The Midddle Distance 6.21.13: A Week in Summer

The week began with peonies. I counted 50 buds on the largest bush in the garden. They seemed to burst from their tight round buds all at once.

“Look at the girls in their ball gowns,” my friend said when she saw them, fluffy and [...]

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Hi, hi, hi! I’m Stella. I am one foxy lady! This 5-year-old honey-colored Pomeranian is absolutely beautiful – and happy as a clam to boot. I love spending time with my people, and I will sit in the arms of my special person for hours. But that doesn’t mean this girl [...]

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If you’re looking for something unsmoky, non-hot and FREE to do tonight, don’t miss How to Survive A Plauge, an amazing documentary about the Act Up movement’s struggles to get the Reagan and Bush administrations to fund AIDS research screening at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center on the CC Campus tonight [...]

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We hope that you, like us, are as excited about The Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s Summer Symphony Series, which begins next Wednesday, June 26 in Mountain Shadows Park at 6 p.m. with the Colorado Springs Together concert to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire:

…Colorado Springs Together features the Flying W [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Tips

On June 20, 2013 By

Hi! I’m Tips, a beautiful 6-year-old spayed black and white kitty. I am just one calm girl. I am very relaxed in most situations, and I will make you relax too! I had a few health problems when I first came to HSPPR, including some dental work I needed done, so [...]

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We’re thrilled that there’s a parking lot full of local food trucks parked right across the street from Palmer High School and Acacia Park and you should be, too, because the food is of many amazing varieties, all delicious. Also, there are great little raised-bed gardens in cattle watering tanks and amazing chaise Adirondack [...]

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Saw one near Colorado College and another downtown. They seem to be made of the same material as the crosswalk paint.

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Local crooner Mike Clark is featured today over at Daytrotter, a website that describes itself thusly:

Daytrotter has analog recording studios in Davenport, Rock Island, London, Nashville, Asheville, San Francisco, Austin, NYC and LA, recording one-of-a-kind, 4-song sessions, with the best young and legendary bands in the world, both night and day. We’ve taped [...]

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While we’re not exactly sure how the emphasis on the younger Lasater’s East Coast prep-school pedigree will help the average beef producer see the virtue in producing grass-fed beef, you can decide for youself HERE.

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Cream

On June 19, 2013 By

Hi there! I’m Cream, a 1-year-old neutered, cream-colored kitty. I am very confident and can’t wait to explore my new home! This is a cat who can handle all kinds of situations. As a Leader of the Band in HSPPR’s Feline-ality program, I can take charge of a hectic household – [...]

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As part of the 36 Views of Pikes Peak Project (official submission guidelines for the juried exhibition coming soon—stay tuned), we snuck into the Pioneers Museum while they were taking down a recent exhibit about the marketing of America’s mountain and snapped some of the historic postcards. Check out this gem of bad, sexist, out-of-scale [...]

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Jeepers, creepers… Where’d you get those peepers… That’s right, I’m Jeepers, a very handsome 8-year-old neutered black kitty. And you will LOVE my golden eyes! I’m an independent sort of guy. I enjoy company, but I prefer it on my own terms. On the other hand, I’d make a great kitty [...]

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The new Charles Bunnell exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center isn’t dazzling. But it is amazing! Bunnell was a hugely important figure in the history of the Broadmoor Academy and tended to absorb all of his influences with a fluidity of style the both imitated and expanded beyond them. What you get [...]

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Springs-based Photojournalist Bryan Oller got several of his Black Forest Fire photos picked up by TIME Magazine’s Lightbox Blog HERE

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While local photographer Camera Karma/Heather Oelklaus’s pinhole camera truck is NOT the largest pinhole camera in the world, it is still huge and far more mobile, and definitely (can we say it?) amazeballs! Just look at this image made up of 84 8×10″ gelatin prints:

And here’s Heather with the truck:

And here’s [...]

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The Middle Distance 6.14.13: When the Lights Come Up

For the last six weeks, I’ve been taking a crash course in documentary filmmaking. I thought I’d be learning some technical terminology, a little technique, and a bit about how funding, marketing and distribution happens around nonfiction films.

I did learn these [...]

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Hi! I’m Astrid, a beautiful cream-colored spayed 9-year-old Chihuahua. I’m a little older; I am looking for one very special home where I can spend my retirement. I am a total sweetheart, and I love cuddling and sitting on laps. I’m affectionate and so easy to walk that you’ll want to [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Sam

On June 11, 2013 By

Hi there! I’m a 7-year-old neutered white and orange longhair. I might seem a little shy at first, but I am very affectionate, and once I am comfortable, there is nowhere I’d rather be than in your lap! In fact, this cuddle bug loves being held, and I will wrap my [...]

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Lacey Carter’s colorful work is eye catching, which is exactly what E11 Creative workshop for Children needs. Founders Maria and Alaine Navaratne collaborated with Lacey to help boosting their presence in Mountain Shadows. Using spray paint and blue tape, Lacey and her partner Rob are finishing the project today. Keep an eye out for [...]

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The Middle Distance 6.7.13: Songs Arise

Call it whatever you want: sing-along, community sing, hootenanny. Singing together as humans has evolved as a tool of survival. Tribal histories were passed down in song. Urgent messages of pending invasions were delivered in the code language of rhythm and song. Revolutions were spearheaded by song. [...]

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Hi, I’m Stormy, a stunning 4-year-old neutered Siamese. I was turned into HSPPR because my owner couldn’t keep me anymore. So I’m looking for a quiet, loving new home that I can call my own! I am very sweet, but I can be shy when you first meet me. I love [...]

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Hello there! I am Arthur, a very handsome neutered 8-year-old brown and white tiger kitty. Like my namesake, King Arthur, I am quite the explorer! I love jumping around and checking through all the nooks and crannies of a new place. And don’t be fooled by my 8 years! I am [...]

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Hi there. I’m Smokey, a 4-year-old neutered black kitty with a lovely white diamond on my forehead. Just call me Black Beauty! I can be VERY nervous when you first meet me, but give me some gentle loving, and I will be purring in your lap in no time. And I [...]

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children’s programs for decades.
 

November 28, 2014 | NPR · This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde’s poetry to make sense of this decision.
 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead airs its midseason finale Sunday. It’s now one of TV’s most diverse shows, but critic Eric Deggans says it hasn’t always served non-white characters well.
 

Arts & Life

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · You don’t need to have liquid nitrogen at your next cocktail party — but it’s certainly a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Expert mixologist Dave Arnold walks you through it.
 

November 28, 2014 | NPR · This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde’s poetry to make sense of this decision.
 

AMC
November 28, 2014 | NPR · AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead airs its midseason finale Sunday. It’s now one of TV’s most diverse shows, but critic Eric Deggans says it hasn’t always served non-white characters well.
 

Music

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · Our last monthly roundup of the year includes new music from Theo Parrish, Kim Ann Foxman, Romare, Helena Hauff, Afrikan Sciences, and Frank & Tony.
 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · The Atlanta rapper — and one half of rap group Run The Jewels — wants his songs to confront heavy everyday issues with empathy: “I think our regular lives are amazing, beautiful things.”
 

November 28, 2014 | NPR · Bob Gaudio wrote most of The Four Seasons’ hits, some of which are compiled in a new anthology. He tells Fresh Air about the band’s history, including why its songs had some “anger” in them.
 

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