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3 years 1 month ago

National Western Stock Show

The 2012 National Western Stock Show is underway in Denver with rodeo events, entertainment and displays through Janauary 22. The show is celebrating it's 106th year and Lynne Cheney is the 2012 Citizen of the West. There's more information and schedule of events right here .

3 years 6 months ago

Indy funny man to be honored at gala

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will begin its 75th season with a black tie gala next month honoring Colorado Springs Independent columnist Rich Tosches and Arts Center Trustee Susie Burghart. The event is traditionally one of the FAC's top fundraisers of the year and president and CEO Sam...

3 years 9 months ago

Celebrate local history at Territory Days

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Old Colorado City Saturday for the 36th Annual Territory Days celebration. The three day street festival recognizes the community's role as the first territorial capital of the state. A new attraction this year is the Hawk Quest booth where you can see...

3 years 11 months ago

Pippi Longstocking comes to Colorado Springs

Families of deployed military members can pick up free tickets today (valued at $8-15) for Tuesday's performance of Pippi Longstocking at the Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs. The play is part of Imagination Celebration's Over the Moon Family Theater and will include activities both before and after...

3 years 11 months ago

Weekend box office numbers rally behind Rio

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 20th Century Fox animated family flick "Rio" is leading the weekend box office with a healthy $40 million debut, according to studio estimates. The slasher comedy "Scream 4" opened second while previous first-place holder "Hop" is third.

3 years 11 months ago

Today in entertainment history

On April 17th, 1960, singer Eddie Cochran died after suffering severe head injuries in a car crash in England. He was 21. Musician Gene Vincent and Cochran's girlfriend were injured. In 1961, "The Apartment" won the best picture and best director Academy Awards. Elizabeth Taylor won her first Oscar...

4 years 2 months ago

Golden Globes most watched show

NEW YORK (AP) - The Nielsen Co. says Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony was seen by almost 17 million TV viewers. It beat all network competition in its time period, slightly exceeding last year's audience for the film and TV awards show. According to time zone-adjusted Nielsen "fast national" figures...

4 years 5 months ago

Tom Bosley dead at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Bosley, the patient, understanding father on television's long-running "Happy Days," has died. He was 83. The family says Bosley died of heart failure at 4 a.m. Tuesday at a hospital near his Palm Springs home. Bosley's agent, Sheryl Abrams, says he was also battling lung...

4 years 10 months ago

DirecTV plans more 3-D TV channels

In the race for supremacy in 3-D television, DirecTV, wants to be king. DirecTV's exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket package of out-of-market football games has been a hit. Now the company has eyes on creating what it hopes to be its next competitive edge: extensive 3-D programming including movies, documentaries...

4 years 10 months ago

Moonlight Ball in Pueblo Friday

If you've been practicing your ballroom dancing skills, put them to use at the Moonlight Ball in Pueblo Friday night. The event will include dinner, dancing, live music by The Springs Band and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser for the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. The museum...

4 years 10 months ago

San Diego sweetens Comic-Con deal $500,000

San Diego is sweetening its bid to keep Comic-Con, offering organizers $500,000 in hotel tax revenue to keep the huge pop culture event in the city. The Tourism Marketing District board agreed to budget $100,000 annually over a five-year period for Comic-Con, saying worldwide publicity from the event benefits the...

4 years 11 months ago

Rivals DirecTV, Dish combine to sell TV ads

Satellite TV rivals DirecTV and Dish are banding together to sell interactive TV advertising nationally. Such ads let people use their remote controls to request information about products. This comes after DirecTV and Dish Networks dropped lawsuits accusing each other of false advertising. Among other things, Dish had complained...

4 years 11 months ago

Aspen Filmfest sponsor shuffles top managers

Aspen Film, sponsor of the Aspen Filmfest, is reshuffling its top management. Executive Director Laura Thielen is moving into the new position of artistic director, and a new executive director will be hired to focus on fundraising and general management. Thielen, who has been executive director for 15 years, says...

4 years 11 months ago

Film fest brings together fans, filmmakers

For the third year the Indie Spirit Film Festival is letting movies goers in Southern Colorado see films they wouldn't see everyday. "Word's getting out about Colorado Springs and the festival so it's pretty exciting" says festival director Chris Loud, "This really gives an opportunity for those filmmakers who have...

4 years 11 months ago

Movies for grown-ups lurk amid summer hits

There are blowups and car chases, belly laughs and romance. Then there's the grown-up stuff that sneaks into movie theaters among all the big studio action thrillers and comedies. Hollywood calls them counterprogramming, word-of-mouth or specialty films - nice ways of saying no one wants to put up the...

4 years 11 months ago

Trump fires Blago from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Rod Blagojevich has been fired, again. The former governor, whom Illinois lawmakers ousted from office last year, has now been kicked off NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." "Apprentice" boss Donald Trump fired the ex-governor on Sunday's episode after Blagojevich struggled as team leader in creating an interactive display. As on a previous...

5 years 6 days ago

Turning a 'Wimpy Kid' into a movie star

Hollywood has had success turning popular comics into hit movies, but those works are usually based on muscular superheroes. Little Greg Heffley, the middle-school star of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," is no Superman. But he's a popular enough wimp to be a fixture on The New York Times best-seller...

5 years 1 week ago

SNL staffer finds, returns 4-carat diamond

30 Rock was a lucky number for a Manhattan woman who lost her engagement-ring diamond inside NBC's famed Saturday Night Live studios. Bree Candee and her husband were attending a SNL rehearsal last weekend celebrating her birthday. After leaving 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the couple continued celebrations at a Midtown...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Hilary Duff to write young adult book series

Simon & Schuster Books for Young readers said Tuesday that actress-singer Hilary Duff will work on a series of young adult novels that starts with "Elixir," to be published in October. The first novel will feature the worldwide adventures of photojournalist Clea Raymond. Duff also plans a nonfiction book...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs

Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week. This inaugurates what all TV makers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. Samsung Electronics Co. is announcing Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets, combined with the required glasses and 3-D...

5 years 3 weeks ago

'Precious' dominates Spirit Awards with 5 wins

The Harlem drama "Precious" won five prizes Friday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, including best picture and trophies for stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique and director Lee Daniels. Sidibe won best actress Friday for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," playing an illiterate teen pulling...

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