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Arts and Entertainment

  • Center for the Arts exhibit explores Guatemalan culture
  • 'Dearly Departed' provides laughs to die for
  • ‘Kiss Me Kate’ kicks off Chorale’s 2014-15 season

    “Kiss Me Kate” is a musical that belongs on the must-see list of any theater lover. Cole Porter’s most successful musical combines the style of the 1940s Golden Age of Broadway with the wit and tradition of Shakespeare. The Evergreen Chorale’s production of this timeless classic opens Sept. 12 and is the first in a lineup of exciting performances for the 2014-15 Chorale season.

  • Latvian artist exults in colors of the Southwest

    Artist Larisa Aukon spent her childhood years staring at the gray winter skies of Latvia. Fifteen years ago, when Aukon landed in Arizona, she found herself inspired by the explosion of color in the American Southwest. Today, Aukon’s monotone childhood memories are a far cry from the color- and light-imbued canvases she produces. At Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, Aukon’s first solo exhibition in Colorado, “color of LIFE,” reflects on the vibrant life she has built in her adopted home.

  • EPIC improv comedy provides needed laughs at summer’s end

    The first day of school is just around the corner. Perhaps it’s been a joyful summer of memories that will be recorded in your family scrapbook, or perhaps you’ve been counting the minutes until the little ones are thrown back into a daily routine. Either way, summer vacation is a bit like improvisational comedy — you spend three months with people who have no filter, and you make things up on the fly to keep them entertained. You can only hope that at the end of it all you find yourself laughing.

  • Jazz Festival packed with talent and tributes

    Evergreen is 1,400 miles from New Orleans, but from July 25-27, our mountain community will become Bourbon Street with altitude as it hosts the Evergreen Jazz Festival. Now in its 13th year, the Evergreen Jazz Festival has become nationally known for its combination of top bands and intimate venues. Attendees will enjoy more than 75 hours of live traditional jazz ranging from Dixieland to ragtime to blues, boogie-woogie and swing.

  • Evergreen Players' production of 'Annie' shines

    The sun will come up on the Evergreen Players when the curtain opens at the latest production of "Annie," July 11 through Aug. 3. Families will enjoy sharing their memories of this beloved musical, as well as making new memories together when they follow the popular comic-strip heroine Little Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy on their adventures from Miss Hannigan's orphanage into the heart of Daddy Warbucks.

  • 56 Western artists in town for art show, auction

    For the fourth consecutive year, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will host a group of 56 of the country’s most celebrated Western artists. The Weekend in the West Art Show and Auction is an invitational event that welcomes painters and sculptors from across the Mountain West, giving art-lovers a rare opportunity to watch those talents at work and take home a masterpiece created before their eyes.

  • ‘Spamalot’ a madcap musical
  • 'The Aristocats' a purr-fect feline frolic

    The young actors of the Venue Theatre in Conifer are heading for France. The Elementary Company opens its production of "The Aristocats" on May 9. The show will be a feline frolic through the Parisian countryside set to a jazzy score by Disney.

    The Venue’s Elementary Company is divided into two casts, the Toughcats and the Wildcats. Each cast will perform in four productions during its assigned weekend. The Toughcats will perform on opening weekend, and the Wildcats will perform during the second weekend.