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acoustic, folk & country

WestFest featuring Chely Wright, Red Steagall, Riders in the Sky, Hot Club of Cow Town, Michael Martin Murphey and more, plus living history performances, Native American dancing, art exhibits, rodeo, poetry, marketplace and more downtown and at the Penrose Equestrian Center. $12-$21, ticket info: 877/937-8337. Thurs.-Sun., June 27-30.


choral

The Crescendo, the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale 25th Anniversary concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$14, 520-SHOW. Sun., May 5, 3 p.m.


classical

High Altitude Trombone Quartet with Alex Iles performing works by Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ewazen and more at Lewis-Palmer High, Monument. Free, 577-4337. Sat., May 11, 7:30 p.m.


jazz & swing

Dan Barrett with the Bruce Pennington Trio at the Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $12-$15, available at KCME, 1921 N. Weber St. Wed., May 22, 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Jazz Festival featuring national, regional and local musical talent plus a huge art show and sale, kids area, vendors, food, beer and more. Free, www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com. Held in conjunction with the fireworks celebration at the Air Force Academy. Thurs., July 4.


miscellaneous

Celebrate Difference, a tribute to performing arts from around the world. Featuring African dance, Japanese storytelling, guitar by Miguel Espinosa and rock by Lois Lafond at the Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave. $8, 685-1861. Sat., May 4, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Pikes Peak Ringers Handbell Choir performing at First Christian Chruch, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free, 633-8888. Sun., May 5, 3 p.m.

Celtic Night featuring the Mountain Road Ceili Band and Siucra at the Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave. $15-$20, 578-0254. Sat., May 11, 8 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

Black 47 with The Indulgers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., May 3, 8 p.m.

Twelve A.M. at Colorado College's Loomis Quad, 1104 N. Cascade. Free, 389-6607. Fri., May 3, 9 p.m.

Pikes Peak Blues Diva Showcase featuring Joanne Taylor, Anne Kennedy and more. Hosted by Smokin' Joe and the Mighty Burners at the Business of Art Center Theater, 517 Manitou Ave. $4, 633-3469. Sat., May 4, 8 p.m.

Dick Dale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Sat. May 4, 9 p.m.

Weezer with Pete Yorn at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. $27.50, 520-9090. Wed., May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Prong and Rocket Ajax at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $9.43, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sun., May 12, 8 p.m.

Paint the Town Blue mini blues festival featuring Metro Blues, Up To No Good, Magic Dave & the New Mules and The Farce. At the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $2-$4, 685-1861. Fri., May 17, 7:30 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.

Today Is the Day at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., May 24, 8 p.m.

The Motet at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. $10, 633-1080. Sat., June 1, 8 p.m.

BeatleMania at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $8-$15, 800/965-4827. Sun., June 23, 4 p.m.

The Temptations Review at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $25-$35, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 4, 7 p.m.

Freddy Fender at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $15-$25, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 21, 4 p.m.

Little River Band at the Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $20-$29, 800/965-4827. Sun., Aug. 4, 3 p.m.

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

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

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


music announcements

Rocky Mountain Collegium Musicum, a nonprofit music organization based in Castle Rock, holding auditions for musicians, volunteers and directors for its small and large ensembles. For details, call Mike at 303/808-0247. Auditions: May 9-11.

Trombone Day, a series of clinics and workshops with the High Altitude Trombone Quartet at Lewis-Palmer High, Monument. For details, call 577-4337 or visit www.hatq.org. Sat., May 11.

Instruments needed for the Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center music program, a safe place for kids to hang out and learn. Currently, 20 students are enrolled and there are only 5 instruments available. Brass especially needed. Also needed are music instructors who can volunteer a few hours to teach. For details, call 328-0067.

Thursday Evening Drum Circle, a free-form percussion gathering for all levels at the Manitou Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-1861. Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m.

Guitar Circle of Colorado practice and performance group meeting on a regular basis to work on exercises, technique and repertoire developed by Robert Fripp for the Guitar Craft courses on steel string guitars. All experience levels welcome. For details, call 499-0766.

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