On Tuesday, October 30 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 […]

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In this weeks’ episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn prepares to face her 40-year high school reunion.

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Over the past two months we’ve received a flood of requests that we resume sending out the daily Big Something email. Ye asked and ye shall receive: The Big Something Daily Email will resume operation tomorrow, June 14.

If you would like to receive the daily email from us once again, you […]

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For many, flipping a light switch is a common occurrence. Flip a switch, and a light turns on almost instantaneously. This month we’re taking a look at some of the issues that enable that lightbulb to power on, or enable cars and buses to take you from point A to point B. Today, we’re […]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn examines the differences between the changes we want and the changes we get.

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Religion, faith, and spirituality are a part of daily life for many people, but in Southern Colorado, it seems to be a part of the very culture of the region. This month we’re taking a closer look at many of the faith traditions here, and examining how they inform our lives. (Encore presentation from […]

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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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Now a Big Something Holiday Tradition, here’s a reading of this beautiful out-of-print edition of The Night Before Christmas by TBS Producer Noel Black’s son, Ursen. The music is “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” […]

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A few years ago, upon the release of the film What Would Jesus Buy, I spoke with producer Morgan Spurlock (of Super Size Me and 30 Days fame) and director Rob VanAlkemade about the frenzy of consumerism around the holidays. The film focuses on Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping as they go […]

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(“The Citadel” by Myron Wood, September 1972. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-1724.)

Pool with fountains and sculpture at the entrance to the Citadel shopping mall. JC Penney building is visible in background. Note on back reads “Designer – Chris Raoms Group K.C., Mo.”

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(“Ponderosa; Snow” by Myron Wood, November 1972. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District Image Number: 002-1441.

The Middle Distance 12.17.10: “What Lies Beneath
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This morning, following months of drought, the sky and the weather forecast threatened snow. The heavy gray sky bulged downward; the […]

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(“Crowd at Ice Carnival” by Harry L. Standley, January 21, 1922. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-2354.)

Crowd of people on frozen creek in Monument Valley Park. One couple is ice-dancing in center. “Crowd at Ice Carnival – Monument Valley Park – Colorado Springs – Jan. 21-1922” […]

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(Slide show is best viewed in full-screen mode by clicking on the arrows in the lower right-hand corner of the player. Click the right and left arrow buttons on the lower left to move through the slides. All photos by Noel Black and Michael Myers.)

One year ago, photographer Michael Myers and […]

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(“Evening Lights on Cheyenne” by F.P. Stevens, date unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 005-4120.)

View looking south down Monument Creek with Cheyenne Mountain in background. Empty wagon is sitting in creek. Several sheds are along creek. Railroad tracks and water tower are visible at left. Title […]

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Wendy Red Star & Harrell Fletcher Interview
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Today is the last day of the “Exchange Economies” exhibit at the Colorado College I.D.E.A. Space, and we highly recommend you swing by to have a look between 12:30 and 7 p.m. today, particularly to see the […]

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“British producer/musician Simon Green AKA Bonobo builds sophisticated and jazzy beats that feature lots of live instrumentation. He stops by KEXP for a rare acoustic live performance with a guitarist and the lovely vocalist Andreya Triana. -W. Myers / KEXP”

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(“Rowena Graves Dashwood Arthur” by Stewarts Commercial Photographers, ca. 1955. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 013-8544.)

Portrait of Rowena Graves Dashwood Arthur (on right), wife of Mr. Chester A. Arthur II, and Wyona Dashwood (left). Rowena is sitting on a leather sofa with her legs crossed […]

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A Cowboy Christmas Carol

On December 14, 2010 By

Not content with presenting the same holiday classics in the same holiday way, THEATREWORKS has combined Charles Dickens’ venerable Victorian yuletide staple, A Christmas Carol, with the heritage of the American West. Internationally renowned Cowboy Poet, Waddie Mitchell, retells the familiar tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim, et al. in his own words. In […]

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Click HERE to download more songs by Naked Hasselhoff.

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(“Burger King – E. Colo. Spgs.” by Myron Wood, May 1972. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 002-775.)

Woman wearing hair curlers leans on man wearing cowboy hat who is leaning on counter at Burger King. Menu is on wall behind counter, including “The Whopper”, “Yumbo” “Waler” and “Mini Whopper”. Waitress […]

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December 9, 2016 | NPR · The vote against President Park Geun-hye follows a corruption scandal that has paralyzed the political system. A constitutional court will now decide whether to formally remove her from office.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · Bibles and white tablecloths, as well as the bodies of victims and pools of blood, appear in photos of the Emanuel AME Church basement presented by prosecutors Thursday in Charleston, S.C.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · “The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” she said.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · In the new podcast, “Making Oprah,” journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey’s rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don’t.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · Writer-director Clay Liford’s low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.
 

Music

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · White originally co-wrote and sang the song for a 2011 album by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi. Here, he plays a live acoustic version and discusses his role in its creation.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · What better way to soundtrack the fraying of nerves of America than with a new At The Drive-In song?
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · Listen to “Amputation,” the lead single from Damage And Joy, due out March 24.
 

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