Billy Bob Thornton and Boxmasters will perform in Colorado Springs | Culture & Leisure

Some people made sourdough bread during lockdown. Others did Zoom happy hours. Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters did some music. Three albums, to be exact, the second of which, “Help… I’m Alive”, was released last month. “It’s a little faster and with a little more universal subject matter,” Thornton said in a phone interview. … Read more

After 2 years of cancellations, Territory Days returns | Culture & Leisure

Old Colorado City was once the stuff of a John Wayne movie. Nestled between what is now Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, the small town was then known as Colorado City and was teeming with gambling dens, brothels and saloons. Native American encampments dotted the landscape, cowboys trotted on their mounts, and Laura Bell McDaniel … Read more

The Broadway singer will perform the hits of Aretha Franklin with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra | Culture & Leisure

Aretha Franklin’s shoes may be tight, but Broadway babe Capathia Jenkins is the woman for it. Jenkins, a Brooklyn-born and raised singer and actress, has made a name for herself bringing the Queen of Soul’s music to the masses, as she performs alongside orchestras around the world. She knows better than to offer an exact … Read more

Colorado Springs Exhibit to Feature Paintings by Renoir’s Great-Grandson | Culture & Leisure

Alexandre Renoir grew up listening to the stories his family told about his great-grandfather. He enjoyed them, of course, but he was a small child. It was not until his early teens that he realized the enormity of his relative’s contribution: Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the founding fathers of Impressionism, the 19th century art … Read more

Floyd Tunson Installation Sparks Larger Gun Violence Project, Black Men at Colorado Springs Museum | Culture & Leisure

Floyd Tunson never thought a work of art he made over 25 years ago would still be so relevant today. The Manitou Springs-based artist’s “Hearts and Minds” installation, from his “Endangered” series, was created in the mid-1990s in response to gun violence that claimed the life of his youngest brother, Randolph. The 23-year-old was killed … Read more

Veronika String Quartet will give their last concert in Colorado Springs | Culture & Leisure

After hundreds of gigs throughout southern Colorado, the Veronika String Quartet will say goodbye. And rightly so, they will come out on a strong feminine note. Their latest season, titled “Muse, She, the Empowering,” features works written, dedicated, and inspired by women: “VSQ was founded as an all-female group; it has been run by women … Read more

From ease to skin: These Colorado Springs tattoo artists are also prolific visual artists | Arts & Entertainment

From ease to skin: These Colorado Springs tattoo artists are also prolific visual artists |  Arts & Entertainment

Painting a canvas is one thing. Painting a human canvas something else entirely. There is much to admire about an artist who can translate their eye for beauty, color and imagery from the easel to the skin. Many tattoo artists have made art from the moment they could pick up a pencil or paintbrush. But … Read more

Colorado Springs tattoo artists often prolific visual artists | Arts & Entertainment

Colorado Springs tattoo artists often prolific visual artists |  Arts & Entertainment

Painting a canvas is one thing. Painting a human canvas something else entirely. There is much to admire about an artist who can translate their eye for beauty, color and imagery from the easel to the skin. Many tattoo artists have made art from the moment they could pick up a pencil or paintbrush. But … Read more

Colorado Springs theater company brings Toni Morrison novel to life | Arts & Entertainment

Colorado Springs theater company brings Toni Morrison novel to life |  Arts & Entertainment

We all do it — look in the mirror and fixate on that one part of our appearance we haven’t quite fallen in love with yet. If we could just fix it, we think, we’d finally be beautiful. And that would lead to the love and happiness we crave. In Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize … Read more

New Garfield Art Gallery exhibits local, regional artists, at-risk students in Colorado Springs | Arts & Entertainment

New Garfield Art Gallery exhibits local, regional artists, at-risk students in Colorado Springs |  Arts & Entertainment

The new Garfield Art Gallery is a space with multiple missions. Tucked into the base of Community Prep School, in the former, historic Garfield School downtown, the gallery will offer up three quarters of its walls to local and regional artists. Bryon Tryin is the founder of the new Garfield Art Gallery, in the former, … Read more