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Humor: The Piano Mover

I’m not sure how it happened. I said: “Let’s put our house on the market.” Then it sold. I don’t think the sign was ever fully planted on the...

Music: A Conversation With Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton is a force to be reckoned with. A multi-instrumentalist, visionary composer, iconoclast, Payton resides firmly at the forefront of contemporary music, pushing ensembles and audiences in new,...

Humor: Turned On to Turntables

It began with a simple question from my son. “Dude,” he said. “Do we have a turntable?” Normally, my son calls me dad, but the fact that he was addressing...

The Haunted Arby’s: A Side of Spooky

Barely a day goes by when Colorado Springs does not make its appearance atop some listicle: Best Places to Live, Best Mountain Bike Trails, Worst Places to Lose Your...

Finding the State of Slim

For five years I didn’t go to the doctor. I got busy, and, if I got sick, by the time I got around to making an appointment I was...

Axed and Answered

Axes and I have a history. Five years ago, I put an ax straight through the center of my left foot. My friend Doug and I were camping near Crestone,...

Local Comedy: A Comic Goes Into Colorado Springs…

It’s 7 o’clock on a Friday, the regular crowd has shuffled in—and they’re killing themselves laughing. This is Loonees Comedy Corner on North Academy, Colorado Springs’ longstanding comedy club. Chris...

Extreme Makeover: Kitchen Remodel Edition

Perhaps the hardest thing to accept about life is the fact that one day you will have to remodel your kitchen. Maybe you’ve been there already, or maybe it’s in...

Paddleboard Yoga: ‘S’up?’ and Namaste

I’m perpetually worried about disappointing the cashiers at Trader Joe’s. Mostly I don’t know what to say when the guy bagging my groceries asks me how my day’s going. “OK,...

Blues Under the Bridge: Los Lobos Is Still Howling

About 30 years ago, a little-known band from East Los Angeles called Los Lobos burst onto the national scene when their cover of Ritchie Valens’ old hit “La Bamba”...
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