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Today's Features

  • Artist Larisa Aukon spent her childhood years staring at the gray winter skies of Latvia. Fifteen years ago, when Aukon landed in Arizona, she found herself inspired by the explosion of color in the American Southwest. Today, Aukon’s monotone childhood memories are a far cry from the color- and light-imbued canvases she produces. At Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, Aukon’s first solo exhibition in Colorado, “color of LIFE,” reflects on the vibrant life she has built in her adopted home.

  • The first day of school is just around the corner. Perhaps it’s been a joyful summer of memories that will be recorded in your family scrapbook, or perhaps you’ve been counting the minutes until the little ones are thrown back into a daily routine. Either way, summer vacation is a bit like improvisational comedy — you spend three months with people who have no filter, and you make things up on the fly to keep them entertained. You can only hope that at the end of it all you find yourself laughing.

  • Evergreen is 1,400 miles from New Orleans, but from July 25-27, our mountain community will become Bourbon Street with altitude as it hosts the Evergreen Jazz Festival. Now in its 13th year, the Evergreen Jazz Festival has become nationally known for its combination of top bands and intimate venues. Attendees will enjoy more than 75 hours of live traditional jazz ranging from Dixieland to ragtime to blues, boogie-woogie and swing.

  • The sun will come up on the Evergreen Players when the curtain opens at the latest production of "Annie," July 11 through Aug. 3. Families will enjoy sharing their memories of this beloved musical, as well as making new memories together when they follow the popular comic-strip heroine Little Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy on their adventures from Miss Hannigan's orphanage into the heart of Daddy Warbucks.

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will host a group of 56 of the country’s most celebrated Western artists. The Weekend in the West Art Show and Auction is an invitational event that welcomes painters and sculptors from across the Mountain West, giving art-lovers a rare opportunity to watch those talents at work and take home a masterpiece created before their eyes.

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    WEDNESDAY

    Chamber’s Marketing Committee to meet

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the chamber office on Stagecoach Boulevard. If you are interested in joining, call 303-673-3412.

     

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  • The young actors of the Venue Theatre in Conifer are heading for France. The Elementary Company opens its production of "The Aristocats" on May 9. The show will be a feline frolic through the Parisian countryside set to a jazzy score by Disney.

    The Venue’s Elementary Company is divided into two casts, the Toughcats and the Wildcats. Each cast will perform in four productions during its assigned weekend. The Toughcats will perform on opening weekend, and the Wildcats will perform during the second weekend. 

  • The jungle is jumping with jazz in StageDoor Theatre’s latest production of "The Jungle Book Kids." StageDoor’s elementary-age casts are geared up for the final weeks of school and a toe-tapping production filled with monkeys and tigers and bears, oh my.

    "The Jungle Book Kids" is adapted from the classic Disney film and includes all of the Disney tunes that will have you whistling on your way home. Children of all ages will love singing along with “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.”

  • “The Final Scene” album and the Yellow Plate Hotel Band have been a labor of love for several Evergreen residents — but especially for lead singer and guitarist Jason Koski.

    Both the band and the album were born at the Muddy Buck Café in Evergreen, where Koski met many of his musician friends. Koski came up with the band’s name while working with vocalist Lacey Capel at the Muddy Buck. (Capel now works and lives in Port Townsend, Wash.) Koski’s bandmate, bass player Gary Loffler, came from another Muddy Buck friendship.