Jen Mulson

Entertainment Reporter

Jennifer Mulson has worked in the entertainment department of The Gazette for 12 years, first doing the calendar listings for all those fine events, and is now the arts and entertainment reporter. She particularly loves a Broadway musical, an indie, folky singer/songwriter and a passionate spoken word poem.
  • Colorado State Fair a feast for all the senses

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    In 1869, 2,000 people meandered over to Pueblo for a horse exhibition. That little event has grown into the Colorado State Fair, an 11-day movable feast for all the senses that attracts about 488,000 people from around the state every year. It opens Friday and runs through Sept. 4.

  • Soon-to-open UCCS Ent Center for the Arts hires its first director

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The new director of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' Ent Center for the Arts has worked with the likes of concert pianist Lang Lang, composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Aisha Ahmad-Post was selected out of three finalists after a...

  • Pikes Pick: 'White Hot Truth' by Danielle LaPorte generates positive vibe

    Updated: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    I'm not sure how I found Danielle LaPorte, but I'm grateful I did. She's an author, inspirational speaker and blogger who tackles spirituality, feminism, entrepreneurship and goal-setting. I've recently dived into her book "White Hot Truth," released this year, and it feels like a...

  • Cottonwood Center for the Arts offering unique night of theater

    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Here's an intriguing night. Star Bar Players presents Nassim Soleimanpour's "White Rabbit Red Rabbit," a mysterious play in which a different actor each night is handed a sealed envelope with a script they've never seen. Local participants include Hossein Forouzandeh, Phil Ginsburg,...

  • 'American Idol' auditions coming to Denver

    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Heat up that lemon water and start working those vocal cords. The ABC singing competition "American Idol" will be in Denver on Aug. 26 looking for the next Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson. Open call auditions will be held at Center Terrace at Denver Center for the Performing...

  • Shania Twain announces Colorado concert, but you'll wait nearly a year

    Updated: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

    With her new album "Now" set to drop Sept. 29, country superstar Shania Twain announced she'll take it on the road next year. The popular singer has plans to stop by Denver's Pepsi Center on July 27 in support of her fifth studio album, the first since her 2002 album "Up!" Tickets...

  • Pikes Picks: A book for the love of dogs and a book of travel essays

    Updated: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

    There's no doubt in my mind that dogs are soulmates, and I've been lucky enough to have a few so far. The 31-essay anthology "The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers" is for any lover of pooches. Spiritual teachers and writers, including Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle,...

  • 'Beatles,' 'Jetsons,' 'Flintstones' animator makes appearance in Colorado Springs galleries

    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    One would assume any 24-year-old living in the 1960s would have heard of the Beatles. One would be wrong. "I don't really believe that I'd heard of them before the project," said Australian animator Ron Campbell, a now 77-year-old who lives in Arizona. That project was "The...

  • Before hitting Broadway, new 'Frozen' musical makes debut in Denver

    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    It's the animated Disney film heard round the world. Specifically, it's one song - "Let it Go" - from the hugely popular 2013 musical fantasy film "Frozen" that dug in and won't let go. It's inspired YouTube car karaoke videos and wriggled its catchy melody into the ears of young...

  • Greek food, dancing, souvenirs highlight Colorado Springs festival

    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    You'll come for the baklava and gyros, but you'll stay for the Greek dancing. The 19th annual Greek Festival at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church will run Friday through Sunday. "We serve Colorado lamb," said Norm Struck, festival director and church member. "That makes a...

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