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Coda Signature Fruit Notes

Lauren Gockley, the Director of Edibles at Coda Signature, spent a lifetime working in restaurants, then ten years ago she transitioned exclusively into chocolates. Gockley’s passion took her to France, Paris, and all around the world studying chocolate and pastries. Lauren returned to the states and worked for Thomas Keller Bouchon bakery making Bon Bons for their end of meal deserts, and platters. Lauren transitioned out of restaurants and poured […]

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Sounds & Vision: Detour 360

Join us on Thursday, October 17, in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for Sounds & Vision: Detour 360. Detour 360 explores the sonic terrain of the great state of Colorado — from Trinidad to the Canyons of the Ancients to Greeley to Red Rocks to all points in between — in all its wild and human diversity.  Internationally renowned sound artist and musician Bruce […]

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      “Mountaintop Folk-Pop” The 14ers If our head boosters tire of John Denver or decide “Where the Columbines Grow” just can’t escape the grim connotations, they can find new state songs all over the 14ers jangly catalog. Lead 14er Ryan Kirkpatrick is even a great poster boy for the state, leading climbs up those namesake peaks, and backcountry adventures as far afield as Mount Kilamanjaro. His loose references […]

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INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER, MACY WARNER, RELEASES HER FIRST PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED SINGLE, “ANGELINE”

By Emily Satterlee Emily@itydity.com Singer/ Songwriter Macy Warner will release her first-ever fully produced the single, “Angeline”. Late last year, Macy was awarded production of her song, winning the 1st place in a national singer-songwriting competition for women on ItyDity.com, a female-founded music production and publishing company based out of The Music District in Fort Collins. With ItyDity, Macy received the opportunity to work with producers from all over the […]

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You’ll have the time of your life

By Steve Graham To paraphrase Patrick Swayze, “Nobody puts the Shook Twins in a corner.” Even themselves. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook form the core of their namesake Portland-based folk-pop band, which focuses on a very contemporary sound. But they are also willing to break out of that box and cover some early ’60s songs that were classics — twice. The Shook Twins are playing a “Dirty Dancing” tribute […]

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Brewing up fun and laughs

  Comedy Brewers brings monthly improv games to Bas Bleu Theatre By Steve Graham Can you portray Mary Poppins killing someone with a toilet plunger in a sushi bar? With no recognizable words? If so, try out for Comedy Brewers. Every month, the eight local actors and quick thinkers take to the stage and play improv games, which often involve outlandish audience suggestions. That’s how they ended up turning everyone’s […]

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Fort Collins Book Fest Dishes Up Stories and Food for Thought

Fort Collins has become a destination for amazing music, beer, and community festivals–FoCoMX, NewWestFest, the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, even Poudre RiverFest. But, did you know that it’s also home to one of the most unique book festivals? And Fort Collins Book Fest, now in its fourth year, has its sights set on becoming the premier literary festival in the region.  “Fort Collins is filled with tons of opportunities to experience […]

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    “Live in San Francisco” Danielle Ate the Sandwich Danielle Anderson is almost too charming and self-effacing for her own good. Anderson, who performs as Danielle Ate the Sandwich, is undeniably one of northern Colorado’s greatest artistic exports, but she has quietly been playing her ukulele and telling her self-deprecating jokes in the background of our exploding musical universe for more than a decade. Case in point: In May, […]

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Celebrate Rocktober!!

Fort Collins photographer Tim Van Schmidt has seen plenty of action covering the Rocky Mountain concert scene over the years, but that’s not enough. Further, he wants to share the joy of rock-and-roll with all comers, so he has opened his own online museum of music:   On display are 37 of Schmidt’s original designs he calls “Time Capsules.” Each walks the aisles of cool concert venues over decades of […]

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Death Knell for the Widow’s Bane?

By Steve Graham Widow’s Bane frontman Mortimer Leech claims his upcoming Halloween shows in Estes Park and Fort Collins may be the swan song for his band of undead “God willing, it will be the last show I will ever play in my life,” said Leech. “There’s too many low-life scum-sucking swine in the music business.” With tongue always in cheek, Leech spoke by phone in a gravelly, spooky accent […]