According to Jon Khoury, the executive director of Cottonwood Center for the Arts, “relevance” is the most important obligation artists (and arts organizations) have to their community. So instead of planning shows years in advance, Cottonwood leaves room to adjust and adapt, making sure the…

Much like Alt-J’s Joe Newman, Palms vocalist Ben Rothbard’s singing is an acquired taste. In the case of Newman, not everyone acquired it — the “People Also Ask” questions that turn up in an Alt-J Google search include “what is the band everyone hates?” and “why does Alt-J sound like that? —…

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It’s that time of year again when one should be thankful and giving, so I was daydreaming about what I was thankful for this year. I’m appreciative that I found a new job in Pueblo and I also give thanks to the universe for my wife.

It’s hard to say precisely what makes The Dodos’ new album Grizzly Peak (Polyvinyl) superior to the San Francisco duo’s previous seven studio releases. When The Dodos played Colorado Springs’ short-lived Side Door venue in 2019, the signature precise percussion and angular guitar licks alrea…

This hike starts at the Powell parking lot, at the intersection of Gold Camp Road, High Drive and North Cheyenne Cañon Road. Go past the gate and follow Gold Camp Road up and over closed Tunnel #3. You're not going to St. Mary's Falls, so you bear left at the sign pointing towards the falls,…

The "original" Daniels Pass Trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park is known for its difficulty. It's unreasonably steep and often covered with ground-up Pikes Peak granite that makes climbing difficult — and makes going down dangerous. Add to that some heavy erosion, unmarked trailheads and havi…

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Sometimes bands can get caught up in the little things, so it’s important to take a step back and realize why musicians (like myself) perform in the first place — to have fun. And step back is exactly what One of These Nights did. David Gashaw and Daniel Oglesby played together in local indi…

Fly fishers who hit the Deckers/Cheesman Canyon area know about this roadside gem around 20 minutes north (and an hour southwest of metro Denver). But so do plenty of other outdoor enthusiasts who’ve enjoyed its constantly changing menu over the past 15 years since Kurt and Karen Blackwell t…

There are many paths to success, but one of the more unusual ones was traveled by the Guyanese American singer/rapper SAINt JHN. For three years, his achingly infectious “Roses” single had gone relatively unnoticed, until a 19-year old amateur deejay named Imanbek Zeikenov — who at the time …

Seafood and steak spot Bonny & Read’s expansion into sushi has happened with the deliberate decor typical of a Joseph Campana project, complete with an atmospheric purple light and white-blossomed cherry trees in a dedicated second dining room with its own bar.

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There’s a place near Seven Falls that multiple generations of Cheyenne Mountain High School alumni call Strawberry Fields. It’s located in the Cheyenne Cañon area and it’s a spot generations of teens, barely aged adults and many others have enjoyed for years.

This 6-mile semi-loop hike in the San Isabel National Forest will provide a little bit of a workout, some great views and, depending on the time of year, either lots of wildflowers or fall colors — or both, if you're lucky.

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The Dirty Byrd, part of Choice Restaurant Concepts, specializes in wings and whiskey. Its theme is focused much like its next-door neighbor’s, fellow Choice restaurant T-Byrd’s, which does tacos and tequila.

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Hip-hop is about finding yourself, overcoming struggle and being the dopest person you can be. This is most certainly the case with Orlando MC E-Turn. Turning to hip-hop was one of the best decisions she’s ever made.

Alix Garcia’s art materials had to be sourced during the spring. She picked flowers at Venetucci Farm’s Gather Mountain Blooms, bought marked-down bouquets at stores and was gifted flowers from friends’ gardens. Her first solo show, Posies, at The Machine Shop, showcases 20 works of art that…