Peal Cashmere, Beaver Creek hosts fashion show to benefit the Vilar Center |

Peal Cashmere, Beaver Creek hosts fashion show to benefit the Vilar Center

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Special to the Daily Pat Hamilton plays a family concert Saturday at 11 a.m. at the new Little Beach Amphitheater in Minturn. Live in Minturn's first concert of the series follows that evening with Hot 8.

BEAVER CREEK – N Peal Cashmere in Beaver Creek will host a two-day event Friday and Saturday showcasing its exclusive autumn 2006 collection to benefit The Vilar Center for the Arts. N Peal will donate a portion of sales on these days to the Vilar Center. The men and women’s collection includes a fine selection of cashmere sweaters in unique styles from Scotland, England and Italy. Also available will be a variety of handcrafted coats and wraps and woven scarves and shawls in rich seasonal colors. “The magnificent Vilar Center for the Arts is the spiritual heart of the village,” Frank Hall said, owner of N Peal Cashmere. “It offers a wealth of cultural performances, which sets Beaver Creek apart from other resorts in the country. The renowned high standard of performers, from classical concerts to opera, dance and family oriented productions, contributes significantly to the unique character of Beaver Creek. We are proud to be associated with this beautiful venue.”

MINTURN – Pat Hamilton will be giving a free children’s and family concert at the new Little Beach Amphitheater in Minturn at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pat will be singing songs from her children’s album, “Lullabyes and Other Songs,” as well as songs for adults. The free concert is sponsored by Ginn Clubs and Resorts, First Bank and the Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation. Swift Eagle is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to “swiftly” helping those in need in Eagle County. Live! In Minturn Concert Series featuirng Hot 8 will follow Hamilton’s concert. There’s lawn seating at the amphitheater, so organizers recommend bringing a blanket . The Little Beach Amphitheater is located on Highway 24, halfway through Minturn. Turn left on Cemetary Road.

EDWARDS – WhiteWater Ramble heads to Edwards new live music spot the Rumpus Room Friday at 9 p.m. The Fort Collins band plays bluegrass with a twist, representing many genres in its live show. Its CD, “WhiteWater Ramble: Red Alert Live,” will be for sale at the show. For more information, visit their Web site at

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 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 For more information on the band, visit 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 610 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 Grille, 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 email

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.

MINTURN – Rev up those shopping engines. It’s countdown time for the gigantic garage sale that benefits more than 65 local nonprofits.The Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale will open its doors at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at Maloit Park south of Minturn. The auction begins at 8:30 a.m. with lots of furniture, antiques and more.There will also be a silent auction during the first day of the sale, including gift certificates from local businesses and a bake sale.There will be rooms with clothing for men, women, children and infants; a toy room; a book room; ski and snowboard equipment; a “new” room; housewares and electronics. New this year is a home-decorating area. In its 42nd year, volunteers have been working since May to sort and mark the tons of boxes and bags that have been donated. The sale continues Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The next weekend, everything goes to half price or “let’s make a deal.” Hours on Aug. 26 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and hours on Aug. 27 are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The sale is one of Vail’s oldest fundraising events and draws shoppers from throughout Colorado and many surrounding states.For more information, call 926-0577, 827-9426 or 476-5701. Vail, Colorado

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