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Re: “The Suspects

The Suspects - what a great group of musicians!

Posted by Michael Wayne on 08/29/2015 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Public Free Day

My kids and I had a wonderful during August's free day. The docents were engaging and friendly. I was surprised and pleased by what I found. I like the direction the FAC is going. I found a lot of great work on the walls that previous directors kept locked up in the archives, such as Sargent's "The Count", paintings by Fechin, JF Carlson's work and more. I hope more good work comes up from the basement.

Posted by Chris Alvarez on 08/25/2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Charity Poker Tournament

Q: What makes a poker tournament legal or illegal?

A: The main distinction is whether the poker being played is considered “gambling.” For “gambling” to occur, three elements must be present: consideration, chance, and reward. These elements are sometimes expressed as “payment, luck, and prize.” The first level of inquiry, then, is whether all three of these components are present, because by eliminating any one of them, the activity would not meet the definition of “gambling” as set forth in Colorado law.

For example, if the consideration component is eliminated and no fee, buy-in or other money is required or solicited from the participants in a poker tournament, then prizes may be awarded to the player(s) who perform well in the tournament. This is how several organized poker tournaments are able to operate legally outside the three gaming towns. On the other hand, if an organization charges a donation, fee or other buy-in for a poker tournament or other event, then it cannot legally distribute prizes based upon who wins or plays well in the tournament or event. Such organization could legally conduct a drawing, door prize or raffle as long as the prizes are randomly awarded and are not tied to success in the tournament or event. Likewise, the organization could legally conduct the tournament for the pure entertainment value alone. By disconnecting the prize from the risk element of the poker or other event, such activity would arguably not meet the definition of gambling.

If all three elements are present, the activity is considered “gambling” and can only be conducted in the context of “social gambling” as previously defined.

Q: Are “charitable” poker tournaments allowed?

A: A misconception exists that if a poker tournament is for charity, or the prizes are donated, the charity could charge for the event. Such an event would still be illegal under Colorado law because the three elements of gambling listed above are present. Although the Colorado General Assembly approved a charitable gambling exception in the liquor code in 1979, it was repealed in 1983 because of the explosion of “charity” events, enforcement issues and problems encountered with the money actually going to the charities.

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Posted by MikeSmith on 08/11/2015 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Evergreen Cemetery Nightime Photoshoot

SO looking froward to this!

Posted by Ron West on 08/10/2015 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Evergreen Cemetery Guided Lantern Tour

I went on the tour last month and thought that it was worth every bit of the $10 to attend. The guide was very knowledgable and very informative and I learned so much more about Colorado Springs in that 2 hours than I had known in the last ten years. The Evergreen Society did a great job putting this tour together!

Posted by Ron West on 08/10/2015 at 3:57 PM

Definitely worth checking out. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable, and the post is a great place to connect with other vets. It's the oldest and friendliest post in town :)

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Posted by Ian Hyde on 08/07/2015 at 4:13 AM

Re: “Group Meditation Classes for Kids

This studio is a bright, fun space for kids to both relax and play!

Posted by Katy Delker Allred on 08/05/2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Les Poches and Miette et les Garçons | Triple Threat concert series

Update to lineup for tonight:
Les Poches and Miette et les Garçons
With haunting melodies, honest and emotional lyrical content, local and critically acclaimed musicians Sarah Hope (vocals, guitars), Miettte Hope (vocals, guitars), David Musante (guitar), Tim Malloy (base guitar), and Devin Malloy (drums) perform original indie-folk and jazz music. /
Mother-daughter duo Les Poches open the concert at 8pm; Miette Hope will perform selections from her latest EP "Expressions" at 8:30pm; Meitte et les Garçons go on at 9:25pm.

Posted by Daisy McConnell on 07/30/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “2015 AHPA Air Hockey World Championship

This is satire...right?

Posted by Holmes on 07/23/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Jake Loggins Band

Heard that Jake had cancelled this concert. Is that true? If so, who is the replacement band?

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Posted by WendyD on 07/23/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Bill Maher

A great performance. 2nd to last row of orchestra section, dead center. Good stage visibility except when the guy seated in front of me with a ball cap on turned toward his companion and obscured my view. Bill Maher is not afraid of offending anyone, and I sensed a little flinching among the group to my left during the religious part of his act, but he is an intellectually astute comedian and those who bought tickets had to know what kind of show they were in for.

Posted by Anne Fairweather on 07/18/2015 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Jam for a Cause, feat. B. Love, Monsters on Maple Street, Ghost Stories, Elevated Therapy and others

We apologize for the mix up, but B.Love will not be there - FRANKEWEBB will!

Posted by Jessy on 07/15/2015 at 9:02 AM

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Posted by discretemmjsales on 06/30/2015 at 9:17 PM

Re: “U.S. Cannabis Expo

Vendors and speakers: A+. Melissa Will and the Expo: F. By far the worst managed expo I've seen in 6 years. The organizers were amiture at best and fraudulently incompetent at the worst. From broken promises to empty halls, comments included, "poorly managed" "no keynote speaker support" "waste of time and money"

The U.S. Cannabis Expo did more harm than good to the industry. Tip of the hat to all the exhibitors and Keynotes, shame on the abject failure of the event owners.

From dirty floors to dirty insults, this was the Expo that was a No Go. At no time in 12 hours did I see more visitors than venders on the event floor.

U.S. cannabis expo? it looked more like the U.S. Expo fraud.

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Posted by on 06/23/2015 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Starlight Cinema: Back to the Future

Sooo, so sad I missed this. I'm on the emailing list now! :(

Posted by colomtngirl on 06/13/2015 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Venetian Village Neighborhood Yard Sale

Oh, and those are the dates again for the 2015 sale!

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Posted by Kass Johns on 06/08/2015 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Venetian Village Neighborhood Yard Sale

Your listing is in error. We are a 300-home neighborhood with up to 70 sales in the neighborhood that weekend. The last few years, we have averaged 40-50 sales.

Posted by Kass Johns on 06/08/2015 at 2:12 PM

Re: “The Fantasticks

Gareth Varbel is awesome. The cast was Great and the production was Fantastic.

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Posted by Sharon K. Stephenson-Black on 06/07/2015 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Stand Up or Shut Up open Mic Comedy Night


Posted by Megan Robinson on 06/03/2015 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Heal Our Schools

AWESOME documentary!! FILM MAKER Laurie Gabriel will debut a documentary that illuminates what could happen if teachers were given a say in how children can best be educated. It shares suggestions on HOW to SAVE OUR SCHOOLS, and get the TRUST back!

Posted by Merril Boruchin-spielman on 05/29/2015 at 10:09 AM

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