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When you go to a concert, read a book, attend a poetry reading, take a trip to the theater or visit a museum, I like to think that you’re starting a conversation with an artist. They’ve created this outpouring of creativity to try to reach your heart, your mind, yes, even your soul. If they succeed, you’ve been moved and you want to share that experience with others. That water-cooler […]

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“Youth on Record Sessions: Vol. 3”

  <<<<NOTE: THERE IS NO FREE STREAM OF THIS ALBUM. IT’S A FUNDRAISER, SO THEY WANT PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY PAY MONEY FOR MUSIC, LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS>>>> Buy a digital copy of the compilation https://www.youthonrecord.org/yorsessionsvol3 CD Review “Youth on Record: Vol. 3” Various Artists By Steve Graham This album opens with its own mission statement. A jumble of voices and samples over a trip-hop beat gives way to a […]

One night only: GREEN DREAM plays Green Day's Dookie in its entirety on the 25th anniversary of the album’s release. Let’s party like it’s 1994! Fort Collins’ own GREEN DREAM is a hypercolor oasis of raw nostalgia, the Go-Go’s meets Green Day, a pop punk pillow fight featuring Shane Zweygardt of Wire Faces on drums, Josh Rivera of I Am The Owl on bass, Jessi Reed of Robert Shredford + Hanna Brown on guitar and vocals, and special guests.
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GREEN DREAM performs Dookie

It is the 25th anniversary of Green Day’s classic album “Dookie”, and there is a new Green Day tribute band “Green Dream” in town. See them perform the album in its entirety on  Friday, February 1, 2019, at Surfside 7. Doors @ 8PM Show @ 9PM. Fort Collins’ own GREEN DREAM describe themselves as “a hyper color oasis of raw nostalgia, the Go-Go’s meets Green Day, a pop-punk pillow fight featuring Shane Zweygardt […]

The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan directed by Laura Jones On the Tom Sutherland Stage February 2 thru February 24, 2019
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Bas Bleu Theatre presents Academy Award winner’s memory play, and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

  “It’s not true that if you try hard enough you’ll prevail in the end.” – Daniel   The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan directed by Laura Jones on the Tom Sutherland Stage February 2 thru February 24, 2019. Bas Bleu’s founding Artistic Director, Wendy Ishii, is the lead as Lonergan’s grandmother in The Waverly Gallery. Gladys, the elderly matriarch of the Green family, has run an art gallery in […]

Benson Sculpture Garden photo courtesy of City of Loveland
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CALL FOR SCULPTURE SUBMISSIONS HONORING THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF SAM BETTERS

The Loveland Housing Authority seeks proposals for a bronze sculpture honoring the professional life and public service of Sam Betters, Loveland Housing Authority Director from 1976 – November 2018.  This sculpture will be installed near the entrance to the Loveland Housing Authority offices located at 375 West 37th Street, Suite 200, Loveland. The Loveland Housing Authority requests submissions that: convey a sense of home & family support the mission of […]

Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation is a themed event, where participants are encouraged to develop business and product ideas related to music innovation and have the potential for applications in other industries.
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Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation

Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation is a themed event, where participants are encouraged to develop business and product ideas related to music innovation and have the potential for applications in other industries.   TechStars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends […]

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Shaun Boothe performance: A kid’s view

By Steve Graham The Taliban tried to keep Malala Yousafzai from going to school, but they couldn’t keep her down. My 8-year-old, Finn, had never heard of Yousafzai until we saw Shaun Boothe rap about the young Pakistani activist. He was inspired by her story, and by Boothe’s tales of other heroes. Boothe performed his series of rap-style biographical songs and videos at the Lincoln Center on Saturday night to […]

Kosha Dillz live at the Aggie. Photo by Luke Sorgen
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What’s the Dillz on Kosha?

By Luke Sorgen Rami Even-Esh or better known as his MC name, Kosha Dillz, the 37-year-old rapper with a Jewish background, has a plethora of experience in the hip-hop music scene since he first rapped in 1999 at 17. Originally from Perth Amboy, New Jersey and living in Koreatown, Los Angeles, Dillz has been what some would call an “up-and-coming artist” although, the term is used lightly for what he […]

LA indie pop band Sure Sure is coming through Fort Collins, CO to play Magic Rat on January 24.
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Sure Sure assures a good time at Magic Rat

By Steve Graham Sure Sure is a difficult band name to Google. But it’s OK. All you need to know is that the Los Angeles quartet plays experimental indie pop that’s brighter than Hollywood lights, and the guys are bringing their jangly live show full of catchy melodies to Magic Rat on Thursday, Jan. 24.   “It’s a party and everyone’s invited,” said drummer Kevin Farzad in an email interview. […]

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Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins goes WAY beyond apps to art, music, even food-based businesses

By Nick Armstrong the Geek-in-Chief behind WTF Marketing   Fort Collins will erupt into a free public celebration of making things happen from Feb. 25 to March 2, and you are invited.   “We never see this much talent in the same place at the same time, ever,” says Franklin Taggart, musician, and consultant to creative businesses. “The value of Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins cannot be expressed in words. […]