Rundgren concert rescheduled
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the Todd Rundgren concert scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, has been moved to Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Vilar Center for the Arts. If you are a ticket holder for Aug. 28, please contact the Vilar Center Box Office for an exchange or refund at 845-TIXS (8497) Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seating assignments will remain the same for tickets already purchased. Todd Rundgren tickets for Sunday, Aug. 29, are $40, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.Volunteers needed for Aspen Theatre in the ParkAspen Theatre in the Park is looking for volunteers to help usher during their 2004 summer season, which runs through Aug. 28.Volunteers will be able to see the show for free on the nights they choose to usher. There are still many nights open to usher so there is a great amount of flexibility for volunteers to choose the nights they would like to help. Please note that the theatre is in the greatest need of ushers during the first few weeks of July so see the shows early and spread the news.To sign up for dates or for further information, call Mary Lacny at the Aspen Theatre in the Park office at 970-925-9313.Michael Martin Murphey performs at hoedown for cancerBob and Carole Zinn of Edwards hosts a Western entertainment Hoedown evening at the Vilar Center Monday from 6:15-10 p.m.The event will benefit the Cancer Caring House and the Family Learning Center in Edwards. The evening includes a wine and cheese reception in the May Gallery. It will be followed by a concert of western music by popular musical artists, Michael Martin Murphey, Jim Salestrom, Jeanne and Jim Martin and Jerome Gilmore at 7 p.m. The evening will wrap up with a “Meet the Entertainers” session with coffee and desserts.The Zinns welcome your minimum donations of $55. “Your entire donation will go directly to either of these two charities,” said Bob Zinn, organizer and sponsor of the evening. “This is our way of giving back to the community by providing an evening of great entertainment and to thank the donors for supporting two wonderful charities. Reach deep down into your jeans and give as much as you can to either or both charities.” Free poetry contest open to Vail Valley residentsThe International Library of Poetry has announced that $58,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open Poetry Contest. The deadline for the contest is Sept. 30.”Any poet, whether previously published or not, can be a winner,” said Christina Baylon, contest director. To enter, send one original poem to to: The International Library of Poetry/Suite 19920/1 Poetry Plaza/Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines or less and the poet’s name and address should appear on the top of the page. You may also enter online at http://www.poetry.com.Hollywood for kids comes to VailOn-camera acting classes for kids will be taught by former “Power Rangers” star Kate Sheldon at the Avon Recreation Center starting Tuesday. The “Hollywood 101” workshops will teach kids, ages 7-19, how to audition for Denver-area commercials, films, and television shows. They will define their own “image” and create a personal demo videotape. Parents are now enrolling their kids in the July classes, of which there are three dates to choose from. Sheldon plans to offer additional showcase workshops, featuring working Hollywood actors as guest instructors. For more information, contact Sheldon at 328-6220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Artopia happens in Glenwood SpringsThe Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is opening their gallery this summer to artists of all ages who have always wanted to show their creations. The Artopia summer exhibit and sale is an invitation to express yourself in whatever way comes naturally. All media are accepted, all artists are invited. The show is nonjuried. Applications deadline has been extended until Tuesday and the exhibit begins on July 16 running through Sept. 7. Artist’s reception opens to the public on Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m., at the center. For more information, call 970-945-2414.Local funk band looking for keyboardistFlux5, an established funk band, is holding auditions for a keyboard and/or Hammond B-3 organ player. The band is looking to fill the position with a professional who will bring personality and musical ideas to the ensemble, as well as maintain a regular rehearsal and gig schedule throughout Colorado.Auditions will be held in Summit and Eagle counties on an arranged date between July 19 and 30. Call Dave Laub for more information and to arrange audition time at 471-3152.Vail’s sculpture exhibition on display in Ford ParkNow through Sept. 6, the fifth annual town of Vail sculpture exhibition is under way at Ford Park. Entitled “Sculpture Adventure,” the exhibition is organized by the town’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program. Five artists, including two local sculptors, have large scale work displayed along the recreation path between the picnic pavilion and the old school house west of the Alpine Gardens.As in previous years, the town of Vail is giving the community the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of public art. The piece with the most votes will be given the town’s “People’s Choice Award.” “People not only vote for the sculpture they like most, they often make very interesting comments and are very knowledgeable about art,” Leslie Fickling, AIPP coordinator, said. Ballots and brochures describing the sculptures, all of which are for sale, are available at the site or by contacting Fickling.Pieces currently on display include Barbara Baer’s “Red Wheat,” which uses industrial materials and processes, such as polycarbonate and auto enameling, in atypical applications. Local artist Gordon Westerberg’s “Endless Possibilities” is a delicate stone mass which displays traces and even scars of its geological development. The title “Table Dancer” not only tells us what Jim Cotter’s sculpture is about, but gives an indication of his playful approach to art and life. Mark Guilbeau’s sculpture is comprised of “found objects,” which the artist prefers to think of as “discarded objects.”For more information, contact AIPP coordinator Leslie Fickling at 479-2344.
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