Mary Willson started contributing to Westword as an intern in the summer of 2014. Since then, she's mostly covered music news, focusing on the electronic music scene in Colorado. She is currently a student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she studies communications and sociology.
23 days ago | Education
Temple Grandin is a world-renowned public speaker, autism activist and animal-science academic at Colorado State University who loves connecting with her fans on a personal level. The success of the HBO movie about Grandin and her best-s...
29 days ago | Music Festivals
The Fort Collins Music Showcase (aka FoCoMX) brings out thousands of Fort Collins residents who are undeniably smitten over their town's local talent, year after year. This year the festival runs like clockwork, and locals know who to see, and wha...
1 month ago | Profiles
Denver's Ian Cooke spent the weekend in Fort Collins, armed only with his cello, his effects pedal and his voice, ready to convert new fans and meet with old ones. On Thursday night, he played a solo set on the roof of the months-old Illegal Pete'...
1 month ago | Music Festivals
The 7th annual FoCoMX festival took place this weekend in Fort Collins. Bars, venues, breweries and coffee shops were packed with sweaty, often drunk fans swaying to their favorite local stars. There were plenty of memorable moments from the weeke...
1 month ago | Concert Reviews
Last night, the third floor of the McNichols Civic Center building was transformed into a musical game show, complete with judging cards, a panel of guests, and two witty hosts. Bob Boilen, the host of NPR's All Songs Considered — the de...
1 month ago | Previews
On April 21, the Denver-based electronic-music producer Michal Menert will release his third album, Space Jazz, on the label he recently founded, Super Best Records. The fifteen-track effort will be available as a free download via michalmenert.co...