Arts and Culture

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The Live at the Vineyards Silent Auction is an event highlight! This year we have a plethora of good things donated by very generous businesses, individuals and organizations! In addition to the baskets, we have art donated local artists and members of the Park Hill Art Club, Colorado Potters will once again donate their creations, a Rega turntable with LPs, just to name a few. And, don't forget to play our Everybody Wins!

CU Presents: CO Shakespeare Festival | Now - Aug 12

Aug 4, 2018

A summer of love and ambition under the stars kicks off June 8. Epic love stories, family dramas, and laugh-out-loud fun are coming to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival this summer. CU Presents is the home of performing arts on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. With hundreds of concerts, plays, recitals and more on our stages each year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company devoted to Bard’s works.

Theater Review: Il trovatore

Aug 1, 2018
Photo: Amanda Tipton

In 1849, as Giuseppe Verdi's popularity began to soar, he read a translation—by his lover (who later became his second wife), the noted soprano, Giuseppina Strepponi—of the popular play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez. The story is described as "a high flown, sprawling melodrama flamboyantly defiant of the Aristotelian unities, packed with all manner of fantastic and bizarre incident," by Verdi scholar Julian Budden.

Gary LoVerde, www.KnowLouisiana.org

As the list of headliners indicates, the 42nd edition of the Telluride Jazz Festival that runs from Friday through Sunday is not overloaded with significant jazz players (telluridejazz.org). The big names at the event this year are pianist Bruce Hornsby (who did go to Boston’s Berklee College of Music) and the Noisemakers, New Orleans singer Irma Thomas and saxophonist Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Theater Review: The Magic Flute

Jul 30, 2018
Photo: Amanda Tipton

In his final opera, what we know of the mature Mozart's philosophical and spiritual beliefs—less than a year from his death at the age of 35—is often problematic for critics, who either do not understand their nature, or purposefully ignore them, since recognizing them would require more than they are willing to do with their own lives. 

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