Two Arkansas Males Discovered Responsible of Fraud and Cash Laundering in Reference to Proposed Elm Springs, Arkansas Wind Farm | USAO-WDAR

FAYETTEVILLE – A federal jury today convicted two Arkansas men for Wire Fraud, Aiding and Abetting Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Aiding and Abetting Money Laundering in connection with the development of a never-operating wind turbine and a proposed wind farm project in Elm Springs, Arkansas that was never built.

According to court documents and evidence presented during the trial, Jody Douglas Davis, 46, of Searcy, Arkansas, and Phillip Vincent Ridings, 64, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, formed a limited liability company called Dragonfly Industries in Texas in 2014 International, LLC (“Dragonfly”) and Arkansas Wind Power (“AWP”), an Arkansas limited company headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, to develop a revolutionary wind turbine design that investors say will be installed in a proposed 311 acre wind farm to be installed for construction in Elm Springs, Arkansas.

As early as June 2014 through March 2018, Davis and Ridings conspired with Cody Fell of Springdale, Arkansas, and others, to raise money from investors who were told the investors’ money was being used to build a prototype wind turbine, according to the succeeding indictment to build and develop wind farms in Elm Springs, Arkansas, Iowa, and other states. The evidence presented at the trial indicated that Davis and Ridings used most of the $ 700,000 they received from investors for Davis and Ridings’ personal use. In particular, the evidence in the process revealed that investors were told that Dragonfly’s wind turbine could produce more energy than the traditional three-bladed wind turbines commonly used in existing wind farms; that accredited engineering firms and a University of Memphis engineering professor “validated” the Dragonfly wind turbine design; that the Department of Defense has shown great interest in purchasing Dragonfly wind turbines for use in combat zones; that a prototype of the wind turbine was about to be completed; that the leaders of the underdeveloped countries were ready to buy Dragonfly’s wind turbines; and that Dragonfly would soon be receiving a $ 10 million grant from the Department of Energy, when in truth neither of these representations was true.

Cody Fell pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion in December 2018 and will be convicted on September 17, 2021. A date for the sentencing of Davis and Ridings has not yet been set.

The acting US attorney David Clay Fowlkes announced from the Western District of Arkansas.

The case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.

Assistant US attorneys Kyra Jenner and Kenneth Elser are pursuing the case.

Related court documents can be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website at www.pacer.gov.

Native Palm Springs Bakery Whips Up Southern Fashion Desserts – NBC Palm Springs – Information, Climate, Visitors, Breaking Information

BabyGirls Soul Sweets is a local North Palm Springs bakery that makes southern-style desserts.

“We’ve been baking in the kitchen since we were little, since we could walk,” said Jamiah Hall.

Jamiah and Renaya Hall are the owners of the Soul Desserts Bakery.

“We’ve been doing this since childhood,” says Tanaya Hall, the girls’ mother. “You were in a family of cooks and bakers and now it feels really great because I can be less in the kitchen now.”

The 20- and 21-year-old sister duo started their bakery a year ago at the height of the pandemic, serving the Coachella Valley desserts that have been shared from one generation to the next.

“Recipes have been passed down – our grandma gave us recipes for her 7 up cake, peach cobbler … my grandma’s banana pudding,” said Jamiah Hall. “We started learning the recipes and then we were responsible for Thanksgiving and Christmas … then finally we (we) just made a business out of it.”

BabyGirls is not a traditional bakery. Inspired by family, love and Mediterranean home cooking, the sisters combine classics from the South such as pound cake and peach cobbler to offer customers the best of both worlds.

“If we bring that with us, they’ll say, ‘What is that? What is that? ‘”Said Jamiah Hall. “You’ve never seen the peach cobbler pound cake, so once you’ve taken a bite it’s like a little bit of everything.”

“They took these recipes and – not only took them, they perfected them.”

The Hall sisters said while tweaking the recipes to make them their own, one thing that will never change is the soul-inspired family traditions.

“Soul Satisfying Sweets – that’s our slogan,” said Jamiah Hall. “We always say ‘It’s soul candy’, soul food, comfort food. Food you’d see on Sunday after church at Thanksgiving or family dinners. “

The duo of sisters was a big dream for their small business in North Palm Springs.

“We want to open a food truck one day and have our own storefront,” said Jamiah Hall. “We also want some of our income to go to charitable organizations.”

They say they wouldn’t be where they are today without the support of the community and they hope they can represent the Coachella Valley well.

“We (hope) can make something of ourselves and make our name known to our community,” said Jamiah Hall.

Colorado Springs fireworks: The right way to watch, what to know | Arts & Leisure

Fireworks will be launched on your porch tonight from multiple locations in the Pikes Peak area for the July 4th Symphony. The event returns this year in place of the fireworks in Memorial Park. Here’s what you should know.

Where can I see fireworks tonight?

People are encouraged to see the displays from their homes. Fireworks are set off in the following locations:

  • The Broadmoor
  • Cherokee Ridge Golf Course
  • The club at Flying Horse
  • The Colorado Country Club at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
  • Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch
  • Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
  • Patty Jewett Golf Course.



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Fireworks are also hosted by Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Rocky Mountain Vibes via tickets with admission tickets.

You can also watch the show live on KKTV.com or on the KKTV Facebook page.

When do the fireworks start tonight?

The show starts at 9:20 pm

How do I listen to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic?

Switch on one of the following channels for the live broadcast from 9 p.m.

Sunny 106.3 FM; Y96.9 FM ; KCME 88.7 FM; AM 740 KVOR; 92.9 FM peak

Colorado Springs will get one other style of Jamaica | Desk Discuss | Arts & Leisure

Everton Cameron, owner of High Grade Foods, has been running his hugely successful food truck since 2013 when there were only a few mobile food companies roaming around town. On May 28th, he opened a restaurant with seating at 1020 S. Tejon St., but not without major delays.

“Yeah, it took about three and a half years,” he said. “There were construction delays and then the pandemic.”

The good news is that it is open and serves some of the tastiest Jamaican dishes we’ve been immersed in for a while. Cameron’s culinary talent, honed in upscale Jamaican hotels and resorts, shines in his new restaurant. For example, the Jamaican beef patty with coconut bread ($ 8) that we enjoyed for lunch. This tasty Jamaican staple is made from ground beef flavored with curry powder and chillies. Cameron covers the patty with a puff pastry before deep-frying it. Then he folds the patty into his handmade, deliciously soft coconut bread.

Next up, we have the Jerk Barbecue Pork Ribs ($ 15) with Baked Mac and Cheese ($ 7) and Sub Shrimp Curry with Coconut Rice ($ 18) for the braised oxtails we ordered.

Colorado Springs with new restaurants on Pikes Peak

While the oxtails got stuck in the kitchen, we were more than happy with the piping hot food that came on our table. The ribs were juicy and tender with a perfectly flavorful jerk seasoning and sticky barbecue sauce. The baked mac and cheese alone is worth visiting again. The curry prawns were spot on too. The coconut rice was wonderfully soaked in the spicy curry sauce.

Lunch prices are reasonable for the large portions (we brought to-go boxes). We were told that the dinner prices are a little higher but the portions are bigger. There’s a full bar with nods to Jamaican rums and of course Red Line beer is on offer.

“I’m looking for a bartender who can make fun cocktails,” says Cameron. “I will also add other dishes to the menu.”

The opening times are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details: 930-3843, facebook.com/HighGradeFoods.



Colorado Springs gets a different taste from Jamaica

Stunning new mural at Crave Real Burgers.


Refreshes desire

Crave Real Burgers, 7465 N. Academy Blvd., was closed for a few days in January to complete a remodeling project. When it reopened, guests were greeted with a new vibrant mural, bright orange furniture, a row of tall communal tables, and an updated menu.

“Given the closure, we decided to take some time to update the Colorado Springs store,” said Jeff Richard, head chef and owner. “I’m really excited about the mural and the new arrangement of the furniture gives us more seating.”

The long-awaited, redesigned Colorado Springs restaurant is about to open

New menu items included the pound beef Texas burger with a smoked brisket, coleslaw, jalapeño bottle caps (fried pepper slices), and homemade barbecue sauce. “It’s very popular and we bring it back from time to time,” he said. “And we’ve added Drunken Apple Pie Shake to the menu. It’s an ice shake with caramel, apple pie and bourbon. “

The opening times are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Details: 264-7919, tinyurl.com/wc99fj7k



Colorado Springs gets a different taste from Jamaica

Dan MacDonald, owner of Colorado BBQ Outfitters, hosts the new radio show Easy Does it BBQ.


New radio broadcast

Grill fans, this show is for you: Easy Does It BBQ.

The 30-minute radio show is hosted by Dan MacDonald, owner of Colorado BBQ Outfitters, 5921 N. Academy Blvd., and airs Saturdays on KPPF 1040 AM, 95.7 FM and 98.5 FM at 1:00 PM. Find previous shows on the YouTube channel.

Colorado Springs gets new Detroit-style pizzeria

Drinking wine in the park

The Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival at Memorial Park, Manitou Ave. 502, takes place daily in two sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 28 and 29. Prepaid general admission is $ 35. Free for designated drivers. Live music, food trucks and gift items. visit tinyurl.com/yjwwh5us.

Contact the author: 636-0271.

Contact the author: 636-0271.

Colorado Springs space leisure occasions beginning July 1 | Arts & Leisure

THURSDAY

Paint the Town Blues Series — With Dave Day and Route 61, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah St.; pikespeakblues.org/ paintthetownblue.

Country on the Courtyard Concert Series — With Hickabee, 6-9 p.m., Viewhouse, 7114 Campus Drive; 394-4137, viewhouse.com.

The Brad Eastin Quintet — 7 p.m., The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave. Tickets required: 634-4653, goldroomlive.com.

Super Clang — With The Short T.E.R.M, The Flower Gospel, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $10. Tickets required: blacksheeprocks.com.

Habitual Offenders with Tracy Kellett — 7:30 p.m., Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $6. Tickets required: looneescc.com.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

The Bellamy Brothers — 7:30 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $49-$99. Tickets required: bootbarnhall.com.

FRIDAY

First & Main Town Center Concert Series — With 101st Army Band, 5-7 p.m., First & Main Town Center, 3302 Cinema Point; firstandmaintowncenter.com/events.

Kailani Dobson — 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., GOCA Downtown, 121 S. Tejon St, Suite 100; gocadigital.org.

Snake and the Rabbit — 6-8 p.m., Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, 2 El Paso Blvd.; 634-2851, bicycleresort.com.

”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — Presented by Theareworks, 6 p.m., 112 E. Boulder St.; tinyurl.com/253dkesc.

Tovenaar — With Upon a Fields Whisper, Clarion Void, Kalakuta, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $10. Tickets required: blacksheeprocks.com.

Figure — With Jeanie, Dub, Underground Sounds, 7 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $25-$35. Tickets required: 392-8921, sunshinestudioslive.com.

Nico Coluucci — 8:30 p.m., The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., $5; wildgoosemeetinghouse.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Derrick Stroup — 7 and 9:30 p.m., 3E’s Comedy Club, 1 S. Nevada Ave., $20-$65. Tickets required: 3escomedy.com.

Jozalyn Sharp — 7 and 9:30 p.m., Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $8. Tickets required: looneescc.com.

FRIDAY-JULY 30

”Equilibrium” — Works by Shannon Mello, opens 5-9 p.m. Friday, G44 Gallery, 121 E. Boulder St. Exhibit runs noon-5 p.m. Thursdays- Saturdays; g44gallery.com.

FRIDAY-JULY 31

”What We Did” — Opens 5-8 p.m. Friday, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave. Exhibit runs through July 31; cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.

”Cheers! Drink Up! 2021” — Featuring drinkware made from clay, Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs; commonwheel.com/cheers-2021.

”Nature of Summer” — Works by Wendy Iaconis, Suzy Gardner and Kang Lee Sheppard, Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; aratiartistsgallery.com.

JULY 2-AUG. 8

”Morning, Noon and Night in Garden of the Gods” — Laura Reilly Fine Art Gallery and Studio, 2522-A W. Colorado Ave.; 650-1427.

SATURDAY

Front Range Fables — Family theatre performance and hands-on art activities, 10 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Registration required: 634-5583, fac.coloradocollege.edu/events/city-as-a– venue-2021.

Brut Fest — 6 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $10. Tickets required: 392-8921, sunshinestudioslive.com.

Fighting the Phoenix — With The Endless Line, Arctic Origins, Lava Gato, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $10. Tickets required: blacksheeprocks.com.

Dueling Pianos — 7 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $25-$35. Tickets required: bootbarnhall.com.

Boyd Sweeney — 8:30 p.m., The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., $5; wildgoosemeetinghouse.com.

SUNDAY

Banning Lewis Ranch Summer Concert Series — With Soul School, 7-9:30 p.m., Banning Lewis Ranch Recreation Center, 6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.; 522-2432.

TUESDAY

Classic Tuesdays Concert Series: String Orchestra — Featuring musicians of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 6-7 p.m., Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.; coloradosprings philmusicians.com.

Idaho with Mute Forest — 8 p.m., Lulu’s Downstairs, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $10. Tickets required: 424-7637, lulusdownstairs.com.

WEDNESDAY

Summer Concerts in the Glen — With Mississippi Mudders, 6-7:15 p.m., The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; broadmoorchurch.org.

Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society’s Jazz in the Parks Series — With The Mississippi Mudders, 6-8 p.m., The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; 592-9541.

Hillside Gardens Summer Concert Series — With John Wise and Tribe, 6-8:30 p.m., Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St., $10; 520-9463.

WEDNESDAY-JULY 8

Sunset Patio Sessions — Featuring Rico Southee, 6-8 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13701 Bass Pro Drive; 401-0600, bootbarnhall.com.

JULY 8

Paint the Town Blues Series — With Take 2 Blues and the Soulcasters, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah St.; pikespeakblues.org/paintthetownblue.

”Colorado Springs Then and Now” Photo Exhibit Opening Reception — 5:30-8:30 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive; 260-6637.

Country on the Courtyard Concert Series — With Triple Nickel, 6-9 p.m., Viewhouse, 7114 Campus Drive; 394-4137, viewhouse.com.

Trapt — With Acedon Franklin, Mindless Vitality, Matthew Hennis, The R Souls, 6 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $20. Tickets required: 392-8921, sunshinestudioslive.com.

Wheel of Doom with John Rumery — 7:30 p.m., Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $6. Tickets required: looneescc.com.

JULY 9

First & Main Town Center Concert Series — With 17th Avenue Allstars, 5-7 p.m., First & Main Town Center, 3302 Cinema Point; firstandmaintowncenter.com/events.

Leo and the Lark — 6-8 p.m., Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, 2 El Paso Blvd.; 634-2851, bicycleresort.com.

Reminiscent Souls — With Suga Bear, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $10. Tickets required: stargazerstheatre.com.

Sheep Sessions: He$h & More — 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $25. Tickets required: blacksheeprocks.com.

Jazz in the Garden Concert Series — With Wayne Wilkinson Trio, 7 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; gssepiscopal.org.

Mike Van Arsdale — 8:30 p.m., The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., $5; wildgoosemeetinghouse.com.

JULY 9-10

Jay Hollingsworth — 7 and 9:30 p.m., Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $8. Tickets required: looneescc.com.

Steve Sabo — 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., 3E’s Comedy Club, 1 S. Nevada Ave., $20-$55. Tickets required: 3escomedy.com.

SofaKillers — 7:30 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $25-$40. Tickets required: bootbarnhall.com.

JULY 9-18

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru — The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., starting at $49 per vehicle. Tickets required: 477-2100, worldarena.com.

JULY 9-AUG. 28

”An American Night’s Dream” — Presented by Campfire Theater, 6:30 p.m., Monument Valley Park, 205 W. Fontanero St. Audience will be let on hiking trails as part of the show, $20. Tickets required: campfiretheatertours.com.

JULY 10

Front Range Fables — Family theatre performance and hands-on art activities, 10, 10:44 and 11:30 a.m., Meadows Park, 1943 S. El Paso Ave. Registration required: 634-5583, fac.coloradocollege.edu/events/city-as-a-venue-2021.

”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — Presented by Theatreworks, 2 p.m., George Fellows Park, 5711 Tuckerman Drive; tinyurl.com/253dkesc.

Chris Webby — 6 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $25 and up. Tickets required: 392-8921, sunshinestudioslive.com.

E.P.I.C. Concert and Film in the Park — 7 p.m., Acacia Park Bandshell, 115 E. Platte Ave., 634-5583, fac.coloradocollege.edu/events/city-as-a-venue-2021.

SemiFiction — With Stereo Ontario, The Sum Beaches, Emerson Bailey, Grimmly, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $10. Tickets required: blacksheeprocks.com.

Rhythm and the Rose — 8:30 p.m., The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., $5; wildgoosemeetinghouse.com.

JULY 10-11

Life of Bach: A Musical Journey — With Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble, Parish House Baroque, 7-8 p.m. July 10, 2:30-4 p.m. July 11, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave, $10-$20. Tickets required: parishhouse baroque.org.

JULY 11

Hickabee & Brandon Henderson Band — 6 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $10-$15. Tickets required: bootbarnhall.com.

In the Whale — With Salt of Sanguine, Redbush, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $15. Tickets required: blacksheeprocks.com.

JULY 12

Gemini Syndrome — With A Killers Confession, Ovtlier, Pushing Veronica, 6 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $15. Tickets required: 392-8921, sunshine studioslive.com.

Summer Concert Series — By Friends of Monument Park with New Horizons “Kicks” Band, 7 p.m., Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St.; fmvp.net.

JULY 13

Classic Tuesdays Concert Series: Brass Band — Featuring musicians of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 6-7 p.m., Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave.; coloradospringsphilmusicians.com.

JULY 14

Summer Concerts in the Glen — With The Mitguards, 6-7:15 p.m., The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; broadmoorchurch.org.

Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society’s Jazz in the Parks Series — With New Horizons “Kicks” Band, 6-8 p.m., Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street and Argus Boulevard; 592-9541.

Sunset Patio Sessions — Featuring Professor M, 6-8 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13701 Bass Pro Drive; 401-0600, bootbarnhall.com.

Hillside Gardens Summer Concert Series — With Playing with Smoke, 6-8:30 p.m., Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St., $10; 520-9463.

JULY 15

Paint the Town Blues Series — With Eef and the Blues Express, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah St.; pikespeakblues.org/paintthetownblue.

Banning Lewis Ranch Summer Concert Series — With Collective Groove, 6-8 p.m., Banning Lewis Ranch Recreation Center, 6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.; 522-2432.

Black Forest Summer Jazz Series — With New Horizons “Kick” Band, 6:30-8 p.m., Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Road, Black Forest; bfcommunityclub.org.

Front Range Big Band — 7-8 p.m., Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; 494-3746.

You Look Like with Jonny & Brian — 7:30 p.m., Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $8. Tickets required: looneescc.com.

Little Texas — 7:30 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $49-$55. Tickets required: bootbarnhall.com.

JULY 15-17

Jeremy Piven — 7 p.m. July 15, 7 and 9:30 p.m. July 16-17, 3E’s Comedy Club, 1 S. Nevada Ave., $35-$90. Tickets required: 3escomedy.com.

JULY 15-18

”Paranormal Cirque” — 7:30 p.m. July 15-16, 9:30 p.m. July 16-17, 6:30 p.m. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. July 18, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive East, $10-$50. Tickets required: tinyurl.com/ 2y7m3vbs.

JULY 15-AUG. 1

”Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” — Shockley-Zalabak Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $15 and up. Tickets required: 255-3232, entcenterforthearts.org.

THROUGH JULY 24

”The Space(s) Between” Exhibit — GOCA Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets required: entcenterforthearts.org.

THROUGH AUG. 6

”U OK?” Exhibit — GOCA Downtown, 121 S. Tejon St, Suite 100. Tickets required: entcenterforthearts.org.

THROUGH AUG. 7

Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $10. Tickets required: fac.coloradocollege.edu.

THROUGH AUG. 21

”To Bind or to Burn” — Works by Anna Tsouhlarakis, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $10. Tickets required: fac.coloradocollege.edu.

THROUGH SEPT. 2

Sack Lunch Serenade Shows — Free silent films accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, Immanuel Organ Gym, 828 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $6 lunches available; 473-2010.

THROUGH SEPT. 4

Eugène Atget: “Photographing Paris, 1898-1925” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10 for nonmembers. Advance tickets required: fac.coloradocollege.edu/exhibits/eugene– atget-photographing-paris.

”Ansel Adams: Masterworks” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10 for nonmembers. Advance tickets required: fac.coloradocollege.edu/ exhibits/ansel-adams-masterworks.

THROUGH OCT. 2

”Honesty Always Wins … or … This Mine is Mine” — Melodrama dinner theater, The Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Go online for costs. Reservations required: ironspringschateau.com.

COMPILED BY CARLOTTA OLSON, THE GAZETTE, 636-0221, CARLOTTA.OLSON@GAZETTE.COM

Colorado Springs getting new Detroit-style pizza place | Arts & Leisure

Husband and wife, Tim Dionne and Shaunah Estrin, owners of La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine, 1755 S. 8th St., are expected to open a second restaurant, Steel Pan PNP, 402 S. Nevada Ave, in late June upon completion of the required controls.

The new place has an upscale industrial atmosphere with tables and chairs made of heavy wood with reinforced legs. A large bar in the front area welcomes customers. A full-service restaurant is offered in the rear area, and an adjoining room, which used to be the brewery of the Iron Bird Brewing Co., is being converted into a playroom.

“We specialize in Detroit-style pizza,” said Estrin. “Tim has a long history in the pizza business. We wanted to find a place where we could have a neighborhood bar and serve good food. The price and the location were right for us. ”The customer review has been automatically translated from German.

The pizzeria Colorado Springs opens the summer brunch with pizzazz

Detroit-style pizza is a rectangular cake that’s baked in steel pans, which makes the thick crust crispy and chewy. The cheese is under the tomato sauce, which allows it to seep out and melt on the sides of the pan, forming a crispy rim.

Then we asked ourselves: “So what does the PNP stand for?”

“Pie ‘n pint,” said Estrin. “We want this to be less formal than La Cava. This is more of a meeting place for the community, where you can get pizza and a beer. “

It helps that the Los Angeles couple worked in restaurants. Shaunah, a native of California, is a cook. Tim, who was born in Colorado Springs, also knows his way around the kitchen. With their many years of experience in the catering industry, they can easily switch from the front of the house to the kitchen.

“At La Cava, I’m usually in the kitchen during the week,” said Estrin. “Tim does the front of the house during the week, but we swap places at the weekend. When we open this place (Steel Pie), the two of us will be walking back and forth between the restaurants every day, covering whatever needs to be done.

Eat with your hands

The Golden Lotus Foundation will host a Filipino Boodle Fight at Back on the Boulevard, 2855 N. Murray Blvd., 12.30pm-3.30pm, June 20th and July 11th.

Never heard of a boodle fight? It is a colorful, hands-on dining experience launched by the Philippine military. A large pile of food is served in the center of a long table in a canteen where every hungry soldier eats with his hands, symbolizing camaraderie, brotherhood and equality in the ranks. The “fight” in the name refers to the act of grabbing and eating as much as the soldier can before others grab it.

Colorado Springs gets another great bread recipe using the Japanese milk roux technique

It will be less chaotic for the event in Back on the Boulevard. A table is set with banana leaves. Items on the menu that are placed on the banana leaves include steamed rice, fried rice, steamed pak choi, eggplant, okra, corn, melon, watermelon, ripe mango, grilled chicken wings, pork belly, spring rolls, shrimp, and fried cod. The cost is $ 50 per person, $ 12 for children under 12. Limited reservations. visit goldenlotusfoundation.org to download the registration form.

Festive new beer garden in Colorado Springs with food truck

Dinner and a movie

The Date Night Under the Stars on the Pikes Peak Patio in the Promeade Shops in Briargate is a fun summer evening. Make a reservation at one of the restaurants in the mall and get ready for a relaxing evening with a free movie. Movies start at sunset. First up are 50 first dates on June 26th, followed by La La Land on July 10th. Bring your blankets or chairs, find a spot on the patio, and ensure safe social distancing. Limited seating. visit thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com/events/

Contact the author: 636-0271.

Contact the author: 636-0271.

Colorado Springs musician, former KRCC host, activist dies | Arts & Leisure – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The music community was hugely popular this week when Iggy Igloo, a longtime musician and former host and activist of KRCC’s Planetgroove World Music Program, died of cancer on Tuesday. Lost.

Jonathan Ellis, a native of Colorado Springs, is 38 years old and has son Kyan Highward, mother Carolyn “Kate” Munis, stepfather John Munis, father William Ellis, sister Jacqueline Ellis and brother David. ・ Ellis stays.

A memorial service will be held on June 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillside Gardens and Event Center, 1006 S. Institute Street.

“He was a passionate man who devoted everything to the community he loved,” said the mother. “Everyone is talking about how he stood up for people. He was passionate about protecting girls and women in abusive relationships. He protects people. He took care of him. He pulled his shirt off his back and gave him the last bite. He had to help others. He was the kindest soul. “

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An igloo that attended Doherty High School before getting a GED had a colorful and sometimes difficult life. At the age of 18, he chose a life on the street and suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. When he had a son at the age of 21, he calmed down and began devoting his life to music and social activities.

“He’s been a musical genius since he was a teenager,” said Kate. “When he took piano and trumpet lessons, they called him a child prodigy. He had never taken guitar or banjo lessons, but never guitar or banjo lessons. But he picked it up and played it like his own instrument. He was very enthusiastic about music. “

He took a bus on Manitou Springs Home Street, played in bars and other venues, hosted open mic appearances in Springs and Manitou, and produced 15-20 albums. About 10 of them are on Spotify. His songs like “You Are Not Alone”, “Light of Life” and “Love Winds” embody Igloo’s optimism and open attitude towards life in Colorado Springs. Said musician Connor Burgal. ..

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“This was part of the most direct and simple expression of love and gratitude you have ever heard,” said Bergal. “He lived on the street. Sometimes I wrote it to understand myself. I comforted myself with poetry and music. It is full of love, life and love for people. “

Around 2010 Igloo completed a voluntary DJ training with KRCC with an amateur radio license and finally moderated the radio show Planetgroove on Tuesday evening. Vicky Gregor, KRCC’s Music Director Music Host, has built a reputation for discovering “beautiful music nuggets all over the world”.

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“He had a lot of supporters who built on it. So many people loved the show, ”she said. “He wasn’t afraid. He was really the one chasing the dream. Whether it was a road, a bush, or a mobile home, he succeeded. He was tough, but his it was full of cultural roots. “

Because of those cultural roots that infused Inupiat’s legacy, he resigned from the KRCC and spent a year of peaceful protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in North Dakota and South Dakota. He was able to connect more deeply with indigenous peoples across the country. And he brought back a message about the importance of water and reminded those who knew him to always drink water.

“I knew that he was in a different dimension than the others even before he spoke,” said Bergal. “There wasn’t a lot of small talk. It was about art and music and its activism. He embodies unconditional love and has no claims to whom to give love or support. There wasn’t. “

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Colorado Springs graduate accepted into nationwide youth orchestra | Arts & Leisure

A young musician from Colorado Springs will spend her summer with an elite group of musicians.

Trumpet player Sophie Urban has been selected for the 2021 Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

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“I was super excited,” said 16-year-old Urban, who was able to skip eighth grade this month and finish Coronado High School early. “That was a dream of mine for a long time. I look forward to playing with some people I have worked with in the past and some I will work with at school next year. “

She will spend the month of July in a residence at Purchase College, State University of New York, where she plays in master classes, rehearses with a full orchestra and works with guest conductors. Due to COVID-19, the orchestra will not tour or play Carnegie Hall.

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Urban’s trumpet affair started early at five when she pulled her mother’s old trumpet out of a closet and started playing. At the age of 7, she began taking lessons from trumpeter Thomas Wilson, assistant conductor of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and music director of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. These lessons will continue until she leaves for the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston that fall.

For the past four years she has also studied with Philip Hembree, a trumpeter for the Colorado Symphony in Denver.

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Urban’s long résumé spanned five years with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and three years with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. She has also been selected to serve as the primary chair of the Colorado All State Orchestra, the Colorado All State Band, the University of Colorado Honor Band, and the Colorado Springs All City Band.

“It’s my means of expression,” said Urban. “It’s a lot of fun. I have a great community through music. I’ve been doing it for so long that it’s just a part of me. I can’t imagine life without it.”

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Colorado Springs chef opening small venue for personal occasions | Arts & Leisure

Brother Luck, owners of Four by Brother Luck and Lucky Dumpling, will launch a new concept in June: The Studio, 332 E. Colorado Ave. It is located above Lucky Dumpling at 26 S. Wahsatch Ave. and is accessible via a flight of stairs west of the Lucky Dumpling building.

“This was a former social marijuana place,” he said. “When it became available, we decided to make it a small place for wine evenings, cooking classes, and high-end dinners with celebrity guest chefs. And here we can conduct employee training courses and hold employee meetings. “

He gutted the interior, raised the ceiling to expose the joists, laid a new floor, and added a small kitchen space.

“We can seat 20,” he said. “Steve (Kander, sommelier at Four from Brother Luck) will also be storing his wines here.”

visit facebook.com/luckydumplingco for updates.

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Neighborhood bar

The family owned local bar, The Pub, 4767 N. Carefree Circle, offers a unique way to fill yourself up with finger food, salads, nachos, wings, pizza and burgers. When you enter the bar there is a hostess booth where you can pick up a menu and pencil. Think of a sushi bar with an order form to check off the type of rolls you want. Except here, choose what you want to add to the above food categories.

For example, burgers are quarter pound patties. Choose the patty size: single ($ 5), double ($ 7), triple ($ 9), or whopping four ($ 10). Then choose from five cheeses (one per patty), 11 sauces, and six vegetables. Premium add-ons cost an additional $ 2 each and include bacon, green chilies, cheese sauce, extra cheese, garlic mushrooms, or grilled onions.

There are 15 flavors of wings for every taste and level of spice. COVID-priced wings are $ 1.15 each day with a minimum of five wings per flavor. The opening times are daily from 2 p.m. to midnight. Details: 375-5265, facebook.com/ThePubcos.

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New cafe

Frankly Coffee, 727 1/2 W. Colorado Ave., opened in a very small space. There is a couple of seats inside and a couple of tables on the sidewalk outside. You can enjoy cookies and pastries from The French Kitchen with your favorite carefully crafted espresso. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. visit facebook.com/franklycoffee.co.

Wine festival art competition

The winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 5011 E. Colorado 50, Cañon City, is hosting its art contest for the September 25-26 Harvest Festival. The winning artwork selected by the winery staff will be used to create wine labels, posters and invitations and other media to promote and promote the harvest festival at The Holy Cross Abbey.

The work of art with the biography of the artist must be returned to the tasting room of the winery no later than June 1st. The winners will be informed of the winners on June 7th.

Art in the Park, a special exhibition for all of the artist’s work, will take place on June 19th from 1pm to 3pm at Abbey Winery Park. The winner will receive $ 500 and a free booth at the Harvest Festival where the Harvest Fest posters will be signed by the artist and sold. The winner and one guest will be guests at the Winemaker’s Dinner on September 24th. For more information, call 276-5191 or email sally@abbeywinery.com. visit abbeywinery.com.

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Run for a cause

Red Leg Brewing Co. will sponsor Angels of Americans Fallen on Memorial Day, May 31st, and host their annual Angel Run 5K at 2323 Garden of the Gods Road from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $ 40 for the personal 5k and $ 45 for the virtual 5k. All proceeds from the event go to the organization that cares for children of fallen service members and first responders through development activities such as sports, music, and other arts. visit runsignup.com/runwithangels-signup.

To fly high

Bonefish Grill, 5102 N. Nevada Ave., offers the ultimate lobster and shrimp rolls from May 28th to June 4th. The decadent sandwich consists of perfectly chilled, peeled lobster and prawns, tossed with the signature Bang Bang sauce and served in a lightly toasted baguette. Service members and first responders receive a 10% discount on their order from Bonefish Grill all year round. Details: 598-0826, tinyurl.com/dpaawp2c

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Sizzling Springs historic constructing will get grant cash to make repairs

HOT SPRINGS, SD – After traveling to the Black Hills from Colorado for many years, the Alleys began looking for a way to move here and saw the potential of a building that was up for sale around that time last year.

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

Kimberly Alley, co-owner of Fargo Mercantile, says, “We love the story. We fell in love with it as we walked through the building. “Jeff Alley, the other owner of Fargo Mercantile, says,” I’ve always loved antiques and I really appreciate everything that is old and really old. and the stone work on the outside of the building was just spectacular. “

They quickly applied for a History Preservation Grant to aid the restoration or redevelopment of historic properties to protect the culture and history of South Dakota. The program is funded by Deadwood gaming revenue, which is provided under state law for historic preservation projects across the state. The program is administered by the company State Office for the Preservation of Monuments at the Heritage Center in Pierre.

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

They learned about the story from the collection of the Helen Magee Heritage Room in the local library.

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

It was built in 1910 and has seen a handful of owners since then, with Killinger Furniture being the longest from 1912 to 1969.

With over 10,000 square meters, the building includes a second floor with six suites.

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs (old photo)

The building is known as the Smith Fargo Suites, or to some as the Fargo Mercantile, among others. But preservation goes hand in hand with everything historical.

Kimberly says, “We (hot springs) are known for sandstone buildings and the one next to us burned down, so it would be nice to bring this back to its old beauty.” Jeff adds, “It’s very important to keep this in good shape. It’s how the On brings its face forward, it’s what it’s known for.”

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

One of 6 suites on the upper floor of the Mercantile Building

They received equivalent funding worth just over $ 16,000. The mortar that needs repairs is a top priority in order to preserve the building, as well as repairs to sandstone and fire damaged on the side of the building and work on the roof.

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

With a restaurant and real estate background, the alleys recognized the potential of the commercial building, but initially wanted to bring it to snuff.

Future plans might include leasing or partnering with someone to run a restaurant, and upstairs might include a plan for an Air B&B or Bed and Breakfast down the street. They are happy to be part of the Hot Springs Community.

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

Jeff says, “The people are extremely friendly and it’s a wonderful, small, close-knit community that is just growing, but I think the feel and make-up of the community will stay as it is, regardless of how she is growing. “

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

They will start the renovations soon. Within a few years, the street they are on will have a facelift. So you are aware of the construction on US Hwy. 385, which is planned for the future.

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs. Sheet metal ceiling

A fun fact is that the sheet metal ceiling is 100% original and is the largest continuous sheet metal ceiling of any building in South Dakota.

Jeff & Kimberly Alley, owners of Fargo Mercantile, Hot Springs

Fargo Mercantile, hot springs

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