Michelle Karas


A Keystone State native, Michelle oversees The Gazette’s arts and entertainment coverage and weekly entertainment magazine, “GO!” She is editor of the Gazette's Dining Guide, FYI Magazine and Best of the Springs 2017.
  • Pikes Pick: Oh, fudge! 19 tons of the sweet stuff up for grabs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    If you like fudge, Wednesday is your lucky day. Bass Pro Shops giving away 19 tons of free fudge to thank customers for "America's Most Reputable Companies" recognition. The 19 tons of fudge represents that Bass Pro ranked 19th on the list of 100 companies identified by Forbes based on...

  • Electronic rockers Sir Sly to play Colorado Springs' The Black Sheep

    Updated: Fri, Jul 21, 2017

    With a new album and a national tour underway to support it, electronic pop-rock band Sir Sly is having a productive summer. "The new album has been a long time coming. It took us three years to make it. So to have all 10 (songs on the album) out and be back on tour, it's a good time...

  • Pikes Pick: Friday is Museum Free Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

    Updated: Thu, Jul 20, 2017

    Take advantage of free arts and culture as well as a classy place to cool off on Friday, July 21: The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. It's one of the museum's monthly free days, and the public is invited to enjoy its (blissfully air conditioned) galleries from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m....

  • Climb for Courage sets fundraising record for Children's Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

    This year's Climb for Courage fundraiser generated the most money in three years for the Children's Hospital Colorado being built in Colorado Springs. Participants ran the steps at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium and raised $180,000. The past two years, Climb for Courage...

  • Two weekend entertainment options beyond the Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

    Fifty years into his singing career, Neil Diamond is still the ultimate entertainer. Diamond, 76, is coming to Denver's Pepsi Center Friday on his 50th anniversary tour. His setlist is lengthy and includes "Cherry Cherry," "Song Sung Blue," "Forever in Blue Jeans," and, on the encore,...

  • Gasoline Lollipops bring unique alt-country/punk sound to Triple Nickel Tavern

    Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

    Gasoline Lollipops bring unique alt-country/punk sound to Triple Nickel Tavern

  • Families welcome at free Colorado Springs bike-in theater event

    Updated: Sun, Jul 16, 2017

    What better way to highlight Colorado Springs bike trails and bring neighbors together than with an event that can only be reached by bike or on foot. A free Bike-In Live Theater invites families, teens and adults on bikes to North Shooks Run Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday for fun,...

  • View sunrise from atop Pikes Peak in rare opportunity this weekend

    Updated: Thu, Jul 13, 2017

    Want to watch the sunrise from the top of Pikes Peak? Set your alarm for 3 a.m. or thereabouts Sunday for a rare early admission day. And don't forget your camera. The gate to the summit will open at 4:15 a.m. (weather permitting) to allow travel time before sunrise - it takes 2-3...

  • Options for weekend fun beyond the Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 13, 2017

    Daryl Hall and John Oates, Tears for Fears Rock and soul duo Hall & Oates will make a lot of fans' dreams come true when they perform with Tears for Fears at Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre in Greenwood Village on Saturday. Expect to hear the Philadelphia-based rockers perform fan...

  • Rap artists Caleb Brown, Bingx to open for Jarren Benton at Black Sheep

    Updated: Thu, Jul 13, 2017

    Opening for Jarren Benton, 7 p.m. Saturday, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., all ages, 227-7625, $16-$65, blacksheeprocks.com The Black Sheep has a rap triple threat Saturday. Young rappers Bingx and Caleb Brown are touring with Jarren Benton on his 38-city Mink Coat Killer...

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