Vilar Center summer schedule – 2007
Breathe a deep sigh of relief, entertainment junkies: Mud Season is almost over. With its passing, a flood of entertainment options will soon return, coloring your days with fun and culture. The Vilar Center, arguably the cultural center of the Valley, will play host to music, dancing, movies and more. Get your calendars and pencils ready you wont want to miss out on a thing.June 28 Three Dog Night, $65, $75 and $85 based on seatingBest known for hits like Joy to the World and Mama Told Me Not To Come, this band will forever be connected to the Me Decade, but theyre brought their 70s-era fire and talent for live performance well into the new century. June 30 Free Family Movie: Flushed AwayThis Dreamworks animation film features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Ian McKellen.July 5 Lonestar, $85, $95 and $125 based on seatingCountry superstars Lonestar have enjoyed crossover success thanks to catchy, rock-inflected singles like Amazed, Smile and Im Already There. Lead singer Richie McDonald has said he will leave at the end of 2007 to launch his solo career, so this might be your last chance to see the mostly original lineup.July 7 Free Family Movie: Curious GeorgeThis animated adaptation of the classic childrens book series was created using traditional animation a rarity in todays CG age. Will Farrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross and Dick Van Dyke round out a talented voice cast. July 13, 14 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, $25The Vail Valley Theatre Company puts on the classic Steven Sondheim musical inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. July 15 Joan Armatrading, $52, $62 and $72 based on seatingThe renowned singer-songwriter is on tour in support of her new album Into The Blues, but expect updated takes on classic singles like Me Myself I from this Grammy-nominated, soulful pop-rock-blues woman. July 21 Free Family Movie: ET: The Extra-TerrestrialNo description is needed for this Speilberg classic, but heres your rare chance to see it on the big screen.July 25 Los Lonely Boys, $58,$68 and $78 based on seatingSporting a chart-topping fusion of rock, blues, country, soul and Tejanothey call Texican, Los Lonely Boys smashed musical and cultural barriers to gain a massive following in 2004. Sacred, the follow-up to their self-titled hit album, reached number two on the Billboard charts.July 26 Kenny Loggins, $85, $105 and $155 based on seatingThe multi-platinum artist responsible for Footloose, Im Alright and my personal mantra, Danger Zone, has written and performed some of the most memorable songs of the last three decades. Heres your chance to chant along in an intimate environment, just like Maverick. July 28 Free Family Movie: Happy FeetThis computer-animated movie about dancing penguins just won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Voice talents include Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams and Hugh Jackman, again.July 30 Vail International Dance Festival: Balanchine celebration, $45 and $55The PAcific Northwest Ballet performs Balanchine classics including “Square Dance” (1957), “Agon” (1957) and “Rubies.”August 5 Kris Kristofferson, $54Some people like Kris Kristoffersons vast country repertoire; others prefer his film turns in classics like A Star Is Born. Me, Im partial to his work in Blade and Blade 2. Whatever your preference, get your fill of The Kris on August 5.August 8 Vail International Dance Festival: Up Close Morphoses/Wheeldon CompanyThis is an exclusive chance to see a thrilling performance by dance choreography star Christopher Wheeldon on the edge of his upcoming Vail residency for the Vail International Dance Festival. Festival artistic director Damian Woetzel will host a discussion as well.August 11, 12 Disneys High School Musical, $15The Vail PErforming Arts Academy will adapt this wildly popular Disney Channel movie, which profiles a diverse group of students all angling for a place in their high schools musical. Get it?August 18 Gordon Lightfoot, $65, $75 and $85 based on seatingThe Canadian folk superstar behind the songs Sundown and The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald visits our fair valley for a night of soulful crooning.August 23 Diamond Rio, $65, $75 and $85 based on seatingDiamond Rio caps a stellar summer for country fans. The platinum-selling country groups hits include Meet in the Middle, How Your Love Makes Me Feel, Beautiful Mess and I Believe.August 26 Tower of Power, $48Bring the funk! Horn-based funk gods Tower of Power return to the Vilar for a night of dirty funk thatll keep you dancing in the isles.September 13 Craig Shoemaker, The Love Master, $38This audience favorite at Humor on the Slopes was recognized as Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards. He returns to keep us laughing as the Vilar closes out the season and heads back into another glorious Mud Season.Arts & Entertainment writer Ted Alvarez can be reached at 748-2939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado
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