Cynthia Wilson Managing Editor

The New SCENE Introduces a Managing Editor

Dear the New SCENE and North Forty News readers, It is my pleasure to introduce myself as your new Managing Editor. I am truly excited about this opportunity to be at the “helm” of all content for both the New SCENE and North Forty News. In 2019, our commitment is to continue to provide a plethora of stories about Lifestyle, Music, News, the Arts, things to do and so much […]



Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, announced today that it is seeking artists or artist teams to paint or artistically decorate pianos in 2019. The application deadline is 5 p.m. MST on Feb. 11.  Pianos About Town started as a collaboration among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program.   Pianos About Town is a […]


4 Events to see at the Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMD) is a hands-on history and science museum which the result of a unique public/private partnership between the City of Fort Collins Museum (est. 1941) and the nonprofit Discovery Science Center (est. 1989).  In 2008, the partnership designed a new Platinum LEED-certified facility, which opened in November 2012. The museum host interactive exhibits, and rare artifacts recouped within Northern Colorado. Beyond the education, FCMD has some mind-blowing […]


“Damn Good Dog”

EP review “Damn Good Dog” Willy Tea Taylor and the River Arkansas By Steve Graham Mike Clark didn’t start playing and writing music until he was 27 but the songs have been flowing freely ever since. His band, The River Arkansas, is due to release a live album and at least one new studio album this year. Meanwhile, the group popped out a surprise EP, “Damn Good Dog,” with California […]


Biographies With a Beat

Shaun Boothe delivers personal histories through hip-hop. Shaun Boothe wants to provide history lessons that are more engaging and inspiring than the textbooks he grew up with. To that end, he has created more than a dozen multimedia “Unauthorized Biography” projects, and he brings the series to the Lincoln Center on Saturday, Jan. 26. His biography series so far includes Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Lee and more. […]


Blue State: Comedian Josh Blue Still at Home in Colorado

Comedian Josh Blue still at home in Colorado Josh Blue is coming to the Aggie Theatre on Friday, Jan. 11. And that’s exactly where he wants to be. Blue is known as “the comedian who puts cerebral in cerebral palsy,” although his humor now reaches far beyond disability jokes. He has been headlining shows with his self-deprecating and improvisational wit since winning the “Last Comic Standing” reality TV competition in […]


Coffee Outside FoCo Brews Community

Getting out of bed in the morning, on a wintery Friday especially, is about as easy as “just watching one episode” on Netflix. Mitch P., local bike rider and coffee enthusiast, thought—while over a cup of coffee, of course— that there has to be a simpler way to make getting up on Friday mornings easier.   “People will do something if they have a reason — a direction to get […]

The Loveland Museum is a quiet respite during and after the bustle of the holidays. Whether utilizing an opportunity to showcase the cultural offerings of the front range or escape for a little personal time, the museums current shows, “The Artist’s Gesture” and “Jose Guadalupe Posada” are both a delight.
Local Culture, Arts & Community

Discovering process in art-making at the Loveland Museum

The Loveland Museum is a quiet respite during and after the bustle of the holidays. Whether utilizing an opportunity to showcase the cultural offerings of the Front Range or escape for a little personal time, the museum’s current shows, “The Artist’s Gesture” and “Jose Guadalupe Posada” are both a delight.   Located in the downstairs Fotte Gallery, small selected works on loan from the University of Wyoming present a delicate […]

Music News

FoCoMX Artist Submissions are open

The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) presents the 11th Annual Fort Collins Music eXperiment (FoCoMX) on April 26 & 27, 2019. Artist submissions are now open until January 31st, 2019. All accepted artists will be offered at least one set at an official FoCoMX venue over the two (2) day span of the festival (April 26 + 27, 2019). Compensation: After expenses, the Fort Collins Musicians Association will be taking 20% of […]

Music News

The FoCoMA Musicians Peer Awards

The FoCoMA Musicians Peer Awards are a peer-to-peer recognition ceremony organized by Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA). All musicians that regularly play in and around Fort Collins are encouraged to vote for the artists that they think best represent each of the genres of music. Voting is open for musicians only. The ceremony is open to the public for free with an RSVP. This year the award ceremony will be held […]