Summer sounds in CarbondaleThe Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities has announced the schedule for Carbondale’s Summer of Music. The concert series, which includes a variety of events including the Performances in the Park and Carbondale Mountain Fair, is presented in collaboration with KDNK Community Radio, the town of Carbondale and Steve’s Guitars.The Summer of Music opens June 22-23 with the annual Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest, featuring fresh Maine lobsters and music by more than 100 local musicians. The festival’s main stage is on the Fourth Street Plaza, with performances in additional venues throughout town.The Fourth of July Extravaganza in Sopris Park will feature the Frank Martin Band, led by local singer-songwriter Martin, and Texas-based rock band Moses Guest.The Performances in the Park series in Sopris Park opens July 15 with Leo Nocentelli, original guitarist of the New Orleans funk band the Meters. Euforquestra, a world-beat ensemble from Iowa, follows on July 22.The 36th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, set for July 27-29, will feature the Los Angeles-based, Mexican-tinged rockabilly quartet, the Moonlight Cruisers; folk-funk singer-bassist Laura Love and her trio; Nigerian singer Bola Abimbola; Hawaiian reggae group Public Property; Texas acoustic quartet Band of Heathens; and modern reggae band Outlaw Nation. Also appearing will be local acts, the Roaring Fork Celtic Mega Band, and the piano duo of Laurel Sheehan and Robert Haskins.Performances in the Park continues Aug. 11 with Colorado group Company Ink, playing Western swing and ’50s-style lounge music.The schedule concludes Aug. 25 with the KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest, headlined by Oregon roots rock duo Hillstomp, and featuring local blues band Big Daddy Lee & the King Bees.One more architect to lectureThe Aspen Art Museum has added architect Winy Maas as the final speaker to this year’s Architecture Lecture series. The series, co-presented with the city of Aspen and the Aspen Institute, features a total of four presentations. The series, held at Paepcke Auditorium, is free and open to the public.Winy Maas, a principal in the Rotterdam-based firm MVRDV, will speak Aug. 17. The Dutch-born Maas, a finalist for the 2003 Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture, has designed the Dutch Pavilion for Expo 2000 in Germany, and Flight Forum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.The series began in March with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, and continued last week with Richard Gluckman. Elizabeth Diller, of the New York-based Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, is set for July 5.For further information, go to http://www.aspenartmuseum.com.’Carmen’ needs kidsThe Aspen Music Festival and School is seeking 16 children, ages 7-12, for the children’s chorus in this summer’s production of the opera “Carmen.” Bizet’s opera of a romantically careless, fiery-tempered gypsy will be performed July 26 and 28-30 at the Wheeler Opera House. “Carmen” will be conducted by Julius Rudel and directed by Aspen Opera Theater Center artistic director Edward Berkeley.Auditions will be held June 23 from 2-5 p.m. in room 1113 at Aspen High School. Those auditioning should bring a song of choice and music for the pianist. To schedule an audition, call Meg Sippey at 309-4993, beginning Monday, June 11. Rehearsals begin the week of June 25.In addition to the live performances, the July 29 performance will have a free simulcast screening in Wagner Park.
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