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The music stops in Glenwood

Dear Editor:

Do not go to Two Rivers Park this evening … there will be no music. This is something we have never said before but it is true.

The Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz is taking a small break before the final two concerts of our 25th season – Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble on July 28 and the Stooges Brass Band on Aug. 4. The stage will be dark tonight … a preview of what Glenwood Springs will be like on Wednesday evenings next year. We are calling it done after 25 years and 223 performances and hope that the community will indeed step up and keep this good thing going.

We began this back in 1985 … 25 years later we are indeed humbled by the continued support we have received over the years and want to say thank you. Thank you to the sponsors, the hotels, the kids, the musicians, the sound crew(s), the directors, the artists who have designed the logos, the community of Glenwood Springs … all of those who have believed in our vision and allowed it to flourish. A huge influence on the series has been the friends and musicians from the city of New Orleans, who have taught us about the importance of celebrating life daily.

For the finale on Aug. 4, we are planning a birthday celebration and are encouraging everyone to bring a cake or cupcakes to the park to share. That evening we are also planning to take a portrait of Glenwood Springs (360 degrees) from the top of the Bandshell in Two Rivers Park. In addition, we are seeking photos for a slide show that we are showing after the performance. So if you have any great shots from the past 25 Summer of Jazz shindigs, send them to summerofjazz@hotmail.com.

Thank you especially to Charlie, Vallee and Claire Noone, who are the reason for this series.

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Mary and Bob Noone

Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz 2010