Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ Blind Faith Passes are on sale. The pass allows general admission to all four days of the June Festival, all four days of the Labor Day Festival, or all eight days of the two festivals. A limited number of passes will be made available, and will only be sold through Dec. 31.The Blind Faith Pass for either the June Festival or the Labor Day Festival is $99; the pass for both is $149. The 2007 June Festival is set for June 21-24 at Aspen’s Rio Grande Park. The 2007 Labor Day Festival is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Snowmass Town Park, in Snowmass Village.No acts for either festival have been announced. Last year’s June Festival featured Trey Anastasio, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. Last summer’s Labor Day Festival featured Kanye West, Matisyahu and Don Henley.Blind Faith Passes are available at the Wheeler Opera House box office, in person or by calling 920-5770, or online at http://www.jazzaspen.org.
The Red Brick Council for the Arts and gallery owner David Floria will present the discussion, A Talk with Artists: How to Approach a Gallery, Tuesday, Nov. 28. The talk is set for 6 p.m. at the David Floria Gallery.Floria, the owner of the eponymous Aspen gallery, will cover topics of career development and marketing of an artist, and presenting a portfolio.The talk is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Red Brick Council for the Arts at 429-2777.
Glenwood Springs-based Symphony in the Valley will present a pair of holiday concerts, Dancing into Christmas, in collaboration with the Danse Arts Theatre Company, also located in Glenwood Springs. The performances are set for Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium.The program includes orchestral works by Bach, Handel, Massenet and Vaughan Williams. The two groups will collaborate on selections from “The Nutcracker Suite” and “A Christmas Medley.” Music soloists are violinists Zac Milbie and Ross Kribbs, vocalists Paul Danker and Debbie Dawson, and harpist Elise Helmke. Featured dancers are Laura Fautsko, Annie Harshman, Lindsay Hoffman, Alexandra Jerkunica, Anne-Marie Kelly, Carla Ober, Brandi Wittwer and Danielle Yost.The performances are part of Symphony in the Valley’s Year of Collaboration series. The season includes collaborations with Aspen Community Theatre in February, and with several regional choirs in May.Tickets for Dancing into Christmas will be sold at the door.
Laugh Your Aspen Off, a standup comedy showcase featuring local talent, will be held Dec. 9 at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. The showcase, which was first presented at the Eagles Club in Aspen, is organized and hosted by Clifford Fewel.Scheduled to perform are: Beth Brandon, Don Chaney, Arthur Piubeni, Mark Thomas, Frankie Safferwich, Michael Yoder, Kevin “Karbon” Harzing, Mike Milota and Michael James Robinson. The comedians were selected by a panel of Fewel, KDNK DJ Deirdre McLoughlin, and actors Pat Holloran and Nina Gabianelli.For further information, call Steve’s Guitars at 963-3304, or the Laugh Your Aspen Off hot line at 274-8248.
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