Free outdoor concert last Friday of the month through Sept – featuring Ralph Dinosaur, very popular band from Durango – bring your chairs and blankets. Hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, etc. available to purchase – proceeds from food sales benefit the Legacy Program (capturing images and life events of older adutls who are program participants and saving these on DVD). The lawn is across from the Montrose Pavilion off Niagara Rd.
American pianist Kara Huber has been acclaimed for her “mature vision” by the Washington Post during a recent performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Classical Voice of North Carolina wrote that she plays “technically difficult solo passages with uncanny accuracy.”
This October, North Fork Valley Public Radio (KVNF) will celebrate 35 years of broadcasting. The KVNF 35th Birthday Dinner and Dance takes place at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, Colorado on Saturday, October 4th to commemorate this historic occasion. This event begins with a Lasagna Dinner served by the “Betties” at 6 pm followed by a dance with the Wendy Woo Band at 8 pm. A brand new experience for some, and a nostalgic experience for others. Tickets are $15 in advance for the dance, and $25 in advance for the dinner and dance, and are available at KVNF and at Brown Paper Tickets online. Call KVNF at 970-527-4866 for more information
Just in case the title alone wasn’t a dead give away, Amanda Shires’ Down Fell the Doves is not a record for the faint of heart, faith or spirit. Not that anyone who heard her last album would have expected such. Carrying Lighting, the critically acclaimed 2011 breakthrough that put Shires on the map as one of Americana music’s most arresting new voices (and Texas Music magazine’s 2011 Artist of the Year), was a kudzu-tangled web of frayed heartstrings and combustible desire that revealed the one-time “little fiddle player from Lubbock” to be a grown woman unafraid to “get wrecked in love” and dish out the same with keen poetic insight and unnervingly mature, femme-fatale conviction. But as striking as Lightning was, Down Fell the Doves (Shires’ debut for Lightning Rod Records) is where the gloves really come off.
Since 1972 George has released thirteen solo piano albums: AUTUMN (1980), WINTER INTO SPRING (1982), DECEMBER (1982), SUMMER (1991), FOREST (1994), LINUS & LUCY-THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI (1996), PLAINS (1999), which was inspired by his Eastern Montana upbringing, NIGHT DIVIDES THE DAY – THE MUSIC OF THE DOORS (2002), MONTANA-A LOVE STORY (2004) and GULF COAST BLUES & IMPRESSIONS-A HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT (2006). His most recent recording are LOVE WILL COME – THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI VOL 2 (2010), and GULF COAST BLUES & IMPRESSIONS 2-A LOUISIANA WETLANDS BENEFIT (2012).
“Innovative, celebrated and accomplished, Winston is the real deal.”
– RAB, Toledo City Paper