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June 2017
$22

YO-YO MA’S SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE MEMBERS IN CONCERT

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Music District, 639 S. College Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Join Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy winning (2017) Silk Road Ensemble — multi-style cellist Mike Block, japanese flute player Kaoru Watanabe and multi-cultural style percussionist Shane Shanahan with guest bass trombonist Steve Wilson, of the 21st Century Musician — as they come together in their first appearance in Fort Collins, to premiere composer Bruce Adolphe’s newest composition. Additional music will be performed that blends eastern and western cultures, featuring American, Arabic, and Asian styles, as well as original compositions, and drawing heavily…

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YO-YO MA’S SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE MEMBERS: ALL AGES MUSIC EVENT AT THE MUSIC DISTRICT

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Music District, 639 S. College Ave
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Join us for a family-oriented, hands-on one-of-a-kind performance by Silk Road Ensemble members — multi-style cellist Mike Block, Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese bamboo flutes), and cross-cultural percussionist Shane Shanahan — joined by innovative bass trombonist Steve Wilson and composer/keyboardist Bruce Adolphe — at The Music District. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to interact with Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-winning, world-traveling musicians! Come talk with the musicians, listen to their improvised music, hear Bruce’s brand-new musical version of the Buddhist tale The Four Harmonious…

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$40

Crossroads Safehouse Summer BBQ

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521 United States
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Grab your blankets, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes for a fabulous evening of music, food, and fun. Liz Barnez will be performing 2 sets of soulfully inspired music, while you feast on a full BBQ dinner prepared by Grant Farms CSA. Proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence and their children.

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$14

KAL: TASTE OF POLITICAL CARICATURE

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House, 316 Willow Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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From Abe Lincoln’s beard and Richard Nixon’s nose to Bill Clinton’s chin and Donald Trump’s hair, politician’s faces have been the target of satirist’s wicked pen. Join international award winning editorial cartoonist Kevin KAL Kallaugher of The Economist and Baltimore Sun for a lively illustrated discussion on the mystery and mastery of the wicked art of political caricature. The talk will culminate with a drawing lesson for all to join. Ticket: $14 for adults, $10 for students

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$30

FAIRY TALES

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jerry and Marcia Donnan Residence, will be given info at time of ticket purchase
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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This star filled ensemble of seasoned performers come together to perform an eclectic concert of music treasures. Acclaimed by the New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist,” Harumi Rhodes has gained broad recognition as a multifaceted musician with a distinct and sincere musical voice. Her generosity of spirit on stage is contagious, making her one of the most sought after violinists and chamber musicians of her generation. She is joined by musical friends cellist Käthe Jarka, pianist Marija Stroke…

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KAL Kids Workshop, Introduction to Cartooning Faces

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Old Town Public Library, 201 Peterson Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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There is nothing funnier in the world than a funny face. Here’s a chance to get a fun step by step guide in drawing funny cartoon faces and characters. Guided by international award winning editorial cartoonist Kevin KAL Kallaugher (The Economist and Baltimore Sun) students will doodle with a passion and conclude the lesson with a cartoon show of their favorite renderings all graded ( with an A+) by the teacher. This event is part of the Poudre River Public…

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$30

INSPIRED STRINGS

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jerry and Marcia Donnan Residence, Address will be given upon ticket purchase
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America. For over twenty years, their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in…

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$16

KAL: CARTOONING IN THE DONALD TRUMP ERA

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CopperMuse Distilelry, 244 N. College Ave
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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oin International Award winning Cartoonist Kevin KAL Kallaugher and Denver Based Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Mike Keefe as they discuss the challenges of the contemporary satirist. In a fun illustrated conversation, Kal and Mike will share an insider’s view of the cartooning craft and call upon their 80 years of professional expertise to shed light on the particular and peculiar hurdles of working today. Renowned political cartoonist for the Baltimore Sun and the Economist magazine of London and one of…

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DRAWING CRITICISM

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - July 1 @ 6:00 pm
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Have you been an avid follower of Kal Kallaugher throughout his four decade career with The Economist and The Baltimore Sun? Now is your golden opportunity to see a collection of his political cartoons in one location. Kal’s satirical commentary on the ‘state of the world’ give a fascinating historical perspective since the 70’s! Works are additionally for sale so if you really are drawn to one, you can take it home with you. Proceeds go to supporting Off the…

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$10

DR. ARIEH SHALEV: BEYOND TRAUMA

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Institute for Learning and Teaching(TILT), 801 Oval Drive
Fort Collins, 80523 United States
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How does trauma affect our brains, minds, and connections with ourselves and others? Why does time seem to stop at the instance of trauma? Why do we need others to recover? Dr. Arieh Shalev, an expert in post-traumatic stress disorder, will address these questions and other aspects of PTSD, such as emotional chaos and loneliness, and consider ways to challenge the paralyzing dominance of fear in order move forward from trauma. Tickets: $10, Free with military id

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$22

PEN AND SWORD: ADDRESSING HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH MUSIC AND CARTOONS

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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This event brings us fully into our SummerFest 2017 theme of human rights with an outstanding line-up of political cartoonist Kal Kallaugher of The Economist magazine, composer Bruce Adolphe, and South African pianist Justin Krawitz. Join us as they explore the path of human rights around the globe through political satire, composition and live performance. Featured at this event is Bruce Adolphe’s new work, Amandla Awethu, which Justin commissioned Bruce to write in celebration of South Africa’s 25th Anniversary of…

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July 2017

Lines of Thought: Cartoons, current events and conversation

July 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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CSU Political Sciences faculty members Dr. Michele Betsill and Dr. Peter Harris, join award winning cartoonist for The Economist Kevin KAL Kallaugher for a wide ranging discussion on the complex issues facing the US and the world today. Cartoons will be used as springboards for discussions with audience participation welcome. Entrance with donation.

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$22

LIFE AFTER DEATH – THE REBIRTH OF THE VIOLA DA GAMBA

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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You might not be familiar with this unique and ancient instrument, the viola da gamba, but we’ve brought you one of today’s great masters of the instrument. An advocate of contemporary and baroque music, Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home playing various members of the viola da gamba family, as well as both modern and baroque cello. He was the first-ever viola da gamba major at The Juilliard School. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist”…

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT: OFF THE CHARTS ART SHOW GRAND OPENING

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Please join us for the Grand Opening of our Off the Charts Art Show that features local artists Lorri Accott, Bob Coonts, Gary Hixon, Haley Hasler, Gwen Hatchette, Jennifer Ivanovic, Adam Schultz, and Carl Wilmsen. Come meet the artists and venture through what is sure to be a stellar art show representing our summer theme of globally influenced art and human rights issues. Musical performance and reception included as we open the Community Creative Center gallery on this beautiful First…

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$22

THE ACADEMY PLAYERS: THE GRAND TOUR

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Please welcome back Arnie Tanimoto, Viola Da Gamba and Elliot Figg, harpsichord as they are joined this evening by guest violinist, Jeremy Rhizor in an evening of musical highlights that will astound. Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by the New York Times, violinist Jeremy Rhizor is the founder and director of the Academy of Sacred Drama- an organization that explores contemporary issues and culture through the philosophical and storytelling lens of Baroque oratorio. Ticket: $22 for adults,…

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SUMMERFEST MUSIC AND ARTS WORKSHOP — A 5 DAY SUMMER CAMP

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 3:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Stuart Street
Fort Collins, 80524 United States
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Do you study an instrument? Or perhaps you’re not yet sure which instrument would be right for you, still wondering what this “music thing” is all about? Whether you have been playing for years, are just a beginner or have not yet found your musical soul mate, this is the summer music and Arts program for you! Off the Hook Arts Academy brings inspiration, intuition and imagination to kids this summer by offering a fun and educational way to learn…

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$10

ORCHESTRA OF EXILES: A DOCUMENTARY

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TILT, The Institute for Learning and Teaching, 801 Oval Drive
Fort Collins, 80521 United States
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The thrilling story of how one man helped save Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis. This film by Oscar Nominated director Josh Aronson (Sound and Fury) is the second and closing film of our SummerFest Film Series. Featuring commentary by musical greats including Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta and Joshua Bell, Orchestra of Exiles is a timeless tale of a brilliant young man coming of age, and the suspenseful chronicle of how his efforts impacted cultural history and…

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SUMMERIEST MUSIC AND ART WORKSHOP STRING PLAYERS SHOWCASE

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old Town Square, Intersection of Linden and Walnut Streets
Fort Collins, United States
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Come hear just what our string players are capable of doing! They’ve worked all week on fiddle, traditional and chamber music works and they’re ready to let the show begin. These kids will astound you with how they play and what they’ve learned. Bring out a picnic or just hang out and enjoy this outdoor concert.

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