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ZEMBU: the day I found out my mom died by suicide

ZEMBU is a female musician and producer with Japanese-Jewish-American roots. Born and raised in Seattle, she is now based in Colorado, where she made her debut in the music world this January with “Lavender Taste,” a song about the subtleties of falling in love with her partner, Becca. Human is a song about the day she found out her mom died by suicide. Poetically honest, ZEMBU will take you on an […]

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

By Stephanie Davis   Since 2011, when the Fort Collins Lincoln Center was renovated, Sapphire Events continues to improve the beverage and refreshment experience at Northern Colorado’s premier performance venue. Family owned and operated, Sapphire Events primarily focuses on servicing Lincoln Center patrons and running three bars inside the community supported event space.   I met with Sapphire Events manager Shawn Matsuda, son of owner Connie Matsuda, to gather intel […]

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From the Streets of Jersey to the Lincoln Center

They had a look and an attitude that was all their own, and it might have landed them in jail if they hadn’t become one of the greatest musical acts of the 1960s. While many people know Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for their multitudes of classic hits like “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” they don’t know the whole story of the group’s rise […]

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“The New One” May be the Best One

If you loved Mike Birbiglia’s stand-up in “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” or “Thank God for Jokes,” his latest show, “The New One,” promises to be even better. The topics haven’t been revealed, but Birbiglia thinks the best audience experiences come about when the fans don’t have a clue what’s coming. Known for his self-deprecating humor and silly stories about everyday encounters, Birbiglia is a firm believer that the only way to […]

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Soul Searching?

If you’re seeking some live soul or rhythm and blues in NoCo, The Lincoln Center promises to deliver a historical night of just that on October 26 with Take Me to the River Live. Based on the award-winning documentary film and record of the same name, Take Me to the River is a live performance experience that features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Grammy award-winning R&B and soul legends William […]

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Eric Johnson Goes Acoustic and Gets Real

By: Rachael E. Worthington Widely viewed as one of the most prolific guitarists of his generation, and named “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” by Guitar Player Magazine, Eric Johnson will visit the Fort Collins Lincoln Center for a rare acoustic performance on February 7. Renowned for his electric guitar prowess and technicality, Johnson is likely best known for his Grammy-winning rock instrumental “Cliffs of Dover.” The electric […]

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Fiercely Funny

By: Rachael E. Worthington Margaret Cho is timid’ – said no one ever. The bold comedian is an active advocate for homeless, LGBTQ, anti-bullying and anti-racism campaigns, and she brings her outspoken brand of comedy to the Fort Collins Lincoln Center February 24. “I’ll be talking a lot about our new president,” Cho says of her upcoming show, “I think this is the best time for comedy, when there’s an […]

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By: Rachael E. Worthington Once is no ordinary Broadway musical. The Tony Award-winning hit first started as an Irish indie film. Then the song from the movie, “Falling Slowly”, won a 2007 Academy Award for best original song along with a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack. Next, Once made waves in Broadway by using actors who could play their own instruments on stage to highlight the already incredible score. It […]

Openstage’s La Bête

By: Dawn Duncan OpenStage Theatre is featuring the sophisticated comedy La Bête by David Hirson. La Bête is a dazzling production, replete with an opulent set and stunning costumes and wigs recalling France in 1654. La Bete is best translated as “fool” or “beast” and the main character, the street performer Valere, is exactly that. Critics have called Valere “bombastic, audacious, boorish, pompous, obnoxious, annoying, and….supremely entertaining!” He is certain […]


By: Dawn Duncan Artspace is the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation, with 35 projects in operation across the country and another dozen in development, representing a $600 million investment in America’s arts infrastructure. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C., Artspace is America’s leading developer of arts facilities. To date, Artspace has completed nearly 2,000 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as […]