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acoustic, folk & country

Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage featuring The Cantrells at the Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest Rd., Black Forest. Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Call 278-8108.

Joseph Brenna, composer/guitarist, with Tony Anthony, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Fri., Oct. 25, 9 p.m. $4. 268-9951.

Drew Emmitt, Leftover Salmon's mandolin/fiddle player, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32bleu.com. Over 18. $14, 955-5664. Sun., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

Adam Brodsky, a folk artist from Philadelphia, with Jared Anderson, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Sun., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. $4. 268-9951.

Alive and Well, an acoustic duo from Austin, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Tues., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Free. 268-9951.

Mariachi Tigre Concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache Le Poudre. Thurs., Oct. 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Richard Smith and Julie Adams with Phil Volan at the Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $10-$15; Tickets available at

www.blackroseacoustic.org, or at door. Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Call 633-3920.

Traditional Irish session at Jack Quinn's Pub, 21 S. Tejon St., Sundays, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 260-1389.

Bluegrass Jam session at Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St. Wednesday nights, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Mollie O'Brien and her band at the Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G Street, Salida. $12-$17, 539-8514. Fri., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.


choral

Velvet Hills Chorus at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Sun., Oct. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. 634-5583.

Vienna Boys Choir at the Arnold Hall Theatre, US Air Force Academy. Sun., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. 333-4610.


classical

Jason Jackson, local tenor, will perform with Colorado Springs Symphony conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith at a concert to benefit the Pikes Peak Library, at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. RSVP by Fri., Nov. 19. Send $35 c/o Pikes Peak Library Dist. 3055 Purgatory Dr. Colorado Springs, 80918-1635 Fri., Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. Call for more, 531-6333 Ext. 1202.

The DaVinci Quartet performs works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Dohnanyi at Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $8-$15. Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Call 389-6552.

Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Concert Series featuring "The Best of Gershwin" on Oct. 25-26, "A Colorado Yuletide Celebration" on Dec. 20-21, Ray Charles on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, PDQ Bach on March 7-8 and Riders in the Sky on April 4-5. Call 520-SHOW for ticket information.

Yelena Balbanova, founder of the Intentional Conservatory Studio, on piano, and Roza Borisova on cello perform at the Louisa Performing Arts Center on the campus of The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Thurs., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-9747 ext. 110.

Classical Chat with Youth, a free workshop for young people with Jason Jackson, local tenor celebrity, Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sat., Nov. 22, 1 p.m.


funk

Motet performing AfroCubanFunk with gypsy jazz from Taarka at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32bleu.com. $7, 955-5664. Fri., Oct. 25, 9 p.m.


jazz

Colorado Saxophone Quartet at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $8 -$10 Tickets available at the door. Fri., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. For more call 481-0475.


holiday music

Handel's Messiah with the Symphony & Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $10-$24. Call 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.

Deck the Hall with the Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $12-$25. Call 520-SHOW. Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve with the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $18-$42. Call 520-SHOW.. Tues, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.


miscellaneous

Springs Singers from the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon. Sun., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. Free, 633-7717.

Student Ensemble Concerts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, 389-6607. On Thurs., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.: Mariachi Tigre. On Sun., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band. On Tues., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Orchestra.

Lanner Faculty Artists performing works of Augusta Reed Thomas at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Ken Medema, pianist, humorist, composer at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Sun., Nov. 17, 5 p.m. $10-$20. Call 471-4361


rock, pop & blues

Kottonmouth Kings at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 447-9797. All-ages show. Thurs., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Gary Primich, a critically acclaimed harmonica player from Austin, Texas, and the Springs' own legend, Magic Dave, with openers Smokin' Joe and the Mighty Burners at Jr.'s Bar and Grill, 3535 N. Carefree Circle. Sat., Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m. Cover is $5. For more info, go to www.bluesgeek.com or call 597-9400.

Jerry Cantrell, former Alice in Chains member, with Mad at Gravity and Comes with the Fall at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32bleu.com. $7, 955-5664. Sat., Oct. 26, 9 p.m.

Driven, Fort Collins rock, with Threeve, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., Sat., Oct. 26, 9 p.m. Free. 268-9951.

Midnight Snack at the Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. 633-1080. Sun., Oct. 27, 9 p.m. No Cover.

McCloskey Brothers Band, at Cafe Utopia, 117 E. Bijou, 633-1080. Ages 18+, $5 or $3 w/costume. Thurs., Oct. 31,10 p.m.

Breaking Benjamin at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $6. Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Call 818.560.5787.

Korn with Disturbed at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $TBA, 576-2626. Or through Ticketwest.com. Fri., Nov. 22.


world music

Hassan Hakmoun, world famous Moroccan singer, at Tajine Alami, 10 Old Mans Trail, Manitou. Dinner, belly dancers & concert. $20-$40. Tues., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Call for more 685-1119.


The Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society is sponsoring a high school jazz vocalist workshop and competition at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Cash Prizes. Applications deadline Sat., Oct. 26. Event on Sat., Nov. 9, workshop at 9:30 a.m., competition at 1 p.m. Call Lila Mori at 535-0488 for more.

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