After 40 years in business, the Dulcimer Shop in Manitou Springs has closed, and the Ford family is doing what they can to keep the adjoining woodworking shop falling into the hands of the Internal Revenue Service. A profile on the popular crowdfunding website IndieGoGo.com surfaced Feb. 26 notifying the community that if its […]
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Drew Martorella made his way to Colorado Springs from Beckley, W.Va., by way of Santa Fe, N.M., Los Angeles and New Jersey. As the executive director of TheatreWorks at UCCS, the 47-year-old is responsible for the theater company, which has eight productions planned for the coming school year and sponsors a tour of British theater […]
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Having started a career in archaeology in her home state of California, nothing on Nicole Anthony’s resumé hinted at her future in the arts. She attended a STEM-centric high school in Carson, graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and worked on projects and expeditions in South America. But […]
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Growing up in the legally segregated Mississippi Delta, Clifton Taulbert was inspired by “change agents” who helped shape him into who he is today. The Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the author and entrepreneur, who will speak about “unlocking the entrepreneurial code,” at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Friday, Sept. 26. Talbert, […]
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Nearly 100 years ago, the Broadmoor Art Academy was founded. It later became the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, cornerstone of the arts culture and education in the Pikes Peak region. Sam Gappmayer was hired as CEO of the Fine Arts Center in 2008 and inherited the charge to maintain the organization’s esteemed reputation, something […]
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Camelot is about to begin, so reserve your seat at the Round Table. A Knight at the Fine Arts Center, a Gala for the Ages is a unique and exciting event that supports culture and commerce in Colorado Springs. The action will include swordplay, herald trumpet calls, jesters, a gourmet feast, fire eaters and more […]
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The Squash Blossom gallery’s humble beginnings occupied 350 square feet of kiosk space at the Antlers Hotel in 1973. Owners John and Patti Cogswell moved operations to roomier digs the following decade after purchasing the building that now houses the gallery at 2531 W. Colorado Ave. The Cogswells also own a Squash Blossom in Vail, […]
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When the City for Champions project first was announced more than a year ago, the proposed U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame was front and center. Headed by the formidable Dick Celeste, it seemed obvious the museum would have the largest impact of any of the four projects. Celeste envisioned an “iconic” structure that […]
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Take a look at the built landscape of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. What you see — shopping malls, big-box stores, comfortable suburbs and cookie-cutter office complexes — could be anywhere in the American West. The goal, as Mayor John Suthers says, is to build a city worthy of our extraordinary setting, but […]
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The arts are an important component in the continuing revival and renovation of the city’s historic core.
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Do commercial buildings learn? If they want to avoid the wrecker’s ball, they’d better be like enduring businesses — carefully conceived, solidly built, well located and open to change. Just as businesses that fail to evolve fall by the wayside, so do aging buildings that can’t be profitably reimagined. Can you predict which buildings will […]
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A little more than 100 years ago, a bison named Black Diamond served as a model for the Buffalo nickel. Now the American Numismatic Association Money Museum will celebrate 100 years of the Buffalo nickel with a free open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  April 27. Black Diamond was a model for sculptor […]
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