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Tempa rocks Glenwood Springs tonight: Come out and get down

We are proud to present the rockin’ blues of Tempa and the Tantrums, at 7 p.m. tonight at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.These guys ain’t Peter, Paul and Mary. We’re talkin’ about blues. We’re talkin’ about rock and roll. We’re talkin’ about workin’ up a sweat on the dance floor. Tempa and the Tantrums get down! Maybe I can illustrate this point:Sample lyric, Peter Paul and Mary: “How many times must the white dove fly, before she sleeeeeeeps in the sand? The answer my friend, is blowwwwin’ in the wind. The answwwwwwer is blowin’ in the winnnnnnnnd.”And maybe that’s nice, on a slow day. But by Friday night, let’s face it, we’ve been blowin’ in the wind all week. We’re ready to rock.Sample (original) lyric, Tempa and the Tantrums: “You lost me. I’m slipping away. You’re not payin’ attention, and boy, I’m leaving you today… I didn’t mean that much to you, anyway.”Relevant social commentary delivered in a smokey, raucous, bluesy voice that’s a little bit `Retha Franklin and little bit Diana Krall, while the band never forgets you’re here to dance.Let go, listen, and bust a move with Tempa and the guys. Tickets are available now and at the door. Prices are $18 from members and $24 for nonmembers.Beverages and snacks will be on sale to keep you fueled for the dance.When you’re here tonight, dancing like crazy, singing out loud and having a great time while the rest of the world is slumped in front of the tube watching reruns, take a look at our second annual “Wild Women” exhibit, here through the 29th.You’ll be greeted at the door (look up) by a life-size mermaid, crocheted out of wire by artist Janet Nelson. Celebrity appearances (rendered in various media) include Barbie-by-Mattle, Uncle Festus and Madame Bovary. They’re all here and you should be too. It’s great art and it’s great fun.See you on the dance floor!

Jazzy swing, blues ‘n’ ballads, hokum and jive, boogie-woogie blues, vintage music and original material, Mr. Booker and the Swingtet does it all.David Booker and his Swingtet are coming to the Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Tickets are available now. Prices are $18 from members and $24 for nonmembers. Reserve your tickets by calling 945-2414.Based in Denver, David Booker has been playing in his own (very hip!) musical style for the last 20 years. He’s worked all over Denver and beyond, including gigs at the Denver Country Club, the Phipps Mansion, the Hyatt Regency and Beano’s Cabin.Born in Cheshire, England, Booker grew up in the industrial city of Manchester. It is our great fortune that he ended up way over here, on the other side of the pond, playing the blues.Booker and his Swingtet play a wide range of music, including the tunes of Duke Ellington, Jimmy Witherspoon, Nat King Cole, Big Joe Turner, Fats Waller, Lester Young, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Bessie Smith, and the rest of the cream of the jazz, swing, and boogie crop.The Swingtet features the expert musical workings of guitarist Larry Pate, stand-up bassist David Martin, drummer Eugene Smith, pianist Ralph Dafermo, tenor saxophonist John Scruggs, and trumpeter Steve Wiest. That’s a lot of talent for the ticket price. We think the house is going to fill up fast for this one. Reserve your tickets today by calling 945-2414.

You’re invited to take a look at a stunning collection of beautiful, skillful, cutting-edge photography and graphic arts to be presented at the Colorado Mountain College Graduate Portfolio Exhibit, April 5 through 26, at the Center.An artists reception is set for 1 p.m. on April 26. We invite all local businesspeople associated with graphic arts, photography and photojournalism. We’d really like you to meet this talented young group of artists (your customers and future employees.) Come to the opening and welcome them into our great community of artists and arts-related businesspeople in the valley.Be prepared to be impressed by portfolios of the best of these students’ black and whites, color photography, digitally enhanced photography and graphic design.”I think of portfolios as visual resumes,” said CMC professor Jim Elliott, who teaches the portfolio seminar. “They’re producing their best work, and making use of all the training they have.”Elliott’s portfolio seminar students, professor Nancy Stranger’s graphic design portfolio class and Buck Mills’ digital portfolio class will all present their work at the show.The CMC professional photography program is one of the top two-year programs in the nation, with transfer programs in place to both the Brooks Institute and Rochester Institute of Technology.Elliott notes that photography is moving into the digital world, and students are experimenting with, and mastering, a variety of digital enhancement techniques.Come take a look at where photography and graphic art is going, April 5 to 26.



A live performance of “Greek Shards – Antigone,” a modern exploration of the Oedipal complex is playing at the Carbondale Community School March 22-24 and March 29-30. Friday and Saturday curtain time is 7:30 p.m.; Sundays it’s at 6 p.m.Ticket are $13 for adults and $6 for student members of the Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities, and $15 and $8 for nonmembers.A special high school matinee will be performed Thursday, March 28, at 1 p.m. The performance will be followed by discussion facilitated by longtime Roaring Fork Valley educator Jim Hontz and the TRTC.”This adaptation is rooted in the Oedipus/Antigone myth,” explains artistic director Lon Winston. “The chorus as the modern media allows TRTC to explore this ancient cycle of myth in immediate and compelling terms.”Every generation has and needs its own Antigone myth, Winston said. Come see this provocative adaptation by Winston and Valerie Haugen. Call 963-1680 for information and reservations.

Our 10th annual “Dancers Dancing” event will feature 150 dancers, age 6 to 20. The event will be held in the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, for advanced students.At 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, we will present a special matinee featuring our littlest dancers, our hip-hop girls, solo performances by dance instructors Melanie Huskey and Laura Stein, and a performance by all our teachers, Melanie Huskey, Laura Stein, Claire Evans and Laura Lee Teige, all of whom are exceptional dancers as well as really awesome teachers.Tickets for Dancers Dancing are $12 for adults and $6 for students.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking support for this event. In 2002 we will no longer receive technical support for the performance from the Wheeler Opera House, so your support is needed more than ever. Please call us at 945-2414 and we’ll take your money right over the phone!We are grateful for support provided by Dr. Roger Brown and Lori Brown, Maryann Sullivan of Night and Dance, Tonja LaFrenz of Office Services Unlimited, Inc., Cindy Metzger of Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services, Richard Montrose of Mason and Morse Real Estate, John Buxman of the Springs Theatre, Drs. Douglas Yajko and Randall Ross of Roaring Fork Surgical Associates, Jay and Roz Fowler, Ken and Kathy Beckwith, Steve and Kristen Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Construction, Kat Neumann of VitaMart, Joe and Judy O’Donnell, Bob and Sue Ludtke, and Dennis Bader of Flower Mart. Thank you!The Center for the Arts is the premiere dance studio in our region where all forms of dance, for all ages, is taught. Dancers Dancing elegantly showcases our talented, dedicated kids. This July we will again celebrate our dance program with a week-long dance, music and theater arts festival featuring venerated professionals from throughout the country. More information will be available in May, in our class catalog.



The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking artists from the Roaring Fork, Fryingpan, Crystal, Eagle and Colorado river valleys to show their work at the “Five Rivers” exhibit, June 6 through 24, to be juried by Dianne Vanderlip.The Center is now accepting artists’ applications and a maximum of three 35 mm slides from each artist. For more information or an application, call the Center at (970) 945-2414 or e-mail us at gwsarts@sopris.net. Application deadline is April 12.This is a rare opportunity for artists outside of Denver to work with a juror of her exceptional caliber.

Wild Women II – March 7-292nd Annual exhibit of avant garde art from avant -garde women – it’s a wild invitational.-Tempa and the Tantrums – 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22. (She gets down!)-Photography and Graphics – April 5-26, CMC Graduate Portfolio Exhibit. Opening and Reception at 1 p.m. on April 26.-Application deadline for the “Five Rivers” juried exhibit – Friday, April 12.Pianist Richard Glazier plays a tribute to the Gershwins at- 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. Former Community Concert Association members may renew at the concert, and new members who purchase seasons tickets for next year are invited to attend the Glazier concert free of charge.-Mr. Booker and the Swingtet – 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19. A community dance!-Glenwood Springs Art Guild Exhibit – May 6-31-Glenwood Springs Art Guild Member Exhibit – Opening reception at 6 p.m. on May 10.-Lionel Young – 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Rhythm and blues mixed with a little Motown!-Five Rivers Juried Exhibit – June 6-24. Artists from the Colorado, Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Crystal and Eagle river valleys will show their work. Juried by Dianne Vanderlip, curator of the Denver Art Museum. Opening and artists reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8.Surf and Turf exhibit – June 28-July 31, a nonjuried show of land and seascapes.Surf and Turf opening and artists reception – 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th S. between the Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 945-2414, or e-mail us at gwsarts@sopris.net for information on these and other events, classes and shows.


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