Local Culture, Arts & Community

Publisher’s Letter: January 2019

Dear The New SCENE Reader, Wishing you and yours the very best as the New Year unfolds! We at NORTH FORTY NEWS and The New SCENE recommit to bringing you the best of solution-driven, hyper-local news often not found elsewhere. Looking back, notwithstanding its challenges, 2018 was a great year! In the past 12 months in both of our publications we’ve brought you articles on over 50 local businesses as […]

Music News


Laid-back front porch blues you might hear on a sultry evening in rural Mississippi in 1949. Singer/picker Cary Morin exudes low-key charm working solo and small group, mostly acoustic, with Dexter Payne’s clarinet on “Let Me Hear The Music,” and harmonica elsewhere. Morin makes no bones about his love for Delta blues and it shows. The Grateful Dead’s “Dire Wolf” gets the blue-streaked Morin treatment, the only cover. The denser […]

Dawes photo courtesy of the band
Music News

Music you won’t want to miss

There is music in Northern Colorado all year round. January and February are no exception. Here are a few highlights of some upcoming shows at Washington’s in early February. These will be great shows you won’t want to miss. We have over 2,000 events on our online calendar in January alone! Be sure to check it out at http://scenenoco.com Dawes January 23, 8 pm It’s been nearly a decade since […]

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 […]