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Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:45
Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Door 8:00PM, Show 9:30PM Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage, the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and...

Whitewater Ramble

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:30
Whitewater Ramble plays at The Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Doors at 8PM, Show 9:30pm. $5 cover. Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and...

The Wailers

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:00
Sunday, February 8, 2015. 9:00pm Telluride Conference Center Come by the Telluride Conference Center to see reggae legends The Wailers , who have sold 250 million albums world wide! Starting in 1969, they were also the original backing band for Bob Marley. The show is standing room only. Tickets are $25 general admission. VIP tickets can be available by calling 970-728-6363. Tickets can be purchased here . Video of The Wailers - Is This Love at Glastonbury 2014  

Cold River City

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 19:30
Cold River City (Boulder, CO) - Blues/Funk will perform at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon,  Saturday, February 7.   Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9:30 pm.  $5 Cover. Born to groove, Cold River City is the lovechild of Funky Soul and Dirty Blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar, and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self. Video of Cold River City "Reach Out" Title Text:  Cold River City

Chocolate Lovers' Fling

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 19:30
Febuary 7, 2015. 7:30PM- 10:00PM  Conference Center The Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling is a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Center, which works to eliminate violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County.  The Fling is themed each year and includes a tasting of delectable chocolate treats by local chefs, a silent auction, music, raffle, and cash prizes for the best dressed! This is always a fabulous night of dancing and fun -- all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause. 

10th Mountain Division

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:45
 Friday, February 6, 2015.  5:00pm. Don’t miss this special evening honoring WWII veterans of the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, the 10th was instrumental in establishing the ski industry in Colorado. Enjoy a live auction (including 10th Mountain Division paraphernalia), the screening of Gage and Gage Production’s documentary “Fire on the Mountain” about the men of the 10th, and visit with local 10th Mountain Division veterans. This includes a special reception to view the art of Jacques Parker, 10th Mountain Division veteran at the Telluride Historical Museum. Members of the 10th Mountain Division will be in attendance. GA: $25 and can be purchased here .


Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:30
Friday, February 6, 2015. Door 8PM, Show 9:30PM Nos otros is one of the hottest and hardest-working latin-influenced bands in the Southwest. What started as a guitar trio in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1994 is now a 9-piece powerhouse based in the heart of the vibrant New Mexico music scene. This group of musicians brings together individual styles influenced by many different genres that, when combined, create a unique, hybrid and energetic style of music that captivates listeners and dancers alike. At the same time, their groove and dedication has brought them to notable platforms, such as The San Jose and Telluride Jazz Festivals, sharing the stage with a wide variety of world-renowned artists including The Gypsy Kings, Etta James, Los Lobos, Roy Hargrove, Victor Wooten, Los...

Brett Dennen

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 19:15
Thursda y, Febuary 5, 2015. 8:30pm. Tuesday, Febuary 17, 2015. 9:00  Sheridan Opera House The talented and highly acclaimed folk/pop musician Brett Dennen will be playing a solo acoustic show at the Sheridan Opera House. He recently released his fifth record, "Smoke and Mirrors". Tickets are $20 general admittion floor and $30 and $35 reserved seats/balcony. Purchase a ticket here . Video of Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason  

First Thursday Art Walk

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:45
Thursday, February 5, 2015. 5:00pm-8:00pm The Telluride Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends!  Twenty-one venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street. Featured Art Walk Venues: (more info here ) Ah Haa School Arroyo Gallery AZADI Fine Rugs Baked in Telluride Beautification Gallery Black Bear...

Talking Gourds

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 18:15
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015. 6pm The Talking Gourds Poetry Club presents St. Louis native Matt Hayes as guest poet at Arroyo’s in Telluride. Autistic from birth, Hayes has been communicating since age 5 through a process of Facilitated Communication that has led to his pioneering work with the Supported Typing movement.  At age six, he wrote his first poem, “Trapped in Silence.”  He’s been a member of the St. Louis Poetry Society since age 15. Currently the subject of a PBS documentary on autism, Hayes is “eager to build bridges between artists and neurotypical individuals everywhere.” (Neurotypical is an abbreviation of neurologically typical – a term coined in the autistic community as a label for people who are not on the autism spectrum). His primary writing focus is poetry.  ...

Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:00
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. Saturday, January 31 at 11am Sunday, March 1 at 2pm Running time 3:46

Strange Americans

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:00
Saturday, January 31st, 2015. Door 8PM Show 9:30PM Strange Americans survive on burritos, microbrew, and hanging out. Influenced by My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Drive By Truckers, Crazy Horse, and the Band, SA believes in rock and roll. The debut album, A Royal Battle , recorded by John Macy landed on several Colorado “Best Of 2012″ lists. Tickets: $5 Video of Strange Americans - Rocks / Rolls (Official)

The Drowsy Chaperone

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:30
Friday,Jan 30, 31 & Feb 2. 6:00pm The Sheridan Arts Foundation Young People’s Theater presents its annual high school musical offering with “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the historic Sheridan Opera House. Featuring dazzling starlets, gangsters posing as bakers, a scheming Broadway producer, and a boozy ("drowsy") chaperone, this play's wacky cast is full of lovable, hilarious characters. Put on by the Young People's Theature of Telluride, the musical is  a fun homage to the Jazz era and won five Tonys when it debuted on Broadway in 2006. “The Drowsy Chaperone” stars 28 students grades 9-12, and is the Young People's Theater's 48th full-length musical theater production. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for kids 12 and under and can be purchased here .


Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:45
Friday, January 30, 2015. Doors at 8PM- Show at 9:30PM Pushing the boundaries with every new track they produce, DYNOHUNTER is well on their way to carving out a niche in the ever  expanding universe of live electronic music. The Boulder based trio, comprised of Clark Smith (sax/keys/DJ), Justin Ehmer (drums/percussion) & Fred Reisen (bass/synth) meshes aspects of both the conventional DJ and live band performance. Combining pristine production, soulful sax, live drumming, and heavy electric bass, DYNOHUNTER creates a high energy, live show experience, that captures the approval of both jam and electronic crowds. $5 suggested donation

Head for the Hills

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:00
Thursday, January 29th. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 9:30PM Head for the Hills, a bluegrass band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. To find out more about Head for the Hills , visit their webite here . Tickets are $10 Video of Head for the Hills - Never Does Official Music Video  

Of Mice and Men

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:00
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee  James Franco  ( 127 Hours ,  Milk ) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd  ( Bridesmaids ,  Girls ) star in the hit Broadway production  Of Mice And Men , filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. O f Mice and Men  is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner  Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s  August: Osage County ) and features  Leighton Meester  ( Country Strong ,  Gossip Girl ) and Tony Award® winner  Jim Norton  ( The Seafarer ). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including  Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role...

Congo Sanchez

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:30
Monday, January 26th, 2015. Doors at 8PM/Show at 9:30 PM Musician and Selecta extraordinaire, Congo can generally be found in one of two places. If he’s not on the road drumming with DC’s own, Thievery Corporation or See-I: he’s  jamming out to fresh vibes at the mysterious Lillypad studios.   He is developing a unique blend of Afro-Latin Dub, as he evolves in to his own on the DC music scene. His over-all taste, and musical personality are a delight, with a superlative sense of rhythm and a musicianly approach to arrangements and melody. Tickets are $5 Video of Congo Sanchez Artist Introduction

KOTO Lip Sync

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:15
This fun local contest combines on stage dancing and lip syncing of your favorite hits. Preformed at the Telluride Michael D. Palm Theater. Call KOTO Raido at: 970-728-4334 for more information and tickets. Reserved Seating: ( 2014 Information) $30- main floor, $25-mezzanine and balcony $200 wing tables (seat 4), $250 pit tables (seat 4)


Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 18:45
Sunday, January 18, 2015. 4:00pm Watch a collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.l This rated G film will be showing at the Palm theater for FREE.

The Merry Widow

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 19:00
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman ( The Producers ,  Oklahoma! ,  Contact ). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch ( Satyagraha ,  The Enchanted Island ) and costume designer William Ivey Long ( Cinderella ,  Grey Gardens , Hairspray ) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts. Saturday, January 17 at 11am Sunday, February 1 at 2pm Running time 2:57
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