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Red Rocks becomes venue for voter registration drive

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HeadCount, a nonprofit nonpartisan group run entirely by volunteers, is staging a large-scale voter registration drive in conjunction with the Gov’t Mule concert at Red Rocks on Sunday. The concert, titled “Red Rocks The Vote,” will feature performances by Ray Lamontagne Gomez, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Stockholm Syndrome and headliner Gov’t Mule.New Voters Project, the largest grassroots youth voter mobilization campaign in history, has partnered with HeadCount to turn “Red Rocks The Vote” into the focal point of a statewide voter registration push aimed at young people. Not only will there be voter registration tables at every entrance at the concert. The event is also being used to inspire volunteers around the state.Students at 27 college campuses in Colorado will have the chance to win free tickets by participating in volunteer education activity. University of Colorado at Boulder voter registration volunteers will travel to the event on biodiesel busses.Two volunteers, judged by organizers, that have made the most impact on voter registration in Colorado will be recognized for their efforts on the stage and get to meet Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes. In addition, 25,000 fliers will be distributed asking “What if Warren Haynes lost his voice?” comparing not voting to having no voice.”We set out to really maximize this opportunity by staging several weeks of activity,” said Andy Bernstein, co-chairman of HeadCount. “The several hundred people we’ll register at the concert is just the one part of this. This concert will energize dozens and dozens of volunteers all over Colorado, and through that, thousands of people will be registered.”Warren Haynes, Hard Head Management & KBCO Presents are donating $2 from ticket sales to HeadCount.Winefest offers First Class PassA new feature at Colorado Mountain Winefest, Saturday through Sunday, will have attendees feeling like VIPs, organizers said.Purchasing a First Class Pass to the “Festival in the Park” Saturday at Riverbend Park in Palisade gives you all-day access to the VIP tent, which includes a buffet, wine tasting, reserved parking, crystal wine glass, protected storage for your wine purchases and up-front, reserved seating for musical and other events. The sale of First Class Passes benefits the scholarship fund for UTEC culinary arts students.First Class Passes for Winefest are available at Fisher’s Liquor Barn in Grand Junction, by calling 800-704-3667 or visiting http://www.coloradowinefest.com/firstclass.html.The 13th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest is Colorado’s oldest wine harvest festival, opening Thursday with a golf tournament and wine and cheese reception at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. Winefest includes seminars, wine-tasting events and winery tours. Kent Reed, Aspen theater founder, returns to offer acting classKent Reed, founder of Aspen Theater in the Park, has returned to the Roaring Fork Valley and is offering his services as an instructor. Reed left Aspen in 1990 to pursue an acting career in Chicago. He is a member of Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. During the past 13 years, Redd has acquired a wide variety of experience in professional theater, film and television.Reed is offering an eight-week course designed to provide an environment for the ongoing support and nurturing of local acting talent. The focus of the class will be that of an exploration of the philosophy and tools necessary for organic, truthful, dramatic and comedic acting. The course is titled “Getting Real – Scenes From Life” and will accommodate individuals of all experience levels who have a sincere interest in developing their acting skills.Beginning Oct. 3, the course will be held on Sunday evenings from 6 -9 p.m. and will conclude Nov. 21. All classes will take place at the studio in the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen. Enrollment is limited to 12 students, ages 17 and over. The cost is $200 for all eight sessions. The course has an auditing option as well at $25 per session but registration in advance is required to audit.Registration deadline is Sept. 26. Contact Wendy Tennis at Aspen Theater in the Park, (970) 925-9313 ext. 3 for more information and to register.Vail Colorado


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