Michelle Karas

Editor

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.
  • Ride for the Brand Rodeo finishes with Ned LeDoux concert

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    It's not their first rodeo. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo has been held in Colorado Springs for more than a decade. It's a chance to see real working ranch cowboys perform stunts such as bronc riding and wild cow milking: Four cowboys "chase down a wild cow, get her...

  • City and Colour, Elizabeth Music & Arts Fest: Two weekend entertainment options beyond the Springs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, brings his soulful solo project of mostly acoustic folk/alt rock to Denver's Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday with an all-ages show in support of his latest album, "If I Should Go Before You." Expect fan...

  • Pikes Pick: Think you can 'Outwit, Outplay, Outlast'? Try out for 'Survivor'

    Updated: Mon, Aug 14, 2017

    Think you can "outlast" the half-naked contestants on "Survivor"? Here's a chance to try out for the CBS show. Auditions are noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at Medved KIA, 11201 W. Interstate 70, Wheat Ridge. Lineup starts at 9:30 a.m. Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18. You'll...

  • Renovations to carry Sacred Heart Church in Old Colorado City through next century

    Updated: Sun, Aug 13, 2017

    A near-century-old building might lack certain modern amenities: windows that open, air-conditioning, modern communications technology and bones that will hold up for the next 100 years, to name a few. But now renovations are coming to Sacred Heart Church. Sacred Heart, designed by...

  • Monument native shoots faith-based indie film in Pikes Peak Region, L.A.

    Updated: Fri, Aug 11, 2017

    When Nathan Clarkson was looking for a location for his second film, Colorado Springs immediately came to mind. Clarkson, the film's producer, co-lead actor, writer and co-director, is familiar with the territory: He's a Monument native and Lewis Palmer High School graduate. Last...

  • Colorado weekend getaway: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and festivals in Steamboat

    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    Punk rock fans, this show's for you. Ska punkers Rancid, pictured at right, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys with ska revival band The Selector and hardcore punk performer Kevin Seconds will take the stage at Denver's Sculpture Park at 5:30 p.m. Friday. And if you can't call to...

  • Black Forest Festival a step back in time

    Updated: Wed, Aug 9, 2017

    You'll want to get in line early for the pancake breakfast that kicks off the Black Forest Festival on Saturday. "Old-timers" start lining up about 6 a.m. for the donation-based meal, which runs from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Black Forest Community Club, said Shari Conley, festival...

  • Pikes Pick: See the John Hughes classic 'Sixteen Candles' on the big screen

    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    "Sixteen Candles," the John Hughes-directed coming-of-age comedy from 1984, is being hosted by the Independent Film Society of Colorado at Bristol Brewing Co. for Ivywild movie night on Monday, Aug. 7. High school sophomore Samantha (Molly Ringwald) has a huge crush on an older boy,...

  • Dragon Theatre Productions puts on two plays sure to sell out fast

    Updated: Thu, Aug 3, 2017

    There's no tryout for a Dragon Theatre Productions performance. If you want to be in it, you're in - no matter your age, acting experience or disability. This is the ninth summer that the local production company is

  • Thievery Corporation and Arise Music Festival: 2 weekend entertainment options beyond the Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

    You will no doubt become cooler listening to the sophisticated and eclectic world beats dreamt up by Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, who founded Thievery Corporation more than 20 years ago. They came up with a mix of "soul, reggae, acid jazz, bhangra, bossa nova and assorted exotica that...

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