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Arts and Entertainment

  • Sculpture competition focuses kids' artistic skills

    Some young Evergreen students proved they have solid artistic skills Friday night at a Sculpture Evergreen art contest reception at Evergreen National Bank.

    Students at Marshdale and Wilmot elementary schools and Evergreen Middle School participated in the contest, in which students used one of Evergreen’s many sculptures as inspiration for their own artwork.

    This is the first time Sculpture Evergreen has held a contest for elementary and middle school students, according to Jane Stewart, the contest organizer.

  • Animals are people too

    StageDoor Theatre is bringing the search for the Great Pink Sea Snail to the stage with a production of “Dr. Dolittle, Jr.,” which will be performed by the middle school company May 6, 7, 13 and 14.

    Director Mike Kinnie has been a fan of the original movie and its soundtrack since childhood.

    “The story has a nice message: take care of the animals, don’t forget about the animals, animals are people too. So it’s a great story; it’s a great message.”

  • 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.

  • Evergreen Players, Aurora theater team up for production about RFK

    The Evergreen Players are teaming with Aurora’s Vintage Theatre to present “RFK: A Portrait of Robert F. Kennedy” for two weekends beginning Friday evening. Although Evergreen will be experiencing this play for the first time, it has been running continuously throughout the state for the past four years.
    Professional actor James O’Hagan-Murphy of Denver continues to enthusiastically portray Robert Kennedy and has established quite the reputation for doing so. In fact, author Jack Holmes was so moved by his performance that he sent him an autographed copy of the play.

  • 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.