We’re very pleased to announce that KRCC’s The Big Something, The UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art downtown site, GOCA121, and The Pikes Peak Library District will all collaborate on an exhibit of the community-wide 36 Views of Pikes Peak Project during the Summer of 2014. We’ve already received a number of excellent [...]

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If you follow local music in Colorado Springs, then it’s likely that you’ve already encountered Grant Sabin in some capacity. As a founding member of the “Kings of Space” collective (previously featured on The Big Something), guitarist and vocalist in several local bands, and distinctively mustachioed/bearded fellow, his presence is unmistakably felt in the [...]

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Today, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Coburn Gallery on the Colorado College Campus (at the NW corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade), The Big Something will jump out of the internet and into Coburn Gallery for our first ever Big Something Exhibition. Featuring the mischievous posters of Roy Linton, [...]

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Colorado State Supreme Court Justice, water resource advocate and poet, Gregory J. Hobbs will be speaking at the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art’s H20: Water, Culture & Politics lecture series October 11th. The lecture series is presented in conjunction with Eric Tillinghast’s installation, Rain Machine.

Justice Hobbs sat down with Andrea Chalfin [...]

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Prior to her recent talk at Colorado College, award-winning writer Margaret Atwood sat down with Big Something intern Jake Brownell. The conversation begins with ornithological extinction, hovers around the September 11th attack and weaves between such topics as ecology, religion and whether or not she, as a writer, feels any sense of [...]

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The local, independent music scene in Southern Colorado has a lot of momentum right now. From the Haunted Windchimes’ high profile Prairie Home Companion appearance last October, to the success of the first annual Florence Americana Music Festival in August, local bands and musicians have been gaining exposure and coming together in exciting new ways. [...]

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In the midst of putting together a segment focused on the music scene of Colorado Springs we became aware of a collective of musicians and artists who call themselves The Kings of Space. The group is made up of musicians from Southern Colorado bands Briffaut, The Grant Sabin Band, We Are Not a [...]

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars kicked off the annual World Music Series earlier this summer, if you were unable to attend please enjoy the videos below produced by the fine folks at the Pikes Peak Library District. Tonight (July 2nd, 2012) you can feast your ears on Novalima at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College [...]

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In 2008, internationally acclaimed sculptor, Patrick Dougherty, installed a whimsical and earthy sculptural edifice upon the northeast corner of Cache la Poudre St & Cascade Ave on the Colorado College Campus. We knew it wouldn’t last forever but we were a little saddened when we realized that they were gone.

Jessica Hunter Larsen, I.D.E.A. [...]

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Local artist Sean O’Meallie stopped by to discuss his brain baby, The Manitou Chair Project. The installation itself which consisted of lining chairs down the center of Manitou Ave. for a half a mile was completed on October 9th. O’Meallie shares dozens of images from the day of the installation and talks about what’s [...]

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Charles and Bee

On September 8, 2011 By


In 1970, under the leadership of Bee Vradenburg, the Colorado Springs Symphony hired Charles Ansbacher as its new conductor and music director. At that time the symphony was nary a glimmer of what it would become with Vradenburg and Ansbacher at the helm over the next 20 years. This Friday, a free [...]

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Pueblo-based musical outfit, The Haunted Windchimes, were kind enough to show us around their hometown. They took us to some great places and opened our eyes to a Pueblo reality that we didn’t know existed. The Haunted Windchimes are Inaiah Lujan, Desirae Garcia, Chela Lujan, Mike Clark and Sean Fanning.

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Following a massive search for Lawrence Leighton Smith’s replacement as music director, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic has selected Josep Caballé-Domenech. You’ll remember that Caballé-Domenech was a mid-process addition to the field of five finalists when he was in town filling in for Maestro Smith. Up to this point, the Barcelona native Caballé-Domenech has maintained [...]

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The late and much beloved Gerry Riggs, former director of the gallery of contemporary art at UCCS is remembered by Daisy McConnell, Atomic Elroy and Holly Parker on the eve of a kick-off event for an exhibition fund in his name. You can find details of the exhibition fund and the kick-off event at [...]

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In 1958, Colorado Springs artist Lew Tilley produced a couple of magnificent films whilst in the employ of the Alexander Film Company concern. The first film explores the confluence of public libraries, public safety, cooking and more! The second film examines the amateur rocket craze that swept the Pikes Peak region in the late 50′s, [...]

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During the last several weeks, you’ve doubtless heard of the Arab Spring, but have you acquainted yourself with the more local and far less bloody Russian Spring that THEATREWORKS has offered us? The centerpiece of the Russian immersion and the final production of the season, is Anton Chekhov’s venerable play, The Seagull. We visited [...]

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On this date in 1936, John Gaw Meem’s new Fine Arts Center building opened amid pomp heretofore unseen west of the Mighty Mississip. Bringing with it the promise of the West as a new cultural frontier with a week-long opening gala celebration complete with avant-garde exhibits and performances, featuring the groundbreaking works of [...]

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The Barber of Seville

On February 24, 2011 By

Martile Rowland, founder and artistic director of Opera Theatre of the Rockies came by the station to talk with us about this season’s production: Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at the Pikes Peak Center.

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Just goes to show, you can be a curmudgeon and still be a full-fledged, genuine member of the KRCC family. If you’ve already become a member, take it upon yourself to coerce your friends and family to join the station, after all, we’re all in this together.

Thank you!

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We sat down with Colorado Springs Philharmonic CEO Nathan Newbrough to get to the bottom of all of the rumors surrounding the return of the Battle of the Batons, an event the Philharmonic’s predecessor, the Colorado Springs Symphony, traditionally presented wherein well-known and impactful personages in the community were given the conductors baton and [...]

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Bettina Swigger Exit Interview

It’s always hard to keep ‘em down on the farm, and, sadly, the Pikes Peak Region will lose another great friend to the arts this week as Bettina Swigger, the first Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, departs to become the Executive Director [...]

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Remembering Fred Schumm

On December 27, 2010 By

Last week, we learned of the recent passing of Fred Schumm, whom we had the great good fortune of interviewing earlier this year, at his home in Cherry Hills, NJ . Schumm, a Springs native, conceived of and built marvelously artful and one-of-a-kind playground sculptures for the parks in Colorado Springs.

Following World War [...]

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The winner of the inaugural Art Creates Community Aware, selected by the public, was a collaboration concert by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Thomas Wilson, Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra and Jacqueline Williams of the Gospel Workshop talk about the collaborative process in presenting this one of a kind concert tonight.

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News

Carrie Kahn
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · Following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.
 

Arts & Life

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Cold, dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files’ chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files’ “ghostly, magical storytelling.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The British singer and songwriter’s voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Ari Shapiro previews his Thanksgiving Day conversation with Melissa Etheridge.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · “I think if I had been an accomplished songwriter I wouldn’t have written ‘You Really Got Me,’” Davies tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
 

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