Music News

Lineage Bluegrass brings down the house at Avogadro’s

Bluegrass sensations Lineage put a swing in everyone’s step yesterday following their rousing show as part of the FOCOMX 10 lineup at Avo’s. With a broad range of bluesy, traditional songs, the band put on an impressive show. With song inspiration coming from all kinds of places, from nature and visual imagery to hot pickles, the whole set seemed steeped in the Americana culture. Even the setting, at the classic […]

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It’s soul, it’s blues, it’s pop, it’s Emma Marie and Branson Camp!

It takes a seasoned artist to transition from Journey to an original blues tune to Norah Jones without missing a beat. In the case of Emma Marie, however, her entire lifetime of singing and performing experience still only adds up to 13 years. Young vocal stuntwoman (and versatile guitarist) Emma Marie was joined by gifted pianist Branson Camp (a whopping two years her senior at 15 years old) for their […]

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Music Videos take over the Lyric Cinema

Last weekend, 10 music videos were produced by creative teams of musicians and filmmakers. This project, called the 53:14 Music Video Experiment, gave filmmakers the task of creating videos with a $500 budget and in 53 hours and 14 minutes. As part of FOCOMX, these videos debuted at the Lyric Cinema last night. The youngest team, spearheaded by Milo Woodward and Cole Scayden, was a group of high school juniors […]


The River Arkansas brings the heat to Odell as a kickoff band for FOCOMX 10

Sunshine, beer and good live music reigned supreme yesterday afternoon at Odell Brewing during one of the first few acts of FOCOMX 10. The Colorado-based band, The River Arkansas, complimented the cold beer with their country/ Americana blend of tunes. Theirs is the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance to, which a few of the more bold members of crowd did. Everything from swing […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

In Case You Missed It: CSU Fashion Show

Colorado State University’s Department Of Design and Merchandising held their annual spring fashion show on April 6. This show is designed and directed completely by students and features showcases from 24 senior class students, handmade stage sets and a student-run marketing and publicity team. This year, they sold out the Lincoln Center a week before the show.  Most student designers have already completed internships with big-name fashion houses and design […]


Get your (pre) Party on with FOCOMX at the Ramskeller

Looking for a way to kick off your weekend with something awesome? Thursday, April 19, the Ramskeller Pub at Colorado State University is hosting a FOCOMX pre-party featuring Slow Caves, Write Minded and Fjord Collins. This afternoon party is not only free, FOCOMX wristbands will be available for a discounted price during the event. CSU students can buy wristbands for $15 and the general public can buy them for $25. […]


Panhandler’s Pizza makes a triumphant return

Panhandlers Pizza reopened for business in late March, after a hiatus of nearly six months. Hundreds of pizza fans anxiously awaited their chance for a famous deep-dish slice, with lines stretching out the door. The new owner, former employee Louann DeCoursey, did everything possible to capture the magic and nostalgia of the old Panhandlers located on Elizabeth at Campus West. Now located at 2721 South College, there’s a taste of […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Building a Community of Painters at Pinot’s Palette Fort Collins

Bold green, blue, and orange canvases dot the brightly lit Pinot’s Palette Studio. Voices remark on brush strokes, color choice, and fur type. Glasses of craft beer and red wine clink on the long tables. On this occasion at Pinot’s, located in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins on Mountain Avenue, class attendees are painting their pets. Each attendee has been given a canvas with an image of their animal […]

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“Stimga Stains” Art Exhibit Extended at Lincoln Center

Colorful and approachable, the art of local artist Jennifer Ivanovic draws the eye initially. The compelling use of metaphor and symbolism to describe the stigmas surrounding mental health turn the heart and mind to follow. Each art piece in this must- see collection tells the story of a personal battle with mental illness. Honest and raw, Ivanovic’s paintings are a new addition to the conversation surrounding this facet of the […]

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Fort Collins Community Shows up in Force at City Planning Meeting

February 12, 2018, the city of Fort Collins began a new chapter by overhauling its old City Plan with a new resident-influenced proposal focusing on arts and diversity. The kickoff for the new Fort Collins City Plan, put together by the office of the City Planners and Foco Creates, was open to the public. Speakers like Mayor Wade Troxell and City Manager Darin Atteberry spoke to the involvement of Fort […]