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Top 5 Places to Fulfill your Chocolate Craving in Northern Colorado

  Nuance Chocolate | Fort Collins   Walking into Nuance Chocolate, located at 148 W Oak St, #D in Old Town Fort Collins, is a truly magical experience. Not only does it smell amazing, but everything looks — and tastes — amazing. A true bean-to-bar chocolate company, Nuance is one of few companies in the country that makes chocolate from raw cacao beans. They also have the largest selection of […]

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Guide to Front Range Music Venues – Thunder Mountain Amphitheater

At this point, I’ve covered a handful of venues  – the majority of them being in smaller club settings. But with Summer right around the corner, I figured its time we bring another outdoor venue into the mix. We’re all aware of Red Rocks and its beauty, and if you’ve been keeping up with this venue guide, you know about The Mish in Poudre Canyon. Both are amazing options for […]

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Ascent Studio’s Loyal Athletes & Special Guests Chalk Up for First Ever Hometown Heroes Annual Competition

Ascent studio has reconfigured and amplified Fort Collins’ indoor climbing chops since its opening in November of last year. The gym’s all-star route setters and passionate team of employees have worked tirelessly to make it Northern Colorado’s premier indoor climbing facility in a remarkably brief time span. Evidence of the facilities standing is no more apparent than its turn out at last weekend’s bouldering tournament, Hometown Heroes. American bouldering’s biggest […]

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Off the Hook Arts is Coming Take Over FoCo With Classical Music This Summer

By: Jennifer Ortega Off the Hook Arts is a nonprofit music education program with large aspirations. Geared towards children and young adults in k-12, Off the Hook Arts provides free and low-cost classical music instruction across Fort Collins and the Northern Colorado area. As part of the program, Off the Hook Arts produces a winter and summer classical music festival every year. From June 19 to July 14, Summerfest will […]

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CARY MORIN: ACOUSTIC NATIVE AMERICANA WITH GRIT AND REFINEMENT

By:Ali Owens Photo By: Ryan Frazee How does one best describe the musical stylings of Cary Morin? Many ideas have been offered. Soul. Blues. Acoustic Native Americana rooted in jazz – or bluegrass, or is that reggae…? Most will agree that it’s a beautiful contradiction; a harmonious blend of all of the above, and so much more. Cary has been described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the […]

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COMBATILLAC— IGNITING THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE

By: Josh Rivera Photo By: John Robson Looking for the perfect soundtrack to drink PBR, shred the skate sesh, and maybe get a little rowdy in the pit? Sounds like you need to catch a Combatillac show! The guys first met in late 2015 at a Celebration of Life service for their mutual friend, Donnie Bockman. The service was held at drummer Craig Powell’s home, and eventually turned into a jam […]

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Race to Neptune

By: Jennifer Ortega No one has ever called us generic before,” says Brian Maier, lead singer and guitarist of Race to Neptune, as he sits alongside his respective band members at a coffee shop in Fort Collins. He’s talking about the handful of recent reviews on their debut album Oh Contraire, which has ranked them a solid average of four out of five stars by critics across the nation. If […]

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ONE FLEW WEST: ROCK, POP, ENERGY, and PUNCH!

By: Dawn Duncan Photo by: Talia Lezama It’s late morning and I am meeting two of the four members of Denver-based alternative rock act One Flew West at The Curtis Hotel’s Corner Office lounge/café. In preparation for my meeting, I have gathered some thoughts and notes about this act that I first saw at 2016’s UMS (Underground Music Showcase) festival on South Broadway last July. There, I saw One Flew […]

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DOME SWEET DOME

Sponsored Content You have to see it to believe it. That’s the motto of the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Northern Colorado’s only fully immersive 360º digital theater. What is a dome theater? Think back to your school days when you went on fieldtrips to the planetarium with the seats that leaned way back and the gigantic machine in the middle of the room […]

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AN INTERVIEW WITH NICK VALENSI of THE STROKES and CRX

  By: Jakob Mueller Editor’s Note: Prior to CRX’s November 7 show at Larimer Lounge in Denver, Scene had Colorado musician and writer, Jakob Mueller, do an interview with CRX front man, Nick Valensi. The two discussed CRX’s current projects, The Strokes, guitars, and more in this intimate exchange. Read on for the interview and check out CRX’s website (crxmusic.com) for tour, band, and project information, including their new video […]