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Business owner has part in movie

       Kathleen Haden, owner of a Westside Pilates business, has a featured part in a personal-development movie called “Keeper of the Keys” that's to be released in Las Vegas in December.

Kathleen Haden wears one of the keys for her part in the movie, "The Keeper of the Keys."
Courtesy of Kathellen Haden

       Drawing on her career-related knowledge of a water-immersing stress-relief technique called aqua motion, she is one of several subject-matter experts (appearing in the movie's seven dream sequences) who help a man who has suffered repeated misfortunes see how to start anew.
       “Keeper” is in production in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and New Mexico, a press release states.
       The director is Scott Cervine, who is credited with directing 11 movies and acting in 14, according to the Internet Movie Database.
       Haden's scenes are to be shot Monday through Wednesday (June 20-22) in different locations in Las Vegas, she said.
       This is her first movie role. She was recommended by one of the other experts in the movie.
       “It's absolutely humbling to be asked to participate in this endeavor,” Haden said. “To work alongside some of the industry's most respected teachers and be given the opportunity to positively affect millions of lives by introducing them to the power of discovering their what - that is, the one thing they were born to do - is an honor and a privilege.”
       The “Keeper” premiere is scheduled Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. The extent of its theater release “is still being decided and we won't know till later, but several movie companies are interested,” Haden said.
       She opened Pilates Plus Colorado in the Gold Hill Mesa Community Center nearly three years ago. Haden is also co-director and owner of the Aqua Motion Movement. Previously, she had taught Pilates for 20 years, initially in Texas and later in downtown Colorado Springs.
       Fantasy store opens
       Merlin's Realm offers a range of items for those interested in fantasy.
       The business recently opened in Old Colorado City at 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #20
       Products include magic wands, swords, knives, jewelry, incense, crystals, wizard kits and metaphysical goods. Also available are custom designed jewelry, wands and geometry devices.
       The owner is Casey Bopp and the manager is Angel Barrow. Between them, they have 42 years of crafting experience.
       “We love the Westside and felt it was a perfect match for our business,” Bopp said.
       Merlin's Realm is open daily.
       The phone is 685-4455; the website is
       Barber shop relocates
       Mike Nelson has relocated his Nelson's Barber Shop from North 19th Street to 2812 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 103.
       He's been cutting hair since 1979, and had been at the old location for 14 years.
       The shop takes walk-ins only, with no appointments.
       The business is open Tuesday through Saturday.
       Also a guitarist who's played gigs around the Westside, Nelson said his shop name is the same one his late father used when he had a barber shop in North Dakota. At that time, barber shops there were always named after the owner's last name, Nelson said, but he believes his is the only one in Colorado Springs that's named that way.
       The phone is 291-0312.

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release