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Arts and Entertainment

  • HITTING THE HIGH NOTES: Jimy Murphy

    Jimy Murphy — artist, cancer survivor, father of three and force of nature — offers one piece of advice: Do what you love.

    The ebullient Murphy has followed his own passions on a whirlwind music and film career that took him around the country before dropping him back in his hometown.

  • 'Legally Blonde' features laughs, songs at Clear Creek High

    Elle Woods has come to Clear Creek High School.

    Elle — portrayed by senior Emily Gerding — will star in “Legally Blonde the Musical” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The musical follows the plot of the 2001 movie, only with random outbursts of song, as Rachel Smith, the show’s director, put it.

    Smith, a CCHS English teacher, said Gerding is “channeling her inner Elle. She has put in a lot of work to make (Elle) a fun, likable character.”

  • Evergreen natives in cover band that targets fans of The Who

    Two Evergreen natives and longtime friends will perform Friday at the Little Bear in a five-piece band that covers the music of The Who.

    Pete Ward, founder of The Substitutes, and David Floyd met in Evergreen in 1974, when they were neighbors and rode the bus together to Bergen Elementary. From good times spent summer camping to winter sledding, music was always a part of their friendship.

  • Talent takes the stage to raise funds for Operation Homefront

    Evergreen’s most talented residents were greeted with applause — and donations — as part of the fourth annual Evergreen’s Got Talent on Saturday night at The Wild Game.

    The talent show is a fund-raiser for Operation Homefront, an organization that provides assistance to military families and wounded veterans in need. The organization has an office in Colorado Springs.

  • Young artists exhibit creativity, enthusiasm

    As Parmalee Elementary third-grader Riley Sullivan walked into Shadow Mountain Gallery in downtown Evergreen on Friday afternoon, she silently pointed to an art display.

    Her piece, a tinfoil bug with five legs, was hanging in the gallery as part of the annual Elementary Artists 2016 show. The show featured the work of young artists from Bergen Meadow, Carlson, King-Murphy, Montessori School of Evergreen, Parmalee and Wilmot.

  • Chorale choreographs a notable production of ‘Guys & Dolls’

    The Evergreen Chorale’s production of “Guys & Dolls” — in addition to having great music and a comedic plot — has some special elements.

    First, Pat Payne is back directing his second show for the Chorale. Payne is well known in the Denver area theater scene, most recently at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

    Second, the cast is a 50/50 mix of Evergreen Chorale regulars from the area and those coming up the hill to be part of the production.

  • Former Idaho Springs resident McEuen to perform at United Center on Nov. 3

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    Nov. 3 will be a homecoming of sorts for John McEuen.

    The California native, who is perhaps best known as a co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, lived in Clear Creek for 20 years.

    “It’s nice,” McEuen said in an interview, noting that Idaho Spring is close to skiing and not too far from the Denver airport. “There are nice people; it was a growing little town.”

  • Chorale choreographs a notable production of ‘Guys & Dolls’

    The Evergreen Chorale’s production of “Guys & Dolls” — in addition to having great music and a comedic plot — has some special elements.

    First, Pat Payne is back directing his second show for the Chorale. Payne is well known in the Denver area theater scene, most recently at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

    Second, the cast is a 50/50 mix of Evergreen Chorale regulars from the area and those coming up the hill to be part of the production.

  • CAE exhibit lets area’s teen artists show their stuff

    “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

    — Albert Einstein

    Area high school artists are demonstrating their creativity and artistic prowess at an annual show just for them at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    This is the 12th year for the show, which highlights talented teens from Platte Canyon, Conifer, Evergreen and Clear Creek high schools. Nearly 70 pieces of art will be displayed through Feb. 25.

  • ‘Art of the Egg’ contest under way for professional, amateur artists

    The ninth annual egg-decorating contest sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association is filled with opportunities for amateur and professional artists. Newly named the Art of the Egg, the contest features displays of creative works at Evergreen National Bank and local art galleries from the end of March through April.