Arts & Culture

Planet Bluegrass sheds light: Telluride a no-go

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The bright lights of the four-day 47th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival have been fully extinguished for the first time since the festival's 1974 debut. The festival's coordinator, Craig Ferguson, enlightened us on Facebook, and The Telluride Daily Planet has confirmed it. Postponements and other options were explored, but sadly, the

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Album Review: Joe Kuckla & Irons In The Fire

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Lyons' own Joe Kuckla has finally produced his eponymous debut recording with his band Irons In The Fire, consisting of David Richey on electric guitar and vocals; Colin Mahoney, drums and percussion; Amy Harron, vocals; and Scott “Wallard” Johnson on bass. Special guests include Jake Simpson on fiddle, Charlie Rose

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Young lions play loud and mighty

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Last Wednesday, seven eighth grade band students from Lyons Middle Senior High School participated in the Saint Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) Honor Band Concert. This event is a special opportunity for eighth grade band students who attend middle schools in the district. Rehearsals took place at both Longs Peak

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Bluegrass jamming class in Lyons

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Right here in Lyons is the opportunity to learn the jam skills to help you grow as a musician. Our own K.C. Groves is offering a series of four four-hour workshops to help players "play real music with easy chords, gentle tempos, and friendly people." The workshop uses the method

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Bella la Crema Slathers It On

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Bella la Crema, the world’s first butter bar, is nestled in Lyons’ historic downtown district. Many of us in town have indulged in their luscious Mayan Chocolate Muse spread, or have tried a slice of fresh bread with the spicy Ode to Neruda. Bella la Crema opened in September of

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Winter Wonderland Concert Series

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Another great musical tradition is continuing in Lyons at LaVern Johnson Park. Three Saturday afternoons this winter from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the town will be hosting three different bands and offering complimentary skate rental and hot chocolate at the kiosk next to the skating rink. This will be

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John King’s Sky Writing in China

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Beihai, a large trade-based port on China's southwest coast near the Vietnamese border, is reported to be one of the fastest-growing ecotourism cities on the planet. It is steeped in maritime silk road legacies; saturated with ancient gardens, islands, white sand beaches, and pagodas; and punctuated with artistic marvels like

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