Poudre Pour makes for a great time

It was a busy day for my wife and I. After getting all of our Saturday chores done and an awesome breakfast at nearby Urban Egg, we headed over to the Poudre Pour. It was a fantastic time. The crowds weren’t too much to handle. That was by design. There were only 500 tickets available to the public and they had to be purchased in advance. We immediately found ourselves […]

Jessie Skirball laughing as she looks back at her last picture on her camera.

A Photography Date in Red Feather with a Pitstop at Pickle Barrel

This date is pretty simple. Grab your cameras, and go somewhere pretty. Joining me on this date was the talented Jessie Skirball. The location for the date was Red Feather Lakes, which is about an hour north from Fort Collins. The cameras we used were a combination of our Cannon DSLRs and iPhones to prove that this is a date for anyone, no matter the quality of camera. Before we […]

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Tickets available now for Ziggy Marley and Trout Steak Revival at the Mish

Ziggy Marley Thursday, August 23, 2018 Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM) Genre: Reggae For Fans Of: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Damien Marley $1 of your ticketing fees will be donated to U.R.G.E. Artist Foundation. An eight-time GRAMMY winner, Emmy winner, author, philanthropist, and reggae icon, Ziggy Marley has released thirteen albums to much critical acclaim. Now with his own label, Tuff Gong Worldwide, and […]

Photo of LET IT BE performing.
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Remembering The Beatles with LET IT BE at the Lincoln Center

The music of my childhood was my mom singing away to her favorite band The Beatles. Every cross-country road trip we went through countless albums of The Fab Four. My first ever concert was seeing a Beatles cover band at Red Rocks when I was too young to remember my age. Tonight was a special evening as I joined my mom at the Lincoln Center for “LET IT BE” (a musical […]

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Understanding the Muse Musical Grant Program with Bryce Merril

The thriving music scene of Northern Colorado is receiving further support from the Bohemian Foundation by way of the music grant program Muse. Muse’s objective is to help strengthen the community through supporting the growth of music associations and events. They fund projects like 53:14 (a new music video film festival centered around FoCoMX), Foundation Music School, and Create Places. Muse has a quarter of a million dollars worth of funding, and […]

Whitewater Ramble performing.

A Funky Night at the Aggie Feat. Whitewater Ramble and Others

Whitewater Ramble featuring Jessica Jones headlined the Aggie Theatre on Friday night. The Colorado group performed a set covering Led Zeppelin with superb style. Their cover of “Stairway to Heaven” was outstanding with Jones’ vocals ringing beautifully throughout the Aggie. The stage was set for Whitewater Ramble’s brilliant performance by the massively entertaining local group: The Great Salmon Famine. The Fort Collins band’s humor and unique grooviness drew smiles across […]

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Building a Community of Painters at Pinot’s Palette Fort Collins

Bold green, blue, and orange canvases dot the brightly lit Pinot’s Palette Studio. Voices remark on brush strokes, color choice, and fur type. Glasses of craft beer and red wine clink on the long tables. On this occasion at Pinot’s, located in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins on Mountain Avenue, class attendees are painting their pets. Each attendee has been given a canvas with an image of their animal […]

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Anderson East at Washington’s

Anderson East and his 7 piece band are performing tonight at Washington’s. They are burning it down to a sold out crowd with their soulful R&B sound. The performance featured an Incredible B3 Organ. “This guy is white guy soul to the max,” said Michael Short, from the New Scene. “He is really digin’ the crowd and the venue.” A Nashville-based rythm and blues musician, Anderson East is best known […]

A wing being dipped into ranch.

A Night With the Bros at Jim’s Wings

Everyone knows how the saying goes, so it is important to remember to have a night dedicated to the bros every so often. A perfect place for a night away with the guys is Jim’s Wings in Fort Collins. There are countless flat screens displaying the night’s sporting events, scrumptious wings in a variety of flavors, and good deals that make your wallet happy. Putting Jim’s Wings to the test […]

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Scenes from The Clairvoyant North American Tour

Progressive metal band The Contortionist are in the middle of a headlining tour promoting their newest album – Clairvoyant. The album was released in September of 2017, bringing along new sounds and intricate guitar patterns unlike anything the band had done before. Performing with them them on the tour are bands Silent Planet and Strawberry Girls. Last Saturday they stopped in Denver – and I was lucky enough to go. […]