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Australian artist pays tribute to Peggy Lee at Vail Jazz Winter Series

March 1, 2017 — VAIL — Nicki Parrott probably never would have discovered her vocal talent if not for the late, great Les Paul. Parrott had been a Monday night mainstay with Paul at New York City's Club Iridium when one evening he stopped her suddenly in the middle […]

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Vail Film Festival announces lineup for 2017 event, March 30-April 2

March 1, 2017 — VAIL — On Tuesday, the Vail Film Festival announced the official selections for 2017. The 14th annual festival will celebrate women filmmakers and will screen a diverse slate of 51 films, including narrative and documentary feature films, as well as short and student films. Films […]

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Tess Backhus jewelry trunk in Riverwalk at Edwards, March 1-2

February 28, 2017 — EDWARDS — Tess Backhus returns to the Vail Valley for her premiere jewelry trunk show at Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads in The Riverwalk at Edwards on today and Thursday. Backhus has moved down Main Street and said she is excited to have her designs […]

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Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow returns to Vail Public library, March 1

February 28, 2017 — VAIL — Vail Public Library will once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow today at 5:30 p.m. at the library, located at 292 W. Meadow Drive in Vail. The program is sponsored by the Vail Public Library and is free to the community. […]

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Compassion Cultivation Training series: There’s nothing noble about being hard on yourself

February 27, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the fourth part of an eight-part series chronicling reporter Pam Boyd's journey through Compassion Cultivation Training. Look for additional columns in the Tuesday High Life health section and online at http://www.vaildaily.com. When last I wrote about Cultivating Compassion Training, we were […]

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Photo: Women’s Social Ski Tour & Demo Day at the Beav’, March 1

February 27, 2017 — Beaver Creek Resort will host the next Women's Social Ski Tour & Demo Day on Wednesday, March 1. The complimentary demo event features gear from Blizzard, K2, Nordica Salomon, Stockli and Volkl. Meet at the Ski Valet next to the base of the Centennial Express […]

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Photo: Americana, country-rock at Agave with Matt Reynolds & Friends, Feb. 28

February 26, 2017 — Matt Reynolds & Friends will play a free show Tuesday for Tacos N Tunes at Agave in Avon. Reynolds is a singer-songwriter, focusing on Americana and the country-rock genre, with a touch of the blues. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Reynolds' music has […]

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Martial arts masters Shaolin Warriors come direct from China to Beaver Creek

February 26, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors will kick, punch and tumble in their world-renowned martial arts show at the Vilar Performing Arts Center today at 7:30 p.m. More than a kung fu show, Shaolin Warriors is a traditional strength through adversity […]

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Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra plays Vilar Center, March 1

February 26, 2017 — On Wednesday, the 535-seat Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek will be chipped free from reality and carried off in time and space by the improvisational rock of Dark Star Orchestra, the world's pre-eminent Grateful Dead tribute act. Dark Star Orchestra, a seven-member band […]

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High Altitude Society: Vail Valley Foundation’s Black Diamond Ball a success

February 25, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — On Friday, Feb. 18, the Vail Valley Foundation held its 18th annual Black Diamond Ball at the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek. "We could not be more pleased to recognize Mary Sue and Mike Shannon," Foundation president Mike Imhoff said, introducing the VVF […]

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35th annual Burton U.S. Open in Vail boast more than a dozen free concerts

February 25, 2017 — The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships know what makes a good party — they've had 35 years to perfect the event. This year's competition promises to be the best yet, with athletes battling it out on the mountain and an extensive lineup of free concerts […]

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Oscars predictions: ‘La La Land’ a favorite to win multiple Academy Awards

February 24, 2017 — The 89th annual Academy Awards hits the airwaves on Sunday. Since it's so much fun to predict which way the Academy will vote, only to get mad when the things you love lose horribly, this year we'll look at the movies and people we want […]

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Winter is prime time to take a guided fly-fishing trip in the Vail Valley

February 24, 2017 — G and I stood knee-deep in the Eagle River as a few heavy flakes of snow tried their best not to become rain. The monochromatic view of the snow-covered riverbanks and the flat light of the gray clouds had lulled me into a rhythm — […]

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Photo: Bass beats with Manic Focus, SoDown at Agave in Avon, Feb. 24

February 23, 2017 — Manic Focus is the beat-bumping project of John "JmaC" McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. He'll bring his multidimensional, rowdy style to Agave in Avon for a show on Friday, Feb. 24. Manic Focus fuses soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, […]

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Photo: Four chances to see The Sessh for Mardi Gras, Feb. 24-28

February 23, 2017 — The Sessh kicks off a local run of Mardi Gras madness with a New Orleans-inspired night of music at the Vail Ale House at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, followed by an appearance at the 14th annual Talons Challenge apres celebration at Talons Deck from […]

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Attend a party, help an elk at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet, Feb. 25

February 23, 2017 — EAGLE — For the past 24 years, local hunting enthusiasts have done their part to ensure elk herds are protected throughout western North America. And, they have had a lot of fun while doing it. Saturday marks the annual banquet for Eagle Valley Chapter of […]

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Comedian Kevin Nealon comes to Beaver Creek on Sunday

February 23, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — When Kevin Nealon turned 60, he decided it was time get serious. "I started to take more chances. … I thought, rehearsals are over, it's time to start doing things in life and not just talking about them or thinking about them," […]

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Photo: Trevor Hall, Dustin Thomas bring positive vibes to Agave, Feb. 23

February 22, 2017 — On Thursday, Feb. 23, Agave welcomes Trevor Hall to the stage. Hall's music — an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting — echoes with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining a universal message. While on the road, Hall sees the […]

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Meditation 101 with Karen Anderson at Dogma Athletica, Feb. 24

February 22, 2017 — EDWARDS — Dogma Athletica encourages you to take some time to center yourself and open up your inner world with Karen Anderson on Friday, with a one-hour guided meditation. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to decrease stress. Practiced regularly, it can transform our relationship with […]

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CarniVail brings a slice of Mardi Gras flair to Vail, Feb. 25-26, 28

February 22, 2017 — VAIL — From a crawfish boil to Mardi Gras festivities at the base and on-mountain, CarniVail returns to Vail Saturday and Sunday, with additional parties in Vail and Lionshead villages on Fat Tuesday. "CarniVail promises to bring New-Orleans-style fun and Mardi Gras merriment back to […]

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