Colorado Springs City Council, LART (Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax) Committee, El Paso County Commissioners, local businesses and the citizens of our fabulous city have rallied around the Classic to show they want this event to stay here.
Taking all this into consideration, the Colorado Balloon Classic's Board of Directors voted this month to keep the event in Colorado Springs for 2014.
“We've been dying to get more Serenity out ever since the book Joss and Zack wrote. We all loved Zack's work on Shepherd's Tale, and couldn't wait to get him back into the mix. This story is the first giant step past the film, after the big damn heroes stuck a big middle finger in the face of the Alliance,” notes Editor in Chief Scott Allie, “Zack establishes new ground rules for these characters. He nails the voices, takes the relationships to the next level, and just gives us all the best space romp since the film Joss made …”
With artwork by Georges Jeanty (Buffy Season 8 & 9), covers by Dan Dos Santos (Tomb Raider) and script by Zach Whedon (The Terminator) – Serenity returns as a cornerstone of Dark Horse’s 2014 lineup!
Announced at New York Comic Con, Dark Horse is bringing the Whedonverse into it’s tenth season with the help of fan favorite authors, Christos Gage and Victor Gischler. ... [Buffy will be] written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Issacs, with covers by long time series artist, Steve Morris. ...
“In Buffy, Season 10 is going to be about bringing friendships back together, while in Angel & Faith, relationships are shattered. Magic is starting to come back into the world, but in some surprising ways, like that vampire we saw standing in the sunlight at the end of Season 9,” says Editor in Chief Scott Allie. ...
[Angel will be] written by Victor Gischler and illustrated by Will Conrad, with covers by Scott Fischer. "I was proud and privileged to have a small part in season nine, and I can't express how grateful I am to have an expanded role in season ten. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains an iconic television show, and the Dark Horse comics continue that great tradition. I plan on having a lot of fun." Says Angel & Faith series writer Victor Gischler.
“I'm very happy that our Angel & Faith artist has hopped over to Buffy, allowing our Buffy artist to jump over to Serenity. And to make the game of musical chairs complete, the guy who draw the first two Serenity miniseries is back in the loop, taking over Angel & Faith. These are all artists Joss and the writers and I are comfortable working with, and who are cozy with these characters, so it's nice to shake things up a bit while having a lot of confidence in what these artists can do. And I'm so happy to have Will back,” adds Scott Allie.
In total, Stitches is exactly the sort of Americana record that can act as antidote for what’s happening in the genre right now. At a time when “hey!” folk has fully infiltrated rock radio, and made questionably bearded banjo players the guitar shredders of this generation, somebody has to stand up and represent how truly weird and wondrous this music can be. Stitches isn’t a record designed to bowl anybody over — It eschews easy Mumford-like payoffs. Like desert sand, it slowly washes over until it finally crushes you.
The City for Champions project has launched a new web portal to host all project updates and information. The URL is www.CityForChampions.com. The site contains information on the City for Colorado Springs Regional Tourism Act Application appropriately named “City for Champions,” submitted to the Office of Economic Development and International Trade on July 8, 2013.
CityforChampions.com serves as the official information source for the City for Champions application. The type of content found on the site includes:
Detailed information on each of the four proposed venues
Timeline of the application process
The full City for Champions application and associated support documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Regional Tourism Act
Committee and Media Contacts
A full digital press kit can be downloaded here.
About the City for Champions
The City for Champions project includes four extraordinary landmarks and is submitted through an application to the State of Colorado Economic Development Corporation that seeks state funding through the Colorado Regional Tourism Act application. This exciting project is targeted to increase local and state tourism and generously boost local economies. In addition, it will build a unique brand that cements Colorado Springs’ reputation as a regional sports, health and fitness hub for elite athletes and defines our region as a national training ground for service men and women.
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Upon its original release, Paul Simon’s film debut One Trick Pony was universally reviled, almost as much as Neil Diamond’s The Jazz Singer, which was released around the same time. Today they both kind of come off as vanity projects, but they are vanity projects that reflect the life and times of these musicians, who, in 1980, were lost in a world of punk and disco (and were soon to be met by MTV). One Trick Pony is the more reflective of this ideal of the two, and also the bleakest. Simon is former-’60s folk-troubadour Jonah Levine, a man out of time, making his way from shitty gig to shitty gig, all the while bedding waitresses and trying to connect with his kid. As his record sales plummet, Jonah’s record label brings in a cold producer (Lou Reed!) to produce his latest album, but of course Jonah revolts when it’s gets all pop-ified. Ending with a total punk-rock (as punk-rock as Paul can get) act of artistic defiance, there is so much more to One Trick Pony than the label “vanity project." It’s an actual artistic statement that was, like Jonah himself, out of step with the ’80s.
Co-written, produced and starring the Band’s Robbie Robertson, Carny is the most accurate look behind the carnival midway since Tod Browning’s Freaks. But sadly, it’s a movie that has skirted so far under the radar that it hasn’t even achieved cult status. Robertson and Gary Busey are carnies, bonded bros under the big top. Together, they work the dunk tank, collect money from marks, and make sure that the city’s officials are paid off. The duo’s domestic bliss is destroyed, however, by the arrival of teenage runaway Jodie Foster, who immediately becomes Gary’s bunk-buddy. As she becomes more entrenched in the carnival life, she also starts to see the dirty side of the business, and totally falling in love with it. The movie takes a bizarre tonal shift in the last 30 minutes as everyone teams up to scare the bejesus out of a crooked cadre of cops and officials who want the carnival out of their city. Carny is the closest thing to blacking out underneath the Tilt-A-Whirl as a movie can get.
In the year 2009, apparently we learned how to not only contain souls, but hijack people from the past to our souls into them, therefore allowing the people of 2009 to live forever. At least that was what the 1992 science-fiction flick Freejack believed we'd be doing, and, as we can plainly see, that reality is far from the truth. Emilio Estevez is hot-shot racecar driver Alex Furlong, who is temporally transported from the past to the future at the exact moment of impact, only to find himself in an impoverished, dystopic New York that makes a rather nice companion piece to the movie Elysium, without all that social justice and whatnot. Chased around by an ostensibly embarrassed Mick Jagger as “Bonejacker” Vacendak, it’s his job to deliver this runner or, as these folks are colloquially known, “freejack” to his client, Sir Anthony Hopkins, in total check-cashing mode. It’s supremely silly early ’90s cheap sci-fi fun that, for all its missteps and mess-ups, delivers the goods on time. Do yourself a favor and just ‘jack it.