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The third annual Realm of Music Festival is scheduled for Aug. 8-10 in New Castle. The festival is on a 400-acre ranch, and camping, hiking and mountain biking on the local trails is encouraged.Musical acts include Florida swamp rockers JJ Grey & Mofro; Colorado hard-rock band Rose Hill Drive; New Orleans horn band the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; turntablist DJ Logic; Los Angeles trip-hop band Banyan, led by former Janes Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins; Great American Taxi, led by Leftover Salmon singer-guitarist Vince Herman; Grateful Dead tribute band Shakedown Street; and others.All profits from the festival will be given to the Realm of Caring, a nonprofit organization that supports music education programs in Eagle and Garfield Counties.For tickets and further information, go to

The Anderson Ranch Arts Center will honor artist George Condo and Mera and Don Rubell in its 12th annual Recognition Dinner. The event, featuring dinner, an awards presentation, a wine auction, live music and a silent auction of decorated wooden stands by Anderson Ranch artists, is set for Wednesday, July 9 at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass Village.Condo will be presented with the National Artist Award. Born in New Hampshire in 1957, Condo has been influenced by the European tradition of art-making in creating a style he has referred to as artificial realism. He has received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and this year was the recipient of the annual artists award from ArtsConnection New York.Condo also will give a slide lecture covering his latest work on Tuesday, July 8 at 5 p.m. at the Schermer Meeting Hall. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance.Mera and Don Rubell will be presented with the Service to the Arts Award. The couple launched the Rubell Family Collection in 1964. One of the leading collections of contemporary art in the world, it is housed and exhibited in a 45,000-square-foot space in Miami formerly used by the DEA as a confiscated-goods warehouse. The museum, open to the public since 1996, features 27 galleries, a research library, a theater and more, and has featured rotating exhibitions of work by Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and others.For reservations or further information, contact Nicole Garrett-Burg at 923-3181, ext. 211, or at

The 15th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is set for Sept. 12-14. The festival includes music on the main stage in Telluride Town Park, a Grand Tasting featuring more than 150 beers from 56 microbreweries, and late-night concerts in Telluride venues including the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon and the Sheridan Opera House.Headliners for the festival are blues singer Etta James, hard rock quartet Govt Mule, and singer-songwriters John Hiatt. Additional mainstage acts include Joan Osborne, Susan Tedeschi, G. Love & Special Sauce, the John Butler Trio, the Derek Trucks Band, the Blind Boys of Alabama and others.Among those performing late-night shows will be Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, the Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Back Door Slam and others.Single-day tickets, as well as three-day festival passes, are now on sale. For tickets and further information, go to tellurideblues. com, or call 1-866-515-6166.

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