Month: September 2017

‘Shadow Chant’

Leon Joseph Littlebird, Will Clipman celebrate new album with Salida performance A two-week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon brought Leon Joseph Littlebird and Will Clipman together in 2012 as “floating artists-in-residence.” “We were hired to be musicians and storytellers,” on the trip, dubbed “Ancestral Voices of the Grand Canyon,” said Littlebird. Clipman remembers meeting Littlebird at the load-in point in Flagstaff. “Within about 30 seconds of meeting, we were like two little kids full of mischief.” During the trip, Clipman and Littlebird became good friends and quickly discovered a natural affinity for musical improvisation. “One day we stopped...

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14er FEST

14er Fest celebrates trails and the adventurers who use them Trail users and outdoor enthusiasts unite for an adventurous new mountain festival in Buena Vista. Set in one of Colorado’s most scenic small towns, the inaugural 14er Fest features a wild variety of trail treks, clinics, festival camping, live music and local libations, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Festival activities connect hikers, off-roaders, mountain bikers, fly fishermen and trail runners with group ‘meet-ups’ on the area’s vast network of mountain trails. Susan Wood, event coordinator, said, “14er Fest is unique because it’s an event for all trail users. It’s a time...

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Dr. Margee Kerr will present a free lecture titled: The Upside of Fear: How and Why We Enjoy Thrills and Chills Kerr studies the science of fear and why humans enjoy scaring themselves; think of zip-lining, skiing double black diamond trails, visiting a haunted house, or watching a horror film. Kerr will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series Lecture “The Upside of Fear: How and Why We Enjoy Thrills and Chills” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. It will be held in the KW Room of the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center. There will be an...

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Kevin Danzig and the Buzz Drivers

Breckenridge band performs Friday at The Lariat Kevin Danzig was raised in a musical family in Southern California. His father was a lounge singer in the Los Angeles area for many years and released a record of original songs when Danzig was growing up. His uncle was also a singer-songwriter and had a country hit in 1973, and his grandfather bought him his first guitar. As a youngster, Danzig was inspired by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Danzig said other early influences came from his father’s and uncle’s “extensive record collections,” where he discovered The Beatles, the band...

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Series’ final concert of 2017 features Farrell Coy This Sunday, the eighth and final Salida SteamPlant Jazz on the Plaza event of the 2017 season will feature Farrell & Friends, a quintet composed of Dr. Farrell Coy on alto, tenor and soprano saxophone; Cec Hogarth on keyboard; John Lusk on guitar; Brian Pence on drums; and James Haag on bass. Farrell & Friends are returning to the jazz series for the fifth time; SteamPlant Event Coordinator Trish Bews described the ensemble as “popular favorites who play in the lineup nearly every year.” Farrell & Friends plays a variety of...

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