Month: September 2016

Black Resonators’ Shine Delphi returns to Upper Ark Valley Saturday

Shine Delphi, well-known locally as guitarist-vocalist for The Black Resonators, will return to Chaffee County this week for performances in Buena Vista and Salida. Delphi, along with violin player Walter Prettyman, will perform at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Salida Farmers Market in Alpine Park, F and Fifth streets; at 8 p.m. Saturday in Buena Vista’s Deerhammer distillery, 321 E. Main St.; and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Buena Vista Farmers Market in Optimist Park, Main and Railroad streets and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at The Asian Palate, 328 E. Main St. in BV. Delphi...

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September Poetry Night Features Santa Fe Poet Debbi Brody

The September Poetry Night continued the success of the first Poetry Night in August, attracting a full house to Café Dawn, which hosts the event. Poetry Night organizer Barbara Ford said she plans to have a different featured poet each month to complement the open mic poetry readings that open each event....

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Colony Funk to Make ‘Super Funky Mash Up’ at Victoria Tavern This Weekend

Up-and-comers Colony Funk from Fort Collins will return to downtown Salida’s Victoria Tavern for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Sept. 24. We spoke with the band’s powerhouse vocalist Amanda Hofer about their recent adventures and their breakout sound. “Every time we have been (in Salida) it has been awesome,” said Hofer. “People like to party in Salida.” True enough. Fortunately, this party band offers a much wider appeal than traditional barroom fare. Hofer’s full-throated gospel and blues presence has inspired comparisons to Etta James and Janis Joplin. The band members are a dedicated crew assembled from close friends who brought...

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Mel Strawn at The Sellars Project Space: Expanding Borders

Artist Mel Strawn unveiled a staggering body of work, spanning from the 1950s to the present, at the opening of his show Borders. The work is on display until Nov. 7 at Sellars Project Space, 100101 N. F St. in Salida. Project Space collaborator Mark Monroe expressed his amazement that this meaningful and engaging history of an artist is all available for viewing and purchase for what seems absurdly affordable. “I was talking with Jimmy Sellars about this entire collection of work,” recalls Strawn. “I’d never seen it all together, not having enough space in my home. Jimmy replied ‘Well,...

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‘Watershed’ Space in Buena Vista is Fertile Ground

On Saturday September 10, among the many artistic events in the Upper Arkansas Valley, was an open house for a new concept in community space in Buena Vista. The Watershed, which harkens to the Upper Arkansas Valley area it serves, is located in the unassuming former U.S. Forest Service office at 410 E. Main St. between Simple Eatery and Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar. It houses Katy Welter and Rick Bieterman, a couple from Chicago who found the old building for sale during a trip here and had a vision of its potential. “I guess we are moving to Colorado,”...

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