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Bohemian Foundation Seeks Muse Grant Applicants

Bohemian Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for the spring 2020 Muse grant round. Muse is a responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs. Muse and Bohemian Foundation’s other responsive grantmaking programs continue to operate along scheduled timelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation will look for grant applications that meet Muse goals and guidelines. In addition, the Muse grant application asks organizations to describe their contingency […]

Fiddle Master Charlie Walden Broadcasts Live Daily with Patt Plunkett

Patt Plunkett & Charlie Walden (a.k.a. Patt & Possum) have previously performed at the Central Rocky Mountain Old Time Music Festival. They have toured internationally with their music. The Duo has taken to broadcasting on Youtube in a live show every night at 9pm Mountain for 30 minutes.  There’ll be fiddlin’ and singing and piano plunketting and puns and bad jokes. They interact with the comments during the live show. […]

Arise Music Festival Goes Virtual With “trans-global” Music Alliances

Sponsorship of Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival and Earth Spirit Festival Scheduled With Series of Online Performances At a time when supporting a sense of community is severely hindered, Arise Music Festival has risen to the occasion locally, globally and from a new angle: virtually. Boulder-based Arise has forged strategic alliances with Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival of Denver and Earth Spirit Festival 2020 out of New Zealand to help […]

Northern Colorado Classical Musician Inspires and Leads Others

By Shelby Britt When I sat down to interview Jephta Bernstein about her organization Off the Hook Arts, I knew it would be a fascinating interview, but I didn’t realize just how much I would learn from her.  Not only did I learn more about her as a person, the creative vision of Off the Hook Arts, but she inspired me to pick up my violin and play for the […]

Submissions for FoCoMX 2020 closes on January 31, 2020. All accepted artists will be offered at least one set at an official FoCoMX venue.

FOCOMx 12 Music Festival Rescheduled For September Due To Covid-19

The twelfth annual FoCoMX (Fort Collins Music eXperiment), originally scheduled for April 24 & 25, 2020 will be rescheduled for September 4 & 5, 2020 out of an abundance of caution for musicians and community.  The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) has determined that for the safety and health of the festival’s over 2,000 musicians, thousands of music fans, 30+ downtown venues and the public at large, it was best […]

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Fort Collins Author Releases Novel Inspired by US Aid Worker in Peru

THE GRINGA, by Andrew Altschul, is set in Peru during the 1990s and 2000s. Inspired by the real-life story of Lori Berenson, who spent fifteen years in a military prison following her conviction on terrorist charges, it is the story of Leonora Gelb, a U.S. aid worker, Stanford graduate, and child of privilege who gets involved with leftist militants in the volatile years after Peru’s “dirty war” against the Shining […]

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Get Free Admission to Museum’s and Cultural Institutions with Poudre Library Districts New Curiosity Pass

LIBRARY DISTRICT’S NEW CURIOSITY PASS PROGRAM YOUR TICKET TO CULTURE, ARTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT Poudre River Public Library District is proud to introduce the Curiosity Pass program. It provides library cardholders with free admission to 12 different museums, art galleries, attractions, and other cultural institutions along the Front Range. Poudre River Public Library District resident cardholders can visit these participating sites using passes borrowed from the library using an online reservation […]


Soundtrack of a Generation

By: Taylor Roberts From teenage songwriter to prolific performer, Carole King’s music became the soundtrack of a generation and you can experience her influence live onstage when Beautiful – The Carole King Musical plays The Lincoln Center February 27–29. “Her music shaped an entire generation of background soundtracks to people's lives,” says Kennedy Caughell, who plays Carole King in the national Broadway touring production of Beautiful. “And that means it […]

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Rolling out in January, local spirits from The Family Jones will be available state-wide through a new exclusive distribution partner Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). The Family Jones, which launched in the fall of 2016, has been self-distributing products to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores since its inception. “We like to say, up to this point, we’ve been three guys and a Four Runner,” jokes Sales Director Troy Karnes. That […]

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6 municipal and public ski areas that won’t break the bank

Skiing doesn’t have to be expensive.  Colorado has six publicly-owned ski parks that offer winter activities without the big price tag. 1. Lake City Ski Hill, located on Highway 149, is one mile south of Lake City in Hinsdale County. One Poma lift carries skiers and boarders up the hillside to access 7 runs and a terrain park. $20/day Adult (Equipment included: first come first serve availability) and $10/day Children […]

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Learning-based terrain taught me how to ski

True confession – I can’t ski. Well, I am a beginner. I am 41. I live in Colorado, and I have since 2005. I have put little effort into mastering the sport, but I make an annual pilgrimage to the mountain. I fail brutely. I do yoga and ride my bicycle (not that fast or competitive). I have never played sports. Most of my life, I studied music and writing. […]

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