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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘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.

  • Chorale’s holiday concert a slice of the past

    Nothing is more traditional than a slice of warm apple pie in the summer or a slice of sweet pumpkin pie at the holidays. One bite can bring back memories of family picnics or cozy times shared in front of a roaring fire.

    Such is the case with the music of the Evergreen Children’s Chorale. This year’s holiday concert is titled “American Pie,” and it will be a musical extravaganza to bring back memories from throughout time.

  • Glass takes over as exec director of Evergreen Chorale

    The end of 2009 is a new beginning for the Evergreen Chorale, as new executive director Maggie Glass begins her work for the organization.

    Glass, who earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the University of Denver, is no stranger to the theater or performing arts organizations in Colorado. She recently worked with the Central City Opera and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She was chosen from a pool of 60 applicants.

  • Annual Madrigal event has new holiday flair

    The Evergreen High School music department’s upcoming Madrigal Faire re-creates the spontaneous fun and high spirits of Renaissance England. Laughter rings out amidst the ceremony, sprightly songs accent activities and the jester adds astonishment and wonder at every turn. Hear ye, hear ye! Come to the 23rd annual Madrigal Celebration and experience the essence of the Tudor Court brought to life.

  • Artist’s high-end murals capture the intangible

    Painting human beings is a skill that every artist is required to learn. During their training years, artists may spend hours in front of live models capturing every shape and subtlety of human expression. However, capturing the human soul in a painting is a skill that can’t be taught. Kathryn Petroff, a fine artist and muralist, is skilled at creating portraits that not only bring people to life on canvas but capture the nuances of the human spirit in the process.

  • Orchestral workshop could have life-changing sounds

    As a middle-school clarinetist, I remember setting a timer for my practice sessions. Tooting out squeaky versions of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean,” it seemed to take 90 minutes for those 30 minutes of rehearsal to be complete.