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    SONS OF THE SAHARA ~ Bombino and Vieux Farka Toure

    Vieux Farka Toure & Bombino   A unique collaboration between two of Africa’s most esteemed and dynamic guitar masters. Bombino (Niger) and Vieux Farka Toure (Mali) perform separate sets and together, electric and acoustic, transporting [...]
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    Come to the Community Table

    Exactly when Kristina Cash realized her connection to community is unknown, but it has always been a part of her. Cash grew up in a rural town in Southern Colorado, aware of the seasons, and [...]
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    Who Will You Be This Year?

    By Kim Sewald All throughout the year, Coloradans love to dress up and become someone else — whether at the Renaissance Festival, on stage in a theatrical production, at Comic Con, the annual 40’s Balls [...]
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    An Insider’s Guide to the FoCo Book Fest

    The fourth annual Fort Collins Book Fest returns in October to celebrate literature, Colorado writers, and community. This year’s event is billed as “a literary feast for the foodie in all of us” and explores [...]
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    Delta Rae at Washington’s tomorrow

    Delta Rae Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC with Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes fronting the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) [...]
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SONS OF THE SAHARA ~ Bombino and Vieux Farka Toure

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Vieux Farka Toure & Bombino   A unique collaboration between two of Africa’s most esteemed and dynamic guitar masters. Bombino (Niger) and Vieux Farka Toure (Mali) perform separate sets and together, electric and acoustic, transporting [...]

Music News

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 […]

2019 October Virtuoso Series Concerts

By Chloie Piveral, Communications Assistant, University Center for the Arts (970) 491-5891, Chloie.Piveral@colostate.edu The Colorado State University 2019 Virtuoso Series Concerts, presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, continues this October with two performances by CSU faculty. Information about each performance is included below. The two concerts all take place at 7:30 p.m. at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St. Margaret Miller, Viola With Tim […]

The Music District turns three

The Evolution The Music District (MD) is celebrating three years since conception and they have been listening to the community. MD is developing its programming around the needs of the community and the demands of the industry.   Kyle James Hauser, Artist Development Manager says, “We opened our doors so the community could come to us. We try to just listen and observe and sympathize or empathize and then now […]

In Tune, An Honest Conversation For Musicians and Mental Health

  Fort Collins Music Association and The Colorado Sound come together to present In Tune, a safe space for creatives to open up about mental health. This is just the beginning of the conversation with the hope it’s a continual series. In Tune is at The Lyric on September 23 at 6 pm. Snacks, a film, an open forum discussion with a few local musicians who have gone through their […]

It’s all in the mix

SF1 deftly blends genres, art forms By Steve Graham Shane Franklin is a radio personality for both a Top 40 pop station and a hard rock station. If that seems incongruous, you haven’t seen Franklin’s other project, SF1. “I like to just call it music,” Franklin said of the eclectic blend of rap, soul, jazz and rock he brings to his albums as SF1. His live shows are even more […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Who Will You Be This Year?

By Kim Sewald All throughout the year, Coloradans love to dress up and become someone else — whether at the Renaissance Festival, on stage in a theatrical production, at Comic Con, the annual 40’s Balls in Denver and Boulder, the annual December celebration of the end of national Prohibition, or at that theme anniversary party. But hey, it’s October and we know you’ve been thinking about who you’ll morph into […]

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An Insider’s Guide to the FoCo Book Fest

The fourth annual Fort Collins Book Fest returns in October to celebrate literature, Colorado writers, and community. This year’s event is billed as “a literary feast for the foodie in all of us” and explores food culture and food systems through books, poetry, and conversations. Over 40 authors will participate in book talks, panel discussions, cooking demos, readings, writing workshops, and other literary activities during the free two-day event. But, […]

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NEW MANAGEMENT TAKES THE REINS AT OPENSTAGE THEATRE

By Kate Forgach White roses tumbled out of a full vase on the day everything changed at OpenStage Theatre and Company. The luscious blooms were a gift from the Theatre’s co-founder to her successor, a change long in the making.  August 1 was the official date OpenStage Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director Denise Bryson Freestone stepped back into a consulting position and Sydney Parks Smith took over the artistic reigns. […]

Food

Tom Kha Asian Bistro: Creative International Fusion

With all the entrees you expect in a Thai restaurant like the usual Pad Thai and Curries, imagine turning a menu page and coming upon many happy surprises. With a wide assortment of fresh Seafood, Oysters and Clams, Rack of Lamb cooked on an Asian grill, and dishes that make you wonder like Thai Cioppino Stew, Thai Fajitas, Thai Pescatore Seafood Pasta, Hong Kong Flounder, Korean Ribs, and among many, […]

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Kicking breast cancer

Independent local martial arts studio hosts Kickathon fundraiser By Steve Graham Andrew Beck spends most of the year teaching tae kwon do punches, kicks and blocks. But this month, he is focused on a different kind of sparring — the fight against breast cancer. Beck is the chief instructor at Becks’ Martial Arts, which he launched with his wife Rebecca in 2018. The school will host the fifth annual Kickathon, with […]

Beer

Top 5 Breweries to Visit this Fall 

Equinox Brewing | Fort Collins Nestled close to Old Town Square in Fort Collins, Equinox Brewing is a great place to unwind after work or swing by on a Saturday afternoon. Equinox focuses on the social aspect of beer: bringing people together to enjoy a good brew, chat about their lives and listen to local music. You won’t find TV’s here, either. Equinox also has an outdoor beer garden to […]

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