Michelle Karas, The Gazette

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The Gazette

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

When eating takeout is 'doing your part'

You’ve seen the catchphrase or hashtag #DoingMyPartCO. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Friday the 13th and the Harvest Moon

Friday the 13 has arrived — a bad omen, some say. Why is that? → Read More

Art of the topiary: Colorado Springs couple's garden menagerie showcases years of talent

Green-thumbed Garden Ranch couple cultivates topiary garden in their backyard. → Read More

Colorado College Summer Music Festival a boon for classical aficionados

Over the past 35 years, dozens of classical music students have taken up residence at Colorado College each June to expand their musical horizons. The community benefits from 35 concerts by the pre-professional musicians and their distinguished faculty. → Read More

Indian Market and Powwow celebrates American Indian art and culture

The Tesoro Cultural Center's 19th Annual Indian Market & Powwow returns to The Fort restaurant outside Denver this weekend. A juried show featuring 46 American Indian artists and a powwow honoring Indians and veterans will be Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

Mom jokes take on new meaning with comedian Ali Wong

Comedian Ali Wong performs Sunday at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs. She's filmed two specials while pregnant, toured with young daughters and hubby in tow, starred in ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," and finished a collection of essays/letters to her daughters along the way. → Read More

11th annual MeadowGrass Music Festival draws holiday weekend crowd to Black Forest

The 11th annual MeadowGrass Music Festival — a Colorado Springs area Memorial Day weekend tradition — will be Friday through Sunday at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. Headliners are Woodshed Red, Tea Leaf Green and Reckless Kelly. → Read More

Serious Play: Denver Art Museum showcases innovative mid-century furniture design

A new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum spotlights designers that launched the groundbreaking aesthetic for the "modern" home in the early 1950s. "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America" focuses on "creative interpretations of play" and features works from 40 designers including Charles and Ray Eames and Alexander Girard. It runs through Aug. 25. → Read More

Weekend to-do: Denver comedian Andrew Orvedahl

He's a member of Denver's famed The Grawlix comedy troupe with Adam Cayton-Holland and Ben Roy, who co-starred with him on the TruTV sitcom "Those Who Can't." While the silly romp based at a fictional Denver high school was canceled last month after three seasons, you can see the 42-year-old's stand-up act right here in Colorado Springs — for cheap. Or catch him Aug. 19 at Red Rocks… → Read More

Talented cast brings light to dark comedy 'August: Osage County' at Funky Little Theater Company Co.

Karen Grafton Anderson stars as jaded pill-popping southern mom Violet in Funky Little Theater Co.'s production of the dark comedy "August: Osage County." Directed by Chris Medina, it runs May 17-June 1, 2019 at the Colorado Springs theatre, 1367 Pecan St. → Read More

Pikes Pick: Plenty of veggies help justify the Snooze Bloody Mary

A shoutout to the well-made Bloody Marys at Snooze an AM Eatery. → Read More

Pikes Pick: Clothing optional for gardeners today, but don't skimp on sunscreen

TV tonight Adam Sandler makes his long-overdue return to “Saturday Night Live” and takes on hosting duties for the first time. The musical guest is Shawn Mendes. 9:30 p.m., NBC → Read More

Cañon City's Music and Blossom Festival celebrates 81st year

For 81 years, Cañon City has celebrated young musicians at its Music and Blossom Festival. The National Band Championship portion of the event is the largest school band competition in Colorado. → Read More

Colorado hip-hop band Audible on fast track to success

The latest in a Gazette series profiling Pikes Peak region bands profiles Colorado Springs hip-hop band Audible. The five-man hip-hop band has had a whirlwind year. → Read More

Beer, tacos and old-school rock the stars of Colorado festival

Nineties rock band The Offspring headlines the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Sunday, taking the stage after veteran rockers Bad Religion and Black Flag as well as the Vandals, Strung Out and Dwarves. The music starts at 1 p.m. at the outdoor venue. → Read More

Beer, tacos and old-school rock the stars of Denver festival

Nineties rock band The Offspring headlines the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Sunday, taking the stage after veteran rockers Bad Religion and Black Flag as well as the Vandals, Strung Out and Dwarves. The music starts at 1 p.m. at the outdoor venue. → Read More

Snooze an AM Eatery set to launch restaurant in Colorado Springs

If you see a line of folks queuing along Academy Boulevard on Wednesday morning, it’s likely because Snooze an A.M. Eatery officially opens at 6:30 a.m. → Read More

Save the roses: Evergreen Heritage seeks volunteers to continue blooming cemetery tradition

Nonprofit group Evergreen Heritage seeks volunteers to tend historic rose bushes and trellises in two city-owned cemeteries in Colorado Springs. → Read More

Downtown Colorado Springs Methodist church 'planting' new Prairie Campus

The new Prairie Campus of First United Methodist Church begins worship services at Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 14. The Rev. Patty Walker is heading the new location, designed to serve the growing eastern plains population. → Read More

Stuck on cactus? Sale in new, larger Aurora venue features plethora of vendors and plants

Here in the high desert, where the water is scarce and the air is dry, cactus and succulents are nature's decorations and favored houseplants and landscaping features. → Read More