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The lineups have been set for the Carbondale Summer of Music series, and for the Carbondale Mountain Fair main stage.The Summer of Music series opens June 23-24 with the Carbondale Lobsterfest, featuring numerous local performers, in the Fourth Street Plaza. The July Fourth Extravaganza in Sopris Park includes sets by local band Acoustic Mayhem; Austin, Texas, roots rockers the Gourds; and folk-rock group the Mammals.Multicultural band Toubob Krewe plays July 16, and New Orleans-born, Colorado-based singer-pianist Henry Butler is set for July 23, both in Sopris Park. The KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest, Aug. 12 on Main Street, is headlined by guitarist Eddie Turner. The series concludes with the Aug. 25 Street Dance on the Fourth Street Plaza, featuring Central American-inspired band Kan’Nal.The 35th Carbondale Mountain Fair is set for July 28-30 in Sopris Park.The opening night music lineup is headlined by Iowa-based Afrobeat band Eufórquestra. July 29 features New Orleans band Juice, Boston electronica group SeepeopleS, Colorado banjoist Pete Wernick & Flexigrass, and local singer-songwriter Frank Martin. The schedule for the closing day includes Jan Garrett & JD Martin Gospel, acoustic quartet Crooked Still, Boulder rockers Wendy Woo & the Woo Crew and funk band 8 Trac.For further information on both the Summer of Music series and Mountain Fair, go to http://www.carbondalearts.com.

Theatre Aspen has announced its summer season of events. The 2006 season runs June 29-Sept. 2, with three main performances, a children’s theater production, the Sunday Series and the Cirque d’Aspen Children’s Carnival.The season opens with “Love, Janis,” a musical inspired by the songs and letters of rock singer Janis Joplin. The show runs June 29-Aug. 5, and is directed by Randal Mylar, who adapted the show from the book of the same name.Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer-winning comedy “Dinner With Friends,” directed by Theatre Aspen artistic director David McClendon, runs June 20-Aug. 14. The world premiere production of “Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time,” a comedy by Aspenite Andrew Kole and directed by McClendon, opens Aug. 17 and runs through Sept. 9.”The Adventures of Johnny Appleseed,” a musical version of the legend by local writer Janice Estey and directed by Marisa Post, shows Fridays and Saturdays, July 7-Sept. 2.The Sunday Series will bring a variety of shows, Sunday evenings July 2-Aug. 27, including music performances and readings of new plays by locals Paul Andersen and Michael Conniff.The Cirque d’Aspen Children’s Carnival, featuring games and street performers, is set for July 22, following “The Adventures of Johnny Appleseed.”In addition, the Theatre Aspen School, directed by Marisa Post, presents the 2006 Summer Theatre Camp, with a variety of classes for kids ages 5-18, as well as Adult Master Classes.For a detailed summer schedule of productions and classes, go to http://www.theatreaspen.org.

Telluride Blues & Brews has announced the lineup for its 13th annual festival, Sept. 15-17. The festival features daytime main-stage performances in Town Park, late-night Juke Joint concerts in local venues, the Fais Do Do party at the Sheridan Opera House and the Acoustic Blues Camp.Headliners include Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, on Sept. 16, and John Mayer on Sept. 17, with a headliner for Sept. 15 still to be announced. Additional main-stage acts include James “Blood” Ulmer, Hothouse Flowers, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Howard Tate. Playing Juke Joint shows will be Tab Benoit, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Lightnin’ Malcolm & the Knockdown South Band and Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Blues.Appearing in the Fais Do Do Sept. 17 are the Voices of the Wetlands Allstars, a New Orleans supergroup comprising Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and others.For further information, go to http://www.tellurideblues.com.


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