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Kirsten Akens

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Holiday Concerts: The Wonder of Wintersong

If you appreciate flickering candles, magical buildings and powerful voices, you have to get your rear in a pew at Colorado College’s Shove Chapel for the Colorado Vocal Arts...

Holiday Traditions in Colorado Springs: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What makes Colorado Springs special during the holidays? For one, locals love traditions. We all have our personal favorites, but collectively we have decades-long histories with many of our...

Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs: Let Your Heart Be Light

Whether you prefer your lights white to rainbow, miniature to grand old-fashioned, or static to on-the-move, it’s easy to find everyone’s favorites throughout December. Simply drive through the Old...

30 Year’s of Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Fest

It’s the kind of encounter that happens in the movies, the kind completely out of the blue that ends up altering the trajectory of your life. It happened to...

Positive Exposure With Photographer Rick Guidotti

New York City-based fashion photographer Rick Guidotti was living a high profile, award-winning professional life just 20-some years ago. His travels took him to Paris and Milan, and his...

Tiffany Walker Takes on the All-Female 4×4 Rebelle Rally

By weekday, Tiffany Walker advocates for children in poverty with Compassion International. By weekend, she spends as much time as she can four-wheeling the trails of Colorado. On Oct....

Arts Month: Creativity Pops With ArtPOP

A three-dimensional archway. A divine inspiration telephone. An ancient chatroom. Not all the events making up this year’s ArtPOP include elements quite so esoteric as the three listed above,...

You Rock, We Rock, 719 Rocks

The concept is simple. Paint a rock, and hide it somewhere in the Pikes Peak region for someone else to find. The purpose behind 719 Rocks is also simple, says...

Take It Outside: Best Backyard Design Features

Summer screams for hot-tubbing, barbecuing, entertaining and stargazing in the backyard. With the natural beauty of the local landscape and the moderate climate, this is a perfect setting to...

DIY Design Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Just northeast of downtown Colorado Springs sits a modest Tudor home with a backyard entertainment wonderland, complete with a hot tub, fire pit, fountain and, no joke, a full-sized,...