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‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ in RifleThe Rifle High School vocal music and drama department presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at 7 p.m. on April 11-13 in the Rifle High School Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 5 and seniors over 60. Tickets will be sold at the door, or can be purchased in advance from any Rifle High School choir student.Redstone WinterSeries continuesJoe Macy, well-known fly fisherman and amateur photographer, will present a collection of his slides taken during several recent trips to the northwestern and northeastern extremes of Russia, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Redstone Church. The program is part of the ongoing Redstone Winter Series of lectures and programs sponsored by the Redstone Community Association. Macy’s presentation will focus on the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia, and on the 750-mile long Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia.For more information, call 963-1389.Parish & Co.back at the BuffThe Bill Parish Quintet will resume performing some of the finest dance music in the valley, from 7:30-10:30 Wednesday, April 10, at the Buffalo Valley Inn, south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82.Community Concert Assn. hosts season finalePianist Richard Glazer will present “Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. This is the final concert of the season for the Community Concert Association. Members may renew for the coming season and new members are invited to attend as a bonus.Cost for the 2002-03 series is $35 adults, $15 students, and $80 per family, and includes five performances by world-class musicians.For details, call Sue Ludtke at 945-8722 or Judy O’Donnell at 945-7149. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check to: Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 214, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Brooke Zigurs, a sophomore at Roaring Fork High School, rehearses with Lisa Dancing-Light, director of Higher Octave, for the upcoming Gala Music Extravaganza Dinner Performance. Photo by K.C. Johnson, special to the Post Independent.Dinner and music:The perfect combinationLisa Dancing-Light and the Higher Octave music mentoring programs for adults and children will present the second Gala Music Extravaganza Dinner Performance, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs. Reservations are required prior to April 10; call 963-3330.This year’s program is titled, “Dreams Come True.” Dancing-Light and her piano and voice students will celebrate the 100th birthday of Walt Disney, along with well-known Broadway composers and classical masters, in an elegant dinner nightclub atmosphere.Dust off your tuxedos and evening gowns. Reservations are required prior to April 10; call 963-3330.Enroll now for Summer Theatre Camp at AspenThe Aspen School of Theatre Arts at Aspen Theatre in the Park is now accepting registration for the 2002 Summer Theatre Camp. Sessions include “Sharpen Your Skills,” for ages 6-12, from June 10-27; “Performance in Action,” for ages 6-12, from July 8-25; and “Fast Track,” for ages 8-12, July 29-Aug. 15.Teen apprenticeships are available for all sessions, and are open to students ages 13-17.For details, or to register, call 925-9313.Country acts wantedfor Country ShowdownThe Colgate Country Showdown, the world’s largest country music talent showcase and radio promotion, returns to Glenwood Springs on Saturday, June 1, at Two Rivers Park. The showdown is presented locally by 99.1 KMTS and is sponsored by Grease Monkey and Quaker State Oil. Applications are available at the KMTS studios or at Grease Monkey in Glenwood Springs, and must be turned in to KMTS by Friday, April 26. There is a $10 entry fee. Applications are also available for booth space at this year’s Country Showdown. Competition is open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, individuals and groups of up to seven members who have not performed on a record listed on the national record charts of Billboard Radio and Records or the Gavin Report within 18 months preceding the local competition. The winner will compete at the state showdown later this year. State winners, each of whom earns a $1,000 cash prize, will advance to their regional competition in the fall. Six regional winners will compete for a grand prize of $50,000 cash and national title.Call Debbie Brainard at 945-9124 for more information.What doesCarbondale taste like?Carbondale’s finest restaurants will showcase their fine foods at “A Taste of Carbondale,” the Carbondale Community Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.The event, now in its third year, is being held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Town Hall. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at Alpine Bank Carbondale, Carbondale Community Chamber, J & S Do It Best, Floral Boutique, Purple Sage, and Carbondale Town Hall. Tickets are limited.The event kicks off with a social hour from 6-7 p.m., with silent auction bidding from 6-8:15 p.m., and food, wine and music throughout the evening. Presentations of the Man, Woman and Business of the Year awards will precede a spirited fashion show. Several restaurants will serve their finest cuisine and many businesses have donated items for the silent auction. Participating restaurants include Desert Sky Creative Catering, Big Mama’s Home Cookin’, Palomino Grill, Taipei Tokyo, Six89, Whitehouse Pizza, Mambo Italiano, Mi Casita, Claddaugh Irish Pub and Sezen. Proceeds from the silent auction will help support future Chamber programs.For more information or to donate a silent auction item contact Dixie Heyl at 963-1890 or Michele Diamond at 704-3167.Spellbinders receivesstate arts grantSpellbinders, a national storytelling organization with local roots, has been awarded a matching grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts to assist in funding storytelling efforts throughout the state and in the Roaring Fork Valley.Spellbinders is an organization committed to nurturing character and community through volunteer storytelling. There are currently over 40 active storytellers serving hundreds of children in the Roaring Fork Valley. Additionally, there are seven active chapters statewide. For more information on becoming a Spellbinder, or to start a community chapter, call 923-1230 or visit http://www.spellbinders.org.Through Grants to Artists and Organization 2002, the Colorado Council on the Arts has awarded 153 grants totaling more than $1.2 million to artists and arts organizations in 49 communities throughout the state. The total cost of the activities funded will exceed $23 million, and resulting programs will reach over 4 million individuals.


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