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Iconic Mavis Staples brings soul and world with new music at the Lincoln Center

For more than 60 years, Mavis Staples’ soul-stirring voice has woven itself into the fabric of gospel, soul, blues, folk, pop, R&B, and rock and she’s coming to the Lincoln Center January 20th. Mavis’ legendary raw and rasping voice became the anthem of the civil rights movement, with her songs moving audiences like a tide. She sings to the world as it is, but also to a way forward. Today, […]

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Music Review: FAT STALLION, Diverted Eyes

By Mike Baron This Fort Collins based quartet trades in driving, upbeat rock that verges on power pop, particularly in album opener “Behind It, All,” sung by Riley Wilkes and Light Goodfellow with the urgency and minor chords of 20/20. Emma Dawn’s trumpet provides a wild hair-up-the-ass quality that makes them instantly identifiable. Emma sings “All I’ve Got,” summoning the ghost of Milwaukee’s great lost power poppers, The Shivvers. “Ask” could have come off […]

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Review: Mike Tolle, Acoustic Folk Blues

By Jasco The Recordium studio Acoustic Folk Blues is an apt title for Mike Tolle’s album. It’s a collection of thirteen blues songs in a vocal with acoustic guitar format. It has the vibe of an old-school blues performance captured with modern fidelity. Mike recorded and mixed the record himself. Unlike many home recordists who use their DAW (digital audio workstation) to sample, edit, auto-tune, and quantize their way to […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Flights during the holidays are such a blast – NOT!

Blaine Howerton the New SCENE Magazine In November I was lucky enough to get to travel for 14 days of the month to 5 different cities. During my travels I took 12 flights on 5 different airlines (Delta, Southwest, American, Frontier and SkyWest). The passengers and lines at the airports were generally easy to deal with. Except for a few entitled people who decided their business was much more important than anyone […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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Warm up the holidays with some Yarmony jams

By Steve Graham In between staging the 13th and 14th YarmonyGrass festivals, organizer Andrew McConathy is bringing his band and some other musician friends to Vail and Fort Collins for some Yarmony-style jams during the holidays. The Yarmony Holiday Heater takes over the Aggie Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 29. McConathy leads the Drunken Hearts, an “Electrifying Americana” quintet that will headline the show with songs that bridge rock and alt-country. […]

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Top 5 Winter Pastimes

Adorned with the beautiful Rocky Mountains, a turquoise blue sky that always seems sunny, hundreds of little lakes, natural hot springs, wildlife, hiking, and towns that come alive at Christmas time, it’s no shocker Colorado is one of the most visited states in America — especially in the winter time. Below is a list of 5 hidden treasures and activities Northern Colorado has to offer this winter.  1. Ice Skating […]


Ugly Sweaters, Dogs and brews to be the highlight of mental health non-profit fundraiser

Terri Lee Bolles has suffered with mental illness since she was a teenager. Until recently she didn’t fully understand the mental illness she had and how it was affecting her. Bolles suffers from OCD with Anxiety, Depression and ADHD. Regular medication and therapy help her now. Bolles has a true passion in helping others. She has started a non-profit aimed at bridging the gap for mental health support by helping others […]