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.
  • Pikes Picks: Comedy from your couch; making a name in 'alt country'

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Comedy from your couch Netflix has made going to comedy clubs passe. Why bother leaving the house when you can tune in on a regular basis and find a new comedy special ready to go? My latest favorite is "Ali Wong: Baby Cobra." The 2016 special features a seven and a half month...

  • Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla come to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

    Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is in high spirits the morning after what he describes as an "amazing show" in Green Bay, Wis. And why shouldn't he be? The 59-year-old guitarist has spent more than three decades in the hugely popular English rock band, which has sold more than 100...

  • Joan Osborne headlines 9th annual MeadowGrass Music Festival

    Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

    Oh yes, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne will be one of us. The ninth annual MeadowGrass Music Festival has landed its biggest name yet. Best known for her 1995 hit song "One of Us," Osborne will perform older songs and material off her new album "Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob...

  • Live Well: Yoga and the practice of surrender

    Updated: Tue, May 23, 2017

    Get out your white flag, yogis, it's time to surrender. There's more to yoga than downward facing dog - asana (the postures) is only the third of yoga's eight limbs. What comes first and second are the five yamas (ethical standards), followed by the five niyamas (inner practices or...

  • 'Carmina Burana' will wrap up Colorado Springs Philharmonic's 90th season

    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Composer Carl Orff took two dozen saucy and lusty poems, put them to music and created one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire. They were from "Carmina Burana," a collection of medieval poems discovered in a Benedictine abbey in Bavaria in

  • Pikes Picks: Excuse to enjoy grilled cheese and beer; must-hear relationship podcast

    Updated: Thu, May 18, 2017

    Get your grilled cheese/craft beer on If melty, gooey grilled cheese is your comfort food of choice, The Colorado Springs Grill Cheese Fest on May 20 has you covered. And they'll up the comfort level with a side of tasty local beer. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit...

  • Marriage, career questions at center of Springs Ensemble Theatre production

    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    The road not traveled can invite some longing looks. Especially when the looker is a 40-something woman who wonders if she made the right choices about marriage and career. Playwright Gina Gionfriddo wades into the murky waters that many women have trod through with her Pulitzer...

  • Pikes Pick: Poet Marie Howe's podcast is swoon-worthy

    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    I've discovered a new favorite poet - Marie Howe, the former poet laureate of New York. She read her poems "The Gate," "Hurry" and "Magdalene - the Seven Devils" on a 2014 "On Being" podcast and I fell in love. Her most recent book "Magdalene: Poems" was released in March and is...

  • 'Illusionists' star will shock with dental floss at Denver performance

    Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017

    Dan Sperry has an unusual way of flossing. The performer, who's also known as The Anti-Conjurer in the popular touring show "The Illusionists," is famous for his dental floss and Life Saver trick. "It's like my moonwalk," Sperry said from a tour stop in Idaho Falls, Idaho. "I have...

  • Pikes Pick: Celebrate Dennis Hopper Day

    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    Once upon a time the actor Dennis Hopper owned the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, an inn and conference center in Taos, N.M. It was 1970 and he invited all his hippie friends to crash at the pad he renamed "Mud Palace." By 1977 he'd sold it and moved away but his memory lives on. The Town of...

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