Community News & Notes
The Frontier Historical Society is hosting a holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the Frontier Historical Museum at 10th and Colorado. Join us for hot cider, coffee from Starbucks and homemade cookies. Tour the museum decorated for the holidays including decorations by Starbucks, Once Upon a Child, Boy Scout Troop 225, City Market, the Quilters of the Rockies and Linda and Vitas V. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 945-4448.
CCAH Center for the Arts presents Brad Richter on Dec. 16 in the Round Room at Third Street.Brad Richter is a guitarist, composer and a residency artist. Since completing his studies at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994, Brad has performed around the globe as a soloist, and in duos with artists such as nine-time Grammy winner David Finckel. Brad’s concerts, and those of The Richter Uzur Duo (with cellist Viktor Uzur), are featured monthly on NPR’s Performance Today. Regular festival appearances include The World Youth Guitar Festival, The London International Guitar Festival, The Aspen Music Festival and the Walnut Valley Festival, at which he won the National Finger-picking Championship. Brad Richter, in association with Music Associates of Aspen, has been working with the Carbondale Middle School students, some of whom will appear with him during the performance. Tickets are available at the door. CCAH is asking for a $15 donation.For more information go to http://www.carbondalearts.com.
Michael Ronstadt and Tripp Watts are playing at Steve’s Guitars at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Admission is $10.Ronstadt has been making his original music for the last 16 years. For this show, he brings in a beautiful cello, guitar and voice to entertain us. You can find his exquisite playing on more than 30 albums over the last decade. This week, he will be sharing some new, original songs from his third, and latest, personal album. He plans an intimate, acoustic evening of live music displaying a wide range of styles. Some of his music falls into the indie/experimental genre but some sounds pretty Americana. Ronstadt has shared the stage with folks like David Bromberg, Linda Ronstadt and Muriel Anderson and he has played shows all over the USA, Canada and Mexico. This week, he is joined by local musician Tripp Watts, who will share some of his original songs and play some acoustic guitar. They may join forces and form a duo for some songs.
Santa Claus is coming to American National Bank. Bring the family to enjoy a cookie and make your wish with Santa when he makes a stop at our Aspen and Carbondale branches. Enjoy a cookie and receive a free photo with Santa (while supplies last). This fun event is also a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. A donation of a nonperishable food item would be greatly appreciated. Santa will make his appearance at:American National Bank Aspen on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m., 325 E. Main; andAmerican National Bank Carbondale on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 3-5 p.m., 409 Dolores Way.
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