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Marble Charter School: “Earth Tales: The Musical”CARBONDALE – Marble Charter School’s all-original musical is based on “The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales.” The tales originate from cultures around the globe and include “The Sun Mother” (Australia); “Why the Sky is Far Away” (Nigeria); “She Who is Alone” (North American West); “The Magic Garden” (Kazakhstan); “The Grumpy Gecko” (Bali); and “Amarita’s Tree” (India).6 p.m. Friday, March 16Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleTickets: Free, donations appreciatedInfo: Debra Winston, 963-9550, CMC: Santa Fe Guitar QuartetSPRING VALLEY – The final concert of Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) 2011-12 Jim Calaway Honors Series features Argentina’s Santa Fe Guitar Quartet. See story, page 14.6:30 p.m. dessert reception; 7:30 p.m. performance, Friday, March 16New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley, 3000 County Rd. 114, Glenwood SpringsTickets: $20 adults, $15 students and 17 and underInfo: 947-8367, Rifle High School: “The Wizard of Oz”RIFLE – “The Wizard of Oz” is the classic tale from L. Frank Baum. Rifle High School presents one of the versions based on the book. Dorothy, a young, precocious farm girl is whisked away in a tornado to the magical land of Oz where she meets the Munchkins, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on her journey to the Emerald City, as well as the Wicked Witch of the West and the mysterious Jitterbugs. The show also features many of the 1939 film’s classic songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” plus a few new surprises, too. 7 p.m. Friday, March 162 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17Rifle High School auditorium, 1350 Prefontaine Ave., RifleTickets: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors at the doorInfo: 665-7725 Steve’s Guitars: Bonnie and the ClydesCARBONDALE – This high energy rocking country swing band features guitarist Taylor Sims’ wife Bonnie and her Clydes playing fiddle, electric guitar, standup bass, pedal steel and drums. 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1619 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for priceInfo: 963-3304, sguitars@sopris. net,

CMC class: The Evolution of Rock & Recording TechnologyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Wick Moses teaches this Colorado Mountain College (CMC) non-credit course about the trends and styles of rock music from the 1950s to the present, and the evolution of recording technology through the expanding sonic vision of musicians, recording engineers and producers.6-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 22 to April 5CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake, Ave., Glenwood SpringsFee: Call for course costInfo: 945-7486, http://www.coloradomtn.eduDelta County Film Collective: Paonia Film Festival PAONIA – The Paonia Film Festival features creative, original film projects by western Colorado filmmakers. The theme for the 2012 Paonia Film Festival is “This time it’s personal!” This is the second annual festival; lodging information for out-of-town festival goers is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24Paradise Theater and Blue Sage Center for the Arts, PaoniaTickets: Varies; contact for infoInfo: (970) 462-7260, Steve’s Guitars: Caravan of ThievesCARBONDALE – Get ready for this gypsy swing hybrid group that mixes Balkan, folk and pop into a unique blend. They’ve played with Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith and Tom Tom Club – and now they’re on their way to Steve’s. 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 2919 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for priceInfo: 963-3304,, TRTC: Karen Chamberlain Poetry FestivalCARBONDALE – Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) presents the second annual festival, which includes workshops, performances, poet appearances (including Colorado poet laureate David Mason and Western Slope poet laureate Art Goodtimes), open mic opportunities, breakfasts, readings, and a workshop in the portable Western Sky Planetarium. Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleTickets: $65 full pass; individual tickets available as wellInfo: 963-8200, karenchamberlainpoetryfestival@, http://www.thunderrivertheatre.comCMC: “Revenge of the Electric Car”RIFLE – This documentary, part of the PBS Community Cinema series, follows director Chris Paine as he goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, General Motors and Tesla Motors and into the garage of an independent car converter to show how individual leadership can sometimes bring change from within, even in one of the biggest and most entrenched industries in the world. A reception and discussion follow. 7 p.m. Friday, March 30Clough Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College (CMC), 3695 Airport Road, RifleTickets: FreeInfo: 625-1871, CMC: “The Rocky Horror Show”SPRING VALLEY – Colorado Mountain College (CMC) brings you the stage musical that started the whole “Rocky Horror Picture Show” phenomenon. Written in 1973, this horror comedy was adapted for film in 1975 – with the addition of the word “Picture” to the title – and became a cult film that anyone who went to college after that has seen at least once. Unless parents want to explain what a transvestite is, this show is not recommended for young children. 7:30 p.m. April 13-14, 20-21 and 26-2811 p.m. late show April 212 p.m. matinee April 29New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood SpringsTickets: $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors, CMC faculty and staffInfo: For ticket purchases, 947-8177,, Steve’s Guitars: Chimney ChoirCARBONDALE – This Colorado-based experimental folk Americana trio are multi-instrumentalists, writers and singers. Percussionist Carl Sorensen plays a junkyard kit comprised of glass bottles, a PBR can, a bike wheel, nails and a trash can lid.8:30 p.m. Friday, April 2019 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for price. Info: 963-3304,,

Gallery 809: Painter Lillian Wyant exhibitGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Gallery 809 features the work of Parachute artist Lillian Wyant. Of her representational work with an edge of impressionism, Wyant said, “I strive to create an expression of feeling – a feeling of reverence for the image I have been fortunate enough to view.” Exhibit continues through March.809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInformation: 945-0809, Artist’s Mercantile: “Cruisin’ with Mountain Goats” photography exhibit GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The high tundra works of Jeff Channell are featured at this exhibit of wildlife and landscape. Channell’s photographs are of seldom seen areas most people never visit, ranging from ridge-top views, to face-to-face shots of mountain goats. Exhibit runs through April 6.720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-0947Wyly Community Art Center: The Long ViewBASALT – New landscapes by Bayard Hollins are featured at the Wyly. Hollins studied painting at the New York Academy of Art, as well as in Italy, Spain and France. He is widely exhibited and collected on an international level. He has exhibited at countless venues in Colorado, Texas, California, and his work is in collections in Switzerland, England, and France. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, through April 2799 Midland Spur, BasaltInfo: 927-4123, Ramada Inn: Karaoke NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Saturdays rock at the Ramada Inn with Karaoke Night. DJ Andre Shy gets everyone singing and dancing. 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. SaturdaysRamada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500 The Bayou Cajun Restaurant and Bar: Nightlife GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Bayou features karaoke and dancing with DJs/VJs on Wednesdays, Salsa Nights on Thursdays with La Razza DJ Axel, Country Fridays feature BJ the DJ for two-stepping to line dancing, and Saturdays are Latino Nights.10 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays919 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-1047, CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing classCARBONDALE – Open to all ages and abilities, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies. 7-9 p.m. MondaysThird Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Suite 9, CarbondaleFee: Free, but there is a model’s feeInfo: 963-1680,, Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offeringsRIFLE – This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: vases, hand-painted furniture, jewelry, pottery, clothing and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SaturdayNew location: 110 East Third St., Rifle, next to Mary’s Wondrous ThingsInfo: 625-3068,

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