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Today's Features

  • Since its inception almost 25 years ago, StageDoor Theatre has established itself as a unique place for the performing arts in the 285 Corridor.

  •  “Drop the ducks!” shouted youngsters eagerly waiting to see more than 5,000 yellow duckies cascade over Evergreen Lake dam on Saturday afternoon.

     

    Minutes before the 1 p.m. launch that signaled one of the most important moments of Evergreen’s fourth annual Dam Ducky Derby, the tall ladder on an Evergreen Fire-Rescue truck began extending high into the air and rotating over the dam.

  • Toe tapping, head bobbing and hand clapping abounded this past weekend as jazz enthusiasts listened to a host of bands during the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival.

    That was true for Pat, Anne and Jake Conroy of Mead, Colo., who took in the Jazz Festival for the first time. Pat and Anne, both 51, tagged along while their son Jake, 16, participated in the festival’s workshops for young jazz musicians.

  • William Shakespeare said, “All the world is a stage,” and in the case of the 285 Corridor, the newest stage will be at the Venue Theatre in the Conifer Town Center. Set to open its doors in August, the Venue Theatre Company is the newest arts education program in the mountain community and is dedicated to musical theater education and performance for mountain area youths.

  • Joshua J. Klaus and Margaret M. Hoffmann became engaged on May 15, 2013, on the banks of Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, Mont., just upstream from a mama black bear and her cub.

  • By Devan Filchak

    For the Courier

    The arts came alive in Evergreen on Saturday evening as the sounds of music — and silence — filled the air on the first night of the annual Summerfest music and arts event at Buchanan Park.

  • Mix together dirt, water, paint and a bunch of toddlers at Evergreen Lake, and you get an hour of wet, messy fun.
    Nine children ages 2 to 5 gathered outside the Nature Center to learn about the fish that live in the lake. They learned that the lake is stocked with trout each year, and that the fish lay their eggs on the lake bottom.

  • The Center for the Arts Evergreen is celebrating its signature summer event, Summerfest, on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, with new offerings and some old favorites, which definitely bring the arts alive in Evergreen.

    Summerfest is a two-day fine art-and-craft festival held at Buchanan Park. The outdoor festival kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day showcase event featuring the best of Evergreen's visual and performing arts.

  • Evergreen’s musical theater community has certainly had success with the 1960s. Last year the Evergreen Players presented “Hair” as the summer musical to kick off Arts Alive week. This year, we do the Twist and the Mashed Potato even further back in time in the early 1960s in the Players’ production of “Hairspray.”

  • The desire to meet and help others has brought two Wisconsin men to Colorado — on their bicycles.

    Dennis Knight, 62, and Dan Haas, 56, are passionate about seeing the country, riding from town to town and meeting people. They are on a 70-day ride that will end in Pueblo.

    They’re also passionate about making people more aware of human trafficking, both forced laborers and the human sex trade in Colorado and worldwide.