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Downtown Partnership seeking street performers

The Downtown Partnership is attempting to spice up the city’s urban experience by providing live, street-corner entertainment this summer. Dancers, actors, painters and musicians are expected to be among the sanctioned entertainment, called the Sidewalk Stage program. The Partnership is now accepting applications for performers who will work the street corners on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership seeking street performers

Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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In keeping with national trends, Colorado Springs could utilize its arts, culture and creative class to build a stronger sense of community and — along with it — a stronger economy downtown. Downtown, arts and area leaders will discuss creative place-making and using arts and culture to develop a stronger downtown economy in a special… Continue Reading Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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Best practices for changing a culture

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If you have moved from one organization to another anytime in your career, you know that every company has its own unique culture. Culture is defined as the beliefs, values, norms, and attitudes that form a group’s patterns of thought and action. Put another way, culture can be thought of as “unwritten rules about the… Continue Reading Best practices for changing a culture

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Colorado Springs may have topped Men’s Fitness magazine’s fittest cities in America list, but it didn’t even make it onto Forbes 25 smartest cities in America list, released this week. Nope, not even Denver or Pubelo made Forbes’ list, but Boulder, however, was No. 1 for the second consecutive year. The ratings are based on… Continue Reading Springs on fittest list – but not smartest list

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Starbucks to offer some free wireless service

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The Associated Press SEATTLE _ Starbucks Corp. is teaming up with AT&T Inc. and will start offering a mix of free and paid wireless Internet service in many of its U.S. coffee shops, beginning this spring. The world’s largest specialty coffee retailer’s move ends a six-year partnership T-Mobile, which did not include free Wi-Fi and… Continue Reading Starbucks to offer some free wireless service

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COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Two Colorado Springs organizations that promote tourism earned a matching grant of $15,000 from the Colorado Tourism Office. Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the convention and visitors’ bureau, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, or COPPeR, will use the shared grant money to enhance PeakRadar.com, a cultural activities calendar for the… Continue Reading COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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The Associated Press NEW YORK _ The 97.5 million viewers who saw the New York Giants’ last-minute win over the New England Patriots made it the most-watched Super Bowl ever and second biggest event in American television history. Only the “MASH” series finale in 1983, with 106 million viewers, was seen by more people, Nielsen… Continue Reading Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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The Associated Press NEW YORK_Very preliminary findings from 49 of the nation’s biggest markets showed that ratings for this year’s Super Bowl, with the New York Giants’ thrilling win over the New England Patriots, were up 6 percent over last year’s big game, according to Nielsen Media Research on Monday. Experts say those numbers indicate… Continue Reading Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will receive a $120,000 grant from the Phil Long Community Fund and Denver Broncos Charities to help build its destination skate park in Memorial Park. The new facility, which will be just north of the Sertich Ice Center, will be designed to accommodate inline skaters,… Continue Reading City receiving $120,000 for destination skate park

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CU won’t flush away $25k

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Boulder venture capitalist Brad Feld has donated $25,000 to the University of Colorado for naming rights and a plaque on the second-floor men’s bathroom in the campus’ newly constructed technology hub. It’s an offer that was flushed away by Feld’s alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but C.U. officials took Feld up on the… Continue Reading CU won’t flush away $25k

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