Author: Tonja Randolph

That Loving Feeling

  On a recent snowy evening, we celebrated the Reader’s Choice Best of NOCO businesses with a party and a private, invitation-only performance of Steel Magnolias at the Lincoln Center. The all-female OpenStage cast was fantastic. The storyline, which tugs at anyone’s heartstrings, is about the strength of women, both in life and in friendship. The play runs through February 16. I encourage you to have a date night or a girls’ night out to take in the show. In the short time I’ve owned NOCO Style, this is our second season as a producing sponsor of an OpenStage production. I’m honored to support performing arts in our community and especially proud of Bruce and Denise Freestone for founding OpenStage Theatre and keeping it thriving since 1973. Not only have they each served as director, designer, technician and producer, but often you will find them onstage as well playing a character. Check out Denise’s performance as Ouiser Boudreaux (my favorite character!) in this play. In February our attention begins to focus on another kind of production: weddings. Planning season is upon us, and celebrating love and marriage in Northern Colorado is as good as it gets. This issue of NOCO Style features some gorgeous wedding venues around the area, suiting everyone’s tastes for mountain air, hay and horses, taps and tours, and NOCO modern. The venue really tells a...

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Fort Collins Symphony to Premiere VIBE! Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) invites you and your friends and family to the world premiere of VIBE! by Los Angeles composer Gregory Smith on Friday, January 18, at 7 p.m. at Timberline Church. Smith is a prolific composer for Walt Disney theme parks, CBS, ABC and ESPN. His family/educational symphonic works have enjoyed nearly 1,000 performances by more than 200 orchestras worldwide. He is known for his ability to disguise informational content with story, jokes, and audience participation. VIBE! is narrated by the composer and performed by the FCS under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney. This lighthearted musical guarantees a laugh as the audience journeys behind the scenes and explores the science of sound and how sound itself travels. Using various FCS orchestra instruments, he will demonstrate how sound is created including the speed and behavior of sound, how echoes work, and the significance of having two ears. In addition to VIBE!, this family-friendly concert will feature Richard Strauss’ famous fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra, Morton Gould’s Windjammer Suite: The Ship, Igor Stravinsky’s Berceuse and Finale from his iconic ballet The Firebird, Eric Knight’s Three Musical Elements: Earth, Wind, Space, and a Beach Boys Medley. Concert Sponsors Dr. Peter Springberg with additional support from the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, NoCo Artists, Flood and Peterson, FAN Foundation, Griffin Foundation, Carol Ann Hixon Fund for Advancing Innovation...

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Old Town Churn Ice Cream Launches ChurnUpGood

Join Fort Collins’ Old Town Churn Saturday, January 5, with local friends and family in the community and make memories while making ice-cream with your very own ice cream maker or churn! Looking to create a new ongoing tradition? Come ChurnUpGood at Old Town Churn’s 26-foot tall ice cream churn and 2,000-pound hand crank. Not only is this event a perfect excuse to spend time with friends but also to make ice cream that benefits the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. As part of the Little Man Ice Cream family of brands, their mission is simple…make delicious ice cream, bring community together in a meaningful way and help those in need through their Scoop-for-Scoop philanthropic program. The featured photos are from Old Town Churn’s last event, The Gingerbread House Party had over 150 participants and raised money for Homeward Alliance. The “ChurnUpGood” events take place the first Saturday of every month. Old Town Churn provides the base and mixings. You just bring an ice cream maker or churn and a lot of good cheer to share with the Rescue Mission, an organization committed to helping homeless and struggling neighbors. Old Town Churn hours Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location 200 N College Ave, Fort Collins CO 80524 For more information visit...

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Upcoming Events

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January 10 @ 12:00 am - March 3 @ 12:00 am
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THEATRE: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - February 24 @ 12:00 am
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CSU THEATRE: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - February 24 @ 12:00 am
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February 22 @ 9:00 pm
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February 23 @ 12:00 am - March 3 @ 12:00 am