Performing Arts http://www.kunc.org en Coming Soon To Colorado: Wolfgang And Weed http://www.kunc.org/post/coming-soon-colorado-wolfgang-and-weed Colorado Symphony patrons — if they aren't already — are about to have the option of being Rocky Mountain high.<p><a href="http://www.coloradosymphony.org/Events/Classically-Cannabis" target="_blank">Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series</a>, which begins May 23, includes three BYOC (bring your own cannabis) chamber concerts at a gallery with an enclosed smoking area and food trucks, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:34:00 +0000 Mark Mobley 55991 at http://www.kunc.org Coming Soon To Colorado: Wolfgang And Weed Two Leads, Two Deaths In 18 Hours http://www.kunc.org/post/two-leads-two-deaths-18-hours Over the weekend, soprano Kristine Opolais sang her heart out — and died twice.<p>Friday evening she had sung the lead in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/90063951/giacomo-puccini" target="_blank">Puccini</a>'s <em>Madama Butterfly</em>. It was her debut in that role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It was a big deal. Opolais was so excited about it that she stayed up until five the next morning.<p>At 7:30 Saturday morning, she got a call from Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Met. Groggy-voiced, Opolais said hello, and after a moment it became clear what was happening. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:45:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55257 at http://www.kunc.org Two Leads, Two Deaths In 18 Hours Colorado Ballet's ‘Beat’ Moves To DeVotchKa’s Drums http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-ballets-beat-moves-devotchka-s-drums <p>Colorado Ballet’s newest work explores the stark reality of military service: some return to loving families, others never return. That discord is echoed in the driving beat of the music – courtesy of Colorado’s own DeVotchKa.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carrie Saldo 54955 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Ballet's ‘Beat’ Moves To DeVotchKa’s Drums 'The Whipping Man' Is Emblematic Of Curious' Approach To Theater http://www.kunc.org/post/whipping-man-emblematic-curious-approach-theater <p>On the heels of the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation, Curious Theatre Company has mounted <em>The Whipping Man</em>, a play that looks at the painful legacy of slavery in post-Civil War Richmond, Va.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:47:39 +0000 Carrie Saldo 53580 at http://www.kunc.org 'The Whipping Man' Is Emblematic Of Curious' Approach To Theater Gene Kelly's Career: Evidence Mom Knows Best? http://www.kunc.org/post/gene-kellys-career-evidence-mom-knows-best <p>Hollywood history would be very different had <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000037/?ref_=nv_sr_3" target="_blank">Gene Kelly</a> pursued his dream of playing shortstop for the Pittsburg Pirates. Born and raised in the Steel City, it was his mother who insisted he take dance lessons as a child.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Carrie Saldo 53338 at http://www.kunc.org Gene Kelly's Career: Evidence Mom Knows Best?