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Arts and Entertainment

  • Evergreen Chorale kicks off holidays on just the right note

    A seasonal concert by the Evergreen Chorale kicks off the holidays on the right note Friday night at Center/Stage in Evergreen. Led by music director Mike Weiker and accompanied by pianist Ellen DeJonge, the 74 members of the Chorale present “Voices of Peace.” The program spans the ages and changing styles of music with holiday compositions from the 17th century to the present.

  • Evergreen Children’s Chorale rings in holiday season

    For almost two decades, the Evergreen Children’s Chorale has kicked off the mountain area’s holidays with its seasonal show. From year to year, audiences fondly remember the last quiet strains of “Silent Night” echoing through Center/Stage. This year will be no different, with a holiday show that is sure to please young and old.

  • StageDoor offers two opportunities to celebrate holidays

    This year, Stagedoor Theatre in Aspen Park offers up twice the family fun during the holidays. This weekend kicks off two holiday-theme stage shows that are sure to have the whole family laughing straight into 2009.

    “A Fairytale Christmas” opens Dec. 6 and runs for two weekends on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. This family-friendly show is children’s theater by children and for children.

    The show was written by director Marion Denckla Dye. When Dye couldn’t find just the right script for the holiday season, she took matters into her own hands.

  • Kick off holiday season with Colorado Children’s Theatre

    The weather outside has been anything but frightful, and for some it might be hard to kick off the holiday season with sunny days hovering near 60 degrees. If you still can’t believe December is just around the bend, the Colorado Children’s Theatre has something to put you in a holiday mood.

    The group’s third annual holiday show, “Make a Joyful Noise,” will feature holiday and seasonal tunes that are sure to put even the biggest Scrooge into a Winter Wonderland sort of mood.

  • Prelude not your garden-variety choral group

    The Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is no garden-variety singing group. The group, which has been in existence for 11 years, serves as the training ground for second- through fourth-graders who aspire to be part of the Evergreen Children’s Chorale.

    The chorus’ members sing and dance come rain or shine. This fall is no different. The Prelude will perform “Garden Variety — A Song for All Seasons,” a revue that is sure to warm your heart on even the chilliest of days.

  • Local potter still fired up about his art

    Many artists know from a young age that they want to explore their artistic talent as a vocation. Others can pinpoint a defining moment later that changed the course of their lives forever. Travis Thomason is the latter — having had an epiphinal moment of discovery that has led him down the artistic path he still follows today.

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra celebrates fall with special guest

    The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra presents its fall concert on Nov. 23. The afternoon program features two unique solo pieces for flute and guitar, as well as a lively and varied orchestral program.

    The orchestra is pleased to welcome Masakazu Ito, who is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists, acclaimed by musicians, composers, conductors and critics for his mastery of the instrument and its repertoire.

  • Kittredge artist offers a new look at Santa Claus

    To children and adults across the world, Santa Claus has become a symbol of kindness and the holiday spirit. For an artist, re-creating Santa, the most iconic Christmas character of all, is a huge responsibility. It is a responsibility that Kittredge artist Tom Newsom takes seriously.