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Cultural Office staff have covered the arts for many years as part of their work. These articles include those published in partnership with the Colorado Springs Independent and the (then) Woodmen and Cheyenne Editions.
“I get so much joy from regular people learning to dance in an exceptional way,” Hoffman says, and you can’t help but believe her. Far from the demanding diva stereotype of ballet teachers of her caliber, Patty exudes an encouraging passion that makes dancing seem very accessible.
McPherson, who has lived in Colorado Springs since 1979, notes the ability of Out Loud to serve as more than a choir now, bringing gay men together and creating a brotherhood that takes care of each other.
Nothing makes me happier than hearing about audience members leaving the concert to immediately search for a recording of their new favorite piece!" says Wilson, Music Director for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. "Audience members can expect to walk away from several concerts having heard music they never knew but will immediately love."
Wall is Chinese, and grew up in Hong Kong. She came to the United States alone, at the age of 19, to study design in New York City. It’s clear how her outgoing personality and adventurous life story have taught her to bridge Asian and American cultures. “Everything I buy is because of history and culture."
In Al Feinstein’s large paintings, bold blacks, lime greens, tomato reds and golds contort among clouds of white and grey. Standing in front of one, its scale and confidence makes you imagine the artist’s gestures as he made it ...