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Local Musician Finds A Way to Bring Light in Dark Times

Singer and Songwriter Sarah Slaton is finding ways to bring the community together through music in the Northern Colorado area in the face of troubling times. An Arkansas native, Slaton began playing the guitar when she was 17 and has been performing since 2004. Relocating to Denver, Colorado in 2008 and Fort Collins in 2014, Slaton started the band Edison, a trio that began touring full-time in 2015. Today, she […]

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Northern Colorado Classical Musician Inspires and Leads Others

By Shelby Britt When I sat down to interview Jephta Bernstein about her organization Off the Hook Arts, I knew it would be a fascinating interview, but I didn’t realize just how much I would learn from her.  Not only did I learn more about her as a person, the creative vision of Off the Hook Arts, but she inspired me to pick up my violin and play for the […]

Submissions for FoCoMX 2020 closes on January 31, 2020. All accepted artists will be offered at least one set at an official FoCoMX venue.
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FOCOMx 12 Music Festival Rescheduled For September Due To Covid-19

The twelfth annual FoCoMX (Fort Collins Music eXperiment), originally scheduled for April 24 & 25, 2020 will be rescheduled for September 4 & 5, 2020 out of an abundance of caution for musicians and community.  The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) has determined that for the safety and health of the festival’s over 2,000 musicians, thousands of music fans, 30+ downtown venues and the public at large, it was best […]

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Covid-19 Relief Fund to Help Our Peers

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has devastated our music community, leaving thousands of music creators and professionals without work and an uncertain future. But we have the power to help. The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. While the Recording Academy is best known for Music’s Biggest Night, the GRAMMY […]

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Kenny Rogers Passes Away

March 21, 2020 – The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81.  Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music […]

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NOCO ‘Live From Home’ To Feature Local Artists on Saturday

Like most people, musicians have had their lives uprooted quickly after the complete shutdown of venues and restaurants in Northern Colorado. Their passion for performing and spreading joy still remains. Many have taken to their social media pages with live performances for their fans and followers. On Saturday, 8 Northern Colorado Musicians will perform live on Facebook. They have created a virtual “venue.” Tips and contributions will be accepted through […]

Art

CSU’s Art Museum Features Kandinsky, Torres-García and Other Modern Masters

The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art presents two new temporary exhibitions: Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art, on display in the museum’s Griffin Foundation Gallery, January 21 – April 11, 2020; and Simple Truths: Still Life Paintings by Pierre Daura, on display in the museum’s Works on Paper Gallery, February 8 – May 16, 2020. General museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. – […]

Cannabis

7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Takes It to the Next Level

Organizers of the NoCo Hemp Expo are pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed EcoGen Laboratories, the premier hemp-derived specialty ingredients company, is the Presenting Sponsor of NoCo Hemp Expo 2020. This sponsorship, combined with the show’s all-star line up of notable experts, speakers, and educational programming, positions NoCo7 as the world’s most comprehensive hemp exposition and trade show. Now in its seventh year, the highly anticipated, three-day conference and exhibition […]

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Big Changes Ahead for Local Blues Society

With the new year, exciting changes are coming for an ever-growing number of area blues fans. To begin, the Fort Collins Blues Society will now be known as the High Plains Blues Society. Although the basic mission of the non-profit 501(c) organization remains the same, i.e., to promote and support blues music, membership will now extend to include both Wyoming and Nebraska residents. By offering membership beyond the immediate Northern […]

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Call for Human “books” for the 2nd Annual Living Library Project at Poudre River Public Library District 

Real people serve as “books,” share unique stories, talents, backgrounds, and perspectives Poudre River Public Library District is seeking people to join their Living Library project and be part of a collection of diverse people who will share individual stories, talents, and experiences with small groups of “readers” during a special event on April 25, 2020 at Old Town Library.  Those interested in serving as a book and sharing their […]