Saja Butler is Healing Through Music

Musician, bandmate, teacher, and studio owner, Saja Butler is finding ways to spread good vibrations to the community and lift people’s spirits at all times through the gift of music. Born in Virginia and raised in South Carolina for the majority of her life, Butler grew up listening to gospel, country, blues, funk, hip hop and a lot of reggae. Describing the music she creates as southern soul, Butler has been […]


Local Musician Finds A Way to Bring Light in Dark Times

Singer and Songwriter Sarah Slaton is finding ways to bring the community together through music in the Northern Colorado area in the face of troubling times. An Arkansas native, Slaton began playing the guitar when she was 17 and has been performing since 2004. Relocating to Denver, Colorado in 2008 and Fort Collins in 2014, Slaton started the band Edison, a trio that began touring full-time in 2015. Today, she […]


Time is Running Out But You Can Still See Jekyll & Hyde the Musical

Broadway’s Gothic musical thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is about Dr. Henry Jekyll who accidentally creates a potion that changes him into a murderous alter ego, Edward Hyde. Jekyll must figure out a way to stop the uncontrollable violent transformations before it results in deadly consequences for his fiancée, Emma, and Lucy, a young woman who has fallen for the doctor. The soaring score features powerful and romantic songs including “This Is The […]


Lil’ Smokies at Washington’s in Fort Collins Puts on a Great Show

By Blaine Howerton The house was packed and the bar at Washington’s in Fort Collins was somewhat empty on a Thursday winter night. Lil’ Smokies told the crowd about their adventure in. “We almost didn’t make it,” said Jake Simpson. He said the group drove around I70 into Wyoming and then back down South to get to Fort Collins. They went miles out of their way to get to the […]


ARTup Week 2020: A Creative Business World

By Kit Baker/Downtown Fort Collins Creative District Want to know how to price your service? Or fix your elevator pitch? Or achieve a better work/life balance? Maybe you feel like you’ve been there and done that – if so, what about learning how people with disabilities can empower your business? Or how to market to Hispanic consumers or dissect the anatomy of a contract or get your film into a […]


Hop In the Car and Check out Some Great Music in Steamboat

WinterWonderGrass Celebrates Eight Consecutive Years in Colorado The WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival has shared the 2020 lineup across all three of their flagship events. Taking place in Colorado from February 21st – 23rd, California from March 27th – 29th and Vermont from April 10th – 11th, the traveling music festival will welcome performances from some of the hottest names currently thriving in today’s Bluegrass and Americana music scenes. “It’s […]


Soundtrack of a Generation

By: Taylor Roberts From teenage songwriter to prolific performer, Carole King’s music became the soundtrack of a generation and you can experience her influence live onstage when Beautiful – The Carole King Musical plays The Lincoln Center February 27–29. “Her music shaped an entire generation of background soundtracks to people's lives,” says Kennedy Caughell, who plays Carole King in the national Broadway touring production of Beautiful. “And that means it […]


Debbie Harry Remembers Old, Wild New York In New Book “Face It”

By Adam Perry Debbie Harry’s exciting new autobiography Face It is a stark contrast to Patti Smith’s creative new book Year of the Monkey. The latter finds Smith, who added Best Selling Author to her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career with 2010’s salad-days autobiography Just Kids, ruminating on her dreams, saying goodbye to old friends and, as one of her best songs goes, continuing to “fuck plenty with […]


G. Love & Special Sauce w/ Jontavious Willis To Visit Aggie Theatre in February

G. Love & Special Sauce formed in 1993 in a Boston Bar when Garrett Dutton met drummer Jeffrey Clemens. They started as a duo and later met bassist Jim Prescott. First known as The Plough and Stars (Cambridge Massachusetts), they released their self titled debut album in 1994. “Cold Beverage” gained traction on MTV and nearly went gold. In 1995 Coast to Coast Motel was released. By 1997, the group […]


Colorado Born: Race to The Top

Indie rockers Race to Neptune build fan base mixing wide range of styles By Steve Graham Guitarist Zach Berger likes the freedom of playing in Race to Neptune. “The most fun thing for me about playing in this band is that there is no genre or idea that is off the table, unless it’s a bad idea,” he said. “If it’s a really sick metal-sounding riff, it’s like ‘let’s go, […]