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Arts and Entertainment

  • Kick up your heels at ballroom dance classes

    Have you ever wished that you could dance like those professionals on “Dancing With The Stars?” Are professional dance lessons too expensive, too far away or just too intimidating for you?

    Never fear. Wiley Simpson is here – in Evergreen. Beginning on Thursday, June 25, Simpson will launch a series of dance lessons and events that are sure to have you tangoing and cha-cha’ing like the champions.

  • Arts will be in full bloom this summer

    Summer is just around the corner, and the Evergreen art scene will be abuzz with plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty and your creativity flowing.

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is a local hub for artistic endeavors for both young and old alike. Whether you want to learn to throw your own clay pot or you simply want to ponder the splendor of other people’s artwork, CAE has something for everyone this summer.

  • Sculpture Walk bringing 14 new pieces to town

    School is out for the year, and you’ll see people out for the summer — hiking, biking and enjoying our mountain community. Something that you might not expect to see, however, are cranes dotting the landscape at sites throughout town. Or welders blasting away at sculpture bases. All this to make way for 14 new sculptures that are part of the Art for the Mountain Community 2009 Sculpture Walk.

  • This show is a wicked good time

    Tickets for a Broadway production of “Wicked,” the legendary precursor to the “Wizard of Oz,” can run $300 each. Even if you have that kind of money lying around, chances are that most weekend shows are already sold out. The Center for the Performing Arts Studies has solved this theatrical dilemma by bringing a taste of the wildly popular show to Evergreen.

  • Chorale channels Woodstock for concert

    Forty years ago, a small dairy farm in rural New York became a countercultural mini-nation as more than 200,000 people gathered for an unprecedented music festival known as Woodstock. The world was wrought with unrest — racial discord at home and military action abroad were tearing our nation apart. In spite of the tumultuous state of the world, Woodstock was a bastion of love and peace, proving that the music of some of the world’s most influential performers could bring together thousands for a brief moment of musical and social harmony.

  • Exhibit a collage of primitive cultures

    Our world has become a complex and sophisticated place, and we can often lose ourselves in the maze of technology, transit and tight deadlines. In these complicated times, it often pays to slow down and enjoy the Earth’s fundamental patterns and resources — the simple things that make us feel more connected to the origins of life. For this reason, “Primitive Tapestries,” the latest show at the Evergreen Gallery, was born.

  • Children’s Chorale brings Disney’s ‘Mulan’ to life

    The Evergreen Children’s Chorale is taking audiences back to the legendary days of ancient China. The ECC’s latest production of “Mulan, Jr.” brings the animated 1998 Disney movie to the stage. “Mulan” is a cultural cornucopia of traditional music, dance and storytelling that is a feast for the eyes and ears.

  • CCT students make beautiful music

    “Dubuque, Des Moines, Davenport … you really ought to give Iowa a try.” After a weekend in Evergreen without power and piled in late April snow, perhaps we should give Iowa a try. If not in reality, then definitely on stage, in the Colorado Children’s Theatre’s latest production of “A Music Man.”

    Coming off a successful run of “Fame,” the students of Colorado Children’s Theatre will metaphorically be heading to Iowa on May 2 when the CCT Junior Company brings the seventy-six trombones of River City to life.

  • ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ is thoroughly marvelous

    The recent trend in Broadway musicals is dark, operatic or seriously soul-searching. “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is none of these, and it provides a breath of fresh air when we need to laugh instead of cry and tap our toes instead of gnash our teeth. StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of this 1920s jazz pastiche is packed with plenty of catchy melodies, quirky characters and kick-up-your-heels good times.

  • Egg-decorating winners

    Results in the Downtown Business Association’s second annual egg decorating contest:

    Professional division

    First: The Egg & I by Carol Newsom. Sponsor: Java Grove.

    Second: Continental Divide by Paul Koentges. Sponsor: ReMax Evergreen.

    Third: Chakra by Pamela Rhodes. Sponsor: Mountain Man Fruits & Nuts

    Amateur division

    First: Finishing Touch by Joan Zarlengo

    Second: Bumpy Dots by Deb Farinholt

    Third: Bleeding Hearts by Roxy (only name given)

    Papier mache, adult division