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Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center is a community resource

Kris Sabel
Beaver Creek CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” The Vilar Performing Arts Center is truly a resource for our entire community. Each year we host a variety of local fundraisers, performances, lectures, films and educational programs. Over the next week we have three of these programs for you to choose from.

Friday at noon, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Davide Cabassi will perform a concert as part of the STARS (Support the Arts Reaching Students) education program. Cabassi was featured prominently in the documentary film about the 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, “In the Heart of Music,” which aired on PBS stations across the U.S. The STARS program was developed to provide opportunities for local students to experience live performances. More than 5,000 students attend these performances of theatre, dance, opera, classical music, puppetry and storytelling each season. If you are interested in attending today’s performance, please call the box office at 970-845-TIXS (8497) for ticket availability.

Tomorrow night we host a screening of “That’s it That’s All.” A high definition film dedicated to everything snowboarding, Travis Rice and a dream-team crew set out on a seek-and-destroy operation for the new zone, the new trick and new perspective on the sport. The show starts at 8 p.m. and all proceeds benefit SOS (the Snowsport Outreach Society), which was founded in 1993 in the Vail Valley. As a not-for-profit organization, SOS aims to build character and self-esteem in youth through snowsports and a specific curriculum.

And next week we present “You Can’t Stop the Beat: Viva Las Vegas!” ” a tribute to the legends of Sin City starring 70 local youth performers.

Highlights include hits by the Rat Pack, Tina Turner, Barry Manilow, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and more! “You Can’t Stop The Beat” has become an annual fundraiser for the Vail Performing Arts Academy and Vilar Performing Arts Center Community Performance Fund. The VPAA is a year round program that provides opportunities for local youth to develop their performance skills. The program promotes camaraderie, self-confidence and creativity ” life skills these students will carry with them forever. The Community Performance Fund provides $60,000 in grants each year to local performance groups, helping to foster the arts in our community.

Tickets are now on sale for the full VPAC winter season. You can check out the full 2008/’09 winter season at Don’t wait to buy your tickets! Buying early ensures not just availability, but the opportunity to choose the best seats in your preferred section of the theatre. So go online or call the box office today!

I look forward to seeing you all at the theatre often in the coming winter months.

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