The man with 12 characters and some outdoor bluegrass |

The man with 12 characters and some outdoor bluegrass


Some things in life really are a lot like riding a bike. Say, for example, downhill skiing.

Or tap dancing.

Somewhere, lodged in our brains from when we were 6 or 12, is the memory of learning these activities. Just by trying it again, the experience comes back to us like a flashback sequence in a movie. Steppin’ Out with April is much like the same.

In covering the valley’s arts and entertainment, I hear about all sorts of events, parties, shows and concerts that are certainly front-page worthy. But, like everything in life we learn as kids, we must share. Some events get to go first. Others go second. And so on and so on.

Steppin’ Out With April picks three places I am definitely going to, might attend, or would love to be there if I were cloned in a scientific experiment. That means we all share like our 6-year-old selves and have a bunch of fun while doing it.


It’s not often I tout people as rising stars. That’s mostly because I’m afraid it makes me sound too much like an Ed McMahon impersonator. But there’s this guy I know in Denver who does comedy. Actually there’s a bunch of guys, but this one in particular is best described as one of the most overused terms from Hollywood’s golden era.

He’s a star, this one.

See rising star and the next man of the year Sam Tallent at 8 p.m. at Loyal Brothers Lounge, 813 Grand Ave. Come early — doors open at 7 — to get a good seat for laughter. Cover is $5.


Anytime someone from L.A. comes to the valley I’m intrigued. I wonder how many comics, actors and models are trying to make it there. We could very well find out when L.A. actor and playwright Brian Stanton brings his award-winning solo play to Thunder River Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Stanton plays 12 characters in a compelling exploration of one man’s quest for identity. Author Patti Hawn will read from her memoir “Good Girls Don’t.” Sounds like an interesting evening, Stanton and Hawn.

Saturday and Sunday

For those who haven’t ventured toward McClure Pass to Marble, specifically Marble Mill Site Park, even more specifically Marblefest, then it’s time to ride. Take whatever wheeled means necessary to see the splendor that the town named for its pride and joy. Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams will be there. So should I. The fun starts at 11 a.m. both days at the park. Be ready to have a good ol’ time.


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