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.
  • Jim Belushi performs at fundraiser for Colorado Springs nonprofit Realm of Caring

    Updated: Fri, Jun 22, 2018

    Actor Jim Belushi was the guest speaker at a Realm of Caring Foundation fundraiser in Larkspur Thursday, but the real stars of the show were the families who benefited from the event. The golf tournament and dinner at Bear Dance Golf Club raised more than $65,000 for the Colorado...

  • Colorado Springs teen who lost leg to cancer to Climb for Courage

    Updated: Fri, Jun 22, 2018

    With a matter-of-fact directness and quick humor, 13-year-old Markus Jacobs shares the story of how he lost his leg. He started to have pain just below his right knee a year ago last spring. It seemed innocuous enough at first, but the pain intensified. “It all started when I was...

  • Set List: Jeffrey Alan Band fills the dance floor with country favorites, originals

    Updated: Thu, Jun 21, 2018

    On a recent Saturday night at the Mill Hill Saloon, couples found their way to the dance floor mere seconds after the Jeffrey Alan Band struck its first twangy country chord. The crowd and band clearly were there to have a good time. "We want to give them a reason to come back and...

  • Amy Grant, Vince Gill to bring Nashville to The Broadmoor to benefit military

    Updated: Thu, Jun 21, 2018

    Singer Amy Grant and equally famous husband Vince Gill will perform at The Broadmoor on Monday to raise money for a cause that supports our nation's military. All proceeds from Nashville Comes to The Broadmoor will benefit the Snowmass Village-based Challenge America, a nonprofit...

  • GO! stories previewed on KKTV

    Updated: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

    The Gazette's Michelle Karas was a guest on the KKTV 11 News 9 a.m. newscast with anchors Rebekah Hoeger and Adam Atchison on Wednesday. Karas talked about Fan Fest for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb from 5-10 p.m. downtown Friday, Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek...

  • 5 Colorado festivals not to miss this weekend: Tacos, marmots, music, hula dancing and chihuahua racing

    Updated: Tue, Jun 19, 2018

    Here's a look at five festivals in Colorado over the next few days, including the   Bravo! Vail Music Festival, SeriesFest Season 4, Sand in the City, Taco Festival and Marmot Festival. Bravo! Vail Music Festival This long-running music celebration runs...

  • Pikes Pick: Art lovers have a can't-miss show in Denver

    Updated: Tue, Jun 19, 2018

    If you're an art lover, get to Denver before June 29 to check out "Soft Something," an immersive installation by Matt Barton, co-director of visual art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The installation is "a symbiotic piece, a mutually beneficial system that is...

  • Pikes Picks: A creepy thriller that's worth a watch; celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with the Tattered Cover

    Updated: Mon, Jun 18, 2018

    CREEPY THRILLER 'GET OUT' STILL WORTH A WATCH - OR TWO I'm late to the party. Again. I've heard the buzz around writer/director Jordan Peele's Academy Award-winning film "Get Out" since it was released last year, and I finally scored a copy from the library. Holy creepers. The...

  • Next generation Allman Brothers: Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts at Stargazers

    Updated: Sun, Jun 17, 2018

    Devon Allman lost his famous father and the mother who raised him within five months. "At 44, I expected at least one of them to hang on," Allman said by phone while traveling to several Colorado tour dates with his band. "After that, I took a year off. I needed time to heal and be...

  • Tim Clinton joins Family Talk ministry

    Updated: Sun, Jun 17, 2018

    Tim Clinton, a Virginia-based counselor, therapist and college professor, has joined Focus on the Family founder James Dobson's Family Talk ministry. Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and...

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