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Comment Archives: Stories: Culture

Re: “Trifecta bares it all onstage

I'm sorry but these women aren't queer. They are married and straight and a poor choice for the Independent to display them as a representative as a LGBTQ burlesque performer.

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Posted by aquastar99 on 05/22/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Not happy about this since we already bought non-refundable air tickets, non-refundable hotel. and took vacation time off. Why they couldn't have gone ahead with this years, and then made the big changes for next year. This is just to close to the event to cancel it and they sounded so gleeful about it. SUCKS!

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Posted by kctraveler on 05/11/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Yellow Face brings social commentary and comedy to the CC stage

I have to wonder, would this resonate with the marginalized communities of Colorado Springs? Colorado College, by median student family income, is the wealthiest private college in the nation with $277,500 in median family income. Now go drive by Chelton and Fountain and then drive around the neighborhoods south and east of there. Would the residents there find this article relevant to their lives? Are the sons and daughters of those Japanese sent to Camp Amache going to Colorado College, or is it the sons and daughters of Chinese government officials and corporate leaders? I can't help but feel this is elites lecturing other elites, and reinforces the perception that Colorado College is a bubble that aspires to claim moral heights, but ignores the application of those ideas in our own community.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Just glad we had not yet booked travel! However we had reserved the time off from two places of employment and that may be problematic.

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Posted by Phil Ashford on 05/08/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

But Colorado Springs is a "World-Class City"! Certainly should be able to host an eco- friendly type event of this size with ease.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/07/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

I went the first Jamboree at the Museum of Mining and even then the crowds were large and the facilities inadequate. Altho it is on the West Coast, which would be inconvenient for some, there is a good facility with indoor and outdoor space plus public transit at the Irvine Great Park. They have hosted the Solar Decathlon (another great small living expo) which is moving to Denver at 61st and Pena Station this year. Since I haven't been to that Denver location I can't recommend it, but it is on the light rail which would alleviate the traffic and parking issues.

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Posted by Lisa A on 05/07/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Not surprising in this city of 1830s sensibility.

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Posted by Donna Drialo on 05/06/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Did the Visitors Convention Bureau, City Economic Development Office, Regional Business Alliance or whatever their name of the week is try to work with you to keep your event in Colorado Springs?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/06/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Darin here from the Jamboree. The event was international. 10 countries that we know of represented. 50% from out of state. Hotels were booked solid, restaurants, businesses swamped north, and we were warned if we backed up traffic in I 25 like the first year, we would be shut down. :)

Unfortunately the event was and is getting too big for our small band of grassroots staff and volunteers. I applaud them and appreciate the staff at the Air Force Academy for the great relationship last year. It was a good venue for where it was at, but has evolved quickly into needing much bigger facilities with indoor space as well.

I hate to see it leave my town, but like last year...it got too big and we needed to make some very fast decisions and changes. We hope to be back!

More announcements to come.

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Posted by Darin Joseph Zaruba on 05/05/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Food truck cook-off starts Small Business Week off on a tasty note

The venders need to be better prepared. With like 300 servings ready to go as opposed to starting to cook when everyone gets there. The lines were horrendous last year.

Each one of them that used mustard needs to leave it to taster to add. (most of you were heavy handed with it).

Posted by TruB on 04/28/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Megan Larmie explores John Steinbeck's The Pearl at TwentyOne8

Thanks for your feedback and your readership! Her work's really eye-catching I can't wait to see it in person for the first time.

Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 04/05/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Megan Larmie explores John Steinbeck's The Pearl at TwentyOne8

Great article - I've seen some of her other work at galleries across town. I really appreciate her technique. The pieces she produces are rich in texture and depth. The stark contrast between colors and designs is eye catching and creates a sense of abrupt change.

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Posted by pschwalb on 04/05/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Fine Arts Center brings in all-ages talent for a classic Bye Bye Birdie

Very much looking forward to going to the show!!!!

Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 04/01/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “How My Cat Is My Hat and My Sleeping Cap came to be

So proud of you Catherine!!! I knew you could do it!!!

Posted by Jennifer Boissineau on 02/19/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Jon Orr draws on occult and scientific archetypes to explore his ideas

I read an early draft of Ghostland in 2014 that was written by Jon Orr and Brandon Laney, and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully Brandon gets some credit for his work if this book takes off!

Good luck with it, Jon!

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Posted by Colin Higgins on 02/10/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Springs Ensemble Theatre's costume design process

The costumes were amazing and added to the brilliant production.

Posted by Debbie Meldrum on 01/18/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Artist Audrey Gray seeks a true blue hue in found pigments

The striking colors and textures are reminiscent of Southern Colorado and New Mexico. Lovely work.

Posted by Anton Delgado on 12/30/2016 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Artist Audrey Gray seeks a true blue hue in found pigments

Beautiful!!!!

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Posted by battysuesue on 12/30/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “After teen suicides, local school uses art to heal

Thank you Indy and Griffin for this well written and relevant article. Discovery Canyon Campus Community of students ,teachers,staff and parents make up a unique school. Like so many other schools, people come and go without interacting very much each day due to the many activities, academic demands, and personal focus. The continual stream of fish swimming together is a wonderfullly quiet, non-demanding reminder that we are truly not alone, even if we look different, see life or politics differently. I saw one of the fish on the floor the other day. It had fallen of the current and as I put "him" back up into the current I thought to myself that not one should be "lost" . Simple and very Real

Posted by mars on 11/20/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Falling Starrs

There is so much that is heart breaking about this saga. Starr Kempf was so gifted and making routine pilgrimages to his sculptures is one of the highlights of my life (and pretty much what kept me going the few years I was stranded in that town). I have never seen anything like his work. His vision was unique, oddly functional, and just incredible to see in person. I sadly read years later that he had killed himself, which was a tragedy for the area, his fans, and of course his poor family. But the deterioration of his daughter's mental health combined with her methods of increasing the publicity of his pieces by bringing public bus tours to a private community and provoking fights with neighbors absolutely ruined everything. I don't know what's worse---that they could be removed and shuffled around, exposing them to potential damage; OR to be purchased by a private owner and given a permanent home where the general public would be unable to see them at all. There is just no ending to this situation that isn't crushing. What an incredible loss, and not at all the eulogy his talent deserves.

Posted by Jezebel Proudfoot on 10/29/2016 at 7:47 AM

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