Month: December 2016

Krampus visits Salida, finds plenty of naughty kids

Krampus, the Bavarian counterpart to St. Nicholas, found lots of naughty kids both young and old when he stopped in Salida on the night of winter solstice. Corvus Clothing and Curiosities, 132 F St. in downtown, hosted the visit from Krampus, the half goat half demon who punishes naughty kids with switches and carries a chain to drag them to the underworld. Fortunately, on Krampus’ first known visit to Salida, no one was dragged to the underworld, but everyone received Krampus candy and signed up for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Corvus. While a few smaller...

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Music and Culture Find Support Over Soup

Have you ever been to a Salida Soup? If not, its a concept worth knowing about.  Brought to you by visionary nice-guys Jimmy Sellars and Mark Monroe, the soup is a community micro-granting dinner.  The inaugural dinner was in June, 2015, and last week the 16th monthly installment was held.  The movement has been going on around the country for at least 6 years and has been used to help cities like Detroit rebuild community, and to introduce in Boston healthy locally grown produce while supporting the arts. In Salida, Sellars and Monroe donate enough soup to feed roughly...

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It’s All Jaden: Carlson Returns to Chaffee County

Lafayette, CO is Growing A Superstar On the Front Range, if you get out to see music, you will have probably had this experience: In the last few years of showing up at a festival or a major stage you hear someone shredding it on funk/fusion guitar.  You jostle to the front to hear some brand new jams, and you say, “Holy Schmidt!”  You say that because there is a small girl, maybe 12 years old, with a relaxed grin, holding a custom Harper guitar and making it fly in front of her icy cool rhythm section or next...

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New Year’s Eve: A Story of Musical Holiday Magic

Brothers Keeper Featuring John Popper makes BV a bona fide music town 2017 will go down as the year Buena Vista, Colo., becomes a music town drawing top talent from near and far. In my search to capture the excitement of having one of my childhood heroes, John Popper, right in front of me playing incredible music, I stumbled onto the ingredients of a promising music scene coming together. As everyone hopefully knows by now, John Popper – groundbreaking harmonica player, vocalist and blues jammer – will join his friends Scott Rednor, Michael Jude and John Michel  (aka Brothers Keeper) along with the...

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Articipate showcases talent of all ages

Salida claims a wealth of nonprofits, but few provide as much cultural impact in the community as Articipate, the music education organization that hosted its Eighth Annual Articipate Showcase Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Salida High School auditorium. The free event highlighted Articipate’s diverse program offerings through a variety of musical performances featuring marimba bands, Rok Skool bands and professional musicians Leon Joseph Littlebird and Trevor “Bones” Davis, music teacher and Articipate co-founder. A well-known Colorado musician and storyteller, Littlebird opened the evening’s performances with a story then performed a traditional American Indian song on Native American flute. The...

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