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Encounter the vivid personalities, ideas, spaces, and new projects in the local arts & culture scene with host Angela Seals and our region’s cultural website,

Jul 9, 2020

This episode features highlights from the July 3, 2020 gallery openings along the Creative Corridor of Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs. The episode ends with a preview of the reimagined July 4th “Symphony On Your Porch” program of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic the following night. Event information for First Fridays each month can be found at

This month’s regional First Friday event included a Virtual First Friday Challenge Grant to local organizations that support healthy Black communities: Colorado Springs Black Business Network, My Black Colorado, and Poetry 719. The first interview highlights this support of the local #BlackLivesMatter movement through an interview with and performance from Poetry 719 co-founder Ashley Cornelius. We encourage the community to learn more about and support all three of these inspiring organizations at their websites:

Colorado Springs Black Business Network

My Black Colorado

Poetry 719


Episode Lineup (Minutes into Episode):

2:10 – Poetry 719 Page co-founder Ashley Cornelius highlights their inspiring organization and performs a poem
9:47 – First Friday Gallery Visit: Kreuser Gallery with artist Jasmine Dillavou
21:00 – Live on the Street with Jennifer DeDominici: Cottonwood Center for the Arts "Cottonwood One Way"
25:47 – Musical Guest: Audrey J. Bussanich
36:46 – First Friday Gallery Visit: Commonwheel Artists Co-op
43:54 – Live on the Street with Jennifer DeDominici: Dine Out Downtown in Downtown Colorado Springs
50:58 – Colorado Springs Philharmonic‘s Nathan Newbrough previews "Symphony from Your Porch" on July 4.


Peak Radar Live: Later is the new podcast spinoff of a long-running live video series produced by, the Pikes Peak region’s cultural website. It features interviews, performances, behind-the-scenes access, sneak previews, and personal tours highlighting the rich cultural life of our community. Peak Radar Live: Later is hosted by Angela Seals, Deputy Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with technical direction from Studio 809, and a rotating array of special guests from all corners of the local arts and cultural scene. Watch the over 70 videos from this series since 2016 at

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