04-2018 April

Meet The Jazz Master

By Rachael E. Worthington Few jazz artists can lay claim to having performed with Sting, The Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Dizzy Gillespie. Far fewer have helped to develop a community for displaced families after a hurricane, been awarded the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Award and been a bandleader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Hailed as “arguably the most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist” (Las [...]

City Girl Goes Outdoors: If you’re new to Colorado and you’ve never been to RMNP

I’m usually not big on hikes, trips to the middle of literally nowhere, and places where there aren’t malls within a reasonable driving distance away. However, since moving to Northern Colorado a little over three months ago, I’ve had no choice but to become acquainted with the Rockies, and quite frankly, we have fallen in love with each other. I’m not going to say I’m a world traveler, but after [...]

Stelth Ulvang

What leads a person to success? Is it passion? Talent? Hard work? Is it just being in the right place at the time? Stelth Ulvang, a pianist for the indie folk-rock band The Lumineers, solo musician and songwriter and Fort Collins native, says perhaps, “It is the disappointing mash up of all of them.” Ulvang is an extremely friendly, humble soul, with a wanderlust heart and a passion for music. [...]

What You Don’t Know About Cabaret

When people think of Cabaret, their first mental image is of Liza Minnelli sporting her iconic black pixie cut, tipping her bowler hat to the audience. But the history of this Broadway musical is far richer than that iconic image. Cabaret began with Christopher Isherwood’s book, The Berlin Stories, in which a young man observes the lives of Berliners just before the Nazis’ rise to power. One of the featured [...]

NOCO Top 5 best lunch spots

Scene Readers! Thank you for your votes for top 5 best lunch spots in Northern Colorado. Sometimes a great lunch is all you need to improve your day. Congratulations to the top 5 winners! 1. Sala Thai, Windsor Endearingly called MOO and VAN, Sala Thai’s owners do their very best to present the best authentic Thai dishes that they can. Their menu includes everything vegan, gluten free and other special [...]

Animal Yoga with a Mission

By: Kelly Suda, The New Scene Kaitlin Mueller and her pop-up yoga events in Northern Colorado have localized animal yoga, a new craze sweeping over the nation. Kaitlin who is recognized as the creator of OmKai Yoga, started animal yoga classes 4 years ago in places of community gathering such as Downtown Artery and City Park. Community has always been central in Kaitlin’s passions, as well as her connection with [...]

Malt Is The New Hops, And It’s Made in Fort Collins

Justin Crossley The craft beer craze in America has arguably been driven by hops. While other countries focused on hops for more restrained purposes, such as adding balance and mild spicy or flowery flavors and aromas, Americans found them to be much more exciting than that. Hell, sexy even. So we focused on hops. And more hops. And then just for fun, you guessed it — more hops! But Troubadour [...]

City Buzz: 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 [...]

Joe Jencks: Classic Folk for Contemporary Times

By: Dan Peacock, New SCENE Accomplished Folk musician and boisterous baritone Joe Jencks recently visited Fort Collins on a cozy Sunday night, tucked in the corner-stage of a packed Avogadro’s Number. With his mandolin, teardrop shaped bouzouki guitar, and acoustic guitar, Joe opened the night with a theme all too relatable to anyone who’s spent much time near Mason or Riverside street. “Song of the Rails” tells of the woes [...]

Fort Collins celebrates mother Earth all month

Love your mother – mother Earth, that is. Every year we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd and this year the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) invites you to explore Earth all month! Experience Earth from Space, FCMoD’s temporary exhibition in the Woodward Special Exhibition Gallery, on view now until June 3rd. Developed by the Smithsonian Institution, Earth from Space illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to [...]

A Night With the Bros at Jim’s Wings

Everyone knows how the saying goes, so it is important to remember to have a night dedicated to the bros every so often. A perfect place for a night away with the guys is Jim’s Wings in Fort Collins. There are countless flat screens displaying the night’s sporting events, scrumptious wings in a variety of flavors, and good deals that make your wallet happy. Putting Jim’s Wings to the test [...]

FOCO MX Performance Listing

The New Scene Magazine is happy to be a Media Sponsor of the 10th annual FOCO MX X on Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28. With more than 300 bands this year, there is way too much information to list. We thought it would be good to start with the basics – an alphabetical listing of performers. For information about location, performance times, and to build a  personalized custom [...]

Lagoon Summer Concert Series Announces 2018 Lineup

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is a community tradition enjoyed by Northern Colorado music lovers of all ages. The free concert series kicks off the 2018 season on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m., with the Fort Collins band Pandas & People. The eight-week series will feature a variety of music styles every Wednesday, including country, indie-folk, rock, funk [...]

Getting Familiar With Your Local Strains

By: Ben Peddie, The New Scene Before one decides to consume cannabis, its beneficial he/she knows what they may be getting into. There are hundreds of different strains that, to the casual consumer, might all seem the same. To an avid pot smoker, though, one slight detail could make all the difference.  It’s important to know what makes certain strains more potent than others, and what features are important to [...]

April Publisher update

Blaine Howerton New SCENE magazine Spring flowers are popping up and so are local events! It’s hard to believe spring is here. This month, New SCENE magazine has been busy working with many of Northern Colorado’s festival organizers to put together comprehensive coverage of the best events in Northern Colorado. This month, New SCENE magazine announces a media partnership with FoCoMX. In its 10th year, FoCoMX is a phenomenal display of the [...]

More Than Music at KCSU

KCSU is known for its delivery of new music and support for local artists. This college radio station also ensures to support students in sports broadcasting. The KCSU Sports Department is a ever-growing part of Rocky Mountain Student Media. The men behind the programming, Nick Baker and Bryan Buck, will enter their fourth semester as sports directors this fall. Together, Baker and Buck host four sports shows, covering all of [...]

FocoMX the New SCENE’s top picks

By Cynthia Wilson the New SCENE The Fort Collins Music Experiment is a two-day festival in Fort Collins with a diverse, inclusive lineup mixing local favorites, youth, and newcomers. As they are celebrating the tenth year of the festival this year, there were over 1200 submitted applications. There are about 300 bands on the playbill. A booking committee listens to every single submission and makes the decisions. The venues close [...]

Local Brewery Raises $9,909 During Annual Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins

Submitted by Kerrie Luginbill CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewery is proud to announce they raised a total of $9,909 during the Annual Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins benefiting The Food Bank For Larimer County. From March 1st – 14th, the restaurant community in downtown Fort Collins joined together to offer $25 dinner specials in support of the Food Bank For Larimer County. Every $1 donated provides $5 in food. For [...]