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Arts and Entertainment

  • An ensemble of emotions

    It’s a tale as old as time: Two young people fall in love despite the obstacle of being from different classes.

     

    In this case, it’s the story of “Once on This Island,” a contemporary Broadway musical set in Haiti that is being performed by Evergreen High School theater and music students.

    Theater teacher Fran Arniotes says this is her favorite show.

    “The music is amazing; the story is amazing,” she said. “It’s a remarkable show.”

  • Gallery owner heeds his muse

    Mark Anthony King wasn't really looking for an opportunity to open an art gallery in Denver, but when he saw the perfect space at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street, he decided to make the leap. That was around Thanksgiving.

    In a few short months, he sold Stoneheart Gallery in Evergreen to Julianne Miller, who took over Jan. 15. King leased the Denver space and is getting it ready for the opening April 6.

    King, 45, had been a presence in Evergreen’s Main Street gallery scene for six years as owner and director of Stoneheart Gallery.

  • 'Quilters' will put Sohrweid's directing career to bed

    Larry Sohrweid’s family history is steeped in the art of quilting. His mother was a member of the Ladies Aid Sewing Circle at their church, making quilts to commemorate the milestones of townspeople’s lives. Sohrweid’s family history as an adult is steeped in the art of theater.

  • Artist's quilt breaks all the rules

     Raised on a farm in Iowa and allowed to wander in the fields and woods on his own as a child, Carmon Slater developed an intense relationship with nature that is on display in his art, his living space and his quilts.

    One of his most unusual quilts is the strangest among a collection of unusual quilts in the new juried show that opened Feb. 3, "Male Call: Quilts Made by Men," at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

  • 16-year-old guitar phenom rocks Little Bear

    Young Austin and No Difference, a Colorado Springs-based band that stole the show at last year’s Big Chili Cook-off, returned to Evergreen and performed for a growing local fan base on Jan. 27 at the Little Bear.

    The three-man band is making a name for itself as a rockin’ blues phenomenon primarily because of front man and guitarist Austin Young. At 16, Austin has been playing guitar for just four years. The band performs half originals, half covers — of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters.

  • EPiC brings laughs to Center/Stage

    Improvisational comedy is the premiere format for live comedy. Famous comedians such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Sandler got their start in improv comedy venues. These famous venues such as Second City and Comedy Works are usually found in big cities. For the third straight season, the Evergreen Players Improv Comedy troupe, EPiC, is bringing a weekend of improv to Evergreen.

  • Exhibit will let local art lovers say hello to Dali

  • Laughs arrive at StageDoor in ‘Gone With the Wind’ spoof

    In the 21st century, we have paparazzi, tabloids and Twitter to fill us in on the every move of Hollywood actors and directors. In the 1930s, however, the secrets of Hollywood were often just that — secrets. That is, until Ron Hutchinson took it upon himself to dramatize the events that led to the creation of the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.” The movie won eight Oscars in 1939, but months earlier it took three men five days to rewrite the script in a format that was worthy of these awards.

  • ‘Orbit’ a high point for two theater mainstays in Evergreen

    Witnessing the birth of a new theatrical work is a rare gift. It is especially rare when the director and playwright are both local residents and the premiere is taking place right in Evergreen. Theater-goers won’t want to miss this creative collaboration between two mainstays of the Evergreen theater world, playwright Scott Gibson and director Len Matheo. Mark your calendars for opening night of the Evergreen Players’ production of “Remaining in Orbit.”

  • Chorale will get us in the spirit with holiday classics

    2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti and the 60th anniversary of his classic Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”