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An evening of chamber music in Silverthorne

An evening of chamber music at the Silverthorne Pavilion will be led by conductor Joel Schut.

NRO alumni featured in March 12 concert at the Silverthorne Pavilion

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — The National Repertory Orchestra is presenting an evening of music with the CU Boulder chamber musicians, featuring all-star NRO alumni, including Joel Schut, Veronica Pigeon, Grace Browning and Kahyee Lee.

The concert is Saturday, March 12 at the Silverthorne Pavilion, with desert served at 7 p.m. followed by the concert. Tickets are $25 ($5 for students 18 and younger).

Purchase tickets online, or call (970) 453-5825.

The varied program includes violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach, a classic style aria and more. Continue reading

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Video: Yamn at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

Rockin’ in the Rockies

By Jenney Coberly

SUMMIT COUNTY — Yamn, formerly of Breckenridge, brought in the New Year at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.  The Denver-based group plays “progressive-trance-fusion”, and tours the country.  The show opened with the Shook Twins from Portland, Oregon, who also joined Yamn on the stage later in the show.

Oktoberfest, a global touchstone, comes to Frisco

Ein Bayerischer Bierhimmel …

A blue and white Bavarian beer sky greeted revelers Saturday at the Frisco Oktoberfest.

SUMMIT COUNTY — The blue sky and puffy white clouds over Frisco matched the checkered tablecloths at the Frisco Oktoberfest perfectly. It’s so classic, there’s even a German saying for it: Der Bayerische Bierhimmel, loosely translated as the Bavarian beer sky.

And with a spired beer tent mirroring the shapes of the nearby Tenmile Range, and guests sprawled on the green grass nearby, day one of this year’s local edition of the seasonal beer bash also captured some of the feel of the traditional Bavarian beer gardens, where the scene is somewhat less hectic than at the full-blown version in Munich each year. There was music, leg-wrestling, face-painting, along with plenty of schnitzel, roast pork, sauerkraut, apple strudel. Of course, the beer flowed freely, which is a good thing for the Summit Concert Band, which will benefit from the proceeds.

The fun continues Sunday (Sept. 5) at the Frisco Nordic Center, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prost!

SEE MORE AFTER THE BREAK … Continue reading

Breckenridge World Cup party benefits High Country Soccer

Watch the 2010 World Cup final and help raise money for local youth soccer programs at Napper Tandy’s in Breckenridge, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The boys U-12 Summit Strikers soccer team races across the pitch after winning a game in Denver during the spring season.

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Fourth of July parade, Frisco, Colorado

At least we’re all marching in the same direction — more or less …

A historic fire engine in the Fourth of July parade in Frisco, Colorado.

SUMMIT COUNTYTourists and residents stood shoulder to shoulder on Main Street in Frisco to watch a classic small-town Independence Day parade, with horseback riders, classic cars, beauty queens and  … belly dancers. Yes, belly dancers. I’m not exactly sure how that meshes into spirit of Independence Day, but let’s just say it all fits under the generous banner of red, white and blue.

It was interesting to see all the different groups that were represented in the parade. As a reporter, I can’t help but remember  the events of the past few months that some of the groups were involved with. The Summit County Off-Road Riders, for example, and their efforts to legitimize motorized use at the county’s landfill property.

Our two political parties were out in full force as well, with both touting their candidates for the upcoming primaries and general elections. I scratched my head watching them trying to remember when the Fourth of July became an occasion for partisanship rather than national unity. Continue reading

Great lineup, great cause at Colorado River music fest

Campout for the Cause teams up with Realm of Music 2010 to bring groovy tunes, good vibes, yoga and drum circles to Rancho Del Rio, on the Upper Colorado. The two-day event benefits  music programs and hands-on disaster relief in Haiti

Rancho Del Rio, along the Upper Colorado.

Camping, floating, groovy music and good vibes this coming weekend at the Campout for the Cause and Realm Music Festival at Rancho Del Rio. PHOTO COURTESY MARK RIDENOUR.

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Music returns this weekend (July 2-3) to Rancho Del Rio, along the Upper Colorado, as the Realm of Caring Music Festival joins forces with Campout for the Cause to raise money for local music education and for hands-on disaster relief in Haiti.

The lineup for this year’s concert includes Great American Taxi, Shakedown Street, DJ Psychonaut and many more.  Organizers say the idea is to include different styles of music that are connected by a philosophy of positive vibrations and a communal feeling. Along with performances by the band, there’s communal yoga, as well as drum circles. Click here for the full lineup and schedule.

More pics and info after the break … Continue reading

Breckenridge Kingdom Days

A large crowd watched the Outhouse Races on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Breckenridge Kingdom Days. There were many other events including a blacksmithing demonstration, donkey rides for the kids, and a sled dog demonstration just before the Outhouse Race.

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Farmer’s market season arrives in Summit County

A young visitor at the Dillon Farmer's Market enjoys a cup of shaved ice.

Fresh produce, fair trade goods and live music featured at Dillon market; please click on the ‘read more’ link to see a slideshow from the June 11 market

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Farmer’s market season has arrived in the high country, and not a moment too soon for high country residents who are snowbound eight months of the year.

The first edition of this year’s market in Dillon was held June 11, and will continue every Friday from 9 a.m. until early afternoon through Sept. 3. Fresh produce is still somewhat limited, although Pastures of Plenty, a 35-acre organic farm located north of Boulder, was selling some very fresh and tasty mixed greens and spinach for as little as $4 for a small bag, along with fresh-cut flowers. Continue reading

Summit Stage drivers host Wounded Warriors breakfast

The Wounded Warrior Project supports and mentors injured vets returning to civilian life. Click on the image for more information.

Elks Lodge feast to benefit BOEC programs for injured veterans

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Included in this year’s local Memorial Day celebrations is a May 30 benefit breakfast for the Wounded Warriors project via the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Summit Stage drivers are hosting the event, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults and $8 kids to age 15.

The Wounded Warrior project raises awareness and enlists public help for the needs of severely injured service men and women and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

“I just thought, with Memorial Day coming up, why not honor the soldiers who are serving our country right now,” said Summit Stage driver Bob Mayerle. Other Stage drivers, as well as management, got fired up about the project, so it took off, Mayerle said. The drivers have been selling tickets for a while and there are still some advance tickets available. Call Mayerle at (970) 468-4858 for tickets and information.

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