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BOND ” In support of their newest self-titled studio album, Billy Nershi of the String Cheese Incident, his wife, Jilian, and singer/songwriter/guitarist/mandolin player Scott Law ” aka Honkytonk Homeslice ” tour to State Bridge River Resort for the YarmonyGrass Bluegrass Festival Sept. 2-4.

The self-titled studio debut from Honkytonk Homeslice, to be released Sept. 5, delivers 13 acoustic songs of down-home Americana music. The ringing harmonies and instruments seem to conjure up a fourth member of the band into the room, giving the album a haunting quality, and a full, rich sound.

For more information on the festival, visit http://www.yarmonygrass.com. For more information on the band, visit http://www.honkytonkhomeslice.com. Call State Bridge River Resort for ticket and lodging information at 653-4444

Bringing together some of the best Vail Valley chefs and award-winning wines from B.R. Cohn Winery, WestStar Bank presents a Colorado Evening at Falling Creek at Arrowhead on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6-10 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the orthopaedic research and educational programs of the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation.

The Colorado Evening will pair an assortment of B.R. Cohn wines with cuisine from valley restaurants including Falling Creek, Grouse Mountain Grill, La Tour, Larkspur, Splendido at The Chateau, Terra Bistro and Wildflower. Tickets are $300 per person. For more information or to make reservations, call Rachele Palmer at 479-5809 or e-mail rachele.palmer@shsmf.org.

The Robert Cray Band is famous for touring more than six months out of every year. Yet in their 30-plus year career, there has never been a live album ” until now. The group will release “Robert Cray Band: Live From Across The Pond,” a double-disc live set that was recorded over the course of seven shows in May 2006 at London’s Royal Albert Hall while Cray was on tour with Eric Clapton. It’s due out Sept. 12.

“The Robert Cray Band: Live From Across The Pond” contains live versions of Cray classics alongside newly recorded gems like “Poor Johnny,” “I’m Walkin’,” and his song about a young soldier watching the horror unfold in Iraq, “Twenty.”

The group tours to the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek Aug. 20.

In partnership with The Bookworm in Edwards, the Vail Symposium, as part of their Active Minds senior program, hosts an in-depth discussion on the 1925 Scopes “monkey trial” on teaching evolution in the classroom.

“The Landmark Scopes Trial” will discuss the history as well as contemporary perspectives on this issue, including the current debate surrounding “Intelligent Design.” The program takes place today at 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Community Center in Eagle. It’s free to all ages. Call 476-0954.

Loaded Joe’s in Avon hosts the second screening of short film “Pickles and Onions,” directed and “everythinged” by locals Tony Castle and Benjamin Ugly, Monday at 8:30 p.m. sharp.

The re-premiere is a send-off for Castle, aka Anthony Scully, before he leaves the valley for film school in Denver. Benjamin Ugly is really Ben Garst.

The short had its world premiere at the 2005 Vail Film Festival. The film is described as an homage to Quentin Tarrantino with a quirky twist. Castle will be at Loaded Joe’s before the screening to answer questions and “ramble about the film, life, love, hardships and tennis.” For more information, call the coffeehouse and lounge at 748-1480.

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