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Local Culture, Arts & Community

A Portrayal of a Lifetime

by Victoria Erickson “I don’t remember the first time I saw Marilyn Monroe, just as I don’t remember meeting my parents or grandparents. She was simply a part of my world from birth. Marilyn’s glamorous photographs were around every corner and her movies were filled with singing and dancing,” says actress Sunny Thompson, the star of award winning show “Marilyn: Forever Blonde, The Marilyn Monroe Story In Her Own Words […]

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Local Culture, Arts & Community

CATCHING UP WITH AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN, CARY MORIN

by Carmela Lewis As Richard Higgs of Tulsa Public Radio’s Folk Salad has written, “A man and a guitar, a lot of soul, and an understanding of the history of soulful men with guitars in American music can sometimes achieve this kind of timelessness in their work – if they have the chops. Cary Morin has the chops and is one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today. […]

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Local Culture, Arts & Community

Tom + Chee

by DAWN DUNCAN Rapidly-growing franchise Tom + Chee has a new store in Fort Collins, the 28th in the franchise, owned and operated by locals Ryan Neff, his brother, Tyler Neff, and their mother, Louise Munoz. The Neff brothers, originally from Littleton, are CSU graduates who have chosen to keep Fort Collins their home and their place of business. Tom + Chee was first seen on the popular TV show, […]

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Tadpoles Pedicabs

Remember when you couldn’t get a cab in this town without a three hour wait? Thankfully, those days seem to be behind us! Tadpole Pedicabs, locally owned by Andrew Victora, has launched in Fort Collins and is bringing us into the groove with style. The cabs are available for brewery tours (choose any three breweries for $35 an hour),” CSU tours, nightly taxi service Thursday-Saturday starting at 5 pm, for […]

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Digital Workshop Expands

Stu Crair, drummer for Musketeer Gripweed and Dead Floyd, is also an enterprising entrepreneur, having launched the Digital Workshop Center in 2006 which now includes a co-working space in the company’s Old Town location at 324 Remington, Suite 130. With a 15 member/seat space in the co-working/community division, with memberships ranging from one to five days a week of space, as well as private offices available, the new addition joins […]

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Tom Scharf

Scene Magazine warmly welcomes Tom Scharf as the new Music Programs Director for Bohemian Foundation. Scharf is the former CEO of Swallow Hill Music, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that strives to bring music to the community through education, events, festivals and concerts. Swallow Hill Music saw many successes under Scharf’s leadership. As the Music Programs Director for the Bohemian Foundation, Scharf will be directing and managing the foundation’s music-related grantmaking […]

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Sustainable Living Fair

The Sustainable Living Fair celebrates 16 years “at the head of the sustainable living and lifestyle movement in the Rocky Mountain region,” on September 12 and 13. The fair, which draws more than 10,000 attendees from around Colorado, will take place at the Old Fort Collins Heritage Park (Northside Aztlan). The event will feature 150 exhibitions and 50 workshops including green living, sustainable and local agriculture, and renewable energy. There […]

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Food

Bindle Coffee

Bindle Coffee recently opened by local Fort Collins resident, Andrew Webb, and his wife, Jenn Webb, is located in the new Jessup Farm Artisan Village at 1933 Jessup Drive in Fort Collins. The location is exactly what it sounds like, an artisan village built amidst the reclaimed 129-year-old farm buildings of the old Jessup Farm. The coffee house and roastery, located in the old mechanic’s shop is unique. The company […]

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Because I’m All About The Vape, No Smokin’!

by Holly Highlife It took me a long time to warm up to the idea of vaporizing. They just never seemed to work for me. (With the exception of the Volcano, but that is a story for another time.) However the advent of small, discreet and functional vapes has changed my thinking. These devices differ from vape pens, and use the green cannabis flowers of your choosing. My friend Mike […]

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Local Culture, Arts & Community

Experience the Story as FoCo Theatres Kick off Inspiring New Seasons

by REBECCA LAPOLE Autumn brings wonderfully diverse productions to the non-profit theatre companies in Fort Collins: Bas Bleu, the Lincoln Center, OpenStage and Debut. Each company is delving deep into what it is that makes us human, and encouraging audiences of all ages, genders and ethnicities to find an experience; more than just a play, during the broad-spectrum stories, musical offerings, dance and theatrical performances offered. “The Lincoln Center’s mission […]