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acoustic, folk & country

Chris LeDoux at the Colorado State Fair Rodeo Grandstand, Pueblo. $13-$17, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 17, 9:30 p.m.

Charlie Daniels Band at the Colorado State Fair Rodeo Grandstand, Pueblo. $13-$17, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.

James Twyman, peace troubadour, at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $15, 471-4556. Tues., Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Jerry Brown and the Wranglers at Bancroft Park, at 24th and Colorado Ave. Free. Sat., Aug. 24, noon to 3 p.m.

Wayne "the Train" Hancock performing Texas rockabilly at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. 687-0625. Sat., Aug. 24, 9 p.m.

Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt at the Colorado State Fair Rodeo Grandstand, Pueblo. $13-$17, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m.

Toby Keith at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21-$31, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

The Statler Brothers at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $11-$15, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

Kenny Chesney at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21-$31, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.


jazz

Fall Swing Fling with Easy Bill & the Big Beat at City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Presented by Swing in the Springs. $12-$15, 232-6453. Free swing lesson, 7:30-8 p.m. Dancing, 8-11 p.m. Fri., Aug. 9, 7:30-11 p.m.

An Intimate Evening of Jazz with the Lenore Raphael Trio, presented by KCME 88.7 at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. $10, limited ticket sales. Call 578-5263. Fri., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.


miscellaneous

Tribute to Richard Rodgers, in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of the theatrical composer, performed by the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students and faculty. $10, 389-6607. Fri., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.

Live music in Manitou Springs at the Soda Springs Park pavilion, at the west end of town. All performances are free and begin at 7 p.m. On Mon., Aug. 12: Little London Winds. On Thurs., Aug. 15: Fountain Creek Brass Band. On Thurs., Aug. 22: Fountain Creek Brass Band.

Celebration of the Amateur Pianist, a six-day event featuring professional recitals, seminars, a master class, social events and more in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. For more, see page 33 or call 389-6098. Tues.-Sun., Aug. 13-18.

Gettin' Down Downtown Free Summer Concert Series at Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St. every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. On Aug. 14: Mango fan Django. On Aug. 21: Windy Fopiano Duo. On Aug. 28: The Nostalgics. On Sept. 4: Joe Uveges. On Sept. 11: Mango fan Django. On Sept. 18: Pearl Street Band.

Sandi Patty at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $20-$50, 471-4361. Sun., Sept. 8, 5 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

Blues in the Parks, free concerts hosted by the Pikes Peak Bluesfest. In Acacia Park, Bijou & Tejon. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 8: Emilio Emilio. Aug. 15: Billy Tolles. Aug. 22: Up To No Good. Aug. 29: Johnny and the Jukes. Sept. 5: Randall Dubis Band. Sept. 12: Colorado Springs Blues All-Stars.

Jay Hooks Band, Texas blues at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0695, Fri., Aug. 9, 9 p.m. At Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., Sat., Aug. 10, 9 p.m.

DJ Irene at Shaks, 4388 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 265-5587. Sat., Aug. 10.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $20, 800/965-4827. For more, see page 20. Sat., Aug. 10, noon to 7 p.m.

Front Range Music Gathering featuring Betting on the Muse, Purple Buddha, Redraw the Farm and Tumbledown in Acacia Park, Bijou and Tejon. Free. Sun., Aug. 11, noon to 8 p.m.

Ding Mao at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. Sun., Aug. 11, 9 p.m.

STAVESACRE, Embodyment, Dead Poetic and Paintings of Venice at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte. For ticket info, call 520-0980 or visit www.sodajerkpresents.com.

Paint the Town Blue: Acoustic Blues featuring traditional performances by The Kim Stone Trio, Mo' Kauffey and Cos'Mo, D.T. Jones, Michael Nelson, John-Alex Mason and Paul Schultz at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Fri., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Rocket 88 and The Historic Renovators at Acacia Park, Bijou and Tejon St. Free. Fri., Aug. 16, 5-9 p.m.

Lifehouse at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $17-$21, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Biker Weekend with The Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $10, 800/965-4827. Sat., Aug. 17, 6 p.m.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $16, 520-9090. Thurs, Aug. 22, 8 p.m.

ICP's Big Money Hustlahs at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Rock Never Stops with Vince Neil, Tesla and more at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Michelle Branch at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $11, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

Frankie Valli at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $17-$21, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Morrissey at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $30, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

Poison at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $21, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

Fiesta en la Feria with Mariachi Caporales, Gary Hobbs y group Mezquite with Laurita, Albert Zamora y Talento and Latin Breed at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $10, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.

Mosaic at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $3, 268-9951. All-ages. Sat., Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m.

Molly Hatchet at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sept. 1, 3 p.m.

The Three Amigos, Little Joe, Ruben Ramos and Robert Pulido at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $16, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.

James Brown at Arnold Hall, Air Force Academy. $25-$45, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Platters at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $8-$15, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 15, 3 p.m.

The Eagles at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $55-$120, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.


music announcements

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale holding auditions for ages 7 to 12 for the treble training choirs. Call for appointment: 633-3562. Sat., Aug. 17.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic auditioning for bass trombone, French horn, bassoon and all string instruments and other positions for the upcoming 2002-2003 season. Held at First United Methodist Church. Call for appointment: 471-7605. Tues., Aug. 27, 7 p.m.

CHAOS Studios seeking electronic, post-modern and minimalist composers and musicians for a new music series. No pop, rock, jazz or dance music please. Call 634-5429.

Rocky Mountain Collegium Musicum, a nonprofit based in Castle Rock, holding ongoing auditions for classical musicians for small and large ensembles. Volunteers and director are also needed. For more information, call Mike at 303/808-0247.

Top at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $11-$15, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. $8 show on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $5 show on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.


dance

African Dance Performance featuring three dance groups, drums and storytelling at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. 685-1861. Sat., Aug. 10.


opera

"More Scene Stealers and Faculty Follies," featuring scenes from Little Shop of Horrors and Donizetti's Anna Bolena, staged, costumed and choreographed by Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students in Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $10, 389-6607. Fri., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.


theater

Summer Storm, a KCME Radio Theatre production on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Titus Andronicus by the Damon Ruynon Repertory theater company at USC's Hasan Outdoor Theater, Pueblo. Featuring a festival before the show including wizards, jugglers, music and more. $6-$12, 719/564-0579. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 9-11, 6:30 p.m.

Unhand Her, You Villain and Not My Cup of Tea, a double feature by the CastAway's Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $35 includes gourmet buffet. Reservations: 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show.

Spoilers, a melodrama set in the Cripple Creek gold rush at the Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $11-$12.50, 689-2307. Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun, 2 p.m. matinee. Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m. Through Sept. 1.

Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Fun an audience participation-style comedy pirate melodrama with a sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville style Olio at Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Show only, $12. Dinner and show, $23. 685-5104. Through Sept. 30.


announcements

Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company holding auditions for the Man of La Mancha. Call for appointment, 634-5583. Sat., Aug. 10, noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m.

UCCS/THEATREWORKS holding auditions for Cole Porter's Nymph Errant. Needed are a few men and several women ages 17 to 50 of all sizes, shapes and colors who can sing, dance and act. All positions paid. Call 262-3232 for appointments. Auditions held Fri., Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

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