28th Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival Call for Artists and Vendors
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RIDGWAY - The 28th Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival has openings for artists, craftspeople and food concessionaires for its annual juried show, Aug. 11-12. 

With 27 years of history behind it, the show offers live entertainment both days, plenty of activities for children and families and a great tie-in to regional recreational and shopping and dining experiences.  Vendors and customers are highly encouraged to stay, explore and fall in love with Ridgway. For information, visit , Write PO Box 734, Ridgway, CO  81432; call 970-318-0150 or email:


BERKELEY – Telluride Film Festival has announced its 2012 Guest Director will be Geoff Dyer. The award-winning British writer will select a series of films to present at the 39th Telluride Film Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. The Guest Director program is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Festival directors Julie Huntsinger, Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the festival’s program lineup as guest director, serving as a key collaborator in the festival’s programming decisions and bringing new ideas and overlooked films to Telluride.

“I’ve always been a fan of Geoff’s writing,” said Tom Luddy, co-founder and co-director of Telluride Film Festival. “He and I were introduced while he was writing his book Zona, an in-depth exploration of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Around that time, Sight & Sound asked Geoff what his five favorite books on film were. His top choice was David Thomson’s A Biographical Dictionary of Film in its first edition. The revised second, third, fourth and fifth editions were picks two, three, four and five. His answer convinced me that he and I are on the same wavelength, film-wise. Zona is, in my opinion, one of the best books ever written on a single film. I’ve had a wonderful time dialoguing with him about his film selections and know we have another winner in our series of guest directors.”

Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and five genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It and The Ongoing Moment.

A collection of essays from the last twenty years entitled Otherwise Known as the Human Condition was published in the U.S. in April 2011 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism in March 2012. 

Telluride Jazz Festival and Hospice: A Musical Partnership for Care

TELLURIDE - The 36th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization have teamed up for the first “Special Musical Partnership for Care.” 

NHPCO is dedicated to providing the best care at the end of human life. 

“Over the summer and throughout the fall we are partnering with music festivals across genres and the country to increase information and public awareness on the benefits of Hospice,” said Don Schumacher, CEO and president of NHPCO. “We are working together with key music festivals, organizations and top musicians to bring the power of music, hospice and palliative care to veterans, children, and their families.”

For many years, hospices have used music to bring comfort and hope to those they care for.  “We cannot think of a better fit,” said Telluride Society for Jazz Executive Director Paul Machado. “There are few organizations in the world that do as good a job at providing exceptional care as Hospice, and we will be doing everything we can to help them increase awareness and succeed in their mission for years to come,”  

The Telluride Jazz Festival welcomes 4,000 attendees from around the world to the quaint Colorado town on August 3-5, 2012. NHPCO will be on site to help educate the music fans about their national network of care facilities and in-home services.

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