SpokesBUZZ Bands Heading to South by Southwest Festival

By Conor Hooley Austin, get ready to meet Fort Collins all over again. After its wildly successful maiden voyage to 2010’s world-renowned South by Southwest festival, local nonprofit organization SpokesBUZZ is returning to “SXSW” for round two. And this time, it’s bringing reinforcements. The 2011 edition, which takes place on Friday, March 18, will feature a tantalizing lineup of 11 local bands split across two stages – a main and […]

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Darren Mahuron: The Mind Behind the Art

By Emily Clingman-Johnson Boldly turning regular folks into rock stars and movie stars and sometimes even hanging them from stars, Darren Mahuron has photographically transformed dozens of local bands, icons, rebels, families, well-knowns and unknowns into surreal characters that look like still shots from boundary-breaking, counterculture movies. “I don’t consider myself a photog-rapher first,” Mahuron says. “I use the camera and the lights to get an image into Photoshop to […]