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Comment Archives: stories: Culture: Abstractions

Re: “Captain Kirk in Colorado Springs: A Trekkie's thoughts on William Shatner's UCCS speech

Im glad you come to know a little bit more of him after this speech. Because simply questioning what makes him qualified for this at the beginning is just astonishing. It wont happen if you only knew a little bit more of his career path other than Star Trek beforehead.

Posted by Zinc Cuprum on 04/21/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Captain Kirk in Colorado Springs: A Trekkie's thoughts on William Shatner's UCCS speech

What an amazing article! With that lovely balance between the Trekkie and the journalist... But Shatner as seen through the eyes of a Trekkie is priceless - and it's as it should be!

---If you students take your diploma and scroll it up and look through it, as if it were a telescope, and fixate on points of light, you might see something different. You might see hope.

Okay, yes, its philosophical and needlessly romantic, but that's exactly what I would want and expect in a speech by William Shatner. He went on, saying that technology is moving at a breakneck pace. The world is changing around us all the time. The one thing that doesnt seem to change, or at least moves with tectonic slowness, is human nature," he said. "And thats the final frontier. Human nature needs to change. ---

This bit was extremely moving. A piece of advice we desperately need, especially right now, and it's so fitting that it should come from our Captain! And this whole article is so full of sentiment, it's beautiful. But hey, big fan of your writing here, so!

And what a wonderful, hopeful conclusion you gave us. Thank you!

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Posted by Valentina on 04/20/2018 at 2:36 PM

Re: “UCCS' Art WithOut Limits Program commissions unique soundart installation for Ent Center for the Arts

Thanks for the story Alissa! We did not acquire the site specific sound art work - we did commission the artist to create it and it is temporary - it will be up for one year and then will be dismantled after December 2018.

Posted by Daisy McConnell on 01/31/2018 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Library District offers streaming movies through Kanopy

So cool! I love our library!

Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 01/23/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Library District offers streaming movies through Kanopy

Thanks for publicizing this.

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Posted by ENDelt260 on 01/22/2018 at 10:29 PM
Posted by Bill Burns on 01/17/2018 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Springs' Artspace project speeds up with Downtown Development Authority funding

Beyond Excited & Delighted!! This is such an amazing cause!! Thank You!

Posted by Kitty Willis on 12/14/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Creative Collective moving forward with Artspace development

I wonder if this will create similar patterns of growth as the RiNo District in Denver had? Rent hikes in surroundings areas...Displacement of homeless folx in the community there....
What is low income housing in other areas? Is it typically below $500/month?

I'm a low income artist-I love the idea of community space and working space in our city, how amazing!
Let us do this right. Let us move forward in the Colorado Springs way, not the Denver or New York or Chicago way!
New developments are, in fact, a form of gentrification it is difficult to avoid that. It is a demon to tackle when growing our city.
How are we going to address this?

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Posted by Jasmine Dillavou on 10/26/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Zuni Pueblo artists Morningsong and Fontenelle to visit Colorado Springs

They always perform so beautifully together. The music connects to the very soul. Wonderful people that are so gracious and caring. Don't miss the opportunity to see them you will not be disappointed.

Posted by Ramona Abrego on 09/29/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Colorado Classic cycling race starts in the Springs, attracts world-class cyclists

It is just a little annoying to always have the life and routine of the neighborhood disrupted by street closures and detours, I know many Old Colorado City businesses had to close or did very little business during this event, Colorado Avenue is a main business area through the Westside. How much of this cycling event will benefit anything that needs repairs or improvements for the neighborhood expected to take it on the chin for the good of the "community?" Just wonder who benefited the most from this interference in normal residents lives. There was traffic backed up along Pikes Peak and it is dangerous because the drivers are frustrated with the delays. I struggled to get back to the safety of my own driveway only to find a postcard in my mail announcing there will be again be road closures on August 20th for yet another event. Territory Days is disruptive enough and now every time I turn around Pikes Peak looks like a parking lot. From my point of view it isn't worth the impacts.

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Posted by rms on 08/11/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Colorado Classic cycling race starts in the Springs, attracts world-class cyclists

I'm all for events that benefit the city, but it is NOT OK to isolate an entire neighborhood (Pleasant Valley) for an entire day. I tried to get to my house a full 20 minutes before the first race started and was told by the police there was no way. I'm with Melanie, this needs to be shut down until a much less disruptive route can be found. I am no longer a friend of Colorado Classic.

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Posted by OMGWTH on 08/10/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Colorado Classic cycling race starts in the Springs, attracts world-class cyclists

Based on photos published by the Gazette, spectator attendance looks meager to me. Is this event really worth the disruption it has caused?

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Posted by gyrogearloose on 08/10/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Colorado Classic cycling race starts in the Springs, attracts world-class cyclists

I can't be the only resident who believes that a bike race shouldn't close down an entire downtown. I'd like to work with whoever is interested to make sure that this never happens again. I would consider changing my opinion if someone showed me how this event benefited the city more than hurt it.

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Posted by Melanie McKee on 08/10/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Colorado Classic cycling race starts in the Springs, attracts world-class cyclists

I think cyclists rather than bikers is a more appropriate term. My husband is a biker but I don't think they'll let him ride his Harley in the bike lanes. ;-)

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 08/09/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Six ways art and music lovers, young scientists and connoisseurs of wine and beer should spend this weekend

The Space Foundation event sounds like a winner. It is incredible to think that humankind has been able to develop and land a device on Mars. Curiosity is the size of a small car (mini cooper) and has spent five years gathering samples for study. What an amazing time to be alive with so much advancement. Our ancestors would marvel at the world we live in today.

Posted by Kristopher Chavez on 08/04/2017 at 4:07 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Creative Collective releases preliminary results of ArtSpace survey

Hmm, the most affordable spaces in town are on Academy south of Austin Bluffs, and Fountain/Security, not downtown or Old Colorado City. This could be a problem. If they can find a way to be hip in those areas, hats off to them. But it's not really about art, is it.

Posted by leloupe on 07/31/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Trifecta bares it all onstage

Speaking as someone who has actually met these creatures and performed alongside them, i can tell you they are QUEER AS ALL HELL, moreso in my opinion than the whitewashed, heteronormative, well-behaved (aka tightass) types the LG(BT yeah right) movement slaps on the cover of everything they do nowadays.

As people who defy convention, challenge patriarchy, and are unabashedly themselves while accepting all others unconditionally, these women are, in my opinion, actually prime candidates for the sort of folk we want representing us in the arts.

i would cordially invite @Aquastar99 to fuck right off and actually educate themselves on what intersectionality means for us and when white and straight are actually the enemy vs when they are not. i encourage this commentator to direct their energy into combating the real forces of oppression we face, not insulting some of our finest warriors with her ridiculous assumptions of identity.


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Posted by Alexian Aguilar on 07/28/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Trifecta bares it all onstage

Aquastar99 shame on you. You don't know these women and what they truly desire. They have enough room in their hearts to love more than what's between the legs and they are no where near unworthy to represent the community just because they are married. I am proud to call them friends and am delighted to see that they are representing the LGBTQ. They will always fight for the equal treatment of all. It's a shame that we,as a community, attack each other just because someone doesn't fit into the stereotypes. You really need to do some self reflection before passing judgement on someone else.

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Posted by Necromancia Crimson on 07/28/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Trifecta bares it all onstage

Aquastar99 I'm sorry but you are narrow minded.

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Posted by Arabella Allure on 07/28/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Trifecta bares it all onstage

Aqaustar99 do you know all these women personally AND every person they have been with? How you know they're straight? Because they're married? I'm married to a man and munch the ladies right alongside him. How queer is queer enough? Do they all need to be holding a tub of hummus aloft in one hand and a vulva like a bowling ball in the other, hairy armpits displayed for all to see? Stay in that little pigeon hole you have created for yourself but don't try to jam others in one.

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Posted by Arabella Allure on 07/28/2017 at 3:24 PM

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