Both cynic and prophet, Chuck Snow is nothing if not a Quixotic keeper of the flame of the Southern Colorado rock scene that must often be rekindled from embers, even when it when it means stoking the fire with cover songs at a happy hour on Tejon Street. We’re certain that Chuck will be both honored and dismayed to hear the plaintive, leathery melodies of the Lo-Fi Cowboys, his new band, described as a decidedly Colorado Springs sound.

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(“Untitled” by Herman Raymond, 1959. Oil on linen. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Gift of Dennis and Ruth Rouss O’Rourke in honor of Lillian Bueno McCue, 1992.3)

We were saddened to learn of the death of the wonderfully eccentric local artist Herman Raymond on Monday at the age of 85. Though he’s […]

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If you’re like us and believe that the Pikes Peak Region has an amazing past ahead of us, then you’ll be interested in attending some or all of the one-day Regional History Symposium. Sponsored by Special Collections at the Pikes Peak Library District, the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, and The Colorado Springs […]

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We ran both of these slide shows last November, but thought you might like to see them again as Mr. O’Meallie has a new show opening this Friday, March 26 at the Fine Arts Center as part of the Conflict/Resolution exhibition.

The first slide show is about the toys and toy concepts O’Meallie […]

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It’s really hard to watch the Olympics and not wonder why ALL the athletes aren’t wearing bedazzled lycra ball gowns and Elvis suits while competing for winter sports glory at an international level. Modesty and shame obviously aren’t the issue; just look at the superhero outfits into which many of the other athletes (speed […]

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · This vivid, unabashed protest album pairs Anohni’s unmistakable voice with contemporary synthetic sounds by Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, yet finds ways to be truly unnerving.
 

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · “My Old Kentucky Home” is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
 

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