people while continuing the tradition of supporting the arts and the Colorado Springs Conservatory, whose musicians played and performed at many

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:53:24 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic maestro leads youth symphony at arts fundraiser]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-philharmonic-maestro-leads-youth-symphony-at-arts-fundraiser/article/1622311?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-philharmonic-maestro-leads-youth-symphony-at-arts-fundraiser/article/1622311?custom_click=rss

The ultimate substitute picked up the baton.

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Music Director and Conductor Gary Nicholson was away Feb. 28, the morning of the Celebrate Youth in the Arts fundraising breakfast performances. Filling in, to the delight of 400 guests and the young symphony musicians, was Colorado Springs Philharmonic Music Director Josep Caballé Domenec.

The symphony performances, along with selections by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and its ensembles, opened the day for the music-loving guests.

Speaker Jan Martin shared how lessons she learned through participating in music had served her well, including during her years on the City Council, and she thanked the parents because the symphony and

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]]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 04:15:12 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Nursing, construction trades a high in PPCC President Bolton's State of College]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-nursing-construction-trades-a-high-in-ppcc-president-boltons-state-of-college/article/1622312?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-nursing-construction-trades-a-high-in-ppcc-president-boltons-state-of-college/article/1622312?custom_click=rss

Pikes Peak Community College President Lance Bolton couldn't stop smiling.

It was the evening of his first State of the College President's Dinner presented with the PPCC Foundation, Feb. 23 at Garden of the Gods Club, and there was much to announce. Yes, smile, he and Lisa DesRochers will be married in May.

But the evening was also his opportunity to personally thank many who support the college, its growth and its programs. A long list of accomplishments started with "close to 20,000 students" at PPCC.

The community asked for new programs now in place to fill critical needs: construction technology, cybersecurity, certified dietary manager and a bachelor's of applied science in emergency services administration.

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]]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 04:15:12 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: U.S. Bank's Tom Naughton a roastee, and it was all for Cheyenne Village]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-u.s.-banks-tom-naughton-a-roastee-and-it-was-all-for-cheyenne-village/article/1621830?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-u.s.-banks-tom-naughton-a-roastee-and-it-was-all-for-cheyenne-village/article/1621830?custom_click=rss

Tom Naughton knew far too many things his "friends" could use as comedy fodder against him. They didn't fail.

Banker, a staid Irish Catholic from Iowa, an OCD perfectionist with nary a hair out of place, told the folks roasting him Feb. 24: "You had a lot to work with."

Indeed they did. At the annual Cheyenne Village "Turn Up the Heat as We Roast" fundraiser, they ruffled his hair, loosened his always-perfect tie and tossed his immaculate suit coat on the floor.

Naughton, regional president of U.S. Bank, took it all in stride. After all, he knows things about the others, especially lead roaster Dan Mueller, whose claim to fame is being in the Candy Hall of Fame. Candy as in Smarties and licorice and a 40-plus-year

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:59:37 -0700
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Opera League supper club benefits Verdi's 'Aida' production]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-pikes-peak-opera-league-supper-club-benefits-verdis-aida-production/article/1621831?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-pikes-peak-opera-league-supper-club-benefits-verdis-aida-production/article/1621831?custom_click=rss

The 20th season of Opera Theatre of the Rockies was celebrated in style by the Pikes Peak Opera League with a supper club at Patty Jewett Clubhouse.

The fundraiser leads to the highly anticipated May 10, 12 and 13 production of Verdi's much loved "Aida" at the Ent Center for the Arts.

A sold-out audience was treated to "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" through the musical ages by Lila Mori and accompanist Reggie Berg from The Broadmoor's Penrose Room.

Music traveled from Cole Porter to Paul Simon, from the Big Band era to Michael Bolton and Train.

Mori shared a bit of her own history, which includes singing with the Colorado Springs Chorale directed by Donald Jenkins, who was at the dinner.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:24:23 -0700