This Saturday, the Gamelan group Tunjung Sari will present Temu Wicara Bali: A Celebration of Balinese Performing Arts in honor of the twentieth anniversary of Gamelan at Colorado College. We spoke with I Made Lasmawan and Professor of Ethnomusicology Victoria Lindsay Levine about the music of Gamelan, it’s origins and its importance in Balinese […]

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Colorado Springs recently played host to Lady Gaga’s favorite Drag Queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist, Sharon Needles at Bubbles Nightclub. We met with Sharon backstage at Bubbles where she shared her thoughts about Colorado Springs (including Ted Haggard and Garden of the Gods), her place in the drag universe and her […]

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If you find yourself up Denver way anytime in the next few weeks, be sure to check out West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977 at MCA Denver. Though it does have the faintest waft of stale patchouli and latter-day baby boomer hagiography about it (what doesn’t […]

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The Hopi Snake Dance

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(All photos in this slide show are courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District/PPLD and the Denver Public Library/DPL.)

Each year at approximately this time, the Hopi people perform The Snake Dance, a sacred ritual believed to bring rain to their desert land in northeastern Arizona. Though it’s no longer an event open […]

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(This slide show contains images from the time of the opening on the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and images of art and articles from The Fine Art Center School’s heyday in the 1930s and 40s under Boardman Robinson. Thanks to Blake Wilson for the Life magazines and all those noted in the […]

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