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Kay Vasilakis
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New Castle’s own Linda Jenks Colby is the mover and shaker behind St. Mary Catholic Church’s Performance Series, and she’s bringing Larry Graham to Rifle on March 7.”I’ve played all-Bach concerts, programs of Schubert and Mozart, the music of Brahms, but this March 7 concert really offers me – and the audience – a chance to sample the exotic and sumptuous repertoire of the late 19th and early 20th centuries,” Graham said. “All the pieces are just gorgeous.””I was lucky enough to meet and work with Larry when we both taught in various capacities at CU-Boulder,” Colby said. “Larry is not just a phenomenal performer, he’s also a supremely dedicated teacher. He has really committed his life to keeping the art of music alive and available to all kinds of audiences.”Graham will perform the music of Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel and Granados beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the upstairs sanctuary of St. Mary Catholic Church at Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. For more information, contact Linda Jenks Colby at 984-0419.Chamber wants citizens to get involvedThe New Castle Chamber wants you to become a more involved citizen. Whether you want to be more of a part of the New Castle community, for your business to flourish, or to hang out with energetic people, please consider joining the New Castle Chamber of Commerce. Call 984-2897 or visit http://www.newcastlechamber.orgLIFT-UP seeks volunteersLIFT-UP’s New Castle office needs a few more volunteers. Please call 984-2115 if you can help out.Lions hold speech contestThe Silt, Rifle and New Castle Lions clubs are sponsoring a speech contest for any student of high school age with the topic: “What does patriotism mean to me?” Speeches should last not less than five and no longer than seven minutes. Manuscripts are due March 1, and the local contest is March 9. Contestants will be notified of local contest location.Get materials from and turn manuscripts in to Cindy Skinner, Rifle High School counselor (625-7777), Lions Club member Debra Sjodahl at KMTS (230-0446) or mail to 2414 Rail Ave., Rifle, CO 81650.Winners at all levels will receive cash prizes. Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday. Contact her at 945-8515, ext. 513, or kvasilakis@postindependent.com.Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday. Contact her at 945-8515, ext. 513, or kvasilakis@postindependent.com.


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