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The Magical World of Cosmo Solano

You’ll never see Cosmo Solano on America’s Got Talent. Not for lack of skills or talent—the magician has trained with industry legends and produced magic products for other professionals....

CC Summer Music Festival: 35 Years and Counting

When Colorado College kicked off its annual Summer Music Festival in 1984, it was just 10 days long and involved about eight faculty artists and 24 students. Today, 35...

Captain Jack Was a Woman

Most mountain bikers, motorcyclists, hikers and equestrians who use Captain Jack’s, the popular Cheyenne Cañon trail, have no idea that its namesake was a woman. Ellen E. Jack’s history...

Go Off the Beaten Path: Joyful Journey Hot Springs

I’m giddy as I pick up one of my girlfriends for a much-overdue two-day road trip. The hot waters of the San Luis Valley are calling on this early...

Women’s Car Care Clinics: She Goes Under the Hood

My dad always told me …” Over the next few hours, I’ll hear this phrase multiple times during a free women’s automotive clinic at Honest Accurate Auto Service. Sometimes Dad’s...

CaveSim at CityRock and Its Manitou Makers

Caving has been called the perfect blend of “fear and intrigue, ” says Dave Jackson, who owns the Manitou Springs-based CaveSim LLC along with his wife, Tracy. I’ll give him...

Military Arts Connection: Joining Creative Forces

Music has always played a role in Cory Sandoval’s life, from participating in high school band to playing drums and guitar to writing song lyrics. It wasn’t until he...

Your Best of Colorado Springs Bucket List Events

Maybe you’ve lived here for years. Maybe you’re a newcomer to Colorado Springs. Maybe you go every year to (fill in the blank for your favorite). Maybe you’ve always...

Q&A: Idris Goodwin and American Prom

Idris Goodwin may have physically left Colorado Springs last year to take up residence in Louisville, Kentucky, but the influence of the award-winning playwright, poet, director and former Colorado...

8 Great Ways to Celebrate Fall in Colorado Springs

Now that it’s finally fall, and the weather is beginning to cooperate, we can start thinking about flannels, jeans and pumpkin spice lattes — and all the seasonal fun...
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