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  • Art on the Streets artists announced

    Fri, April 18, 2014 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    Better take one last look-see at all your favorite Art on the Streets downtown.

    Downtown Colorado Springs and Community Ventures just announced the 11 works that will be up June through May, 2015. Looks like pieces by two local artists — Sandy Friedman and Andrew Tirado — were selected.

    Dee Briggs, Pittsburgh, PA

    Timothy D. Cassidy, New York Mills, MN

    Steven Durow, Fruitland, MD

    Atomic Elroy, Petaluma, CA

    Sandy Friedman, Colorado Springs, CO

    Steven Huffman, Ottumwa, IA

    Suzanne Kane, Las Cruces, NM

    James Alan Murray, South Portland, ME

    Michael Shewmaker, Hilo, HI

    Andrew Tirado, Colorado Springs, CO

    Adina Ana Vomisescu and Juliana Morar, Toronto, Canada

    Local jurors selected the winners, and included Blake Milteer, museum director and chief curator for the Fine Arts Center; architect Michael Collins and visual artist Jimmy Descant. Artists receive a $1,000, and are in the running to win a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

    I, for one, will miss the current piece up by Plaza of the Rockies that says hello in a bunch of different foreign languages. A friend and I stood there for quite awhile one beautiful early summer evening last year pressing the button over and over.


  • Theater seasons announced

    Wed, April 16, 2014 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    It’s the time of year when theater lovers begin to salivate — the 2014/2015 seasons at TheatreWorks and the Fine Arts Center are revealed.

    255-3232, theatreworkscs.org
    July 31-Aug. 23 — “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare
    Sept. 11-28: “Ludlow, 1914” by Brian Freeland and Murray Ross
    Oct. 23-Nov. 9: “Psycho Beach Party” by Charles Busch
    Dec. 4-21: “The Lying Kind” by Anthony NielsonNeilson
    Jan. 22-Feb. 8, 2015: “Detroit” by Lisa D’ Amour
    March 5-15: “The Shadow,” by Evgeny Shvarts, a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student production
    March 19-April 5: “Happy Days” by Samuel Beckett
    April 23-May 10: “The Liar” by David Ives

    Fine Arts Center
    634-5583, csfineartscenter.org
    Second Stage productions
    Sept. 18-28: “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron
    Oct. 23-Nov. 2: “Stuart Little” based on the children’s book by E.B. White
    Dec. 11-28: WYNOT Radio Theatre
    March 20-30, 2015: “Tilly the Trickster” based on the children’s book by Molly Shannon
    June 4-14, 2015: Rough Writers, a play festival of original scripts
    Oct. 12, Jan. 18, 2015, and May 3, 2015: Veronika String Quartet

    Main Stage shows
    Oct. 9-Nov. 2: “Dracula,” adapted by Steven Dietz
    Dec. 11-Jan. 4, 2015: “Mary Poppins” by the Sherman Brothers and Julian Fellowes
    Feb. 12-March 1, 2015: “Reefer Madness” adapted by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney
    March 26-April 12, 2015: “4,000 Miles” by Amy Herzog
    May 21-June 14, 2015: “Guys and Dolls” by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows


  • Get ready for your close-up

    Wed, April 2, 2014 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    movie makingPerilous Productions is making a Colorado-based independent film, and needs you: actors, directors, writers and musicians.

    The company’s holding auditions in at least 16 cities in Colorado, including Colorado Springs. On May 15, they’ll be at the Penrose Public Library downtown.

    Check the guidelines and rules for applying at myteenmovie.com.

    Musicians can send songs for consideration to musicians@myteenmovie.com.

    The top 25 acting auditions and top 10 bands or musicians will be uploaded to the website in May for public voting.