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acoustic, folk & country

Amy Speace and Jenny Bruce at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. $5. Fri., May 17, 8:30 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Features music by Black Rose. $4, free to children under 12. Sun., May 19, 6 p.m.

Colcannon at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 578-0254. Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Janet Feder at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 634-5583. Sat., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

Beppe Gambetta & Carlo Aonzo at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $15-$20, 578-0254. Fri., June 7, 7:30 p.m.

The Winstons at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 578-0254. Fri., June 14, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Jack Williams at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 578-0254. Fri., June 28, 7:30 p.m.


classical

Let Freedom Ring, an All-American program for trumpet and organ by Hornpipe, featuring works by Frackenpohl, Hovhaness and Vizzutti in the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Free, 333-3817. Sun., May 19, 4 p.m.

Masterworks Concert No. 3 by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky and more at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $3-$6 or $12 per family, 442-6853. Sun., May 19, 3 p.m.

Lawrence Leighton Smith and the Da Vinci Quartet performing works by Dvorak, Schubert and more in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $45, 389-6607. Thurs., May 30, 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, http://www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com. Held in conjunction with the fireworks celebration at the Air Force Academy. Thurs., July 4.


miscellaneous

Armed Forces Concert by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies at Arnold Hall Theater, USAF Academy. Free, tickets required. 520-9090. Thurs., May 16, 7:30 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. May 16: Jake Jacoby. May 23: The Farce. May 30: Metro Blues. June 6: Smokin' Joe & the Mighty Burners featuring Joanne Taylor. June 13: Stanley Milton's Mean Streak. June 20: Tempa and the Tantrums. June 27: Little Mary. July 4: Independence Day. July 11: Mike Nelson & the Motel Kings. July 18: Colorado Springs Blues All-Stars. July 25: Brenda Miles. Aug. 1: David Booker and The Swingtet. 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.

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.

The High Rollers at Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., Free, 636-2311. Over-21. Sat., May 17, 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.

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.

Cornmeal at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Wed., May 29, 8 p.m.

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

Bugs Henderson at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., June 1, 9 p.m.

Buddy Miles at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., June 14, 9 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.

Psychedelic Breakfast at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Thurs., June 27, 8 p.m.

Selah at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Fri., June 28, 8 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.

Mountain of Venus at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Wed., July 17, 8 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.

Liza and the Soul Stars at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Fri., July 26, 8 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

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association accepting auditions for their five performing orchestras in low strings, brass, violins, flutes, winds and percussion. For details, call 633-3901. Auditions begins May 16.

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.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old instruments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford an instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. and 3661 Star Ranch Road, or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.

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