Fri August 19, 2011

KUNC Entertainment Report

Experience internationally known jazz greats in genres including Contemporary Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and Big Band Jazz—dance to New Orleans and Chicago’sbest jazz acts at the 1st Annual Jazz on 2nd Ave in Historic Niwot, Colorado next Saturday (8/20).  Taste culinary delights from Louisiana and Spanish Harlem including, Cajun Creole from Colterra/Salt and high-end delicacies and an oyster bar from Treppeda’s Ristorante.  Top this off with a wine cellar, beer garden, micro brews  303.946.9227 electriclady66@gmail.com

 It’s Art Night Out in Old Town Lafayette tonight from 6-9:30 when shops and galleries open their doors to share their wonder—and goodies and special prices. Annual Senior Services Art Show and Reception at Festival Plaza from 6-8:00 p.m.  Enjoy the Flamenco guitar of Rick Pruitt from 6-7:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza. And Willie Hammond will be playing at Tutti’s – and so much more!

 Red Horse- composed of John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, and Lucy Kaplansky, great friends and songwriters - share their distinctive voices carry the magic of the music that is awash in great harmonies and songwriting tonight at the Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs at 8p

 Tonight it’s great bluegrass with the Blue Canyon Boys at Swallow Hill in Denver, then tomorrow night Iris Dement takes the state – both shows at 8pm www.swallowhillmusic.org

 Bring a blanket, lawn chair, umbrella, and the whole family for 9thAnnual Masonville Gospel Music Festival at the Buckhorn Church Amphitheatre.  Music will begin at 11 am and there’s food, fun, and arts & crafts (970) 689-5355 or (970) 663-1321 On day of event: (970) 667-2308

Wet Mountain Western Jubilee tomorrow and Sunday (8/20 & 21) with Don Edwards, Sons & Brothers, Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams, Waddie Mitchell, Juni Fisher and more in beautiful Westcliffe,  Colorado   www.wetmountainwesternjubilee.com

 Looking for some old fashioned fun? The Kress Cinema & Lounge in Historic Downtown Greeley hosts a sing-a-long to one of the most memorable movie musicals of the 20th Century—Mary Poppins – in two shows on August 20 at 3pm & 6:30pm – www.cresscinema.com

 Saturday  starting at 3 – a great concert of Music born in Texas - singer songwriter Robert Earl Keen, and fellow Texan and Rockabilly artist Dale Watson, Texas BBQ and more at the Pavilion in Old Town Louisville all to celebrate Waterloo turning 4 ! 303-993-2094

 The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center continues its 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 

 Cats continues at the Boulder Dinner Playhouse till September 3rd

 Upcoming events-

Friday, August 26th – it is the 25th Annual Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter concert at Loveland’s Hammond Amphitheatre, featuring Liz Barnez and Rebecca Folsom.  As always, the concert is a benefit for the Weld Food Bank and the Food Bank of Larimer County. Merry Makers and Decorators again will be there to share their amazing face painting and balloon creations with all.

 Next weekend, it’s Nedfest in Nederland three days of great music including Leftover Salmon, The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmannw/ Steve Kimock, Kyle Hollingsworth& George Porter Jr., David Grisman Sextet, microbrews, crafts and more!

 6th Annual Denver Modernism Show hits town August 26-27-28, with more than 100 booths of vintage and contemporary modern design, home decor and art. Held every year at the National Western Complex Expo Hall, the event draws buyers, sellers and modernism fans from across the US.

 University Of Colorado Boulder College Of Music Media Release
Faculty Tuesday Series Christina Jennings, Flute With Cu Wind Faculty  
French Wind Masters August 30, 2011

 Opera Fort Collins exclusive pre-opera “Dinner in Seville” in the new Lincoln Center’s Founder’s Room next Friday (8/26) including new dressing room/Performance Hall tours, tapas, seafood paella, rosemary lamb, Mediterranean vegetables, Spanish wines, light entertainment & exclusive Carmen comments by OFC’s new Artistic Director Brian Clay Luedloff. Black tie optional. 5pm- at 7:30 join Opera Fort Collins in opening the newly renovated Lincoln Center and the 2011-12 performing arts season in grand style with Georges Bizet’s deliciously tempestuous opera, Carmen tonight and a 2p matinee on Sunday . Surrounded by smugglers, gypsies, soldiers, & bull fighters, Corporal Don José throws caution to the wind as he obsessively follows Carmen on an irrevocable trajectory toward violence and death. 970-221-6730 

 Enjoy a great day of music at the PB & Jam, an all day bluegrass festival, 8 bands, next Saturday starting at noon next Saturday (8/7) 719-486-4216 


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