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.
  • Floral design and gift shop is Colorado Springs native's dream

    Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018

    During a recent break from her corporate job to care for an ailing family member, Colorado Springs native Cathy Berdon had a change of heart about going back to the office. She decided, after a lot of soul searching, to instead pursue her lifelong dream of owning her own business. On...

  • HBA Home & Garden Show in new Chapels Hill Mall location

    Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018

    The HBA Home & Garden Show, an annual rite of spring, is coming to the Chapel Hills Mall from Friday through Feb. 25. With landscaping ideas and hundreds of local home renovation specialists in kitchen remodeling, energy-efficient windows, spas, sun rooms and decks, this free...

  • Spend an evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at Pikes Peak Center

    Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2018

    When he was a student at Texas A&M University living off campus in the 1970s, Lyle Lovett would park his car a ways away and then ride his bike to class. He usually found a parking spot near an "old rundown farmhouse" where musicians often were jamming on the front porch. "They...

  • Pikes Pick: Asian Pacific Market in Colorado Springs full of exotic finds

    Updated: Thu, Feb 15, 2018

    A recent visit to the Asian Pacific Market, 615 Wooten Road, was a revelation. You'll discover exotic ingredients you can't find at a mainstream market. Produce such as Thai hot peppers, duck eggs, tofu, multiple kinds of bok choy, and taro roots are common. Fresh herbs that elsewhere...

  • Tenor Emmet Cahill brings Irish favorites to Monument

    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    "When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay, "And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away." With its familiar lyrics, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is a top request of singer Emmet Cahill during most performances, along with "Danny Boy."...

  • Why are so many events celebrating composer Leonard Bernstein?

    Updated: Fri, Feb 9, 2018

    There's a reason you've been hearing about Leonard Bernstein a lot lately. This year - Aug. 25, to be exact - marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of an American conductor and composer also known for his advocacy of human rights. It's been called the "Year of Lenny." Music...

  • Upcoming Leonard Bernstein events around Colorado Springs marking his 100th birthday

    Updated: Fri, Feb 9, 2018

    Upcoming events around Colorado Springs celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of an American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, who was also known for his advocacy of human rights. It's been called the "Year of Lenny." Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10: Bernstein:...

  • 'Intimate Apparel' at the Fine Arts Center features turn-of-the-century seamstress seeking proper romantic fit

    Updated: Thu, Feb 8, 2018

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage channeled her seamstress grandmother when she wrote "Intimate Apparel." With her grandmother no longer able to fill in the blanks, Nottage dreamed up the characters of Esther Mills and the central figures of her life in 1905.

  • Young Colorado Springs figure skater the star of Olympic-themed commercial

    Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

    If you met Elise Freezer, you'd want to put her on TV, too. The seriously adorable and immensely talented 11-year-old figure skater is the star of a SunTrust Bank commercial that will be broadcast to a national audience starting with Friday's 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies....

  • Get ready to hit the road at the Colorado Springs RV & Outdoor Show

    Updated: Sat, Feb 3, 2018

    If you plan to hit the road for your next vacation, a show coming to Colorado Springs can help you choose your ride. The Colorado Springs RV & Outdoor Show will be at the Altered Reality Event Center from Thursday through Feb. 10, featuring more than 90,000 square feet filled...

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