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Fri October 14, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

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The buzz of old audio equipment-- graceful swans-- reeds, benefits and more along Colorado's Front Range this weekend and beyond.

Chris Daniels and the Kings returns to Nissi’s in Lafayette to rock the house tonight starting at 7:30. www.nissis.com

Debut Theatre Company opens their production of Dracula, featuring original music composed by debut player and musician Caroline Miller, at the Magnolia Theatre in the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center opening tonight  (10/14) at 7pm and running Friday – Sunday October 22 in 7pm performances and 1:00 matinees

Grammy artist Gary Morris, known for penning the song, Wind Beneath My Wings joins other celebrity performers including members of The Lawmen, Comedian Ralph Achilles from the early days at the Taylor Supper Club for a benefit Concert at the Red Lion Hotel Southeast starting at 7p tonight  (10/14) 303-695-1700. 

Avogadro's Number In Fort Collins presents the Happy Heart Farm Fundraiser featuring Liz Barnez, tomorrow afternoon from one to five pm, and then Beast Women at eight PM.  Avogadros-Dot-Com.

Spunky groove merchant Ryan Montbleau Band plays an 8:00 show at Denver’s Swallow Hill tonight, then follows his triumphant summer appearance at the Mish with a visit inside the SpokesBUZZ Lounge with special guest Jason Spooner Trio tomorrow at 8 at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Swallow Hill presents Colorado Sings Hadestown, tomorrow night (10/15) at the  L2 Arts and Culture Center in Denver. Anais Mitchell performs her folk-Ooera with Colorado singers Reed Foehl, KC Groves, and members of Paper Bird. 970.226-3647 Ext. 260

The Colorado Ballet’s stunning and beautiful production of Swan Lake continues through Oct. 23,the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the DCPA in Denver.  www.coloradoballet.corg

This weekend, it’s Gear for the Ear—the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest at the Marriott Tech Center—Called the biggest consumer audio show in the nation, the show boasts over  400 Brands, over 150 Demo Rooms and over 3 additional large vendor areas.www.audiofest.net

If you like vintage toys, dolls, comics and more- you will find collection nirvana at the Collections supershow at the Northglenn Ramada Plaza and convention center in Northglenn this Sunday 11a-4p http://danacain.com/collector-supershow/

The Colorado Wind Ensemble celebrates 30 years of performing great music for woodwinds, brass, and percussion in the Denver area!  Join them for their season opener with some favorite classics including Bernstein, Host and Milhaud tomorrow night at 7:30 at Littleton United Methodist ChurchSunday, Woodwinds Three will be performing Music from France, Cuba, Austria, Brazil, and the UShas a 3:00 performance at the Louisville Center for the Arts as part of their Louisville Coffeehouse Chamber Series

Experience a night of Love tomorrow night as the Greeley Philharmonic promises to not only pull on your heart strings, but play on them in "La Noche del Amor." With world-renowned guitarist William Kanengiser and superb vocalist and UNC professor Melissa Malde, 7:30 at the  Union Colony Civic Center.  www.ucstars.com 

Louisville Cultural Council is pleased to feature another of their twice-yearly silent film nights featuring six film shorts with live piano accompaniment by Rodney Sauer, of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. 7pm tomorrow night (10/15) (/15)

The 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition  is a month long event featuring the works of top poster artists and designers from around the world  at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University Visual Arts Building in Ft. Collins. 970-491-5529

Bas Bleu Theater Company presents Quilters, a folk musical story of 19th century

Pioneer women, that shows the fabric of prairie life, including sisterhood, perseverance and good humor. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays till October 23rd. www.bas bleu dot org

Upcoming events-

Enjoy an evening of fun and benefit deserving fur kids at the Larimer Humane Society’s Top Cat & Tails Gala, “A Night at the Meow-seum” next Friday 10/21) at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.  Larimer Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year this event helps to celebrate and support the nearly 12,000 priceless companion, exotic, barnyard and wild animals the shelter cares for each year. 970.226-3647 ext. 260

CU Opera brings Mozart's charming classic about sex, love, intrigue, and marriage that has delighted audiences since its scandalous premiere in 1786- The Marriage of Figaro- CU Opera is performing this delightful classic on Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m. at Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado in Boulder

The Longmont chorale kicks off their 75 th Anniversary Season with "Steal Away to Spirituals and Gospel Music," A concert combining the Worship Choir from Calvary Church in Longmont with the Chorale for the sharing of inspirational spirituals,  next Saturday (10/22)  at  Niwot High School  www.longmontchorale.org

David Korevaar, an internationally recognized pianist who has built an avid fan base in the Boulder/Denver area, performs Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra next Saturday (10/22) at the  Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6 - $15. Information at 303-912-1649 and www.broomfieldsymphony.org.

For more information on these and other events, visit our website, www.kunc.org.

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