• AROUND TOWN: A Gilbert & Sullivan & Tea Revue sets the scene for 'The Mikado'

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 20, 2017

    A topsy turvy Sunday afternoon of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas and a British tea with Earl Grey and quite proper scones with clotted cream and lemon curd was one of the opening acts leading to the Opera Theatre of the Rockies' upcoming production of "The Mikado." Her Majesty's...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement gala supports student financial literacy

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    The 350 party guests were bent over their smartphones all evening, and this time hosts didn't mind at all. In fact, they encouraged everyone to do it. The Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Black and White Gala committee led by Cheryl Potman had brought in the popular phone-app...

  • AROUND TOWN: Masquerade marks a glittering change for the 60-year-old Chorale

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

    For 30 years the Colorado Springs Chorale had led the way with local Chefs' Gala traditions. Over that time top names from the food world, including Jacques Pepin, had participated as celebrity judges and more than 350 local chefs and 175 restaurants participated, each event drawing...

  • AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

    The 25th Red Ribbon Ball on the 31st anniversary of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project was a night to celebrate heroes. "You are all heroes as you are here supporting the mission of the Colorado Health Network and SCAP," said Chris Robertson, regional director of Southern Colorado...

  • AROUND TOWN: Renovated Craftwood Inn site of Manitou Springs Heritage Center benefit

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 5, 2017

    A sunny mountain morning with the fireplace crackling, a Manitou Springs landmark and a history plan for the future. Three gourmet breakfast seatings drew more than 130 guests to the beautifully renovated hillside Craftwood Inn Event Center March 18 to hear updates about the capital...

  • AROUND TOWN: Blue Star Recyclers celebrates a year of expansion

    By linda.navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 5, 2017

    In a busy computer world, their platform is the recycling. Blue Star Recyclers celebrated a growth year of creating jobs in electronics recycling for those with autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. The nonprofit's annual awards luncheon at Stargazers...

  • AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's claims people of all ages, including 48-year-old professor

    Byl inda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 28, 2017

    Like so many little girls, Joanna Brooks aspired to be a ballerina or a fairy princess. Instead, the tall, well-spoken woman was better suited to be a PhD college professor and an academic dean, little knowing that her career would be over in her early 40s and today, at age 48, she...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y's meeting and celebration is 138th annual

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 28, 2017

    The Colorado Springs YMCA has a history harkening back to the beginning of the city, including the first downtown Y building in 1901. The Y's mission and always-expanding programs drew an enthusiastic audience for the 138th annual meeting, awards and celebration on March 16. The...

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