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RBG packs the house
Men and women, young and old piled into the Millibo Art Theatre (MAT!) in Colorado Springs on July 11, 12, and 16 to view the twice sold-out documentary RBG about the life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, otherwise known as “The Notorious RBG.” The three-day film screening was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute (RMWFI), a local Colorado Springs nonprofit committed to supporting women filmmakers and home to the longest running women's film festival in North America. “Bringing this film to Colorado Springs and downtown was something our audience and the community wanted to see,” says Sarah Arnold, Marketing Director for the RMWFI. The film was originally only supposed to screen on July 11 and 12, but tickets sold out in less than 48 hours.…

Downtown stadium project to be announced soon
During a recent interview, Mayor John Suthers mentioned that a stadium and arena will be the centerpiece for downtown development. The stadium project, one of four funded through the Regional Tourism Act via state sales tax money and called City for Champions, has never gotten off the ground.…

Reader: Picking Putin
Letters President Trump's remarks after his private meeting with President Vladimir Putin — blaming both countries for the Russian interference in our 2016 presidential election and siding with Putin over the conclusion of Trump's own director of national intelligence, former Sen. Dan Coats — received harsh reviews from congressional Republicans: "stunning," "despicable," "shameful" and "bizarre." Sen. John McCain lamented "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory."…

Photo, Fiber, Silver displays the diverse talents of three local artists
In this multimedia show, three Colorado artists bring their work to Manitou Springs: Brianna Rizzi, Diane DelDuca and Suzi Popkess.…

Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz and Drake with the new and noteworthy
Florence + The Machine, High as Hope (Republic) – Florence Welch turns down the melodrama for this new set of 10 songs with laments of high-school anorexia and an ode to Patti Smith.…

Stellar Java creates a social enterprise coffee stop
Stellar Care and Services is a decade-old, state- and federally-funded agency that serves those with developmental disabilities along the Front Range.…

Recycled goods from Colorado Springs find many end users
Recently, we published a post on the ways China's National Sword policy is affecting recycling in Colorado. Now we're looking at where your waste becomes a valuable commodity. As mentioned, most waste enters the stream via single-stream recycling.…

May the craft beer floweth this weekend
With the heat wave we’ve had this summer, there’s nothing quite like drinking beer with your buddies to cool down while still getting out and enjoying the sunshine.…

A fresh look at new Americana and roots albums
New Americana and roots albums are blooming across the nation, led by the unexpected return of Kinky Friedman, offering his first album of originals since the late 1970s.…

Reader: Trump's true change
Letters It is no great secret that Donald Trump has been one of the most divisive figures in presidential history. What your opinion is of Trump isn't really the point.…

Rocky Mountain State Games return for two weekends of regional competition
Whether players or spectators, sports fans in the Pikes Peak region always look forward to the Rocky Mountain State Games, the largest sports festival in Colorado. Taking place over two weekends (with a couple of outliers; see the website for the full schedule), the games include friendly competitions for all ages in about 45 different sports — everything from basketball and cycling to figure skating and shooting.…

El Super Taco is exactly what the name suggests
I’m remiss in my duties for never having been to El Super Taco, as it’s 18 years old, one of a handful of locations between Colorado and New Mexico, says an employee. It could pass as a bigger chain, but digging in, it lands more like a regional landmark, culturally homey and full of flavor.…

ARTSites public art program celebrates 15th year in Monument
A century ago, getting ice was a more adventurous activity.…

Sky Sox could be renamed for edible testicles and you've got to be kidding us
Four years ago, my brother, who lives in El Paso, Texas, was beside himself with disgust when the minor league baseball team there changed its name from the Diablos, which is very cool, to the Chihuahuas. I thought at the time, "That's the worst name I could possibly think of for a baseball team." Until now. The Sky Sox, a very cool name for a baseball team, especially one from a city that sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet, has narrowed suggestions for changing the name to five finalists. All I can say is: "Are you kidding me"? Here are the finalists in alphabetical order, according to a news release: Colorado Springs Happy Campers The Happy Campers: celebrates Colorado Springs' positive attitude and our love of nature, camping and all things outdoors.…

Kacey Musgraves, Wolves in the Throne Room, and Asleep at the Wheel top new show announcements
What artists could possibly be further apart, both musically and conceptually, than Gwar and Kacey Musgraves? Well, there’s Asleep at the Wheel and Wolves in the Throne Room.…


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