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Arts and Entertainment

  • Artist's quilt breaks all the rules

     Raised on a farm in Iowa and allowed to wander in the fields and woods on his own as a child, Carmon Slater developed an intense relationship with nature that is on display in his art, his living space and his quilts.

    One of his most unusual quilts is the strangest among a collection of unusual quilts in the new juried show that opened Feb. 3, "Male Call: Quilts Made by Men," at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

  • 16-year-old guitar phenom rocks Little Bear

    Young Austin and No Difference, a Colorado Springs-based band that stole the show at last year’s Big Chili Cook-off, returned to Evergreen and performed for a growing local fan base on Jan. 27 at the Little Bear.

    The three-man band is making a name for itself as a rockin’ blues phenomenon primarily because of front man and guitarist Austin Young. At 16, Austin has been playing guitar for just four years. The band performs half originals, half covers — of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters.

  • EPiC brings laughs to Center/Stage

    Improvisational comedy is the premiere format for live comedy. Famous comedians such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Sandler got their start in improv comedy venues. These famous venues such as Second City and Comedy Works are usually found in big cities. For the third straight season, the Evergreen Players Improv Comedy troupe, EPiC, is bringing a weekend of improv to Evergreen.

  • Exhibit will let local art lovers say hello to Dali

  • Laughs arrive at StageDoor in ‘Gone With the Wind’ spoof

    In the 21st century, we have paparazzi, tabloids and Twitter to fill us in on the every move of Hollywood actors and directors. In the 1930s, however, the secrets of Hollywood were often just that — secrets. That is, until Ron Hutchinson took it upon himself to dramatize the events that led to the creation of the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.” The movie won eight Oscars in 1939, but months earlier it took three men five days to rewrite the script in a format that was worthy of these awards.

  • ‘Orbit’ a high point for two theater mainstays in Evergreen

    Witnessing the birth of a new theatrical work is a rare gift. It is especially rare when the director and playwright are both local residents and the premiere is taking place right in Evergreen. Theater-goers won’t want to miss this creative collaboration between two mainstays of the Evergreen theater world, playwright Scott Gibson and director Len Matheo. Mark your calendars for opening night of the Evergreen Players’ production of “Remaining in Orbit.”

  • Chorale will get us in the spirit with holiday classics

    2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti and the 60th anniversary of his classic Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

  • Madrigal Faire set to stroll through EHS

    For 25 years, the music students of Evergreen High School have presented the annual Madrigal event. The celebration began many years ago as a Madrigal dinner, and over the years has evolved into a Madrigal Marketplace and Faire. On Saturday, Dec. 3, visitors can enjoy strolling minstrels, jugglers and a taste of Jolly Olde England to kick off the holiday season.

  • Sculptor finds inspiration in a primitive place

    Once they have acquired the skills of their trade, artists set out on a path to discover the subject matter that stirs their artistic souls. For Santa Fe-based artist Jill Shwaiko, it wasn’t until after her formal education was complete that she stumbled upon the images that inspire and inform her work — primitive petroglyphs of bighorn sheep.

  • Children’s Chorale scores big with ‘Favorites’ program

    Every December, members of the Evergreen Children’s Chorale gather at Center/Stage to present a show filled with holiday cheer. Each performance ends with ECC alumni joining the Chorale for the annual alumni number, “A Simple Song of Peace.” In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the ECC has reached out to its alumni to not only perform the final number this year, but to help create the show.