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    I tried it… Foco Da Vinci Body Studio

    A few months ago I was walking the pup around Old Town and saw something peculiar. Tucked away, as a part of The Exchange—which typically houses a bunch of indulgent, yummy temptations—was a small fitness [...]
  • David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show is part of the Blues Behind Bars project.
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    Redemption songs

    Blues Behind Bars writes songs with, for inmates By Steve Graham David Michael Boyd regularly performs for a literally captive audience. “They really are attentive to the content of the songs,” he said of playing [...]
  • This weekend in Northern Colorado
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    Are you ready for the weekend?

    There is absolutely no shortage of things to do in Northern Colorado this weekend. Here is a roundup of our favorite events:     June 13 – 16 Thu, Jun 13 Tuesday/Thursday Group Ride (TTH) 1833 [...]
David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show is part of the Blues Behind Bars project.
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Redemption songs

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Blues Behind Bars writes songs with, for inmates By Steve Graham David Michael Boyd regularly performs for a literally captive audience. “They really are attentive to the content of the songs,” he said of playing [...]

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This weekend in Northern Colorado

Are you ready for the weekend?

There is absolutely no shortage of things to do in Northern Colorado this weekend. Here is a roundup of our favorite events:     June 13 – 16 Thu, Jun 13 Tuesday/Thursday Group Ride (TTH) 1833 East Harmony Road Thu, Jun 13 Grain to Glass Tour New Belgium Brewing Company Thu, Jun 13 Erika Osborne at Museum of Art | Fort Collins with Ron Kroutel Museum of Art Fort Collins Free […]

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP FOR BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2019

Bohemian Nights today announced headliners Tank and The Bangas, Bonnie Raitt and Andrew Bird and a lineup of more than 80 Colorado bands scheduled to perform at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, Aug. 9, 10 and 11. Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic downtown Fort Collins and is co-produced by Bohemian Nights and the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association.   “2019 marks the 15th year of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest,” said […]

From Estes Park to Nashville … and back

Shannon LaBrie returns from Music City as Stanley Hotel’s first artist in residence By Steve Graham Shannon LaBrie grew up listening to James Taylor and Lauryn Hill. These seemingly disparate artists, along with some intense childhood struggles, influenced her ‘deep Americana soul.’ Shannon brings her personal and beautiful soul songs to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park this month as the first artist in residence at the hotel. LaBrie and Australian singer-songwriter […]

“Alchemized” by Nancy Just

“Alchemized” Nancy Just By Steve Graham Nancy Just occasionally posts a meme on her Facebook page that reads “Music is my painkiller.” She must be serious, and she has to need a powerful dose. The Loveland psychotherapist and folk-pop singer dedicated her second album, “Alchemized” to her two sons and their father, who died unexpectedly during the recording of the album. Four months later, her brother also died of a […]

Your Heart The Stars The Milky Way

The debut album from Daniel Rodriguez, guitarist/vocalist of Elephant Revival is a journey of the heart. Produced by Elephant Revival bandmate, Darren Garvey, and jack-of-all-trades. The soothing sounds of Rodriguez voice mix with some interesting music dynamics and stellar musicianship transport the listener into the storyline. The meridians of sound are substantially a traveling record with dreamscapes of other lands, deep experiences, and subtle endings. Your Heart The Stars The […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Tis the season to set resolutions! If your goal revolves around your health and fitness, keep in mind your liquid diet. But there’s no need to leave your carbonated companion behind, beer can still be part of “new year, new you.”
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Where to drink beer in NoCo in June

By Emily Hutto radcraftbeer.com instagramtwitterfacebook Mug Making @ Maxline Brewing, Sunday, June 16, 3pm-5pm Participants will choose between 4 different cylinder shapes created on the spot by Flingin Pots and Friends. Personalize by adding a handle, a stamped name badge, or Fun motifs with textures/tools/stamps. Cost is $30 and includes a drink token. Register here. Paint a Gnome @ Weldwerks Brewing Company, Sunday, June 16, 2pm-6pm Paint your own ceramic […]

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Los Dos Paelleros brings the transformational taste of Valencia’s paella to the Front Range

By Emily Kemme Stephen Davidson isn’t Spanish, but if you’re talking paella, you might say that Spain is in his blood. He is the co-founder of Los Dos Paelleros — Spanish for someone who prepares paella, a rice dish studded with meats and vegetables long-cooked in a shallow pan designed for only that purpose. Davidson lived in Valencia, Spain for several years while in his early 20s. He was dating […]

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Chef Amy Stacy of Jax Fish House is an ocean watchdog — and she’s creative, too

Growing up in agriculturally focused Missoula, Montana, Amy Stacy didn’t have much experience eating seafood. But armed with degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Management from the University of Montana, four years ago she walked through the door of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Fort Collins to begin what would be a very close working relationship with fish.  As Chef de Cuisine for two years now, Stacy has […]

Loveland Museum to feature Larimer County’s 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, in new Quest for Power Exhibition
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Loveland Museum to feature Larimer County’s 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, in new Quest for Power Exhibition

The artwork of local artist and Larimer County Department of Natural Resources 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, will be featured in the Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery this spring and summer. The exhibition titled, Quest for Power will include artwork created by Furman’s hallmark technique of layered images along with relatable historic items from the Museum’s historic collection. Quest for Power is a history as art exhibition opening to […]

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Get a Taste of the Town with Local Table Tours

By Emily Kemme Why taste what only one restaurant dishes up when you can sample many? And how about a bite of local lore, while you’re at it? Local Table Tours designs boutique culinary experiences that allow people to have an adventure while spending time out on the town. The Colorado tour company is overseen by owner and founder Megan Bucholz. She coordinates tours in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. Go […]

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center
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Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

By Stephanie Davis   Since 2011, when the Fort Collins Lincoln Center was renovated, Sapphire Events continues to improve the beverage and refreshment experience at Northern Colorado’s premier performance venue. Family owned and operated, Sapphire Events primarily focuses on servicing Lincoln Center patrons and running three bars inside the community supported event space.   I met with Sapphire Events manager Shawn Matsuda, son of owner Connie Matsuda, to gather intel […]

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