02/2013

Snowman Stampede

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:39am

Sweat like a snowman in July. Kick that frosty winter feeling with a 5K or 10K run in the final race of the Winter Distance Series. Top male and female racers of each race will recieve a new pair of New Balance running shoes, and top three of each age group will win gift certificates to Runner's Roost. Post-race, unwind at the expo food, beverages and vendors, including Coda Coffee Company. Sat 9 a.m.

Winter WonderGrass Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:42am

Musicians and brewers unite for this inaugural bash set against the majestic Vail Valley. More than a dozen bluegrass and folk acts from near and far—including Grammy-nominated the Infamous Stringdusters and Colorado-based Head for the Hills—will hit the main stage and the beer garden. And come sundown, the performers will rock out during open jam sessions. Included in all tickets is a punch card for tastings of current creations by Colorado craft breweries, such as Great Divide Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Company. Looking to go all out?

VOCES8

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:46am

A blend of voices that range form bass to soprano, this British a capella octet was created in 2003 by former singers of the choir from a little venue called Westminster Abbey. Since then, the group has toured the world and regularly works with nonprofits to lead workshops and classes that encourage creativity for students of all ages. Expect seamless all-vocal arrangements from the troupe’s expansive repertoire, which includes anything from centuries-old classical works to Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock.” Sat 7:30 p.m.

 

Amadeus

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 2:44pm

Amadeus, first performed in 1979, is a fictional account of the rivalry between two composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Playwright Peter Shaffer scribed the story in resemblance of an old legend, claiming that Salieri was threatened by Mozart's exceptional creativity. Jealous-ridden, Salieri poisons and kills his fellow composer, but does not admit to the crime until the night of his own passing. Stop by for the after party at Taj Mahal Restaurant. Complimentary eats until midnight. Sat 8-10:30 p.m.

 

 

Galactic

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:46am

Celebrate Fat Tuesday all over again with the funk and jazz band Galactic. Their new party album, Carnivale Electricos, invokes the fervor and merriment of the New Orleans Mardi Gras carnival, where the band first started playing 18 years ago. The quintet is known for incorporating guest vocalists into their songs.

James McMurtry

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:56am

Few musicians are lucky enough to have their first album was produced by John Mellencamp, but American folk-rock singer James McMurtry is one of them. Son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry, he has been churning out albums for nearly 25 years.