Fri July 1, 2011

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great theatre, Music, Art, Celebrations of the Fourth, and Festivals abound


89th Annual Greeley Stampede and runs till July 4, with lots of music, muttin’ busting, western art show, old west reenactments and of course, the rodeo www.greeleystampede.org

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tonight at 8pm at the Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs.  Composed of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, opens Strings’ 24th Season on July 1. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, the big band performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and many others.  (970) 879-5056 x105

Trinity Demask brings a Celebration of American Songs some of the best of American music from country and folk classics to jazz and blues standards and of course, a dose of good old American rock n roll to Denver’s Swallow Hill tonight at 8pm.  Clarence Johnson, Steve Jantzen, Lauren Brombert, and Andy Ard will be joining Trinity for this great night of music. www.swallow hillmusic.org

Shakespeare at Sunset presents Twelfth Night weekends through July at 7 p.m at the ., University Theatre, UCA. In Ft. Collins.  (tickets at the door or online at CSUArtsTickets.com)  Complete your evening by bringing a pre-show picnic to the flower gardens or enjoy a free guided tour of the University Art Museum at 6 p.m. (the museum is closed on Sundays).

  Frisco observes their Heritage at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum tomorrow (7/2) to celebrate the Town’s History. This event features real gold panning, live burro rides, costumed reenactments, interpretive tours and wonderful live music in the gazebo. 10a-4p then enjoy Frisco’s Art Fair on Main Street 10a-5p tomorrow and Sunday.  1-800-424-1554 

Yoga Rocks starts this Sunday 6/19) -Sep 25 at the Park in Denver and runs till the end of September.

The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center presents a landmark exhibition of an American master: John J. Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist. Audubon’s depictions of American birds are world renowned and loved by art and nature enthusiasts alike. Till September 18th303 651-8374 

OpenStage Theatre’s production of King Lear runs till July 3rdin Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm.

Bas Bleu Theatre’s ‘Hostage Song’ runs till July 10thin Thursday – Sunday performances

Cats  runs at the Boulder dinner Theatre till September 3rd.  303-449-6000 

Some upcoming events include-

The Loveland Concert Band celebrates our Day of Independence with patriotic music and other popular musical selections at the Hammond Amphitheatre starting at 8  Monday night . We finish just in time for the City of Loveland fireworks display to begin.  (970)226-1283

On Tuesday (7/5), at 8pm, bring you family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy fine music and fellowship that has always characterized the UNC summer music series, which runs Tuesday evenings till the 26that the garden Theatre in Greeley. 970-351-1921 

Red Molly has a 6:30 show at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver as part of Swallow Hill’s Shady Grove Picnic Series on Wednesday the 6th.  On Thursday the 7th, they head to Avogadros Number in Ft. Collins for a 7:30 show.  www.avogadros.com  or 970-493-5555 .

Louisville Cultural council presents their Summer Concert Series at Louisville Community Park on Thursday evenings at 7pm—this coming Thursday (7/14) it’s the Mowtown and funk of  She Groovez.  Bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.  www.louisvillearts. org

Dala – 8:00 show at Swallow Hill Friday 8tth and an 8:00 show on Saturday the 9that the Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs.

Enjoy the Colorado Irish Festival all weekend long next weekend (7/8-10) with Music, Pipe Band Competition · Denver Gaels Irish Sports · Cultural Village & Pub · Storytelling · Celtic Marketplace · Kids Area  in the beautiful clement Park in Littleton.  5-10 Friday, 10-10 Saturday, 9-6 Sunday 303-561-4007 .

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