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May
5
to May 7

"We Are The Song"

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Performances are scheduled as follows:

Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.  Clearview Community Church, 457 Rodeo Road, Buena Vista, CO

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. SteamPlant Event Center, Salida, CO

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.  First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida, CO 

Suggested donation $10.00 to help pay for the cost of music, publicity and our scholarship fund. Information: Linda Taylor 539-2428  www.salidasings.org

Reserve the weekend of May 5-7 for "We Are the Song!" by The Noteables and You've Got Male, presented by Salida Sings and directed by Linda Taylor. Join us in celebrating the healing power of music. The concert will be guaranteed to lift your spirits, make you laugh and bring joy to your hearts.  

“We Are the Song”, written by local award-winning singer/songwriter, Mark Rostenko of Cotopaxi, and arranged for three vocal parts by the director, will be a highlight of the concert.

The program also includes Paul Simon’s “Love Me Like A Rock”, Broadway’s “Forty-Second Street” with tap dancers, Jan Justis and Tudi Pesch, “The Voice” by Celtic Woman, Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and the hilarious “The Pirate’s Life.” “The Silence and the Song”, “Heading Home”, "We Can Plant A Forest" and “Come In From the Firefly Darkness” present a tapestry of Nature’s music that unites us in harmony and peace. "Let All Nations Sing" and "Rhythms of One World" celebrate the universality of music and will get you dancing in your seats. 
Some of the songs will feature electric bass, trumpet and piccolo. Drummer extraordinaire, Kurt Wipperfurth, will be back for his fifth season.

 

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Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry After Hours - Holiday Open Mic

Holiday Open Mic for the Community at Cafe Dawn

In celebration of the Winter Solstice and all of the winter holidays, Cafe Dawn's monthly Poetry After Hours event will be a Holiday Open Mic for the community on Sunday, December 18, starting at 6:30 PM. The full cafe menu, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Anyone wishing to participate is asked to bring one or more poems, a story, or a song to share, up to 3 minutes in length. If time allows, participants will have two turns at the microphone and are encouraged to bring extra material. Signups start at 6:15 PM.

The event is free, and donations will be accepted to support ongoing poetry events.

The cafe is located in Salida at 203 W. First Street, and can be reached at 719.539.5105 for more information.

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Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Noteables & You've Got Male - Follow That Star!

Reserve the weekend of December 9-11 for a holiday musical extravaganza with The Noteables and You've Got Male.  Presented by Salida Sings, "Follow That Star!" directed by Linda Taylor, will lift your spirits and remind you of the healing, grace and light that accompanies the Christmas season.  We will be joined by our drummer, Kurt Wipperfurth and special guest, Bruce Warren, who will play familiar carols on his angelic hammered dulcimer 

The Noteables will open the show with an unusual arrangement of "Angels We Have Heard On High". The imagery in "The Snow Has A Song" will make you yearn for those quiet, winter nights when the snow falls gently on the barren trees. "Winter Wolf", with audience participation, will take you through the life cycle of this majestic animal. The hilarious "Pie Carols", set to recognizable melodies, exalt the culinary wonders of Christmas pies.  "Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella" and the gospel, "Mary, Mary Had-A But One Child" get you to the manger on time.  

You've Got Male will sing the renaissance-like processional “Follow That Star!" with Mary Cuyler on flute. A stunning arrangement of "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" compliments the haunting "Winter Gift" describing all the wonders of a snow covered world. When You've Got Male starts singing “Oh Christmas Tree”, The Noteables join in for a little fun and a little more pie.

The two choruses will combine to perform 7 songs including, "Gather Round", with a contagious calypso beat, the lively gospel, "Can You Hear The Angels?", and the pensive winter story "While The Snow Lay Sleeping". Mozart gets a turn with a four part round, using the lyrics from "Deck the Halls". Carol of Winter Peace creates a vocal tapestry of two familiar melodies with altered lyrics that speak to the Christmas message of "peace on Earth, good will to all." 

Performances are scheduled as follows:

Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.  Clearview Community Church, 457 Rodeo Road, Buena Vista, CO

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. SteamPlant Event Center, Salida, CO

Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.  First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida, CO 

Suggested donation $10.00 to help pay for the cost of music, publicity and our scholarship fund. Information: Linda Taylor 539-2428  www.salidasings.org

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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Noteables & You've Got Male - Follow That Star!

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Reserve the weekend of December 9-11 for a holiday musical extravaganza with The Noteables and You've Got Male.  Presented by Salida Sings, "Follow That Star!" directed by Linda Taylor, will lift your spirits and remind you of the healing, grace and light that accompanies the Christmas season.  We will be joined by our drummer, Kurt Wipperfurth and special guest, Bruce Warren, who will play familiar carols on his angelic hammered dulcimer 

The Noteables will open the show with an unusual arrangement of "Angels We Have Heard On High". The imagery in "The Snow Has A Song" will make you yearn for those quiet, winter nights when the snow falls gently on the barren trees. "Winter Wolf", with audience participation, will take you through the life cycle of this majestic animal. The hilarious "Pie Carols", set to recognizable melodies, exalt the culinary wonders of Christmas pies.  "Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella" and the gospel, "Mary, Mary Had-A But One Child" get you to the manger on time.  

You've Got Male will sing the renaissance-like processional “Follow That Star!" with Mary Cuyler on flute. A stunning arrangement of "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" compliments the haunting "Winter Gift" describing all the wonders of a snow covered world. When You've Got Male starts singing “Oh Christmas Tree”, The Noteables join in for a little fun and a little more pie.

The two choruses will combine to perform 7 songs including, "Gather Round", with a contagious calypso beat, the lively gospel, "Can You Hear The Angels?", and the pensive winter story "While The Snow Lay Sleeping". Mozart gets a turn with a four part round, using the lyrics from "Deck the Halls". Carol of Winter Peace creates a vocal tapestry of two familiar melodies with altered lyrics that speak to the Christmas message of "peace on Earth, good will to all." 

Performances are scheduled as follows:

Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.  Clearview Community Church, 457 Rodeo Road, Buena Vista, CO

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. SteamPlant Event Center, Salida, CO

Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.  First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida, CO 

Suggested donation $10.00 to help pay for the cost of music, publicity and our scholarship fund. Information: Linda Taylor 539-2428  www.salidasings.org

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Notables & You've Got Male - Follow That Star!

Reserve the weekend of December 9-11 for a holiday musical extravaganza with The Noteables and You've Got Male.  Presented by Salida Sings, "Follow That Star!" directed by Linda Taylor, will lift your spirits and remind you of the healing, grace and light that accompanies the Christmas season.  We will be joined by our drummer, Kurt Wipperfurth and special guest, Bruce Warren, who will play familiar carols on his angelic hammered dulcimer 

The Noteables will open the show with an unusual arrangement of "Angels We Have Heard On High". The imagery in "The Snow Has A Song" will make you yearn for those quiet, winter nights when the snow falls gently on the barren trees. "Winter Wolf", with audience participation, will take you through the life cycle of this majestic animal. The hilarious "Pie Carols", set to recognizable melodies, exalt the culinary wonders of Christmas pies.  "Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella" and the gospel, "Mary, Mary Had-A But One Child" get you to the manger on time.  

You've Got Male will sing the renaissance-like processional “Follow That Star!" with Mary Cuyler on flute. A stunning arrangement of "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" compliments the haunting "Winter Gift" describing all the wonders of a snow covered world. When You've Got Male starts singing “Oh Christmas Tree”, The Noteables join in for a little fun and a little more pie.

The two choruses will combine to perform 7 songs including, "Gather Round", with a contagious calypso beat, the lively gospel, "Can You Hear The Angels?", and the pensive winter story "While The Snow Lay Sleeping". Mozart gets a turn with a four part round, using the lyrics from "Deck the Halls". "Carol of Winter Peace" creates a vocal tapestry of two familiar melodies with altered lyrics that speak to the Christmas message of "peace on Earth, good will to all." 

Performances are scheduled as follows:

Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.  Clearview Community Church, 457 Rodeo Road, Buena Vista, CO

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. SteamPlant Event Center, Salida, CO

Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.  First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida, CO 

Suggested donation $10.00 to help pay for the cost of music, publicity and our scholarship fund. Information: Linda Taylor 539-2428  www.salidasings.org

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Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Free Movie @ The SteamPlant

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Each month, Sellars Project Space, in conjunction with the Salida Creative District, will host a variety of inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries. These films are carefully selected to connect with the community by inspiring a stronger awareness of social issues, nature & the environment, as well as the arts and artists, to enhance community engagement and participation.

A Drummer's Dream is a rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. You've never seen drummers like this before! Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio "El-Negro" Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film engages us with the rich music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. We are lifted to another dimension as we connect to the powerful forces of nature embodied in the music of these master musicians. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming - from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul - these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now - each other. At the center of the film is the warm-hearted Nasyr, and his musician friends who share their knowledge with forty students for this incredible, unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The overriding philosophy of these musicians is driven by love, compassion and joy of life. At the end of the film you will be tapping the rhythms that live within us all and the positive energy these masters display will continue to pulse through you for days to come.

The movie is scheduled for Monday, November 21st, at 7 p.m. at the Salida SteamPlant Theater. 

Space is limited - those interested in attending the screening can go to www.sellarsprojectspace.org/movies to reserve their seats.
The movie is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the event.
All donations go to support programs by Sellars Project Space and the Salida Creative District.

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Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

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With the campaign season joyfully behind us, everyone is come by the SteamPlant this Thursday for art, music, friendship and snacks! The Salida Council for the Arts is hosting their free, monthly Creative Mixer at Salida SteamPlant from 5:30 – 7:00 Thursday, November 10. At this month’s mixer, two Colorado Artists are sharing the exhibition space and a favorite local musician will supply the tunes. 

Artists Gail Frasier and Lynne Milliken will speak about their current show, “Of The Earth: Gratitude."  In their show, Milliken’s oil paintings and Frasier’s clay vessels interpret earth’s gifts, from majestic skies and rolling waters, to those tiny treasures that often go unnoticed. Both artists grew up in rural communities then spent years in the mountains, where earth, water, and weather are major factors.  After years of individual artistic pursuits, these friends came upon a quote by actress Julia Roberts, “The Earth does not need us; We need the Earth”, which gave birth to their artistic collaboration.  Frasier and Milliken are looking forward to sharing their artistic and environmental journey with this mountain community. Their exhibit continues through November 30.

Salida guitarist Scott Adams is always a crowd favorite, and will play throughout the evening. The finger style guitarist is known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles. Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.

As always, the “Soapbox” waits for you and your announcements. If you have news of an upcoming art project, you’re invited to get on the soapbox and tell everyone about it! The Salida Council for the Arts will also feature your event on the Cultural calendar on their website, and share the information on the radio. The Creative Mixer offers free munchies and a cash bar offering liquid creativity, too.

The monthly Creative Mixer is a popular social evening hosted by the Salida Council for the Arts, with the support of the Creative District and the SteamPlant Event Center.  Everyone is most welcome!  Bring the neighbors, your family and friends, and participate.  Meet new artists, local residents or visitors, and chat with Council members about current projects.

For more information visit the Council’s website at http://www.salidacouncilforthearts.org/ 

Thank you for your generous donations to support the continued work of the Salida Council for the Arts.

 

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Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

African Children's Choir

The African Children’s Choir will perform on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the

Living Waters Church in Salida.  The Choir will surely melt your your heart with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. 

The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. The concerts is free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL’s purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England,Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

Paul Grabowsky, Artistic Director of the Queensland (Australia) Music Festival, said it well: “The African Children’s Choir, made up of orphans of disease and war, reminds us that the power of music and language transcends barriers of poverty, disease, class and age,”

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

No tickets, but donations are welcome.
The Living Waters Church is located at 5300 East US Highway 50, Salida CO.  Telephone: (719) 539-6826

 

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Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer @ The SteamPlant's Paquette Gallery

Thursday, October 13th

ART EXHIBITION – Laura Donovan

MUSIC by Mark M. Rostenko

The monthly Creative Mixer is a popular social evening hosted by the Salida Council for the Arts, with the support of the Creative District and the SteamPlant Event Center.   The Creative Mixer is held every second Thursday in the SteamPlant's Paquette Gallery. In October, the Mixer is on the 13th, from 5:30 to 7:00. Everyone is most welcome!  Bring the neighbors, your family and friends, and participate.  Meet new artists, local residents or visitors, and chat with Council members about current projects.

The Creative Mixer offers free munchies, a chance to study the current art show at the Paquette gallery, listen to news about upcoming artistic activities and, of course, socialize with your friends, new and old. There will be a cash bar offering liquid creativity, too.

Entrepreneur Laura Donavan shows her artwork this month at the Creative Mixer. A woman of diverse talents, Donovan and her husband have based their graphic arts business in Salida since 2000. They have also created a baby toy, which they’re currently working on bringing to market. Donovan says her current SteamPlant art show “is a little love letter to animals and children, shadows and airplanes.  It's inspired by all the extraordinary artists who live and work in Salida, and it was fun to get back to an easel and away from the computer. I plan to keep the paints out, because nothing makes my day quite like a lop-eared rabbit on a strider bike.”

October’s featured musical artist is award-winning Indie singer-songwriter, Mark M. Rostenko. Rostenko is a Wall Street escapee, who has been recovering from the frantic business world in a remote mountain cabin above Cotopaxi, writing songs and playing his guitar.  

Take a break from your winterizing projects and join the Salida Council for the Arts for a soft, friendly night of Mixing. October evenings are so lovely next to the river and attending the Creative Mixer can be your favorite way to infuse and absorb the Sweet Salida Vibe.

For more information visit the Council’s website at http://www.salidacouncilforthearts.org/ 

Thank you for your generous donations to support the continued work of the Salida Council for the Arts.

 

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

ONGOING - Sunday Evening Practices for Community Sing-Along of Handel's Messiah

A Salida Community Messiah Sing-Along will be held on December 17th, the Saturday before Christmas Eve.
All interested singers are invited to attend practices at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings in October, November and December, at the Ascension Church – the corner of 4th and E in Salida. 

If you have a Schimer edition of the Messiah score, please bring it with you.
  
For additional information:
Courtney Shucker
539-3835
salidamessiah@gmail.com

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Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

TJ Hittle @ Vino Salida

"After playing professionally in a great many bands and as a session guitarist since 1964 across the Midwest, I will coming back to Salida this summer to play regularly at Vino Salida.  For the past three years, I've been building my repertoire of beautifully arranged ballads and originals played soulfully from the heart."  - TJ

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Dies Librorum! @ The Book Haven

Dies Librorum/Festival of Books
(Our last monthly event of the year!—Look for the quarterly Second Saturday festival, beginning in December!)

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00

$10     15% off all books     RSVP Required!  Please bring your own tableware.

Featured Musician:  David Tipton, playing the Chapman stick

Featured Authors:

        Ann West, presenting her granddaughter’s book, Where’s My Football?  Follow Johnny around the house as he looks for his football in this lift-the-flap book.

        Jim West, Topo; The Stories Behind the Maps.  While working at a United States Geological Survey (USGS) map store, Jim learned the fascinating stories—sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant—about the people who buy maps and the reasons they do so. His favorites are included in this book.

        Helen Raleigh, Broken Welcome Mat. Helen, an immigration expert, weaves in her own experiences as a Chinese immigrant with U.S. history to create a vivid picture of America’s current immigration policy—and its problems. Intelligent, sensible, and witty, this book provides a road map for improving America’s immigration system and creating a stronger, healthier America for generations to come.

        Teresa Cutler-Broyles, One Eyed Jack. Based on her experiences working with a one-eyed horse and from a life with horses, Teresa tells the story of a 12 year old who buys a thoroughbred hunter/jumper on impulse to save him from being put down. Young Lauren is determined to help Jack, the one-eyed horse, adjust and even enter a show. Follow Lauren and Jack as they find out just how far trust will take them.

        Hal Walter, Full Tilt Boogie and Endurance.  This Colorado journalist weaves together his challenges of being a father of a special-needs child, a champion pack-burro racer, husband, and rancher. Endurance captures a season in cross-country with Harrison, his autistic son. Both overflow with love, commitment, fear, hope, and courage.

Featured Cuisine: Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce (Veggie Option Available), Pasta, Salad Greens with Fresh Vegetables, Chocolate Mouse, Wine.

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Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Sellars Project Space presents: Free Movies @ the SteamPlant

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Each month, Sellars Project Space, in conjunction with the Salida Creative District, will host a variety of inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries. These films are carefully selected to connect with the community by inspiring a stronger awareness of social issues, nature & the environment, as well as the arts and artists, to enhance community engagement and participation. 
Movies at the SteamPlant are always Free and Open to the Public.

This month's film is Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.
From the filmmakers:
"We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment."
 
Donations are accepted and go to benefit programs for the Salida Creative District and the Salida Council for the Arts.

Space is limited - please RSVP to reserve your spot at sellarsprojectspace.com/movies

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Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

TJ Hittle @ Vino Salida

"After playing professionally in a great many bands and as a session guitarist since 1964 across the Midwest, I will coming back to Salida this summer to play regularly at Vino Salida.  For the past three years, I've been building my repertoire of beautifully arranged ballads and originals played soulfully from the heart."  - TJ

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Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

August Dies Librorum!

Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30             $10              RSVP Required - 719-539-9629 
 
Featured Musicians:  Paula and Ed Berg
 
Featured Authors:
         Mel Strawn, Drawings +, a collection of works in various media: prints, paintings, photographs, and traditional drawings from the 1940’s until 2016.
 
        Marikay Shellman, Gullliver’s Babies, a children’s story written and illustrated by Shellman, about an owl who, in 19 years, has helped raise more than 200 babies at the Avian Reconditioning Center. A portion of the sales of “Gulliver’s Babies” will be donated to ARC.
 
        Molly Kate Brown, Learning To Walk in India:  A Love Story. A life-altering illness keeps Molly from traveling solo through India, a long-held dream, and instead gives way to a journey of another kind. Her raw and often humorous account takes readers on her wild, unforgettable ride as she surrenders to India, to her herself, and ultimately to the unknown as she learns to walk again.
 
        Laurel McHargue, Waterwight. In a post-cataclysmic world threatened by stinking ooze, a brave girl searches for her missing parents with the help of talking animals and evolving powers. When a mountain spirit challenges her to save the planet, she and a flying frog must overcome a magical, malicious castle of sand and a shapeshifter who wants her dead.
 
Featured Cuisine: Thai Coconut Curry Beef and Shrimp, (Veggie Option Available), Basmati Rice, Salad Greens with Creamy Miso Dressing, Caramelized Bananas, Wine.
                               (Please bring your own tableware and glass!)

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Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Jazz on the Plaza - 21/3

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This event is FREE and brought to Salida by Friends of the SteamPlant and local sponsors. It happens each Sunday, from 5-7pm, beginning July 17th and running through September 11th.

There will be food available for purchase and a cash bar.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the SteamPlant.

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Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Salida Aspen Concert - Jennifer Koh

 

The Los Angeles Times calls Jennifer Koh “One of the most impressive and expressive violinists on the scene.”  She is coming to Salida from Aspen this Saturday, August 6 to perform two of the greatest masterworks ever written for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert interview with Ms Koh at 6:45 p.m. before the concert starts at Salida High School.  

Jennifer Koh won the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition and since then has soloed with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Moscow Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, and National Radio Symphony of Washington, D.C.

The New York Times says Koh is a “fearless soloist” – willing to tackle the most difficult music for solo violin.”  She was named 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America Worldwide.

Koh will play Bach’s Sonata No. 2 for solo violin in A minor, BWV 1003, and Bach’s Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004.

According to Joshua Bell, one of today’s most famous violinists, the fifth movement in the Partita, the chaconne, is “not just one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, but one of the greatest achievements of any man in history.  It’s a spiritually powerful piece, emotionally powerful, structurally perfect.”  The late violinist Yehudi Menuhin said the chaconne was “the greatest structure for solo violin that exists.”  Koh will also play three modern pieces that show the continuing influence of Bach:  “Patina” by Zosha Di Castri, “Serenade in Common Time” by Philip Glass and a Chaconne for Violin by Esa-Pekka Salonen.   

This is the fifth concert in the Salida Aspen Concerts 40th anniversary season and is underwritten by “F” St Five and Dime.

Tickets are $15 at the door and $3 for students.  Also, tickets may be purchased online at  www.SalidaAspenConcerts.org, which has updates on upcoming concerts. Administrator Jean Hanfelt can be reached at 719-539-6467.

 

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Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Gillette & Mangsen @ The Book Haven

The Book Haven will present Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen in concert on Thursday, August 4th. 

A Gillette & Mangsen concert features compelling songs, rich harmony, and a good dose of humor.  Steve and Cindy have performed on National Public Radio, across North America and Europe, delighting audiences with traditional music and original songs.  Although they come from different musical backgrounds, “their voices and styles meld seamlessly with a gentleness and a maturity that is unmatched in the world of folk duos.” 

Mr. Gillette is a country/folk songwriter with Western roots.  Some of his best known songs,Darcy Farrow, Bed of Roses, and Back on the Street Again, have been covered by artists such as Ian & Sylvia, John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, and Tammy Wynette.
Ms. Mangsen is known for compelling interpretations of traditional Anglo-Scottish ballads, thoughtful songs, and a wonderful ear for harmony.  She is a keeper of old songs as well as a writer and interpreter of new ones.

The duo has recorded six albums in their 25-year collaboration, as well as solo albums and projects with other artists (Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, Michael Smith).  

Space is limited - RSVP is required. Please call 719-539-9629 to reserve your spot.
This will be the last house concert at The Book Haven. F Street Gallery and the Coaldale Community Center are some of the newer venues for house concerts!
 

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Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Jazz on the Plaza - Justin Allison & Bob Rebholz

This event is FREE and brought to Salida by Friends of the SteamPlant and local sponsors. It happens each Sunday, from 5-7pm, beginning July 17th and running through September 11th.

There will be food available for purchase and a cash bar.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the SteamPlant.

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Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Salida Aspen Concert - American Brass Quintet

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AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET TO PERFORM MUSIC FROM THE RENAISSANCE

The American Brass Quintet, acclaimed as one of the premier brass ensembles of our time, will perform Saturday, July 30 in the fourth concert in the Salida Aspen Concert summer series.

        The concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.  A pre-concert discussion with the artists begins at 6:45 p.m.onstage.

        ABQ will be assisted on the program by the Anima Brass, winner of this year’s Brass Quintet Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School. The program presents a mix of Renaissance church music and contemporary works for brass ensemble.

The ABQ will play “Three Venetian Canzoni” from 16th Century Italy, pieces which were edited by Raymond Mase, former lead trumpet of the ABQ.  ABQ will also play the following modern works: “Brass Quintet No. 1Circus by Clint Needham (b. 1981), “Brass Quintet No. 2 American by Kenneth Fuchs (b. 1956) and Quintet for Brass, Op. 73 by Malcom Arnold (1921-2006).  After intermission The Anima Brass will perform “Three Fantasias in Church Modes” by Thomas Stoltzer (1475-1526), a European priest and court musician whose music influenced composers of a later age.

The program ends with the ten horns of both quintets on stage for the playing of “Music from Renaissance Venice” edited by Tim Higgins and Michael Powell.  Within this selection are two canzoni by Giovanni Gabrieli, a leading instrumental composer of the Renaissance. 

Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” the American Brass Quintet has played all over the world, premiered more than 150 contemporary brass works while having made nearly 60 recordings. ABQ has been the resident brass ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970 and has performed almost every year during the 40-year history of Salida Aspen Concerts.

ABQ consists of Kevin Cobb, trumpet; Louis Hanzlik, trumpet; Eric Reed, horn; Michael Powell, trombone and John D. Rojak, bass trombone.

The Anima Brass formed at SUNY Stony Brook University’s Department of Music.  The name Anima refers to live giving “breath.”  Members of the quintet are John-Thomas Burson, trumpet; Thomas Pang, trumpet; Austin Sposato, horn; Michael Lockwood, trombone and Jeff Smith, bass trombone.  Each year, the Aspen Music Festival and School sends world-touring classical music stars to Chaffee County for six concerts.

The concert is underwritten by High Country Bank. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online,www.SalidaAspenConcerts.org. Price is $15, and $3 for students. Information is available online and through Jean Hanfelt, administrator, 719-539-6467.

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

TJ Hittle @ Vino Salida

"After playing professionally in a great many bands and as a session guitarist since 1964 across the Midwest, I will coming back to Salida this summer to play regularly at Vino Salida.  For the past three years, I've been building my repertoire of beautifully arranged ballads and originals played soulfully from the heart."  - TJ

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Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo @ Eye Candy!

 

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo!
Saturday June 4    4-8pm

Eye Candy Art & Treasure will be hosting 13 rockin' artists,  interpreting their favorite rock and roll lyrics in their medium. (painting and sculpture). 

From Nikki at Eye Candy: "We’re keeping the titles of each piece a secret so people can guess the lyrics when they see each piece of artwork. There will be a flip note by each piece that can be uncovered to reveal the lyrics that inspired the art."

Artists include…

Jessica Vogel                         Jimmy Descant
Curtis Killorn                          Stan Cymansky
Amanda Davidson                  Natalie
Lori Tatum                               James Brown
Teresa Koransky                      Laura Barton
 Kimberly Brown                     Two Dogs Doyle

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo! will be on display at Eye Candy Art & Treasure through the month of June.

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