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ELEVATED | Art on Trout Road, Fielder, Snowden

11/20/14 | By | 46 More

Art on Trout Road and photographer John Fielder in Montrose, and a critically acclaimed documentary screens in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

11/13/14 | By | 121 More
Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

The film utilizes the latest in aerial filming technology.

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Special Agent’s New Book Unveils Dark World of Indian Art Trade

11/03/14 | By | 399 More
Special Agent’s New Book Unveils Dark World of Indian Art Trade

“The hardest part of undercover work is you have to be so friendly to crooks and then stab them in the back.”

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ELEVATED | Darkness and Light

10/30/14 | By | 76 More
ELEVATED | Darkness and Light

A regional Halloween roundup – and beyond – all in the arts this week.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of an ‘Obtuse Classic’

10/29/14 | By | 166 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of an ‘Obtuse Classic’

Paul Pena’s “Jet Airliner,” and then some.

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ELEVATED | Nightmares

10/23/14 | By | 84 More

The Nightmare Before Christmas from Weehawken Dance, and a horror-film impresario’s Halloween picks, all in the arts this week.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man

10/22/14 | By | 130 More

Norman Squier (NoMan’s Land) is kind enough to sometimes entrust to me his Saturday morning show from 9 a.m.-12 –noon, when he is unable to do it.

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Telluride Mountain Club Hosts Oct. 25 Fundraiser

10/19/14 | By | 70 More

A one-evening showing of 10 films from the three-day Wild & Scenic Environmental Festival comes to the Sheridan Opera House.

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ELEVATED | Nevermore

10/16/14 | By | 52 More

A wildlife film in Grand Junction and Durango, and telling and selling stories, all in the arts this week.

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Award-Winning Author Leads Writing Workshop in Ouray

10/14/14 | By | 118 More
Award-Winning Author Leads Writing Workshop in Ouray

How to tell, and sell, your story.

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Celebrate Pinhead Interns at the Sheridan Opera House Oct. 16

10/12/14 | By | 41 More

A donor has offered to match all donations (up to $25,000), which will be solicited in a brief call for donations halfway through the evening.

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R&R | Matisyahu Returns to Telluride With New Music

10/08/14 | By | 162 More
R&R | Matisyahu Returns to Telluride With New Music

Matisyahu is set to return to Telluride with new songs from his 2014 release Akeda.

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Celebrating Wilderness Through Pastels and Watercolors

10/07/14 | By | 83 More
Celebrating Wilderness Through Pastels and Watercolors

Together, Rogers and Isgreen work to communicate a sense of place in very different mediums and styles.

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Tarahumara Doc Screens at Wilkinson Wednesday

10/07/14 | By | 96 More
Tarahumara Doc Screens at Wilkinson Wednesday

The story of the ultrarunners made famous by the book ‘Born to Run’ at Wilkinson Library on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm.

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Annual Quilter’s Tea Celebrates Decades of Quilting in Ouray

10/06/14 | By | 43 More
Annual Quilter’s Tea Celebrates Decades of Quilting in Ouray

The 2014 event will be an English “high tea,” presented with all the traditional trappings of fine china and sterling silver.

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Pilots Recount Amelia Project at Sherb Talk Next Thursday

10/05/14 | By | 330 More
Pilots Recount Amelia Project at Sherb Talk Next Thursday

Jordan and Earhart will reunite at Sherbino Theater next Thursday evening, Oct. 9, to talk about their adventures in the next installment of the Sherb Talks lecture series.

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ELEVATED | ‘I’ll Be Me’ and Early Halloween

10/02/14 | By | 149 More

A Glen Campbell documentary in Montrose, Delta, and Telluride, and horror films and poetry, in Telluride and on television, all in the arts this week.

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Learn to Become a Professional Screenwriter in Telluride

10/02/14 | By | 105 More
Learn to Become a Professional Screenwriter in Telluride

Katie Karow: “Not many people do have a chance like this, especially in a small town!”

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R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

10/01/14 | By | 79 More
R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

Austin’s latest rock transplants Oh Whitney come to Telluride.

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VIDEO | Cheers to Oktoberfest in Montrose

09/29/14 | By | 145 More
VIDEO | Cheers to Oktoberfest in Montrose

William Woody’s farewell video report for The Watch; Montrose, Colorado’s 2014 Oktoberfest, featuring Kipori Woods.

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Ah Haa School Showcases New ‘Green’ Lighting at Art Walk

09/28/14 | By | More

Ah Haa partnered with Telluride lighting expert Chris Myers to reduce energy consumption.

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Telluride Photo Festival Celebrates Autumn in the San Juans

09/27/14 | By | 106 More
Telluride Photo Festival Celebrates Autumn in the San Juans

It’s the festival people have heard of, but no one really knows what’s happening.

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Roll Out the Barrel for Ouray Oktoberfest and Jeep Raffle

09/27/14 | By | 241 More

The barrel of fun rolls out at the Ouray Community Center, 320 Sixth Avenue from 5-10 p.m.

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R&R | One-on-One With Mike Tallman of Euforquestra

09/25/14 | By | 36 More
R&R | One-on-One With Mike Tallman of Euforquestra

Find out what the band has been up to since the release of their new album and last appearance in the Western Slope.

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Music with a Mission: Piano Concert Honors Legacy of Pioneer Violinist in Ouray

09/24/14 | By | 61 More
Music with a Mission: Piano Concert Honors Legacy of Pioneer Violinist in Ouray

As much as she loves performing the classics, Huber is also an advocate of new music.

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Open Bard Poetry Launches New Season Next Week

09/23/14 | By | 44 More

A nature poet to be sure, Scott intersperses his poems of Ocho with observations of a man who lives in areas where winter holds on long into summer.

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Carbon Leaf at the Sheridan Opera House Wednesday, Oct. 1

09/20/14 | By | More

The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents a night of eclectic folk-rock, Americana music with Carbon Leaf live in concert.

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An ‘All-Abstract’ Six Week Semester

09/20/14 | By | More
An ‘All-Abstract’ Six Week Semester

The Painting School, a series of three consecutive courses running two weeks apiece, begins Monday, Oct. 13

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Immerse Yourself in the World of Fiber

09/19/14 | By | 39 More
Immerse Yourself in the World of Fiber

Come celebrate all things fiber Sept. 26-28 at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway.

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ELEVATED | ‘Spirit Bird’ Writer, Boettcher Retreat

09/18/14 | By | 82 More
ELEVATED | ‘Spirit Bird’ Writer, Boettcher Retreat

Drue Heinz Literature prizewinner reads in Ouray and Telluride, and the Boettcher Foundation Board retreats to Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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Kara Huber Plays Saturday, Sept. 27

09/17/14 | By | 35 More
Kara Huber Plays Saturday, Sept. 27

An advocate of new music, Huber works closely with living composers and has collaborated with Percussion Group Cincinnati.

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R&R | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

09/17/14 | By | 91 More
R&R | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

Top sets, memorable sit ins, and best debut performances from the 21st Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.

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Festival of Cars and Colors Begins Countdown Events This Weekend

09/16/14 | By | 119 More

From Babe Ruth’s car to a Formula Race car prostate screenings.

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Ninth Annual Montrose Oktoberfest on Tap for Sept. 27

09/16/14 | By | 72 More
Ninth Annual Montrose Oktoberfest on Tap for Sept. 27

On Saturday, Sept. 27, Centennial Plaza hosts live music from Euforquestra, Kipori Woods and more.

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The Best Museum You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: Museum of the Mountain West

09/13/14 | By | 111 More
The Best Museum You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: Museum of the Mountain West

Each year the museum hosts a Tribute to Western Movies day, and this year the date is Saturday, Sept. 27.

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ELEVATED | Reap What You Sow Art for Kids, Welcoming the Harvest

09/11/14 | By | 42 More
ELEVATED | Reap What You Sow Art for Kids, Welcoming the Harvest

Children’s art classes in Telluride, Ridgway and Montrose, and welcoming the harvest, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | The Telluride Blues & Brews Music Survival Guide

09/10/14 | By | 241 More
R&R | The Telluride Blues & Brews Music Survival Guide

A Look at the Top Acts, and Who Not to Miss The Headliners Boasting a live album that sold a staggering six-million copies (that has also probably been streamed by countless Millennials who have a clue), Peter Frampton is arguably one of the most prominent guitarists in rock music. His association with bands like Humble […]

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Savor the San Juans: A Home-and-Chef Tour

09/10/14 | By | 78 More
Savor the San Juans: A Home-and-Chef Tour

Savor the San Juans showcases the region’s best locally produced offerings, from delectables to buildings to design.

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Catch Big Sandy at The Barn Saturday

09/10/14 | By | 35 More
Catch Big Sandy at The Barn Saturday

Still touring in support of ‘What a Dream It’s Been,’ this show will revisit gems from the past.

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Central City Opera Brings ‘Saints and Sinners’ to the Wright

09/08/14 | By | 38 More
Central City Opera Brings ‘Saints and Sinners’ to the Wright

“Saints and Sinners” promises to transport the audience to a world of operatic extremes.

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Kipori Woods Continues to Conquer the Western Slope Music Scene

09/08/14 | By | 90 More
Kipori Woods Continues to Conquer the Western Slope Music Scene

Woods has played noteworthy shows in a range of unique venues, from intimate breweries to the Blues Train, in a change of pace from the Big Easy.

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Upcoming Classes at Ah Haa Painting School Will Change Your Life

09/07/14 | By | More

This year’s Telluride Painting School features six weeks of classes taught by Robert Weatherford and two other handpicked visiting artists.

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R&R | The Road To Blues & Brews: One-On-One With Bombino

09/04/14 | By | 178 More
R&R | The Road To Blues & Brews: One-On-One With Bombino

Bringing music from his Saharan city of Agadez in Niger, Bombino talks about his Tuareg history and major moments in his music career.

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ELEVATED | CO/BKLYN and a Spelling Bee

09/03/14 | By | 48 More
ELEVATED | CO/BKLYN and a Spelling Bee

CO/BKLYN Half Drop art show and an adult spelling bee, both in Telluride in the arts this week.

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Evening of Backyard Comedy Set for Sept. 6

09/03/14 | By | More
Evening of Backyard Comedy Set for Sept. 6

Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast’s backyard stand-up comedy continues Saturday, Sept. 6, when comedians Tim Messenger and John Novosad.

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Zoey Benally Featured at Sept. 2 Talking Gourds

09/02/14 | By | More
Zoey Benally Featured at Sept. 2 Talking Gourds

With this September gathering at Arroyo, the club goes back to its 6 p.m. time slot on the first Tuesday of the month.

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TFF’s Answer, as Always: The Program

08/28/14 | By | 188 More
TFF’s Answer, as Always: The Program

TFF’s mission is simple: to show good movies. The festival is back in its 41st anniversary.

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Roger Ebert’s Triumphant ‘Love of Life’

08/27/14 | By | 72 More
Roger Ebert’s Triumphant ‘Love of Life’

“Life Itself” screens Thursday, Aug. 28, at approximately 8:30 p.m., at the Abel Gance Open Air Theater, in Telluride’s Elks Park.

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Telluride Film Festival, Meyer Sound Partner in Bringing Sound to New Heights

08/27/14 | By | 79 More

Audiences at the upcoming 41st Telluride Film Festival will now have the same sound experience that the director and sound artists initially envisioned for the film.

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ELEVATED | Surveying Landscapes

08/27/14 | By | 95 More
ELEVATED | Surveying Landscapes

Landscape photography in Telluride, Ouray and Montrose; a Ridgway library fundraiser; and a retreat with poet Rosemerry Trommer.

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R&R | Telluride Bluegrass Fest Band Contest Winners Return

08/27/14 | By | 39 More
R&R | Telluride Bluegrass Fest Band Contest Winners Return

Trout Steak Revival makes second appearance in Telluride this Summer with a multi-night run at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.

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Celebrate Ouray County’s New Fairgrounds at the Labor Day Fair and Rodeo

08/24/14 | By | 140 More

The all-new Ouray County Fairgrounds are the place to be for the fantastic five-day celebration over Labor Day Weekend.

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ELEVATED | Feasting on Robots

08/21/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Feasting on Robots

A robots exhibit and historic eating tour in Telluride, and a Celtic-music concert in Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | Acoustic Guitar Legend Leo Kottke at the Palm Theater

08/20/14 | By | 81 More
R&R | Acoustic Guitar Legend Leo Kottke at the Palm Theater

one-off show of this caliber doesn’t happen often in the region.

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R&R | Get Aboard The Durango Blues Train

08/20/14 | By | 96 More
R&R | Get Aboard The Durango Blues Train

This “moving” experience places passengers intimately next to six blues and zydeco acts each night of its run through the canyons of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest.

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Antonya Nelson Book-signing Wednesday at Arroyo

08/17/14 | By | More
Antonya Nelson Book-signing Wednesday at Arroyo

The collection’s novella – titled Three Wishes, it’s broken into three parts – is set in Nelson’s native Wichita, Kan.

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ELEVATED | Looking at Innocence: Art and Music Inspired by Children

08/14/14 | By | 52 More
ELEVATED | Looking at Innocence: Art and Music Inspired by Children

Art inspired by children in Telluride, and classical music for families in Ouray, all in the arts this week.

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33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Sweeps Through Town

08/12/14 | By | 70 More
33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Sweeps Through Town

Talks from the festival’s long list of presenters start Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Palm Theatre, and go on through Tuesday.

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Lake Street Dive Wants to Turn Sheridan Opera House Into A Dive Bar

08/12/14 | By | 62 More
Lake Street Dive Wants to Turn Sheridan Opera House Into A Dive Bar

Lake Street Dive, coming to the Sheridan Opera House Aug. 15, find themselves on the cusp of stardom.

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The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Takes Place Aug. 16-19

08/10/14 | By | 55 More
The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Takes Place Aug. 16-19

Offers everything from guided forays to presentations on mushroom cultivation, anthropology, remediation, and significant research.

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No Holds Bard Puts the ‘Play’ Back in Plays 

08/10/14 | By | 37 More

See their Much Ado About Nothing at the Wright Opera House Aug. 14-15.

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Second Annual Moonshiners Ball Brings Burlesque Dancers to the Entertainment

08/08/14 | By | 98 More
Second Annual Moonshiners Ball Brings Burlesque Dancers to the Entertainment

Moonshine will be literally trucked all the way from Durham, N.C.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Talkin’ With Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil

08/07/14 | By | More

A few days prior to the band’s upcoming show Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil talks about everything from Deervana to labels to how the band got its ‘appropriately repulsive’ name with Geoff Hanson.

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ELEVATED | Art and Artists, by Day and by Moonlight

08/06/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Art and Artists, by Day and by  Moonlight

Art show in Ouray and moonlight events in Ridgway and Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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Call for Artists in Upcoming Ridgway Open Exhibition

08/05/14 | By | More

The exhibit will remain on display through October at Resource Art Gallery & Co-op in Ridgway.

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San Juan Chamber MusicFest Offers Master Classes to Local Students

08/04/14 | By | More
San Juan Chamber MusicFest Offers Master Classes to Local Students

One of the highlights of MusicFest is when the festival’s guest musicians teach master classes to local music students.

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See You at the Rendezvous!

08/04/14 | By | More
See You at the Rendezvous!

Perennial favorites are back, along with a variety of outstanding new vendors in all categories from across the country.

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North Fork Poets Miller, McGarry at Aug. 5 Talking Gourds

08/03/14 | By | More
North Fork Poets Miller, McGarry at Aug. 5 Talking Gourds

Talking Gourds Poetry Club features two Coloradoans. both deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, who’ve been writing all their lives.

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ELEVATED | Blossoming Artists, Wildflower Walk, Forest Film

07/31/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Blossoming Artists, Wildflower Walk, Forest Film

Blossoming artists in Montrose, wildflower walk and a forest film in Durango, all in the arts this week.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

07/30/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

Galactic’s rhythm section – Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore – are also the rhythm section behind the band Dragon Smoke, a New Orleans super group that closes the Telluride Jazz Festival Sunday, Aug. 3.

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Artful Coffee-Table Book Tells Telluride’s Story

07/30/14 | By | 65 More
Artful Coffee-Table Book Tells Telluride’s Story

“Telluride shares the same early history with small mining towns across the State of Colorado,” says author Susan Dalton.

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Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

07/30/14 | By | More
Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

AAH is one of the oldest and best-loved juried art shows in Colorado.

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VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

07/29/14 | By | More
VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

The Wood Brothers performed near Bridal Veil Falls during The Ride festival.

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Wacky Comedy Romp Aug. 2 in Montrose

07/29/14 | By | More
Wacky Comedy Romp Aug. 2 in Montrose

Every month during the summer, Canyon Creek hosts two comedians for nights of laughter that’s become a must-attend event in downtown Montrose.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Remembering JJ Cale

07/24/14 | By | 80 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Remembering JJ Cale

Geoff Hanson remembers the day the “king of the slow groove” had to ‘Kiss the World Goodbye.’

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ELEVATED | The Girls in the Band, The Tao of Bluegrass….

07/23/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | The Girls in the Band, The Tao of Bluegrass….

All in the arts this week.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Up-and-Coming Acts to Remember From the Ride

07/21/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Up-and-Coming Acts to Remember From the Ride

Everyone loves discovering new music, and you can rest assured that playlists everywhere are being loaded up with songs from new favorite bands discovered at The Ride.

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VIDEO: Front Country – Static Session

07/17/14 | By | More
VIDEO: Front Country – Static Session

Front Country plays in Telluride.

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ELEVATED | The Play’s the Thing

07/17/14 | By | More

Telluride Playwright’s Festival, in the arts this week.

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‘Vintage, New and You’ at the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo

07/17/14 | By | More
‘Vintage, New and You’ at the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo

The 128th Annual Montrose County Fair and Rodeo has everything from a dirt-biking Enduro X event and a bacon-eating contest.

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Car and Colors Fest Proposal Pitched to Telluride Council

07/16/14 | By | More

Including free prostate exams, because ‘this is a sausage fest, a guy thing,’ says the promoter.

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OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

07/14/14 | By | More
OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

The story of two significant Ouray County mines will unfold at the Ouray County Historical Society’s next “Evening of History’ lecture on Tuesday, July 22.

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Got the Blues? Enter Acoustic Blues Competition in Telluride

07/14/14 | By | More

The winner of the 2014 Telluride Blues Challenge will receive a $300 dollar cash prize and a premium Martin Guitar, courtesy of Telluride Music Company.

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ELEVATED | Monsoon Afternoons, Paulson’s Poetry, Twenty By Telluride

07/10/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Monsoon Afternoons, Paulson’s Poetry, Twenty By Telluride

Monsoon afternoons in Ridgway, Beth Paulson poetry reading, Twenty By Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Sam From Big Sam’s Funky Nation

07/09/14 | By | More
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Sam From Big Sam’s Funky Nation

One of New Orleans’ premier trombone players, Big Sam also sings his guts out and can bust some serious moves on command.

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R&R | The Regional Rundown: What to Catch on the Western Slope This Week

07/09/14 | By | More
R&R | The Regional Rundown: What to Catch on the Western Slope This Week

The band has conquered all the hot venues on the Front Range, and are now setting their sights West with a 5 date run that includes Durango, Carbondale, Crested Butte, Aspen and Georgetown.

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ELEVATED | Montrose Music, Ah Haa Photos, Friends in Art

07/02/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Montrose Music, Ah Haa Photos, Friends in Art

Friends in Art exhibit in Ridgway, Ah Haa photography contest, Montrose music shout-out.

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Downtown Montrose at the Heart of Fourth Festivities

07/01/14 | By | More
Downtown  Montrose at the Heart of Fourth Festivities

Wave a flag, drink a beer or shop to celebrate our country’s independence through a slew of activities slated for July 3-5 in downtown Montrose.

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R&R | One-On-One with John Cranford of Cranford Hollow

06/30/14 | By | More
R&R | One-On-One with John Cranford of Cranford Hollow

In preparation for the show frontman John Cranford connects with us while on tour, and catches us up on what the band has been up to.

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Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

06/30/14 | By | More
Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

Ouray’s Independence Day celebration fizzes with good, old-fashioned patriotic fun, from sun-up to sun-down and beyond.

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OCHS Recreates Temperance Movement at Ouray’s Fourth of July Celebration

06/30/14 | By | More
OCHS Recreates Temperance Movement at Ouray’s Fourth of July Celebration

Janet Kapsin returns to Ouray as the ax-wielding Nation, whom she last portrayed in Ouray in 2009 for OCHS at the Wright Opera House.

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Voices of Wartime: Telluride During World War II

06/29/14 | By | More
Voices of Wartime: Telluride During World War II

On July 4, don’t miss root beer floats and free entry into the Telluride Historical Museum from 12 to 5 p.m.

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Parade, Picnic, Games…And Maybe Fireworks in Telluride

06/29/14 | By | More
Parade, Picnic, Games…And Maybe Fireworks in Telluride

Featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine last year, the Telluride parade – starting, as always, at 11 a.m. sharp – is a summer staple.

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Flash Cadillac and Ice Cream in Mountain Village Thursday, July 3

06/28/14 | By | More

Alcoholic beverages purchased from attached restaurants can be taken from those restaurants into the Common Consumption Area during the Sunset Concerts.

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ELEVATED | Rescues, Rockets, Regalia

06/26/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Rescues, Rockets, Regalia

A Rocket Man exhibit and author M. John Fayhee, both in Telluride in the arts this week.

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R&R | Beach Music Washes Up In Telluride

06/25/14 | By | More
R&R | Beach Music Washes Up In Telluride

Simplified’s hit “Wake ‘n Bake” earned them a title as being one of the highest rated independent bands on Pandora Radio.

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Guy Maddin, Kim Morgan Named Guest Directors for 41st Film Festival

06/24/14 | By | More

The husband and wife team is set to select a series of films to present at the 41st Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend.

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Ridgway River Festival Makes a Splash This Weekend

06/24/14 | By | More

The event also features a White Water Rodeo for adults, including the popular “Junk of the Unc” race where families put together unique watercraft.

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Ridgway Artist Transforms Trash Into Treasure at Sweetbird Studio

06/24/14 | By | More
Ridgway Artist Transforms Trash Into Treasure at Sweetbird Studio

In addition to necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, Nancy Anderson makes purses, belts, belt buckles, sculptures and even shrines with wearable pieces inside.

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Upcoming Telluride Wine Festival Should Be the Best Yet

06/24/14 | By | More
Upcoming Telluride Wine Festival Should Be the Best Yet

Attendees can expect to eat, drink, laugh, and learn. Prices for individual events vary, and limited tickets will be available at the box office of events not yet sold out.

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2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: A Force of Nature

06/18/14 | By | More
2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: A Force of Nature

“It will be the first time they’ve all played together since IBMA,” Ferguson said, of Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush and Del McCoury’s Sunday night appearance.

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ELEVATED | Pinhead Camps and Cocktails… Starry Cosmos… Cosmos’ Star…

06/18/14 | By | More

The Science of Bugs will cover bug biology, anatomy, and evolution.

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival Releases a Collectible ‘Family Album’

06/18/14 | By | More
Telluride Bluegrass Festival Releases a Collectible ‘Family Album’

What set Telluride apart was the relaxed atmosphere Fred created. He modeled it after Hee Haw, the television series where corny backwoods jokes and skits were woven with country and bluegrass music.

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Photographer Ingrid Lundahl’s New Book Chronicles ‘Outlaw Spirit’ of Telluride

06/18/14 | By | 53 More
Photographer Ingrid Lundahl’s New Book Chronicles ‘Outlaw Spirit’ of Telluride

Lundahl’s new book, Telluride: The Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town, comes out Labor Day weekend

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R&R | One-on-One with Nicki Bluhm

06/18/14 | By | More
R&R | One-on-One with Nicki Bluhm

Nicki Bluhm has an affinity for winning fans over on festival stages with her beautiful, soul-inspired vocals that seem to have no range limit. The admiration fans feel for her is similar her own early admiration for her now-husband, Tim Bluhm. She would go see his band The Mother Hips perform live; and, husband and […]

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What’s on Telluride Bluegrass Festival Marketing Director Brian Eyster’s iPod

06/16/14 | By | More

In Supernova, Ray LaMontagne goes 70s psychedelic, an intriguing new direction for his Bluegrass debut.

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OCHS Evenings of History Series Kicks Off

06/15/14 | By | More
OCHS Evenings of History Series Kicks Off

The talk will focus on a truly unique aspect of the San Juan Mountains: the origin of this vast, dissected volcanic plateau.

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R&R | PDX Lo-Fi Rock Darlings Wild Ones Settle in Telluride for a Night

06/13/14 | By | More
R&R | PDX Lo-Fi Rock Darlings Wild Ones Settle in Telluride for a Night

Portland band Wild Ones combines 90s alternative with modern pop rock at The Moon.

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ELEVATED | Murphey, Radney & Cohn

06/13/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Murphey, Radney & Cohn

Singer-songwriters visit Ouray County in the arts this week.

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Celebrate Ridgway’s Heritage at Hartwell Park Sunday

06/13/14 | By | More

Ouray County’s rich ranching, mining and railroading heritage will be on full display at the second annual Ridgway Heritage Days event Sunday, June 15.

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Christian Marclay Poster Artist for 41st Telluride Film Festival

06/12/14 | By | More
Christian Marclay Poster Artist for 41st Telluride Film Festival

The 41st TFF takes place Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, 2014.

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Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

06/10/14 | By | More
Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

Michael Martin Murphey returns to Ridgway for Father’s Day, Sunday June 15.

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R&R | Everything Is Different Aboard the Durango Blues Train

06/05/14 | By | More
R&R | Everything Is Different Aboard the Durango Blues Train

The Durango Blues Train stays on track as one of the must-do events of the year with its fourth installment.

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ELEVATED | Science and Beauty

06/05/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Science and Beauty

Hubble photography in Montrose, Geek Squad in Telluride, The Lunchbox in Montrose and The Odd Couple: Female Version in Ouray.

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Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

05/29/14 | By | More
Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

This Saturday the opera house reopens to the public with a sold-out Hayes Carll concert.

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R&R | Next Up? Spafford to Enter Telluride Jamband Proving Grounds

05/29/14 | By | More
R&R | Next Up? Spafford to Enter Telluride Jamband Proving Grounds

Will Arizona-based jamband Spafford’s first appearance in Telluride make waves? Adam Smith waxes rhapsodic.

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ELEVATED | Miep Gies, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and a Musical Farewell

05/29/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Miep Gies, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and a Musical Farewell

Ouray Historical Museum fundraiser, jazzy farewell in Ridgway, and tryouts for Shakespeare in the Park.

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Local Filmmakers Are Audience Favorite at Mountainfilm

05/29/14 | By | More
Local Filmmakers Are Audience Favorite at Mountainfilm

The most ambitious film yet by formed-in-Telluride filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel won the top prize at Telluride Mountainfilm 2014.

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Marley’s Ghost Plays Moab Folk Festival Benefit Friday, May 30

05/27/14 | By | More
Marley’s Ghost Plays Moab Folk Festival Benefit Friday, May 30

The Moab Folk Festival hosts its First Annual Benefit Concert on Friday, May 30.

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Mountainfilm 2014: A Call to Action

05/22/14 | By | More
Mountainfilm 2014: A Call to Action

The theme of this year’s Mountainfilm Festival is Wilderness.

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Giving Thought to That Dam in Your Backyard

05/22/14 | By | More
Giving Thought to That Dam in Your Backyard

DamNation explores a shift in attitude of big dams in the U.S.

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ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

05/22/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

Poetry in Telluride, dining in Ridgway, a train ride in Durango and Great Old Broads celebrate 25 years of wilderness advocacy.

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Take the Telluride Mountainfilm 2014 Gallery Walk

05/22/14 | By | More
Take the Telluride Mountainfilm 2014 Gallery Walk

The Telluride Mountainfilm 2014 Gallery Walk takes place Friday with artists speaking at their respective exhibition locations at 5:15 p.m.

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R&R | Sheridan Arts Foundation Announce Lake Street Dive, Jeff Austin and More

05/21/14 | By | More
R&R | Sheridan Arts Foundation Announce Lake Street Dive, Jeff Austin and More

While the Summer music calendar is already starting to fill up nicely, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has dropped some of their show dates extending from now until next year. Here is a run down of what they have to offer for now: Jimmy Cliff will headline the Telluride Conference Center on Wednesday, July 30th. The […]

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The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

05/19/14 | By | More
The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

The artists and their van will be in the region this week, with stops in Mancos, Dolores and Ridgway en route to Telluride for Mountainfilm.

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First Literary Arts Festival Features Eclectic Events for Book Lovers

05/15/14 | By | More
First Literary Arts Festival Features Eclectic Events for Book Lovers

“This is an opportunity for everyone to get together and party about reading,” says Between the Covers Bookstore co-owner Daiva Chesonis.

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Reggae Icon Jimmy Cliff Performs July 30

05/07/14 | By | More
Reggae Icon Jimmy Cliff Performs July 30

Jimmy Cliff comes to the Telluride Conference Center on July 30!

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Diverse and Dynamic Artist Lineup for Mountainfilm 2014

05/03/14 | By | More

“We’re not your average film festival. We’ve evolved to include many surprise approaches and platforms.”

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Big Hair, Bouffants and Lots of Polyester at the Big Night

05/02/14 | By | More

The Big Night is an exciting event to launch next year’s fall musical Hairspray.

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ELEVATED | Sufis, Bridger and the Clever Mr. Fox

05/01/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Sufis, Bridger and the Clever Mr. Fox

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ in Telluride, Rosemerry Trommer at the Palm, and poetry in Ridgway, all in the arts this week.

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Ah Haa Announces 2014 Youth Art Award Winners

04/28/14 | By | More
Ah Haa Announces 2014 Youth Art Award Winners

Ah Haa’s 2014 Youth Art Awards brought in over 120 submissions by public school students from Nucla, Naturita, Paradox, Norwood, and Telluride.

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Frampton Comes Alive at Telluride Blues and Brews

04/28/14 | By | More
Frampton Comes Alive at Telluride Blues and Brews

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival announces complete artist lineup including Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, The Meter Men, Charles Bradley, Bombino and more.

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ELEVATED | Mystery, Poetry, the Cosmos

04/24/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Mystery, Poetry, the Cosmos

Auditions for The Mousetrap, and last Open Bard Poetry reading of the season in the arts this week.

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R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

04/23/14 | By | More
R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

The arbitrary annual holiday known as 4/20, includes almost every musician and the like-minded fans who flock to see them.

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ELEVATED | Poetry, Jazz and a Walk on the Wild Side

04/17/14 | By | More

A jazz artist in Ridgway, a guided hike in Canyonlands, and a poet nominated for the Colorado Book Award, all in the arts this week.

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Hot Springs and Hot Music in Ouray and Ridgway This Summer

04/16/14 | By | More

Each week features a different genre of music, from indie to funk, and bluegrass to rock and blues. The bands are selected to appeal to all ages and to get the crowds dancing and enjoying the gorgeous summer evenings from 6-9 p.m.

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‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ at the Sheridan Opera House May 2-4

04/16/14 | By | More

Showing at 6 p.m. each of those three nights, the show answers such questions as, “What do you call a lightning bolt that stretches ‘cross the sky? What do you call a lemon squirt that gets you in the eye?

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Ruminations on Taj Majal and the Making of ‘Scrapple’

04/12/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Ruminations on Taj Majal and the Making of ‘Scrapple’

It will be the subject of his next two editions of ‘One Step Ahead of the Blues,’ airing Wednesdays, April 17 and 24 on KOTO-FM radio, 3-5 p.m.

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Kipori Woods Trades the ‘Big Easy’ for Montrose

04/10/14 | By | 61 More
Kipori Woods Trades the ‘Big Easy’ for Montrose

Word spreads quickly in Montrose when a new local musician steps into the scene with unprecedented chops and a charisma built upon his developing backstory.

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ELEVATED | Alice, Susie and the Colorado Book Award

04/10/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Alice, Susie and the Colorado Book Award

Alice in Wonderland in Montrose, farewell to a local arts doyenne, and two authors from this region nominated for a Colorado Book Award, all in the arts this week.

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2014 MOUNTAINFILM | Have We Lost Our Wilderness?

04/07/14 | By | More
2014 MOUNTAINFILM | Have We Lost Our Wilderness?

Authors Douglas Brinkley and Jared Diamond are just two of the scheduled speakers for Telluride Mountainfilm’s Moving Mountains Symposium, on Friday, May 23.

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This April-May, It’s a Spring Youth Art Celebration

04/03/14 | By | More

Spring Youth Art exhibits will inject art lovers with color and imagination when they open during the town-wide Youth Art Walk at a number of galleries in Telluride, this Thursday, April 3, from 5-8 p.m.

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R&R | Winter Music Season Ends on High Notes

04/03/14 | By | More
R&R | Winter Music Season Ends on High Notes

The slopes are closing, as are the music venues, but not before one last blowout week of shows.

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ELEVATED | Favorites Return

04/03/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Favorites Return

A jazz musician comes back to Ouray County, and a popular poetry contest returns too, all in the arts this week.

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Watch. Listen. Show.

04/01/14 | By | 574 More
Watch. Listen. Show.

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Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill Gives Everest-Lhotse Presentation for dZi Foundation

03/31/14 | By | More
Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill Gives Everest-Lhotse Presentation for dZi Foundation

The event is a fundraiser for the dZi Foundation, and will conclude with a brief presentation from dZi Executive Director Mark Rikkers on “Deep Development in Nepal.”

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ELEVATED | Dances with Death, Nature and the Strange

03/28/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Dances with Death, Nature and the Strange

Visiting poet in Ridgway and poetry plus Burlesque in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | Dynohunter and SunSquabi Keep Colorado Electronic Music Alive

03/27/14 | By | More
R&R | Dynohunter and SunSquabi Keep Colorado Electronic Music Alive

Live electronica in the club and reggae bands on the mountain this week.

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Violent Femmes, George Clinton Headline 2014 Blues and Brews Festival

03/25/14 | By | More

Additional artists include the renowned Lee Fields and the Expressions, Shakey Graves, Dumpstaphunk, and Kipori Woods.

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Women’s Forum Launches New Series With ‘Sex in the Box Canyon’ Discussion

03/24/14 | By | More
Women’s Forum Launches New Series With ‘Sex in the Box Canyon’ Discussion

“This could get messy,” warned Olivia St. Claire, pulling a frosted chocolate donut out of her bag, and offering a scandalous suggestion about what to do with it (and a man) in bed.

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Montrose Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Adventure Film Festival

03/24/14 | By | More
Montrose Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Adventure Film Festival

Montrose joins forces with climbing capitals – including Chamonix, France; Santiago, Chile; Sydney, Australia; and Asheville, N.C. – to host the internationally acclaimed Adventure Film Festival, April 4-6.

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Second Chance Wine and Whiskers Struts Into Town

03/21/14 | By | More

Second Chance Wine and Whiskers, the nonprofit’s primary fundraiser of the year, raises raising upwards of $40,000 annually toward operating expenses at its animal shelter at Angel Ridge Ranch.

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R&R | British Reggae Legends Steel Pulse Wrap Up Winter Music Series

03/20/14 | By | More
R&R | British Reggae Legends Steel Pulse Wrap Up Winter Music Series

Core members David Hinds and Selwyn Brown are set to bring the entire ensemble to the Telluride Conference Center tonight at 9 p.m. as part of the Winter Music Series presented by the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski Resort.

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ELEVATED | At the Palm: ‘War Horse’ and ‘Brooklyn Castle’

03/20/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | At the Palm:  ‘War Horse’ and ‘Brooklyn Castle’

War Horse, Brooklyn Castle and farm-to-table delights, all in the arts this week.

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Opening Night Audience Spellbound By ‘A Few Good Men’

03/15/14 | By | More
Opening Night Audience Spellbound By ‘A Few Good Men’

The intense courtroom drama, familiar to those who saw the 1992 film starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson, takes on fresh life and new immediacy in the stage version now playing in Montrose.

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ELEVATED | Childs, Ririe-Woodbury and ‘Urinetown’

03/13/14 | By | More

Author Craig Childs in Ridgway, dance troupe in Ouray and Montrose, and Urinetown in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | Pigeons, New Orleans Suspects and Nershi with the McCourys

03/13/14 | By | More
R&R | Pigeons, New Orleans Suspects and Nershi with the McCourys

March heats up with in more ways than one. Find out who is playing around town this week.

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ELEVATED | Songs of Innocence and Experience

01/30/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Songs of Innocence and Experience

Poetry for youth in Ridgway and adults in Telluride, and Telluride Choral Society rehearsals, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | The DC Connection: Empresarios Keep Capital Funk Coming to Telluride

01/30/14 | By | More
R&R | The DC Connection: Empresarios Keep Capital Funk Coming to Telluride

How does keyboardist Joey Porter of The Motet celebrate the release of their new album? Juno What, Telluride style.

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R&R | Head for The Hills Comes Into Their Own Bluegrass Identity

01/23/14 | By | More
R&R | Head for The Hills Comes Into Their Own Bluegrass Identity

Punk, funk and home-grown bluegrass in this week’s music schedule.

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ELEVATED | Wordplay and ‘Deep’

01/23/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Wordplay and ‘Deep’

Wordplay in Ridgway and leaping into creativity in Telluride, and a book about skiing and climate change, all in the arts this week.

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Theatre Review: ‘The Road to Mecca’

01/20/14 | By | More
Theatre Review: ‘The Road to Mecca’

It is a place of love, refuge and memories set in 1974 South Africa.

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R&R | Gravity A Begins Colorado Tour at the Moon

01/16/14 | By | More
R&R |  Gravity A Begins Colorado Tour at the Moon

Telluride set for a weekend of live electronic music and celebrity country.

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ELEVATED | Revisiting the Classics

01/16/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Revisiting the Classics

Mollie O’Brien in Ridgway, and pop-up movies and ‘The Blizzard of Ahhhs’ in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | Taking It to the Bridge With Brooklyn’s Turkuaz

01/09/14 | By | More
R&R | Taking It to the Bridge With Brooklyn’s Turkuaz

The beat carries on past New Year’s with progressive bluegrass and high energy funk in Telluride.

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ELEVATED | ‘The Road to Mecca,’ to Ridgway, and to ‘Metanoia’

01/09/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | ‘The Road to Mecca,’ to Ridgway, and to ‘Metanoia’

Poetry in Ridgway, an anonymous fundraising challenge for a mountaineer’s documentary, and The Road to Mecca, all in the arts this week.

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R&R | From David Byrne to Thievery Corporation

12/31/13 | By | More
R&R | From David Byrne to Thievery Corporation

What were the best moments of the year? A look back at the Western Slope music scene in 2013.

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