The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, now in its 29th year, is the longest-running women’s film festival in North America. It features documentaries, narrative shorts and animated films from female filmmakers who bring depth, passion and intelligence to their work. About 40 films will be shown at the Colorado Springs festival, which will run Friday-Sunday, […]
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Walking through Magic Town, one finds guests transported back to a day, place and time in the life of the artist who created it, sculptor Michael Garman. Guests see the joyful faces of the guys at the bar, the hopeful face of a child wanting popcorn at the movies, the solemn face of a priest […]
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When the turnaround began for Denver’s River North community less than a decade ago, Jamie Licko said it was the “last frontier” for Denver developers. Licko is president of the River North Art District and she, along with three other panelists, will be part of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs’ final installment of this […]
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Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
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Prior to Brian and Rachelle LeMay’s purchase of All Things Catholic in the spring, Rachelle worked in the shop for the previous owner for several months. She and her family also frequented the retailer in its numerous locations throughout Chapel Hills Mall. “The store has moved five times in the seven years it’s been at […]
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On any given day at Terra Verde, multiple generations shop for various eclectic sundries — cards, candles, jewelry, sweaters, boots, jeans, custom socks and hair bling. And so much more. Last week, Bill Griffith helped his children, Catcher and Lexi, shop for a birthday gift for their mother, Tracy Eubanks. From New York City, Hillary […]
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Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex. Word of a Trader Joe’s moving into the nearby University Village Colorado and of other major projects on the Cragmor Campus have overshadowed the planning phase for the […]
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Although the philosophy of “New Urbanism” is more than 30 years old, the concept continues to gain relevance in cities like Colorado Springs — where an upcoming film festival will address the topic. “New urbanism is not just about architecture or urban planning — it’s about making places livable,” said Susan Edmondson, president and CEO […]
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Life was good for Gary Blehm in the 1990s. He’d signed a contract that would allow his art to be sold in chain stores across the country. Jack Caprio, co-producer of comic strip mainstays B.C. and Wizard of Id, personally selected Blehm’s cartoon for syndication. The patriarch of the Sunday funnies, Peanuts creator Charles Schultz, […]
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How does a community create an identity of its own? A little public art doesn’t hurt. The Downtown Partnership will present the third chapter in its four-part City Center Series, titled Placemaking and Public Art. The March 7 presentation will include a slide show, panel discussion and a documentary (discussion begins at 6 p.m.) at […]
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Nearly 500 days ago, actually 70-plus weeks, Colorado Springs celebrated a momentous victory. On the wintry morning of Dec. 16, 2013, in Denver, the Colorado Economic Development Commission voted unanimously to approve state tax funding assistance through the Regional Tourism Act to help finance City for Champions. Little did anyone realize at the time what […]
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When TED talks, people listen. The immensely popular lecture series will make its UCCS debut May 5, bringing with it a potpourri of speakers hailing from near and far. “Flourish” is the title of the half-day, independently organized event. Presented by the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, speakers will ruminate, in 18-minute blocks, […]
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