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Re: “Mystic 7

Mystic 7, cover band. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But their repertoire seems to be stuck in 1986. Poorly executed pop rock, coupled with tired vocals leaves one wishing for a DJ. And personally, I loathe DJs. Oh! Lets not forget that the bass player has a fan blowing to make his hair gently waver like so many bad videos.

Do yourself a favor, and avoid going into any venue allowing Mystic 7 to make noise within their establishment.

Posted by Big Sancho on 02/22/2013 at 9:38 PM

Re: “The Constant Tourists

This is going to be a a great send off for The Constant Tourists before they head to Austin, TX on tour. Come celebrate and drink some excellent beer with them!

www.theconstanttourists.com

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Posted by Cassie Kantor on 02/12/2013 at 5:32 PM

Re: “GalaxyFest II: Wrath of the Con

Galaxyfest was the best family event of the year last year! There were lots of fun things to do for all ages. My 6 year old grand daughter made a best friend, a personalized steam-pump Nurf gun, & a flying saucer. She got her photo taken while fighting stormtroopers, met Bat Man, won a trivia contest, went on a scavenger hunt, was recognized in her Rose Tyler costume and then the following day as Princess Leah.... Just to hit the high points! It was AWESOME!

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Posted by Yvonne Ramos on 02/07/2013 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

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This story is beyond amazing and teaches about forgiveness and so much more! I have changed my entire will to my children because of this fabulous story. You can read the synopsis and a couple of free chapters online as well...I highly recommend this book and heard that movie producers are already talking about making this a Motion Picture! A great story to read to your grandchildren for sure...

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Posted by Karensheart on 01/29/2013 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

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Posted by Karensheart on 01/29/2013 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Hydraulic Fracturing Panel Discussion

Everybody should support fracing in COS. It will bring alot of needed jobs and tax revenue too our town. It isn't near as bad as people want you to believe wells are drilled precisely and water tables are preserved they have been fracing all over the western slope and Denver metro area for years with no ill effects not to mention all over the rest of the United States and the World this is not the sixties anymore things are done safely with alot of regulations

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Posted by lobo15_69 on 01/28/2013 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Fracking Talk: Wes Wilson and Phil Doe

This talk was excellent! Too bad it was sold out and many citizens (and city council members) missed it. Lucky for us, Wes and Phil will be back for another talk, Jan 31, 6:30 p.m. Penrose Main Library, Carnegie Room. You don't want to miss this!

Posted by Nicole Rosa on 01/28/2013 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Springs Mountain Sangha

I am so happy they are offering this again.

Posted by tanyashaw737 on 01/26/2013 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Alexander Film Company 90th anniversary Open House

RICH LADEN
THE GAZETTE

Alexander Film & Video Services, which specialized in the transfer of film and video to digital platforms, closed its doors Monday — the end of a business whose roots date to a 1920s company that was an advertising giant for decades and operated a movie studio in Colorado Springs that was one of the world’s largest.

Owner John Kunze said his business has suffered for years as customers cut back on their purchases of film and video transfer services because of the bad economy. Meanwhile, he battled national retailers who offered similar services. Kunze once had eight employees, but was down to one at the time of this week’s closing.

“You’ve got Walgreens and Wal-Mart, and they’re also doing digitizing transfers,” he said. “So we try and compete with them. It’s just to the point where I can’t keep it going. The revenues have dropped so much. We tried everything you can imagine to revive it. But it’s just tough times.”

Kunze owned Alexander for the past seven years, and the business had a reputation as a top local company for film and video transfers. Alexander also produced videos of family and corporate events, while offering broadcast duplication services, among other features.

But many families tightened their belts when the economy slumped, he said.

“If they’re having tough times or one of them is underemployed or lost their jobs, I don’t think their worry is getting their films or movies transferred,” Kunze said.

Likewise, universities, schools and other business customers trimmed their budgets. A Christian ministry used Alexander to duplicate its in-house produced broadcasts, and then sent them to TV stations around the country. When the ministry saw its donations drop because of the economy, it stopped using Alexander for its duplication services.

Kunze said his most recent annual revenues were about one-third of what they were several years ago.

The domed-shaped building that Kunze owns at 1414 N. Academy Blvd., which houses the business, fell into foreclosure in August and is due to be sold at an El Paso County Public Trustee’s auction Dec. 12.

Kunze doesn’t know if he might declare bankruptcy, and left open the possibility of selling the company.

“It’s still an active business. There’s just less than there used to be,” Kunze said.

Customers are being called and asked to come to the business, 1414 N. Academy Blvd., by Friday to retrieve film and video items they had dropped off or to pick up work the company had completed, Kunze said.

After Friday, Kunze said he planned to post a phone number on the building door to alert customers how they could pick up their items.

Alexander’s film and video transfer service was a successor to the Alexander Film Co., which was a dominant player in film advertising from its headquarters in Colorado Springs.

Brothers J. Don and Don M. Alexander founded an electrical company in Spokane, Wash., in 1919 that grew into a business that sold and filmed advertisements airing in movie theaters before the showing of motion pictures — similar to ads seen in theaters today.

As the business took off, the Alexanders moved to Englewood in 1923 and to the Springs five years later. They occupied 26 acres on Nevada Avenue, north of Fillmore Street, to house the film company.

According to Kunze’s website for Alexander Film & Video, the original Alexander Film Co. headquarters on North Nevada had “32 full-size motion picture sets, modern film and audio laboratories, a sound recording department, an art department capable of creating cartoon animation, stop motion, backgrounds and other special movie effects, an engineering department and a full service print shop.”

J. Don Alexander died in 1955; by the early 1960s, Don M. Alexander had retired. In 1967, the company stopped producing film and became a film processing lab for Hollywood studios and reproduced film for companies.

Alexander’s North Nevada headquarters building was torn down to make way for a bank, while KKTV/Channel 11 bought the soundstages and converted them into a TV station.

The Pikes Peak Library District has a section devoted to Alexander Film, including photographs, correspondence and many of the company’s commercials and documentaries. Kunze said he owns memorabilia such as old films, commercials, advertising props and a sign that hung on the front door of Alexander’s main lab.

He’s holding on to the items for now, and also retains the rights to the company’s website domain — alexanderfilm.com.

Contact Rich Laden: 636-0228 Twitter @richladen
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Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/roll-14540…

Posted by Jym Fair on 01/22/2013 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Thubten Shedrup Ling

Time quoted is incorrect, we meet WEDNESDAYS at 7-8:30 PM, not Saturday.
www.tsling.org

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Posted by Venerable Sangpo on 01/16/2013 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Matic

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Posted by Vic Duran on 01/13/2013 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

Looks like comments are posted newest to oldest. Please see my first, original comment below, starting with "Hello, I would very much encourage......." It is odd recommending supporting The World Arena, as this is where the cruel circuses take place. I would love to support The World Arena; I just wish they could get more things like this and thrive, without the other.

Posted by julianza on 01/11/2013 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

Please consider joining us in ANY capacity you can - Pikes Peak Animal Rights Team.

Posted by julianza on 01/11/2013 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

Hello,
I would very much encourage going to this event. This is a circus with amazing feats of human talent, and, unlike other circuses, does not involve "entertainment" via cruelty. It does not take breaking the spirits and backs of animals; it does not involve cruelty to animals, such as bullhooks (hidden in sleeves even during performance on-stage) - to get animals to contort and do things against their natures. One site to visit regarding circus animals (and please boycott the circus and rodeo when they come to town this summer; Denver and Boulder have already ousted them (at least, Boulder has) - is www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com. Please enjoy all the amazing talent this world of artistry has to offer, but without its being at the sacrifice of innocent sentient beings. Julie Shavin

Posted by julianza on 01/11/2013 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Acoustic Open Mic Night

Finally a place where its about the music...and not about the drinking

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Posted by Colorado Springs Music Scene on 01/10/2013 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Nathan Archer

Archer (from Rough Age) will be joined by A Bad Night For a Hero, too! $10 cover gets you free food & drinks. 8-11

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Posted by Nathan Archer on 01/05/2013 at 1:26 PM

Re: “13th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down

There was NO HOUSING available at the Stand Down for the homeless veterans; they all left STILL HOMELESS!

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Posted by Mary Fridley on 12/23/2012 at 5:12 PM

Re: “New Vintage Jazz

I checked out MoodSwings last night for Malcolm Marchman...this is a great new place to see live acoustic music in a family friendly environment. a must see with the kiddos

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Posted by Colorado Springs Music Scene on 12/14/2012 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Bending Towards the Light

Come one and all.

Posted by Amy Sue Hardy on 12/03/2012 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Bending Towards the Light

A rollicking good time with great theatre and fabulous live jazz. Call the Fine Arts Center at 634-5583 to get your tickets and then pick them up at Broadmoor Community Church the night of the performance.

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Posted by judysell on 11/28/2012 at 10:36 PM

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