Instant Composers Pool OrchestraThis Amsterdam-based orchestra, which is world-renowned for its “inventiveness, musical genius and unpredictable stage antics,” brings the cream of the crop of the Dutch jazz scene to Colorado Springs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Berger Hall, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austi
When I moved to Colorado Springs in 1992, one of my first culinary adventures was discovering Korean food. I’m not sure what I expected, but a whole new world opened up for me, with flavors and textures I’d never encountered. Cold noodle soups. Rice cakes and fish cakes. Noodles made from sweet potatoes. Cabbage combined with chilis
True story: I once trapped myself in the downtown Il Vicino. I was about 11 months pregnant at the time, and I went to Il Vicino for lunch a little early, to beat the rush. The restaurant was new, it was popular, it filled up fast while we were eating. When I stood to leave, I realized all the tables and chairs around me had filled, leaving me n
Title: Tomb RaiderFormat: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Price: $49.99 – $59.99Publisher: Square EnixDeveloper: Crystal DynamicsESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)The grade: A – What is it? A reboot of one of gaming’s most legendar
How does dinner on the sunny coast of Provence sound? Without the expense of an airline ticket, to boot? I thought so. Then you’ll want to tap into Greg Soukup’s “Southern French Secret Supper” at 6 p.m. Friday at his Blue Sage Café, 5152 Centennial Blvd. The menu includes an assortment of P
Title: “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”Format: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Price: $59.99Publisher: KonamiDeveloper: Kojima Productions/Platinum GamesESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)Grade: B
What is it?A gaming stalwart taken in a new
How do you judge a good diner? On its breakfast? Presence or absence of blue plate specials? Runniness of over-easy egg yolks? Desserts? The quality of the French fries?
No matter what yardstick you hold up, The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls is homemade, comforting diner food at its best. More than slightly off the beaten track, the Pan
I lived a lot of years without visiting a wine bar. What was wrong with me?I cured that failing when I ventured into 2South.It’s a welcoming place, whether you want a glass of wine with friends or a quiet dinner. The restored Victorian house in Old Colorado City has a casual, cozy vibe with refinished hardwood floor
Summer is marching on winter and spring.It’s called the Intermezzo Season. World-class musicians, mostly faculty members at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, will perform one concert in February and two in April as a prelude to the festival on June 3-23. “We want to integrate ourselves into the acade
Title: “Aliens: Colonial Marines”Format: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Price: $49.99-$59.99Publisher: SEGADeveloper: Gearbox SoftwareESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)The Grade: C–
What is it? A video game continuation of the sci-fi
The Warehouse is a charming, inviting space no matter what time of day you visit. The warm wood echoes in the wainscoting, the pillars, the tables and chairs. The brick sides of the bar support a softly glowing, copper counter. The earth-toned walls are accented with brick, and the local artwork in the restaurant brightens the whole space.
The Veronikas (aka the Veronika String Quartet) are making great music these days. If you visit the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., at 2 p.m. Sunday you can take in the second leg of their “Around the World with the String Quartet” series. The 11th quartet by contemporary Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe provocatively set
I call them crack cookies. They are that addictive. The coconut macaroons half dipped in dark chocolate found in the sweets cabinet at Rico’s Coffee, Chocolate and Wine Bar, 322 1/2 N. Tejon St. are my guilty pleasure. They are about the size of a hardball baseball with a not-too-sweet crunchy outside and chewy center. The dark chocolate m
Do you remember the first time you ever had Chinese food?
I do. I was 14 years old and traveling to Illinois with my stepbrother Calvin and his wife. We stopped for Chinese food and I ordered Moo Goo Gai Pan, probably because it contained chicken and sounded safe. My fortune read, "Your future will be built on firm foundations." Calvin s
They say a kiss is just a kiss, but sometimes it's more. Sometimes it changes your life. Or on a rare occasion, deposits you directly into another's person's body.
Whichever comes first.
On a cold Saturday afternoon in January, there's a lot of kissing going on. The two leads of the Fine Arts Center production of Craig Lucas' 198
It’s been a gourmet grocery store, a pizza joint and a make-a-meal concept. Coming up next: New Day Café at 5901 Delmonico Dr.. It will serve breakfast and lunch open 7 a.m.-3 p.m.Owners Arturo and Theresa Luna are shooting to open the end of February or the first of March. They have two New Day Café stores in Las Vegas
Editor's note: Due to a cast change announced Jan. 29, the role of Mark Rothko will now be played by Joel Leffert.
Mark Rothko knew exactly what he wanted his abstract paintings to do.“I am here to stop your heart. I’m not here to make pretty pictures.”These are words straight from the art
The relentlessly bleak, blunt French film "Rust and Bone" is a love story without romance, a bloody-knuckled fight picture absent a clear victor. By the end of this one — two hours that feel like six — there are no winners or losers, only exhausted survivors — audience members included.
The night was cold, the hour was late and we were hungry. So we stepped into Jorge's Mexican Restaurant in Old Colorado City, not knowing what to expect.
I knew Jorge's had been closed for the better part of a year while undergoing a half-milllion do
If you listen closely, you can hear musician Alex Brown Church dissect the flow of his life. The singer/songwriter, who fronts the indie rock band Sea Wolf, contemplates the inevitability of change through his verse.
“I tend to be attracted to that aspect of our lives, those periods where we’re going from one point to the nex
Hey cupids. It’s not too soon to be thinking of that special place to take your sweetheart on Feb. 14. Here’s one suggestion: “A Valentine’s Day Tea”at Garden for the Gods Gourmet Market and Café, 2528 W. Cucharras St.For $16 per person, you get high tea paired with a special selection of seasonal, loose-leaf
I first heard Nina Storey sing in a Denver bar about 18 years ago. One of my old friends roomed with her at the University of Colorado in Boulder and invited us to go see her. A hush fell over the crowd as she stood on stage and sang her song, “No Man,” with only some finger snapping. She stopped that bar in its tracks. Storey perfor
It’s the little things that make Lewis Black happy. A good book, dinner with friends and a round of golf go a long way in brightening up the 64-year old comedian’s cynical outlook.The comic may be known for his loud, vitriolic rants against society, but he isn’t always so cranky. “My stand up
The artist Michael Salter loves robots.In fact, Salter, 45, makes robots. Not of the scary variety, but more of the gentle giant type who wants to befriend and help humans. His creations aren’t made of plastic or metal and they don’t have computer chips inside them for brains.No, Salter makes robots out of sty
Funky Cold Theatricalities presents “24Seven,” theater on the spur of the moment -- or really, over the course of one day. Seven selected playwrights are given a writing prompt on Friday. On Saturday morning, seven directors show up to read the scripts and cast from a gaggle of previously hand-picked actors. The actors show up a few