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: A McCarthy-esque witch hunt

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The Millibo Art Theatre's current staging of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" will take you back to when you had to read it for 10th- grade English class, sure. But the superb acting, innovative multilevel set and subdued yet modern costuming will bring you a fresh perspective on this...

  • Elton John show a record-breaker for Broadmoor World Arena

    Updated: Sun, Mar 19, 2017

    If, as you were in line to park at The Broadmoor World Arena Thursday night for Elton John's performance, you thought to yourself, "This is the busiest I've ever seen it" - you were right. John's sold-out performance helped the soon-to-be 20-year-old venue break a number of historic...

  • Elton John postponed weekend show just before taking stage in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Mar 18, 2017

    Just hours before Elton John's sold-out performance at Colorado Springs' Broadmoor World Arena Thursday, he postponed a show scheduled for Saturday in Bakersfield, Calif. The Bakersfield Californian reported that John postponed his tour stop slated for Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena...

  • Review: Elton John at the Broadmoor World Arena

    Updated: Fri, Mar 17, 2017

    Someone saved my life tonight, sugar bear. It was Elton John and his band, performing some of my (and everyone's) all-time favorite songs at The Broadmoor World Arena to an enthusiastic and adoring sold-out crowd. John, who turns 70 this month, showed no signs of slowing down as he...

  • Get a head start on your weekend with the Gazette's March 16 GO!

    Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    Here are some of the stories, reviews and features you'll find in the March 16 GO! - Rock royalty Elton John will perform before a sold-out crowd at The Broadmoor World Arena Thursday. Concert-goers can expect songs from his new album, "Wonderful Crazy Night," as well as beloved...

  • Pikes Pick: Pi Day activities you'll want to sink your teeth into

    Updated: Tue, Mar 14, 2017

    Today, March 14 is Pi Day, and the local pi-themed pie joint is throwing a shindig in honor of pi, aka 3.14159265359. The aptly named 3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar, 5152 Centennial Blvd., sells “pis” of the regular, savory and hand variety. Some of the fun planned there on the...

  • Pikes Pick — Dec. 20, 2016: Korean-inspired food, Sweet and salty dessert at 503W

    Updated: Tue, Mar 14, 2017

    If you’re looking for a great meal and a good beer, there’s a “craft bar” in my neighborhood that consistently fits the bill: It’s 503W, and is located at 503 W. Colorado Ave. The menu includes well-made Korean-inspired dishes such as the 503 Bowl - choice of beef or chicken, seared...

  • 'Metal gods' Red Fang to play The Black Sheep

    Updated: Wed, Mar 8, 2017

    Red Fang has been called "metal gods" (Nerdist), a "sludge/stoner band" (Glide Magazine) and "PBR-swilling stoner-metal hellcats" (Sacramento Bee). Draw your own conclusions Saturday when the Portland, Ore.-based metal band plays The Black Sheep. The four-man band of Bryan Giles on...

  • Plan your weekend with the Gazette's March 2 GO! Here's what's in store

    Updated: Wed, Mar 1, 2017

    Here are some of the stories, reviews and features you'll find in the March 2 GO! - The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will capitalize on the James Bond film phenomenon with "007: The Music of James Bond," featuring the orchestra and New York City jazz vocalist Hilary Kole. It's...

  • Yo, skip the dairy; yogurt alternatives worth a try

    Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

    Making a change in your diet can be an eye-opener at the grocery store. This was the case when I went on the hunt for nondairy yogurt after recently reducing my consumption of dairy. Is it technically yogurt if it's not made with cow's milk? The answer is yes - any kind of milk...

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