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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring pastel and charcoal works by Chipeta Elementary Students on an ongoing basis. Photography by Tara Signorelli, through March 18.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Featuring the work of Maria Westy Bush in honor of Black History Month. Through March 31.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Lasting Impressions, the welded steel sculptures of Don Orr, through March 18.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Art Is ..., an exhibition and retrospective of Charles H. Rockey, through March 3.

Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road, 475-6110. Featuring the 15th Annual District-wide Art Show, March 10-16. Opening reception in the auditorium, Sat., March 10, 6:30 p.m.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring watercolor paintings of regional scenery by local artist Frank Davey, through March.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Kathmandu, handmade paper fabric, apparel and other work by Nepali artist Deepak Shrestha, plus Kathmandu Suite, painted poems and photographs by Tom Leech and Jake Norton, through March 14.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Watermedia XII: Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, through March 4. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, featuring Carol Dass, Laurel Swab and Dawn Wilde, through March 18. Collecting Contemporary Art: One Point of View, March 10-April 22. Awesome Art Auction: Bid Boogie and Buy, March 16-April 22. A.G. Edwards Collection of Photography, March 23-April 22. Opening for Collection, Art Auction and A.G. Edwards: Fri., March 23, 4-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. No Two Alike: African-American Quilts, 22 quilts all using square-within-a-square patterns, collected by Californian Eli Leon, through March 31.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring A Painter, a Potter and a Sculpture, work by Shalimar Butterworth, Casey Hankin and Evelyn Baldwin, through March 13.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Looking Back: A Retrospective by Conrad Nelson, through May 2.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Peer Mirror, hand-painted hand-cast faux mirrors by Lenore Hotchkiss.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring artist Alexandra Feinstein, through March 13.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Annual Student Art Show, through March 3.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 3241/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring New Paintings, an exhibit by Steve Flynn, through March 9.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Featuring Time and Place, a century of women artists, with one woman representing each decade, in the White Gallery. Opening reception, Thurs., March 8, 4 p.m. Also, 10 x 10: Repetition in Art, an invitational of Front Range artists; and Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists.

Sparrow Hawk Gallery, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd., 572-6789. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring watercolor and ink works by Marsha Ashby Schillinger. Gallery also offering art classes with Donna Francis.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Opening reception: Sat., March 3, 3-5 p.m.

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, choreographer Peggy Berg and photographer Bill Starr visit to preview the Colorado College Dance Department's Annual Faculty Recital. Also, a review of the first of three CSSO concerts featuring music by Bach, Mozart and Bartok. Sat., March 3, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., March 6, 10:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk with the Carol Dass, Laurel Swab and Dawn Wilde, the artists from Something New at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free with museum admission of $4. 634-5583. Thurs., March 1, 6 p.m.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On March 3: Caller, Rick Smith. Band, County Cork.

Fine Arts Center Expansion Meeting at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. Learn about the plans for the proposed FAC expansion. Satff and board will be present to answer questions. Tues., March 6, 6-7 p.m.

Chocolate Art Show and Silent Auction at Taylor Elementary, 900 E. Buena Ventura. Student artwork will be on display and chocolate goodies will be sold throughout the night. Auction items include furniture, movie and skiing tickets and restaurant certificates. For details, call 328-3500. Fri., March 9, 6:30 p.m.

call for entries

Commonwheel Artist Cooperative has an opening for a fiber artist and a potter in it's Manitou Springs shop, 108 Cañon Ave. Interested artists should submit 4-5 actual pieces of work (no photos or slides), which will be juried on March 13. All applicants must attend June 5 association meeting. For applications, call 685-1008. Deadline" Mon., March 12, 4 p.m.

Pueblo Art Guild announcing a call for entries from their annual judged spring show at the Gallery in Mineral Palace Park. Professional and non-professional categories, no crafts. Fee, $4-$5. For details call 719/543-2455 or 719/542-6912. Sat.-Sun., March 31-April 1, 1-5 p.m.

Donations sought for the annual KTSC-TV (Rocky Mountain PBS) Art Auction, to be held April 20-21. The auction showcases the work of local and regional artists before and audience of interested art enthusiasts. For more information, call 719/549-2196.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Food Co-op Buying Club, aimed at creating a more just and healthy food system, holding an organizational meeting at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute St., 632-6189. Learn about options and share ideas. Thurs., March 8, 7 p.m.

Community Outreach Grants available from All Souls Unitarian Church. Grants will be awarded to projects in the following areas: homeless/poverty, youth programs, environment, domestic harmony, aid to the elderly, health education, racism/justice and gay/lesbian issues. Brochures available at the Church, 730 N. Tejon, or call 633-7717. Application deadline: April 2.

clubs & organizations

Colorado Springs Business & Professional Women meeting in the Presidential Suite at the Olympic Training Center, NW corner of Boulder and Union. This month's program" Candidates for City Council. Please bring personal items for the battered women's shelter. Free, 278-9239. Tues., March 6, 6-7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Obedience Club, holding an Educational Dog Training Open House featuring demonstrations in Agility (dog obstacle course) followed by Puppy, Beginners, through all Competition levels of training. Educational booths about dog care and training and vendor booths also on premises. No non-member dogs allowed. Sat.-Sun., March 17-18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Forums & discussions

Sanctions Against Iraq: A Panel Discussion, with speakers Joseph Becilia, Foreign Service Diplomat speaking on behalf of the State Department; Denis Halliday, former UN assistant Secretary General and former UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq; and Richard Hanifen, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs. Hosted by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Free, 632-6189. Thurs., March 1, 7 p.m.

Open Forum on Being Gay 2001, featuring guest speakers from the community to talk about the experiences of living in Colorado Springs and being gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc. in the UCCS University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Mon., March 5, 7 p.m.

Powers Corridor Transportation Improvements Open houses, sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportations. The open houses will introduce the overall Powers Corridor Freeway concept, present preliminary findings on interchange locations and types and solicit public comments. On Mon., March 5: At Liberty High School, 8720 Scarborough Dr., 282-1000. 4-7 p.m. On Tues., March 13: The Radisson Inn, 1645 N. Newport Rd., 597-7000. 4-7 p.m.

Barely Men on Campus: Approaching the Feminization of Higher Education, a discussion of the causes and possible consequences of increasing "feminization" of students, staff and faculty on college and university campuses. In the UCCS University Center Room 122, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Tues., March 6, 12:15 p.m.

City Council Candidates Forum at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Candidate tables open to the public at 9 a.m., forum held from 10 a.m. to noon. Free, 278-9239. Sponsored by El Paso County Republican Clubs. Sat., March 10.

health & healing

Beyond Diets: Body Weight and Dieting, an eating disorder recovery educational group, at Penrose-St. Francis Health Learning Center, Medical Center point. Free, reserve a seat by calling 776-4700. Mon., March 5., 5:30-7 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary, call for 444-CARE information and registration. Beginning Mon., March 5: Tai Chi, Mondays and Wednesdays through April 11. Beginning Mon., March 5: Advanced Tai Chi, Mondays and Wednesdays through April 11. On Wed., March 7: Cooking 101. On Thurs., March 8: Breast-feeding basics. On Thurs., March 8: "My Mom's Having a Baby". On Fri., March 16: Car Seat Safety.

Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration Regualtions Seminar, presented by HealthSouth Corp., adressing the new OSHA regulations and how they will affect business, in Gaylord Hall, in Colorado College's Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10-$20. Registration, 634-3209. Wed., March 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Abundance workshop, manifesting health, prosperity, success and love by creating your vision map, presented by Smooth Changes. Identifying blocks, relaxation and goal setting exercises. Held at 2135 Chuckwagon Rd. $35. Reservations, 271-6089 Sat., March 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starting Over workshop, a recovery workshop for the loss of significant relationships, including divorce and separated persons. $30, $35 after March 12. Registration, 599-8652, ext. 164. Held at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Rd., on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 20-May 8.

senior programs & activities

Young at Art, a new monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVP's suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments. On Wed., March 28, 1-3 p.m., a lecture on the masters of the High Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo by Chuck Benson.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., March 6, 10-11:30 a.m.: Taking Medications Safely (register with Memorial Hospital, 444-2273). On Tues., March 13, 10-11:30 a.m.: Acupuncture, Could it Help? On Wed., March 14, 1-2:30 p.m.: Macular Degeneration and Available Technologies.

Silver Key Annual Book Fair, benefiting Silvery Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave. 632-1521. Wed.-Fri., March 7-9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anxiety and Aging, presented by Dan Segal, Ph.D, Director of the CU Aging Center. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Thurs., March 8, 1-2 p.m.

Staying in Charge as You Age, a program assessing and discussing your options at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Register at 385-5933. Thurs., March 8 and 15, 10-11 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply, there is no minimum commitment of hours. Call 635-1536, ext. 233.

KTSC-TV Art Auction seeking volunteers to fill the positions of clerk, marker, runner, food assistant, confirmer, telephone operator, assistant to the auctioneer, pick-up and pay and more during the live televised auction in Pueblo, April 20-28, 6-11 p.m. Dinner is provided and volunteers may choose the evening they work. KTSC is Rocky Mountain PBS. Call Tracy Samora, 719/549-2196.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. March 6: Suspicion.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Av., Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Free. March 21: Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle).

Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring the best in mountain film and extreme sport footage from around the world. $7, 634-5583. Wed., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. big press kit

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $6, 634-5583. On March 4-5: Changed to Slovenia & Croatia: From Alps to the Sea.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Sun., March 11: Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner and based on the Steven King semi-autobiographical novella The Body.


Learning

The African Bush by Janet Rose and Don Allred. A slide show showing 5 weeks spent walking with the Masai, watching big cats, climbing volcanoes, visiting Totoga families and more at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

Painted Ponies from Chauvet, a presentation by Larry Loendorf, sponsored by the UCCS Anthropology Club in the UCCS Science Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $5. Thurs., March 1, 6-9 p.m.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing, a workshop with Wendy Burt, editor of InBiz and author of Oh Solo Mia, A Hip Chick's Guide to Fun for One at the 2812 W. Colorado Ave. $30 includes materials. Registration, 527-8225 or email wendyburt@aol.com. Sat., March 3, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fantastic Forests, a Project Learning Tree hands-on education workshop for early childhood educators at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Rd. $25 includes snacks, handouts and free age-appropriate materials. Certficate from Continuing Education training and/or half-hour graduate credit from CSM available. Registration, 475-9199. Sat., March 3, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community College offering cooking classes to the public. First Saturday of the month through May, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn from local chefs. March 3: "Colorado Cuisine." $60 per class. For reservations, call 540-7579 or 540-7371.

Manitou Springs Historic Speakers Series at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee St., presented by local authors, artists and experts. On Sun., March 4, 3 p.m.: "Every Picture Tells the Story: Photos to Pixels."

Women's History Month Celebration at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Featuring free lectures and presentations. 262-3450. On Mon., March 5, 12:15-1:45 p.m., "Paternity, Maternity, and the Inheritance of Citizenship", by Dr. Linda K. Kerber, former president of the Organization of American Citizens. In the Breckenridge room 5101. On Tues., March 6, 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., "Let the Women Vote: How Colorado Women's Suffrage Was Won", a slide presentation by Marcia Goldstein, in Columbine Hall, room 317. On Wed., March 7, 12:15 p.m., "Recognizing Women in the Sciences" by Radha Pyatti. In Columbine Hall, room 128. On Wed., March 7, 4:30 p.m., "The Recovery of Women's Contributions to Theory", by Debra Dew, Director of Creative Writing Programs. In Dwire Hall, room 305.

Women and Ritual: Priestesses in Ancient Greece, a lecture by visiting professor Joan Breton Connelly of New York University in Gaylord Hall, in Colorado College's Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region offered by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., or Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rampart High School, Room 16, 8250 Lexington Ave. $5 per class. On March 6-7: Spring and Summer Lawn Care.

Climbing in China and Baffin Island by Mike Libecki at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Last spring Libecki traveled by sled dog over 100 miles of frozen ocean to climb "The Fin". Last summer, he traveled to Xinjiang, China to find climbing routes in the unmapped Kok Shal Tau/Tien Shan Mountains. He shares his adventures through a slide show and lecture. Wed., March 7, 7 p.m.

Bob Cornuke, a "real --life Indiana Jones" screening footage from his expeditions in search of ancient mysteries such as The Ark of the Covenant, Noah's Ark, and Mt. Sinai, in the Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. 262-3450. Thurs., March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Curiosity Unlimited presenting a series of speakers in the Brooks Room of the Library Building of UCCS. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. Free. On Fri., March 9: Prof. Virginia Lynch on Forensic Nursing.

Summer Program for Gifted Elementary Students offered by Colorado College. Classes meet from 8:30-11 a.m., Mon.-Fri., June 18-July 6. Courses include "Jewels of the Sea", "Super Sleuths", "Kitchen Kapers", "Journey to the Center of the Earth", "Discoveries", "Amazing Math Designs", "Blasting into Space", "Caves, Cavers and Critters", "Shakespeare: 'Tis Almost Fairy Time", and "Pigments of Your Imagination". Open to 1st through 6th graders. $180, limited full and partial scholarships available, 389-6146. Applications due by March 9.

Showering the Bride: A Ritual of Gender and Consumption, a presentation by visiting professor Ellen Litwicki focusing on the history of bridal showers and their affect on women, in the UCCS Universtiy Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Mon., March 12, 4 p.m.

Putting Social Theory to Work: The People's Geography Project and the Popularization of Radical Geography, a lecture by Donald Mitchell of Syracuse University, founder of the Peoples Geography Project. In the Brooks Room at the UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Thurs., March 15, 5 p.m.

Ireland, The Land of Charm and Enchantment, a presentation by Professor Tom Huber. Huber will talk about the real Ireland, where pain, joy, melancholy, hate, love and history all dominate the landscape at the same time. Free, 262-3450. At the UCCS University Center Room 116 A/B, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Thurs., March 15, 1 p.m.


Literary Events

First Friday Fandom, a book discussion group for sci-fi fans, meeting on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free. Call for location information, 522-0484. On March 2, The Postman by David Brin. The film version will be shown.

Poetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in Colorado College's Worner Center. Free. On March 3: Led by Janice Hays. Bring copies of a poem to discuss.

First Sunday Book Group at First United Methodist Church, meeting in the church parlor, 420 N. Nevada, on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Free, 531-6315. On March 4: discussing Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage.

Silver Key Annual Book Fair, benefiting Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave. 632-1521. Wed.-Fri., March 7-9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing The Tempest by William Shakespeare on Thurs., March 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Sarah Stewart and David Small signing The Journey at Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Wed., March 14, 4 p.m.

Illustrator Michael Hague signing The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Mother Goose Teddy Bear at Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Sun., March 18, 1 p.m.

Jim Moore, poet and Colorado College visiting writer reading from his works, including The Freedom of History and The Long Experience of Love in Gates Common Room on the third floor of Palmer Hall on the CC Campus. Free, 389-6607. Tues., March 27, 7:30 p.m.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Lunasa, called the "hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet" by The Irish Voice, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $15-$18. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

Nathan Ficher, classical guitarist, presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 528-6395. Sat., March 10, 7 p.m.

choral

The Gospel Hummingbirds, whose album Steppin' Out was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Traditional Soul Gospel category, at the University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Thurs., March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Fisrt Christian Church Pipe Organ Concert Series, in the Church, 16 E. Platte. Free, good will offerings accepted. 633-8888. On. Tues., March 6, 7 p.m., the Bryan College Chorale and Chamber Singers from Dayton, Tenn. On Sun., March 11, 3 p.m., the Pikes Peak Singers, the touring group of the Colorado Springs Children Chorale.

Northwestern College Choir, from Minneapolis, MN, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free, 471-4361. Fri., March 16, 7 p.m.

classical

Chicago String Quartet performing with pianist Susan Grace at the Colorado College Great Performers and Ideas Concert in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free but tickets required, call 389-6606. Thurs., March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Vexations, a radio play looking at the life of eccentric composer Erik Satie by KCME Radio Theater, 88.7 FM. Thurs., March 8, 8 p.m.

High Altitude Trombone Quartet with Jeremy Van Hoy and Susan Grace performing in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Lanner Faculty Artist Concert, featuring Colorado College faculty artists along with the Da Vinci Quartet, playing pieces by Brahms, Mozart, Dahl and Bizet. Free, 389-6607. In Packard Hall, SW cornerof Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Sun., March 11, 3 p.m.

Tone Paintings: 20th Century Music for Trumpet and Organ, performed by Jason Pettit and Joseph Galema at the Air Force Acadey Cadet Chapel. Free, 333-3818. Sun., March 11, 4 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Bill Kirchen, former guitarist of Commander Cody, at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

6 Gig playing the KILO Lo Dough show at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $6.43, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 7, 8 p.m.

Reckless Kelly, outlaw old-time rock 'n' roll, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

Discohesive at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St. $TBA, 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 9 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., March 14, 8 p.m. doors.

Godsmack with Staind, Cold, and Systematic at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $27.50, 576-2626. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m.

Young Dubliners at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 447-9797. Mon., March 26, 8 p.m.

Union Underground at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.


Performances

Comedy

Black Comedy Tour featuring Lester Barrie and B Phlat! At El Pomar Sports Center, north Side of Cache la Poudre just west of Cascade. $5-$7, 389-6607. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

Dance

High School/College Step-Off, an annual statewide sorority and fraternity step dance competition, in Colorado College's El Pomar Sports Center, north side of Cache la Poudre just west of Cascade. $5-$7. Tickets available at the Worner Center desk, 389-6607. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

Weavings, the annual Colorado College drama and dance department faculty dance concert. Includes reconstructions of early classics and several new works. In Armstrong Theater. $2-$5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 8 p.m. Sun., March 11, 3 p.m.

Katya's Dream: A Russian Trilogy, inspired by Firebird and Petrouchka. Performed by DanceQuest at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $6-$10, 634-5583. Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., March 18, 2 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Cirque Nuage in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $23-$30, 333-4497. Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Theater

Cinderella by the Pikes Peak Youth Theater in Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $6-$8, 578-6652. Thurs.-Sat., March 1-3, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 7 p.m. Sun., March 11, 2 p.m.

The Thin Line, a one-woman show about coping with eating disorders as part of Eating Disorder Week. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., March 2, 7 p.m.

Manitou Murders at Blue Skies Inn and Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn in which guests play the role of murder suspects for a weekend. March 2-3. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices.

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, by the Tri-Lakes Theatre Group, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Through March 3.

The Wizard of Oz, the presented by the American Family Theater at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., March 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Home Show by First Strike Theater in Colorado College's Taylor Theater, adjacent Bemis Hall on the west side of campus. $5-$10 suggested donation (free with CC ID), tickets required, 389-6638. Sun., March 4, 7 p.m.

Vexations, a radio play looking at the life of eccentric composer Erik Satie by KCME Radio Theater, 88.7 FM. Thurs., March 8, 8 p.m.

The Good Woman of Setzuan, a play by Bertolt Brecht, presented by the Colorado College German Dep't. in the Max Kade Theater in Armstrong Hall, Room 300. Free, 389-6607. Limited seating. Thurs.-Sat., March 8-10, 7:30 p.m.

The Velveteen Rabbit presented by the First Compnay Theater Group at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Ticket information, 471-8522. Fri.-Sun., March 9-11.

Disney on Ice presents Toy Story at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $14.75 and up, 576-2626. Wed.-Sun., March 21-25.

Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35; discounts available. 471-PLAY (7529). Cocktails and musical entertainment at 6 p.m., gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through March.

announcements

Star Bar Players seeks director proposals for Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams. Production dates are May 18-June 3. Mail proposals to P. O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or call 719/389-1337. Deadline for submission is March 16.

Castle Rock Players holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz in Douglas County High School, Castle Rock. Four women and seven men ages 15-50 for principal parts, and 25 kids, 10 teens, 20 adults and 10 strong dancers for ensemble cast. Call 303/814-7740 to schedule audition. Sat., March 17, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., March 18, 1-6 p.m.; Sat., March 24, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company holding auditions for a children's production of Jack and the Beanstalk, running April 2-7 and June 12-16. Auditions will be held March 17-18. Also auditioning adults for a production of Grease, running from May 4-20. Auditions for Grease will be held March 10. Make an appointment by calling 634-5583.


Recreation

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Pueblo. Hikes are led by experienced naturalists and last about 2-3 hours. Wear good hiking shoes and prepare for weather changes. $3. Registration, 719/485-4444. Recommended for ages 10 and up. On Sat., March 5, 5:30 p.m.: First Quarter Moon Hike.

Warm Up and Tune Up in Sunny Canyon Country. A 2-day road and mountain bike tour in Moab, Utah to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For rider packet or information, call 435/259-2698. Sat.-Sun., March 10-11.

St. Patrick's Day Races, featuring the annual 5K at 10 a.m. (kicks off the Grand Prix of Running) and a children's Leprechaun Fun Run at 11 a.m. Both begin in Bancroft Park, 24th St. and Colorado Ave. Adults, pre-register at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou, or visit

www.csgrandprix.com. Sat., March 17.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings Home Games at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against the Anchorage Aces, Fri.-Sat., March 2-3, 7:05 p.m. Against the Idaho Steelheads, Sat.-Sun, March 10-11, 7:05 p.m.


Special Events

Lenten Renewal Day featuring a program by Katherine Claytor, "Review, Renew, Rejoice" at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Suggested donation of $5, includes snacks. Please bring your Bible. Register, 473-6184. Sat., March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Garden and Home Show at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd., 633-9660. Fri., March 2, 1-9 p.m. Sat., March 3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., March 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Career Fair 2001 at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. Featuring 80 local and national employers accepting resumes. 262-3657. Mon., March 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Zin Dins: Zinfindel Wine Tastings at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Each tasting highlights a particular region or producer, and is accompanied by four course dinner. Limited seating. Reservations, 473-4900. On Wed., March 7, 7 p.m.: Ridge Zins.

The Tenth Annual Wine Festival and Auction to benefit the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. On Friday, March 9: the Grand Tasting at the Pikes Peak Center, $55. On Sat., March 10: wine seminars at the Pikes Peak Center during the day ($25 per seminar), and the Gourmet Winemakers Dinner and Live Auction at the Garden of the Gods Club ($150). On Sun., March 11: Champagne Brunch at the Garden of the Gods Club ($45). Call 630-7434 for reservations.

Sword of Hope Ball, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. An Arabic-themed event featuring cocktails, music by Tiny Barge and the Big Chill, a silent auction, dinner, and an awards presentation. Tickets are $100. Reservations, 719/543-2824. Sat., March 10, 7 p.m.

Second annual Media Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features half-day interactive forum focusing on Media Audit skills, media options, and media sponsorship. $5-$30, 487-8512. Tues., March 13, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

52nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Card Party hosted by Hearts and Hands of St. Paul's Church in the Pauline Memorial School gym, 1601 Mesa Ave. Play the game of your choice. Door prizes will b awarded. $2.50 per person or $10.00 per table of four. Register by calling Marge at 576-1253 or Dolores at 633-8186.Sat., March 17, 12:30-4 p.m.

18th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Colorado City. Begis at noon on W. Colorado between 27th and 19th streets. Free. Sat., March 17.

Dream Gala, with an "Enchanted Isle" theme, a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, featuring silent and live auctions, gourmet dinner, music, dancing and more at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Call 262-9454 for more. Sat., March 17.

18th annual woodcarving competition/show and sale, hosted by the Pikes Peak Whittlers Woodcarving Club at the Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $2, kids under 12 free. 380-9624. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., March 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., March 3, 10-11:30 a.m., Children's Corner: The Circle of Life. On Sat. March 10, 1-2 p.m., Introduction to GPS (Global Positioning Systems).

Ninth annual African American Youth Leadership Conference at Colorado College with the theme "Youth Building Respect and Responsibility for Future Rewards" with keynote speaker Jason Gaulden. Free. For more, call 520-2007. Sat., March 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pagan Children's Circle, meeting every other Saturday at 3 p.m. in the back of Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon. All ages and pagan traditions welcome. E-mail

starfrog_24@altavista.com or call Moonfrog at 634-7820. Next meeting: March 3.

The Wizard of Oz, the presented by the American Fmaily Theater at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., March 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., March 3, 9-11:30 a.m., Honey Bee Disease Workshop. On Sat., March 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Let's Go Birding.

Lights, Camera, Action! A Super Saturday program at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road. Kids ages 6-12 will discover mining town life through photos taken more than 100 years ago, and will learn how to take pictures themselves. $2. Reservations, 488-0880. Sat., March 10, 1-4 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Ian Tyson at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet a the Boulder Theater, oulder. $19m 303/786-7030. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

Steve Earle and the Dukes with Stacey Earle at the Boulder Theater, Boulder, $22.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Mon., March 19, 7:30 p.m.

Nickel Creek with Dakota Blonde at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., March 22, 8 p.m.

Sam Bush at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 23, 9 p.m.

Dusty Drapes and the Dusters, featuring all members of the 1974 recording sessions and the premier of Leland Rucker's film about Boulder music in the 60s, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., March 23. 8:30 p.m.

The Limeliters at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth, Arvada. $20, 303/431-3939. Sat., March 24, 7:30 p.m.

John Hammond's Wicked Grin at the Gothic Theater, 3263 S. Broaway, Denver. $20, 303/777-1003. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.

Springfest featuring The David Grisman Quartet, Sam Bush Band and a very special guest. Lacy Arena, Crested Butte. 888/835-3334. Sat., March 31, 7 p.m.

Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott with Pete and Joan Wernick at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15.25, 303/786-7030. Limited all-ages. Fri., April 13, 9 p.m.

Keller Williams at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., April 27, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Jazz is Dead, the Workingman's Beauty tour, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/786-7030. Sat., March 3, 9:30 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing "Strauss Fest" with guest conductor En Shao. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sat., March 2-3, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 4, 2:30 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., April 19, 8 p.m.

The John Scofield Real Jazz Project at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22-$26.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri. May 4, 8 p.m.

dance

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. $18-$60, 520-9090. Swan Lake, March 3-18.

Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet performing Romeo and Juliet, the evening-length ballet, in the Aspen District Theatre, Aspen. $18-$38, 800/905-3315. Fri.-Sun., March 23-25, 8 p.m.

literary events

Nevada Barr, signing Blood Lure at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Sybil Downing, reading from and signing The Binding Oath at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., March 8, 7:30 p.m.

John Morse, publisher of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, speaking on our changing language and the American literary heritage. Also previewing the forthcoming Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tues., March 13, 7:30 p.m.

Amy Tan reading from and signing The Bonesetter's Daughter at the Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Tan will only sign Bonesetter. Free, 303/436-1070. Wed., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Recreation

Denver Indoor Roundball Ruckus 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held in the University of Denver Gates and Hamilton Gyms. $110 per team of three, 303/989-4084 Ext. 34 or

www.summit3on3.com. Top three teams from each division will advance to the World Finals in Springfield, MA. Fri., March 23, 5-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun., March 24-25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Registration deadline: March 19.

rock, pop & blues

No Means No with King Rat and Removal at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

Deep Soul Project featuring members of Jive & Fat Mama at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., March 1, 9 p.m.

DI with Gina Go Faster and Fourth Year Freshman at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.

Kudzu Kings with Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 2, 9 p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303/777-5840. $TBA. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

Pat McGhee with Johnny Socko and Stymie at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Mon., March 5, 8 p.m.

Bright Eyes with Kudzu Towers at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7-$8. Wed., March 7, 8 p.m.

Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., March 7, 9 p.m.

Murder City Devils at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Thurs., March 8, 8 p.m.

The Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

The Slip at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Fri., March 9, 8 p.m.

Fairlanes CD Release Party at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $6, 800/965-4827. Fri., March 9, 7 p.m.

Rikki Dee Hall & the Voodoo Hawks at Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden,. $TBA, 303/279-5190. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 9 p.m.

An Evening with the Radiators at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $22.50. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

Buddy Guy at the Boulder Theater, 14th and Pearl, Boulder. $27.50, 520-9090. Mon., March 12, 7:30 p.m. Press kit, photo here

Rikki Dee Hall & the Voodoo Hawks at Brendan's, 1624 Market St., Denver, $5. 303/595-0609. Wed., March 14, 9 p.m.

MXPX with Good Charlotte and Slick Shoes at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Fri., March 16, 7 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21-$23, 303/443-3399. All-ages shows on Tues.-Wed., March 13-14, 8 p.m. Over-21 shows on Thurs.-Fri., March 15-16, 9 p.m.

Erykuh Badu at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Ages 16+. $30-$32, 520-9090. Fri., March 16, 8 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Fri., March 16, 8 p.m.

Reel Big Fish at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Sat., March 17, 7 p.m.

moe. with Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20.25-$25, 520-9090. Sat., March 17, 7 p.m.

Soundbite Sector at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 17, 9 p.m.

Street Walking Cheatas with The B-Movie Rats at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7. Sun., March 18, 8 p.m.

Soulive at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., March 18, 9 p.m.

Voodoo Glow Skulls with Union 13, Link 80 and Backside at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m.

Xzibit with Tha Links at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Mon. March 19, 9 p.m.

Aceyalone with Ed Og, Rasco and Masterminds at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75-$14.75, 303/443-3399. Tues., March 20, 8 p.m.

Nelly Furtado at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 21, 8 p.m.

The Funky Meters at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 21+. 303/443-3399. Sat.-Sun, March 24-25, 9 p.m.

Guided By Voices at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., March 27, 8 p.m.

The Donnas with Bratmobile and Selby Tigers at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.

Nick Cave in a solo performance at the Temple Buell Theater, 1323 Champa St., Denver. $30-$32, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 28, 7 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 30, 9 p.m.

Over the Rhine at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $12-$14, 800/965-4827. Sat., March 31, 8 p.m.

Disco Biscuits at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Sat., March 31, 9 p.m. and Sun., April 1, 8 p.m.

U2 with PJ Harvey at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Fri., April 6, 8 p.m.

Guster at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Fri., April 6, 9 p.m.

The Mermen at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Thurs., April 8, 8 p.m.

Bon Jovi with SR-71 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$57.50, 520-9090. Mon., April 30, 8 p.m.

Drop Kick Murphys with Lars Fredrickson & The Bastards at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., April 18, 7 p.m.

Rocket From the Crypt with Int'l Noise Conspiracy and The Explosion at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $12. Tues., April 23, 8 p.m.

theater

1933, an adaptation of the novel 1933 Was a Bad Year by John Faur in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $28-$38, 800/641-1222. Through March 3.

Dead Monkey, a regional premiere by Nick Dark, at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Sante Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information, through March 10.

Barry Manilow's Copacabana in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$55, 800/641-1222. March 6-18.

Free theater performances at the Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. Free-for-all matinees begin at 1:30 p.m. and are seated on a first-come-first-served basis. One ticket per person, no babies or children under 6. All shows reccomended for kids age 13 and up. Call 303/893-4000. On March Sat., 17: Margaret Edson's Wit. On Sat., March 24: Little Foxes. On March 31: Inna Beginning.

Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29.50-$44, 800/641-1222. March 21 through April 1.

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