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acoustic, folk & country

Michael Cortez and Creed de Avanzar with dancers from the Rosebud reservation performing a benefit concert for the Walking Shield American Indian Society at the Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. For ticket info, call Lori at 719/528-8509. Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Willie Nelson at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $29.50-$32, 520-9090. Wed., March 27, 7:30 p.m.

WestFest featuring some of the best in country music, plus living history performances, Native American dancing, art exhibits, rodeo, poetry, marketplace and more downtown and at the Penrose Equestrian Center. Ticket info: 877/937-8337. Thurs.-Sun., June 27-30.

choral

Concordia College Choir with the Colorado Springs Children Chorale Summit Ensemble and Pikes Peak Singers at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12, 633-3562. Sun., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

classical

Thursday Night Recital Series presented by the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $8-$10, 475-9747 Ext. 110. Cello and piano concert of works by Chopin, Bartok, Frescobaldi and others with Nancy Snustad and Sara McDaniel. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Gregory Adams performing works of Beethoven and Brahms with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. At First Christian Church, corner of Platte and Cascade. $6-$12, 633-3649. Sun., Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado Spring Youth Symphony Organization Winter Concert. Featuring the Amadeus String Orchestra, Vivace String Orchestra, Encore Youth Symphony and the Pikes Peak Wind Symphony. At the Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $3-$5, 633-3901. Sun., Feb. 24, 2 and 4 p.m.

Taylor Memorial Choir with organist Frank Shelton performing Liszt's Via Crucis at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. The choir will also offer Evensong at 5:30 p.m. Free, 633-5529. Sun., March 3, 4:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

The Denver Brass with the Colorado Isle of Mull/St. Andrews Pipes and Drums, and the Highland Danvers at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15-$20, 471-4361. Sun., March 3, 5 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

William Topley at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Feb. 23, 9 p.m.

Brian Flynn Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Feb. 23, 9 p.m.

The Amazing Rhythm Aces at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. $10-$15, 687-0625. Fri.-Sat., March 1-2, 9 p.m.

Project/Object featuring Ike Willis and Napolean Murphy Brock performing a Frank Zappa tribute at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.

The Big Payback Tour featuring Boom Bap Project, Old Dominion, Binary Star's, Typical Cats, Idolectic Conception, Revanon and others at the venue formerly known as America's Beach Club, 3506 N. Academy Blvd. For tickets call Mole Records, 667-1158. Sat., March 9, 8 p.m.

REO Speedwagon and Styx at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $26-$36, 520-9090. Thurs., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Derek Trucks Band at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Thurs., April 4, 8 p.m.

George Thorogood at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25, 800/965-4827. Sat., April 20, 9 p.m.

Twiztid at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., May 21, 8 p.m. On sale: Sat., March 9, 10 a.m.

music announcements

Black Rose Acoustic Society sponsoring Saturday workshops. For details, call 578-0254 or visit

www.blackroseacoustic.org. On Feb. 23: Playing in a Bluegrass Band. Emphasis will be on vocal harmonies, dynamics of a working band and interplay between instruments. On March 2: Intro to the Mountain Dulcimer. On March 30: Fiddle Techniques for Classical Players.

Seventh Annual Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition now accepting entries from Colorado composers grades K-12. Winning composers with perform their pieces at a free public concert in May. For entry information, call 635-1561 or visit

www.pikespeakyoungcomposers.org. Deadline: April 1.

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