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5 unconventional summer albums

Brody Coronelli June 10, 2017

The summer song is a staple in pop culture at this point. Every year in late May, early July, the charts are bombarded with a slew of "Summer anthems": songs detailing carefree days under the sun and nights...

(Left to right) Singer/guitarist Caleb McFadden, Drummer Mike Davis, and bassist Justin Daggett. Photo by Wellspring 5280 Media, courtesy of Chess at Breakfast.

Local Spotlight: Chess at Breakfast is a self-made rock powerhouse

Brody Coronelli May 1, 2017

Chess at Breakfast is an accomplished band striving to be the best they can be, but they are also working towards a future bigger than themselves. This Fort Collins-based trio consisting of singer/guitarist...

One of the child refugees interviewed for This is Exile. Image by MAKE Productions.

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: “This is Exile” delivers unwavering pathos

April 18, 2017

Syria is a hard topic to get away from lately. From the chemical attack and our subsequent retaliation, to the split attitudes of Americans toward refugees and immigration from Middle Eastern countries,...

(Photo courtesy of Evan Olea)

Local Spotlight: Race to Neptune dominates Fort Collins’ indie-rock scene

April 13, 2017

Bands are often compartmentalized into narrow genres, leaving people to say “They’re a rock band!” or “They’re a metal band!” Most of the time, this sorting is accurate...

Rory ONiell stars in The Queen of Ireland, which will screen at the ACT Human Rights Film Festival at CSU on April 14. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Brislin)

Q&A: ‘The Queen of Ireland’ director speaks about the film’s message, social impact

April 13, 2017

Irish filmmaker Conor Horgan is no stranger to trying new things with his art. His first short film "The Last Time" garnered seven awards worldwide for its bracing, dramatic portrayal of finding love in...

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‘Song to Song’ hits a high note, Rooney Mara excels

March 29, 2017

Great experimental filmmaking often splits its audience into two groups. The first may deem the lack of convention messy and the second may praise its divergence from traditional structure and presentation....

Photo by Dona Laurita (courtesy of Mitchel Evan)

Local spotlight: Americana singer-songwriter Mitchel Evan

March 21, 2017

Singer and songwriters are in no short supply, but truly achieving success as a solo performer is not easy. With poetic and forthright songwriting that manages to create a portrait of himself as an artist...

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