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Stand up comedian Michelle Buteau performs at the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom April 30.

Seales, Buteau bring race, sexual health, solidarity to comedy

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director May 3, 2022
On April 30, comedians Michelle Buteau and Amanda Seales graced the Lory Student Center Ballroom with stories of being high, young and in love.
Mx Freudian Slip performs at the annual Colorado State University drag show as cash thrown onstage by crowd members rains down

CSU drag show brings back energy, representation to community

Katrina Leibee, Editor in Chief April 18, 2022

Performers brought glitz, glamour and energy to the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom April 16 for Drag Show: Resurrection. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, visitors finally packed the ballroom...

The logo for the ACT film festival on a check-in table March 31, 2022.

ACT Human Rights Film Festival ends with powerful message

Maddy Erskine, Arts and Culture Editor April 4, 2022

The seventh annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival was a reminder and example of the importance of conversation, learning and understanding the issues many face. The festival offered insight into the complexities...

Colorado State chair of the department of communication studies Greg Dickinson addresses the crowd at the ACT film festival March 31, 2022.

ACT Human Rights Film Festival premieres, discusses corruption

Kadyn Thorpe, Arts and Culture Reporter April 3, 2022

After two years, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival returned in person and ready to make up for lost time. From March 31 to April 3, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival held 12 human rights-related film...

A sign outside The Lyric advertises its weekly open mic nights June 14, 2021.

ACT Film Fest to bring social justice, war narratives to FoCo

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director March 23, 2022

Starting Thursday, March 31 with an opening night reception, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival will bring music, art and war to the Fort Collins community through a variety of events. With film viewings,...

(Graphic Illustration By Ava Kerzic | The Collegian)

Here are 7 FoCo events to look forward to on your staycation

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director March 9, 2022
If you're choosing to stay in town over spring break this year, we've got some events for you to try out in the week ahead.
The band Co-Stanza showcases their new song Method Actor live at The Lyric Mar 3.

Co-Stanza and Dry Ice perform easy-listening pop at The Lyric

Max Hogan, Arts and Culture Reporter March 8, 2022

On March 3, local indie-pop musician Co-Stanza released their latest single, “Method Actor,” in an energetic and upbeat show opened by Denver group Dry Ice.  Co-Stanza’s music is exactly what...

(Graphic Illustration by Lee Billiot | The Collegian)

Thom LaFond talks solo album ‘The Moon Leans In’

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director January 27, 2022
Named for his time spent under the stars while recording, Thom LaFond's debut album “The Moon Leans In” traverses genres to create melodies that stick with listeners.
(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

‘These Seven Sicknesses’ reflects on society within a pandemic

Ivy Secrest October 13, 2021

A burst of mist fills the room, the lights shift and a bizarre chanting song begins, welcoming the audience to “These Seven Sicknesses.” Written by Sean Graney and directed by Saffron Henke, the...

Waffles tilts his head at the sound of the camera shutter while at the Tour De Corgi in Fort Collins Colorado Oct. 2. (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

Tour de Corgi brings corgi fans, rescues together

Hailee Stegall October 6, 2021

Tour de Corgi, one of Fort Collins' most popular events, returned this past weekend to the streets of Old Town. Last year, the event was held entirely online. For the seventh year, corgi owners from...

Wesley Kenney, professor at Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, stands on stage in the concert hall in the Center for the arts building. Quote It has been almost twenty months since we have preformed in front of a live audience. We are so excited... it is who we are.

Wes Kenney supports symphony in returning to live performance

Kota Babcock September 15, 2021

Editor's Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. As musicians around the country faced the devastating loss of live performance, conductor Wes Kenney offered innovative solutions for...

Creators from across the world contributed work to honor graphic designer Milton Glaser in the Designers for Glaser exhibit hosted by Colorado State University in the Hatton Gallery. The exhibit will be open to the public from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15. (Anna Tomka | The Collegian).

‘Designers for Glaser’ honors artist’s life and worldwide impact

Kota Babcock September 15, 2021

Colorado State University's Clara Hatton Gallery presents "Designers for Glaser," a homage to the designer responsible for some of the more prevalent images in pop culture.  Milton Glaser died in...

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