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Guitarist and trioto play Battlement MesaNoted guitarist Eric Nohe, along with his trio, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Nohe performs classical guitar and sounds from the era of Nat King Cole. According to the website adhocbands.com, Nohe “sings in the style of Frank Sinatra to his own accompaniment.” Tickets are $7.50 adults, $5 students, and available at the door or by calling 970-285-9480.Festival of Words April 27 in Beaver CreekThe third annual Festival of Words will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Authors Claire Davis, Mark Dunn, Leif Enger, Dan O’Brien and Jodi Picoult will be special guests. Each author will speak about the craft of writing and field questions from the audience. Susan Zimmerman returns for her third year as master of ceremonies.Tickets are $45 and include refreshments and a post-event reception. For details, call 970-845-8497 or 800-920-2782, or visit http://www.vilarcenter.org.Nine days of solidmusic in SomersetThis summer, three, three-day weekends of live music will be held at the Crystal Meadows Resort, located just below Paonia Reservoir off Highway 133 near Somerset. Folks from this side of McClure Pass are sure to recognize some of the fine musical acts scheduled to perform.The weekend of May 31, and June 1 and 2, enjoy “A Weekend of Bluegrass,” featuring Bluegrass Etc., Open Road, the Flying Dogs, Sweet Sunny South, Western Tradition, the Lone Pine Bluegrass Band and the Hand-Me-Downs.On July 19-21, it’s “An Old Time Music and Dance Gathering,” with Uncle Earl with Sally Van Meter, Frank Lee, Pigs Eye Landing, High on the Hog, the Paine Family, Rick Meyer’s Old Time Music Show, dance caller Chris Kermiet and the Grouchy Geezer String Band.Sept. 6-8, “An Acoustic Roots Music Weekend” includes Jim Hurst & Missy Raines, Pete Wernick’s Live Five, Mary Flower, Dan Sheridan, Kevin Dooley, Midnight Mesa, and Friends of Your Mother.Weekend passes are $30, with daily rates available. Tickets are limited. Campsites are available and parking is $3 per vehicle.For details, call 877-886-9678 or 970-929-5656.Betty Dylan`purely American’The duo known as Betty Dylan will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale.Betty Dylan is made up of the husband-and-wife team Dan and Vickie Dubelman, from California. Their CD, “American trash: 14 songs and a book,” has been called “purely American,” offering “a rare form of country rock with tremendous passion.” Betty Dylan has opened for Rodney Crowell and Hank Williams III. Admission is $10 at the door. This show is appropriate for all ages. Call 963-3304 for more info.


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