From funk in Wolcott to bronze in Vail
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes brings Louisiana funk rock to the Wolcott Yacht Club in Colorado’s Vail Valley Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The band, which got its start eight years ago in New Orleans, plays eclectic funk rock, said drummer Andres Bohren.”It’s a pretty big sound. We have a big horn section and lots of singing and loud guitar,” he said. “There’s definitely a lot of dancing on and off stage.”Attendees of tonight’s show can expect lots of dancing, mostly original songs and a few surprises. “Lately we’ve been sneaking in a lot of Michael Jackson in, out of tribute,” Bohren said. “It’s hard to deny the power of his music.”People have been going nuts when they hear some of Jackson’s hits. “Johnny Sketch will do the ‘Black or White’ rap and people who haven’t thought about that song in 15 years scream and start rapping along with him because everyone learned that song when it came out.”The cover for the show is $3. Call 970-926-3444 for more information. OJ & Jazz in EdwardsEDWARDS – Jazz will sound along the river behind Riverwalk in Edwards Saturday morning. The first “OJ & Jazz” begins at 10:30 a.m. today when Tony Guilizia and his All-Stars take the “natural stage” just off the bike path. The group will play until about 1:30 p.m.Participants can pick up picnic items across U.S. Highway 6 at the Edwards Farmers’ Market and buy food from vendors such as Rick & Kelly’s Bistro. OJ & Jazz is a production of the Riverwalk Masters Association and radio station KZYR, the Zephyr.”OJ & Jazz is a great way of bringing life to the community of Riverwalk in a way that hasn’t been done,” says Tony Mauro of KZYR. “We have often thought of utilizing the river for something as it lends itself to a great music venue.”
Bronze bells are backVAIL – On Sunday, the Vail Symposium and town of Vail’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) team up for a bronze bell workshop with artist Mark Guilbeau and his team. The Bronze Bells Workshop will take place at Ford Park Picnic Pavilion from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to come to the Ford Park Picnic Pavilion to watch the bronze pouring after those participating in the workshop carve custom molds for their bells. All materials will be provided by the artist but participants should bring some design ideas with them. Reservations for the workshop are strongly recommended.Cost for the workshop is $30, watching the bronze pour, which will take place at dusk, is free. For more information or to make reservations, visit http://www.vailsymposium.org or call 970-476-0954.
Ancient treasures at Karats in VailVAIL – Jewelry artist Carolyn Tyler is on hand this weekend at Karats in Vail Village to discuss her jewelry pieces and the stories that precede them during a trunk show. She’s open to talk about commissions and has recently worked with clients to “recycle” their heirloom or inherited jewelry into something new and wearable.Tyler has always thought of her 22-karat designs as classic. They have the look and feel of ancient treasures with whimsical shapes formed in her signature warm gold, ” the color of a nugget if you were panning for gold,” as Tyler describes it.Tyler will be at Karats today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 476-4760 for more information.Trunk show at Squash BlossomVAIL – The Squash Blossom in Vail is hosting a trunk show with jewelry and accessories by Monica Rich Kosann. The collection includes sterling silver and gold locket necklaces, I.D. and charm bracelets, signet rings, gemstone and diamond adorned fob-inspired jewelry. The collection is on display today and Sunday. Call 970-476-3129 for more information.
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