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Magic Circle Announces South Pacific Auditions
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MONTROSE – Auditions for the Magic Circle Players Community Theatre May production of the musical South Pacific will be held Sunday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.

Parts are available for one female, 40s-60s, men of all ages, females, 20s-40s, and two children, 8-12 years old, male and female, preferably Asian or Hispanic. Actors need to have a song prepared with music (CD or accompanist).

Performances will take place on weekends from May 13 to June 5, with three Sunday matinees.

Magic Circle Players Community Theatre is located at 420 S. 12th St., Montrose. Check www.magiccircleplayers.com for more information.

Weehawken's Children's Chorale Revs Up

OURAY COUNTY – Weehawken Children's Chorale will introduce students, kindergarten to fourth grade, to singing together in a choir. Under the direction and instruction of Kellie Egging, students will learn basic musical skills like solfege, rhythm, and pitch during fun warm-ups and games.

This Winter/Spring season, students will explore the world of opera, and build upon current musical knowledge by incorporating acting and stage movement into their singing.

Singing together is a wonderful way for students to express themselves and have fun, and students are invited, Monday, Jan. 24, and Tuesday, Feb. 1, to come to the Ouray Baptist Church, from 5-5:45 p.m. and try chorale for free. Classes will be held thereafter on Tuesdays through May 17, with a two-week spring break. At the end of the semester, the students will perform in a show for the public at the Wright Opera House (the weekend of May 20).

For more information, contact Weehawken Creative Arts at 970-318-0150 or visit www.weehawkenarts.org or email Ashley King at wcaouray@yahoo.com.

Telluride Festival of the Arts Announces Dates and Call for Entries

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, sponsors and organizers of the Telluride Festival of the Arts, has announced the festival dates for 2011. Telluride Festival of the Arts will take place Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14.

TFA, which celebrates the visual and culinary arts, will host over 5,000 local, regional and national visitors; highlights include nationally juried professional visual artists and the signature Grand Tasting event showcasing renowned culinary establishments, spirits and wineries.

Visual artists are invited to go online now and apply to be one of the exhibitors at the 2011 TFA. Prospectus and application are available at http://www.Zapplication.org, where artists create an online artist profile, prepare and upload images, and complete the online application. The deadline for application is midnight (MST) on Tuesday, February 22. For more information visit to www.TellurideFest.com. Information will be updated as available.

Applications Being Accepted for Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program

DURANGO – The San Juan National Forest is accepting applications for the Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program now through March 1. The Aspen Guard Station is a rustic log cabin set in an aspen grove 12 miles north of Mancos. It served as a ranger station for the U.S. Forest Service after being built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today, it houses the Artist-in-Residence Program from June to September each year.  In return for residencies, artists must make a donation to the program; share their talents with the public through exhibits, performances, open houses, or workshops; and participate in an art show the following year. 
Representatives of area art associations will choose six finalists and two alternates by May 1. Selection will be made solely on the basis of merit, without regard to sex, race, creed, religion, national origin, or physical ability. However, because of its historical nature, the Aspen Guard Station does not meet American Disability Act standards. 
To be considered, applications must received by the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, by close of business on March 1. The residency program is open to painters, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, sculptors, performers, and other artists. Those selected for residencies will have the opportunity to stay at the historic Aspen Guard Station for one to two weeks during the summer or fall of 2011.   
The Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program is sponsored by the Dolores Public Lands Office and Cortez Cultural Center. Information on the program and instructions on how to apply are available on the San Juan National Forest website: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/sanjuan/home, by clicking on “Learning Center.”
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