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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ is a good bet

    “Guys and Dolls” opened in New York City in 1950. The show, which tells the story of two very different types of love, through song and dance, has been popular ever since. The Evergreen Chorale staged successful productions in 1982 and 1997, and is now more excited than ever to present a three-weekend run of this award-winning Broadway show.

    Ron Welch, a longtime Chorale member, appeared as Nathan Detroit in the 1997 production, and Welch is now behind the curtain, directing a new cast of 34 actors.

  • Wild Eye Gallery is implementing a new vision

    The Wild Eye Gallery in downtown Evergreen has a new vision and is trying some innovative ideas.

    Over the years, the gallery has taken on several forms, including a high-end gallery with Western-themed art, a custom framing service center, and a retail shop with a mixture of art, home furnishings, jewelry and clothing. This month, Wild Eye turned its gaze in a new direction. Owner Dennis Dunn’s brainchild has morphed into a tasteful art gallery with a twist.

  • Harmony is achieved among young artists

    Barbara Wright is a mild-mannered, gentle spirit whose interests run from quantum physics to international business. Her true passions, however, are the horses that she tends to at Harmony Horseworks, her Conifer-based horse sanctuary, and art — specifically, her acrylic and oil paintings, which frequently have her beloved horses as the subject.

  • Students, pros make beautiful music together

    One of the many wonderful things about our mountain community is its musical talent — both professional musicians and upcoming students who one day might become professionals. On Saturday, Feb. 6, these professionals and apprentices will gather to perform in the Mountain Area Orchestra Festival.

  • Mirada showcases distinct artistic visions

    Indian Hills has a rich history — it once was the summer hunting ground for the Ute Indians and later served as the summer playground for Colorado’s artists, writers and creative visionaries.

    So it seems only fitting that Evergreen native Steve Sonnen and his wife, Jenni, have turned the historic Indian Hills Trading Post into Mirada Fine Art Gallery, a cozy spot that manages to showcase contemporary art with an ambience steeped in tradition.

  • ‘Parallel Lives’ is a straight-up delight

    The scene opens with two women dressed as angels. They sit on the “board of intelligent design,” overseeing the creation of Earth and comparing the colors of humans like swatches. “White’s a little bland,” says one. She’s worried that “white” people might feel inferior to the more colorful people. The sadistic pair go on to assign the roles of which sex “gets” to give birth, and they heartily laugh at recompensing the men with oversized egos.

  • Center/Stage to host New Year’s Eve bash

    In recent years, television commercials have bragged that “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” The Evergreen Players have brought their own version of Las Vegas to our mountain community for New Year’s Eve. The Players are sponsoring a rip-roaring shindig complete with gambling, dining and cabaret entertainment. This “Shake, Rattle and Roll” night should be a powerhouse party that will leave revelers saying, “What happens at Center/Stage stays at Center/Stage.”

  • Chorale’s holiday concert marks Evergreen anniversary

    2009 has been filled with celebrations of Evergreen’s sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. The Evergreen Chorale’s holiday concert, 150 Years of Holiday Music in Evergreen, is a fitting way to wrap up a year of merriment in honor of our historic mountain community.

    “We wanted to create a program packed with pieces that have been performed in Evergreen throughout its 150-year history,” said Laurie Romberg, the Chorale’s publicity manager.

  • Baroque Folke plan holiday concert

    Music and merriment return to Center/Stage in Evergreen with the Baroque Folke concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

    This eight-member consort of friends performs on early instruments, including recorder, viola da gamba, krummhorn, cornamuse and harpsichord, as well as singing in vocal ensembles. The program mingles carols from many countries with instrumental pieces, all chosen to reflect the spirit of December holidays.

     

    Performers include Ann and Mike Moore, Sally Ochsner, Bob Baldwin, Paul Ahlquist, Rebecca Beshore, Hopi Moore-Sargent and Ruth Harvey.

  • Baroque Folke fixin’ to give annual holiday concert

    Joyful carols, solemn chant and jubilant works for period instruments will combine to create a glorious celebration of the season when the Baroque Folke performs at Center/Stage on Dec. 20. This always-popular annual free concert features music performed on period instruments by an eight-member consort of friends.