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Noodle Soup will be Jazzing up the Ute

For the first time in two months music will once again fill the historic Ute Theater in Rifle.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Gov. Polis’s order to limit the size of gatherings and the subsequent stay at home order, the theater last hosted a musical act March 7, when they presented the Outlaw Country show.

Noodle Soup, a small local group of musicians from Symphony in the Valley, will be performing New Orleans style Jazz music at 7 p.m., Friday at the theater.

Symphony in the Valley conductor Kelly Thompson is working with if the Rifle Community TV, live streaming the event on Facebook for all to listen and watch.

“Obviously everybody has been missing playing music, and the symphony traditionally does a Mother’s Day show,” New Ute Theatre Society Board Member Anna Kaiser said.

She said since they can’t get the symphony together they are getting their small group together.

Noodle Soup which includes 8 members, will be pared down to keep the number of people in the Ute under the limit of 10 advised during the pandemic.

Kaiser said the production crew will include two camera operators the theater director and the band and they will all adhere to social distancing.

The concert will be live on the Ute, Rifle Community TV, and Symphony in the Valley’s Facebook pages, and KMTS is planning to air it as well.

“We‘ve got it all set up to cross-post, and (for) anyone who misses it, then we will post it on the Rifle Community TV website,” Kaiser said. “This will still let people hear the great local musicians, especially for Mother’s Day weekend. You can listen to it remotely together.”

The symphony and the New Ute Theater Society will be taking denotation during the event on their respective websites at sitv.org and utetheater.com.

The Ute’s next scheduled event is July 10, when Jason Boland and The Stragglers are slated to play. The concert is the first of several engagements, which were rescheduled after the closure in March.

“The closer we get it’s feeling more and more like it might not happen. We are just waiting to see,” Kaiser said.

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Holiday Weekend Planner, Dec. 27-29

Friday Afternoon Club: Huck
5 p.m. Friday — Hop on the Glenwood Gondola for Friday Afternoon Club featuring Huck Fynn, whose gentle, raspy voice, and signature guitar style may well have you howling at the moon. Free with the Friday Coupon from the Post Independent for up to four people after 4 p.m.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs. Free with coupon

Vaudeville Dinner Theatre Holiday Show
6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday — The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Holiday Show is a two hour family fun dinner theater show with professional talent performing a variety of holiday themed comedy skits, jokes, high energy dance numbers, unique novelty songs and original comedic presentations. Reservations recommended.
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs. | $16-$25

Feeding Giants
7 p.m. Friday — Live music with Feeding Giants at the Black Dog Saloon in New Castle.
Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main St., New Castle. Free

Live Music with Bradman
9 p.m. Friday — Song collector and multi-instrumentalist Brad Manosevitz uses a loop pedal to weave together acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin and percussion into an eclectic mix of handmade Americana, folk rock, bluegrass, classic rock and originals.
Glenwood Springs Brew Garden, 115 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. Free

Holiday Entertainment: John Riger
5 p.m. Saturday — Continue the holiday festivities at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with live holiday entertainment by John Riger — a pianist, composer and recording artist from Somerset who has released countless recordings of various genres. Gondola tickets are $14 for kids (3-12) and $19 for adults.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs. Free with gondola ticket

Painter’s Stage
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Valle Musico
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House Concert with Willis Alan Ramsey
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Weekend Planner, Dec. 13-15

Vaudeville Dinner Theatre Holiday Show
6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday — The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Holiday Show is a two-hour family fun dinner theater show with professional talent performing a variety of holiday-themed comedy skits, jokes, high energy dance numbers, unique novelty songs and original comedic presentations. Advanced reservations recommended.
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | $25/adults; $22.50/seniors; $16/kids 2–12 (prices are show only, food and beverages optional and a la carte)

Visit Santa
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Grand Holiday
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Friday Afternoon Club: Gerry Goodman
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The Nutcracker
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Live music with Roots & Rhythm
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TRTC presents The Doyle and Debbie Show
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday — Lowbrow inspiration becomes hilarious high entertainment in this 3-actor country music satire. Like Spinal Tap with a twang. 970-963-8200 $15-$30. Adult (40+) – $30 20/30-Something (Ages 20-39) – $20 Full-Time Student (With ID) – $15
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The Runaway Grooms
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Sunlight Ski Patrol Beer Tasting
4 p.m. Saturday — Kick off the ski season this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Sunlight Ski Patrol’s third annual Beer Tasting Benefit at the Sunlight Mountain Lodge. Discover great new brews and enjoy live music by The Low End. www.sunlightskipatrol.com. $25
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Mountain Madrigal Singer’s Annual Holiday Concert
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The Low End
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TRTC’s Consensual Improv! RePlay
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