Fri July 15, 2011

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great theatre, Music, Art, Dance and Festivals in Colorado


 The Ft. Collins Jazz Experience brings Music, history, and more for you to enjoy all weekend long In Old Town Square and Oak Street Plaza.  Tonight, there is a special jazz art walk, and late night jams sessions await Tomorrow’s Downtown Sessions feature two  stages of free continuous jazz jams from local and regional groups showcase Colorado's rich jazz talents,

It’s dual fun as Friday Fest and the Cruisin' for Cancer Car Show takes place tonight from 5-8pm on 8th Street in Historic Downtown Greeley with live music featuring the High-Gear Daddys on 9th Street! All  proceeds go to the American Cancer Societ.  Awards will be presented for: Best of Show, People's Choice, Most Likely to be Given a Ticket, and Police Choice. 

Old Town Lafayette  is red, white and blue !  Visit Old Town Lafayette tonight from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. for Art Night Out--  an art walk that features beautiful art, live music and special pricing at shops and restaurants along Public Road.  Create cards to send to our troops, hear live music, enjoy the fashion show at Festival Plaza or take part in the Jazz Workshop.  http://www.cityoflafayette.com/page.asp?navid=2087

Tonight Swallow Hill brings us one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B., Allen Toussaint and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Buckwheat Zydeco have an 7:00 show at Denver Botanic Gardens – York Street.   Don't be surprised when The Dirty Dozen Brass Band bring banjos and marching drums to the stage with 'em.www.swallowhillmusic.org
The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center’s presentation of 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 

Encore! Encore!’s production of Seven Keys to Baldpate continues at the Baldpate Inn in Estes Park until the 16thin Friday and Saturday performances at 6 & 8:30pm 970-586-5397 

The Creede Repertory Theatre's presentation of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" runs till August 13thin Wednesday-Sunday performances   (719)658-2540 

Colorado Swing Big Band performs at the Fort Collins Jazz Experience tomorrow night (7/16)  from 6 - 7:30 PM
Oak Street Plaza at Oak and College Avenue in Fort Collins.

Colorado Swing Big Band features the area's top musical talent including great vocalists. Our arrangements feature the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, Les Brown, George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Patsy Cline, Buddy Rich, Brian Setzer and many others. At our summer festival events we perform a variety of new and popular music in addition to our dance and fundraiser standards.

Hairspray continues at the Arvada Center till Sunday.  720-898-7200 Box Office 

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

Some upcoming events include-

On Tuesdays  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 

Bands on the Bricks –free concerts Wednesdays 7-9, on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall till Aug 17

Every Thursday night through August 18th, Frisco, brings together great music for their Concerts in the Park Series to benefit Summit County Non – Profits. The concerts are free and refreshments will be available to benefit our local non profits. So bring out your lawn chairs and join your friends for a summer filled with Concerts in the Park. This is a pet-friendly event!   http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/concert-in-the-park/

Next Saturday (7/23) enjoy a day of fun while supporting the Spirit of Flight Museum in Erie at the 3rdannual spirit of flight day from 10am-4pm. Aircraft displays and fly-bys, WWII Veterans/Tributes, Car Show and so much more- plus a  Jet Dragster, Beer Garden, Band

Next Saturday night, Raise the Woof Gala to benefit the Foothills Animal Foundation food & drink samplings from renowned area restaurants and silent and live auctions – sing along and dance to the dueling pianos of Wild Ivories set amid a world-class private car collection at the Mathews  Collection in Arvada Saturday July 21

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

Blame Sally on have an 8:00 show with Susan Gibs at Denver’s Swallow Hill on Friday the  29th(7/29) 

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