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acoustic, folk & country

Steve Smith, Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads, Black Forest. $2-4. Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. Call 278-8108 or go to www.blackroseacoustic.org for more.

Ani DiFranco at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Mon., April 21, 8 p.m. $26.50. Tickets call 520-7469.

Annual band scramble and Southern Exposure, Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads, Black Forest. $2-$4. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. Call 278-8108 ortwww.blackroseacoustic.org.

Plugged In: Praise Music, Praise Music, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, SE corner of Oro Blonco and N. Carefree Circle. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. For more call, 599-5826.

Tom Rush, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15-$20. Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 495-9654 or www.blackroseacoustic.org for more.

Erika Luckett and Joe Uveges, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Benefit Concert for TESSA. $20-$25. Sat., April 26, 7 p.m. 633-1642.

Bluegrass Jam session at Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St. Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m.


blues & rock

Dick Dale (California surf rock) at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $15. 18+ Sun., May 4, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Everclear at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $18. Thurs., May 8, 8 p.m. 800/325-7328

The Samples at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $25-$27. $16-$18. 18+ Tues., June 3, 9 p.m. 955-5664.-$17.00 18+


choral

The United World College Madrigal Chorus, Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW Corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Chorale will perform Brahms "Requiem" at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Fri., April 11 and Sat., April 12, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 13, 2:30 p.m. $10-$50. Tickets available at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office or 520-SHOW.

Woodland Park Community Singers & Band, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park. Sun., April 27, 7:30 p.m. Annual spring concert Free. For more, call 686-8860.


classical

Da Vinci Quartet and Uncle Henry's Ragtime Band, Business of Art Center Annex, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou. $25. Sat., April 19, 6-9 p.m. 303-871-6964.

Written at the Close of a Life The DaVinci Quartet with Bill Jackson, CSO principal clarinet Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Featuring works by Brahms, Haydn and Bartok. $8-$15. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. 389-6607.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs season finale concert, 1st Christian Church, 16 E. Platte. Featuring Susan Grace, piano soloist playing music of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. $6-$12 Adults, Sun., April 27, 2:30 p.m. For more, call 632-7934.

Pikes Peak Flute Choir, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 950 Vindicator Dr. Featuring 35 flutes ranging from bass to piccolo, directed by Karen Morsch. Free. Sun., April 27, 3 p.m. For more, call 266-1571.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Featuring works by Telemann, Kabalevsky, Howard Hanson, and Peter Warlock. Free. Tues., April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Lawrence Leighton Smith conducts the Philharmonic in works by Verdi, Beethoven and Brahms. Maestro Smith will also be the soloist, performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto # 2 with the Orchestra. $21. Thurs.-Fri., May 1-2, 8 p.m. For more, call 520-SHOW.


bells

Pikes Peak Ringers, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Sun. May 4, 3 p.m. 633-8888. AND: St. Paul's UMC, 2111 Carlton Ave., Sun. May 18, 4 p.m. 634-7046.


drum circles

Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., holding a weekly community drum circle. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Call 685-0986.

Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union, holding a weekly community drum circle. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 447 9697.


hip hop

Onyx at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $10-$14. 18+ Sun., April 13, 9 p.m. 955-5664.

Bone Thugs N Harmony, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $25-$27. Sun., May 25, 9 p.m. 955-5664.


jazz

Eric Alexander Quartet, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W Dale St. $10-$15. Mon., April 14, 7 p.m. For tickets call 578-5263 or 578-5263.

Miles-Rinsky Project at Alumni, 3881 E. Pikes Peak. Sundays, 5-8 p.m. 596-0215.

Broadmoor Tavern, 1 Lake Avenue. Bob Alexander's Promises, Sundays & Mondays, 8 p.m. Big Band Sound, Wednesdays 8:30 p.m. 577-5772.

Jazz Jam Night on Tuesdays, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada. Featuring Dennis Hoshijo, Ken Janzen, Kim Stone & Dick Cunico.

Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon, 634-3522.

Sunday Jazz Affair at the Original CastAways, 107 Manitou Avenue, Manitou. Featuring Scholarship Sunday, Lewis-Palmer High School Jazz Band, and more. April 13. $3.50-$7, free to participating musicians, 2-5 p.m. Call 632-8719 for more.


music announcements

Black Rose Acoustic Society's Spring Group Lessons begin the week of April 21. Classes include Music Theory, Bodhran (Celtic drum), Songwriting, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Fiddle, Fingerstyle Guitar Fundamentals, and more. Classes are one hour a week for six weeks, at Meeker Music, 113 E. Bijou St. $69-$79. Registration required; call 578-0254 or visit www.blackroseacoustic.org.

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is accepting audition appointments for their five performing groups at the Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton. Thurs.-Fri., May 15-16 for low strings & brass, Sat. May 18 for violins, flutes woodwinds and percussion. Auditions will be held. For audition requirements and music please call 633-3901.

Drum Classes, Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Learn West African rhythms for djembe and djun djun taught by Crystal Bliss Brandl. Call 632.7511.

Musicians Improvisation Classes, Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Increase your improvisational skills with world renowned guitarist, Barry Wedgle, who has taught and performed for over 30 years. Sundays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Call 632-7511 for more.

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