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Grants available for artists and organizations

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The Colorado Council on the Arts announces that applications are now available for the 2006 Grants to Artists and Organizations. The deadline for submitting grant applications is March 1.The goal of the Grants to Artists and Organizations program is to stimulate the development of arts and cultural heritage activities in communities throughout the state. Grant proposals will be accepted from artists, organizations and community partners for the following activities to take place between July 1 and June 30, 2006:– Learning in the arts for children and youth– Increasing cultural participation in communities– Preserving and promoting our cultural heritage– Professional development services for artists and arts organizationsThe Council awards Grants to Artists and Organizations annually on a competitive basis. The program incorporates a review by peer panelists. Applicants must be nonprofit, tax exempt organizations which have been in existence for at least three years prior to application, or Colorado artists who have been full-time residents of Colorado for at least three years prior to application deadline. Agencies of government in Colorado are also eligible, however, schools and school districts are not eligible unless they are collaborating with an arts organization or artist on the proposal.Only e-grant submissions will be accepted. To read the grant guidelines, register as an e-grant user, and complete the application forms, go to Click on grants, then apply.For more information, contact Elaine Mariner at 303-866-4040 or become art at Denver Botanic Gardens Titled “Illuminating Weeds,” this exhibit – created by Annie Chappell, sister of the late Delos “Dos” Chappell, a long-time leader of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – is an art display of invasive species captured in the style of illuminated manuscripts from the 12th-15th centuries. The exhibit includes 15 illustrations by Chappell and is accompanied by 19 works from the gardens’ own botanical illustration students. “The illustrations are entertaining, informative and exquisite, adding dimension to public education around the enormous and complex issue of invasive species,” said event organizers.The exhibit is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 25 and is free with admission to the gardens. The Denver Botanic Gardens is located 1005 York Street. For more information, contact Holly Shrewsbury at (720) 865-3552 or Earl Klugh hosts a Weekend of Jazz at The BroadmoorColorado Springs – Spend an exclusive weekend with host and world-renowned jazz guitarist Earl Klugh as he presents Roberta Flack, Keiko Matsui, Jane Monheit and Marilyn Scott for the second annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor April 8-9. This concert series marks the second for Klugh as host and artist for A Weekend Of Jazz at The Broadmoor. Klugh has released over 30 recordings, which include ventures in country, Caribbean, classical, jazz, symphonic and solo guitar performances. As a writer, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Holiday, Bob James and The Four Tops have recorded Klugh’s compositions. His compositions have been featured in major motion pictures and television shows including, “8 Mile,” CBS Golf, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and “Melrose Place.” In September of 2003, Klugh was invited to perform in Moscow for its first ever Parliament Jazz Festival. In the fall of 2004, he entertained audiences for the first time in Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa. Klugh has also performed with many symphony orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, the London Symphony and the Army Air Force Orchestra. In addition, he has lent his guitar to recordings by Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Loggins, Brenda Russell, Chet Atkins, Stevie Wonder, Jeffrey Osbourne, Miles Davis and McCoy Tyner. To reserve tickets, call The Broadmoor at 1-800-634-7711. For more information, visit’s Drew Emmitt Band hits the road Leftover Salmon founder, co-lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Drew Emmitt will lead his own Drew Emmitt Band on the “Freedom Ride Tour” this fall. Dates are being confirmed now by booking agency Skyline Music. The schedule will include the Strictly Bluegrass Festival on Oct. 2 in San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Park, and includes stops in Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Washington DC, St. Louis, Portland, Seattle, Milwaukee, Madison, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Burlington VT. “The Freedom Ride Tour” begins Sept. 29 and runs through early December. Compass Records will be supporting the Freedom Ride Tour with publicity as they continue to work Drew’s new album “Freedom Ride” “My commitment to LOS prevented me from really supporting this CD when is came out,” Emmitt said. “So I’m now excited to go out and play these songs.” The Freedom Ride recording included guests John Cowan and Sam Bush both of the late band Newgrass Revival, plus Vassar Clements, Stuart Duncan, Peter Rowan, Randy Scruggs, and members of the John Cowan Band. For more information, go to Vail, Colorado

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