- The fun is just beginning over. at Industrial Nation
Even though Thomas Takashi Tanemori survived the explosion of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, the intense levels of radiation took his eyesight. Fifty-five years later, Mr. Tanemori will be the keynote speaker in Colorado College's Asian-American Awareness Week. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in Gates Common Room on the third floor of CC's Palmer Hall, and is free. Mr. Tanemori's unique perspective on that turning point in world history is only one of the events this week, which also include art shows, film screening with panel discussions, and various performances. Call 386-6607 to find out more.
The newly formed Springs City Ballet is still reveling in its shiny newness, and they will continue to show off more of their as yet undisplayed talents tonight in a one-time-only ensemble performance by their jazz, tap and ballet companies. The original dance pieces were choreographed by Holly Marble, Kimberly St. Croix, Cindy Aragon and guest faculty Cara Reddington-Kincaid, who choreographed a modern work. "In Mixed Company" will begin at 7 p.m. at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road. Tickets are $5-$8 at the door.
Meanwhile, across town at sister school Palmer High, 301 N. Nevada Ave., students and teachers are getting together to do a little after-school bonding for literacy's sake. The Blues Doctors, a blues band made up of musicians who work at and attend the school, will perform blues favorites like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "Midnight Hour" and "Sweet Home Chicago" beginning at 7:30 this evening, and again tomorrow night at the same time. Admission is $3 at the door, $2 in advance, or a donation of one children's book. The funds will benefit the Children's Literacy Program. Call 578-2137 for details.
A few blocks north at yet another institute of higher learning, Colorado College, 7:30 p.m. will be the start time for a night of performances by Colorado College women in Packard Hall. The performances, which were attended by over 300 people last year, are part of the College's third annual Women's Art Festival. Saturday will bring a huge silent art auction featuring works by students, faculty and off-campus artists at noon in the Worner Center. There will be live music and a raffle. Each free event is designed to explore women's issues through the creative arts. For details, call 389-6607.
Fresh from Seattle, the sea salt still crusty on his shoes, acoustic wonder guitarist and singer Michael Tomlinson will appear as part of an Earth Day benefit concert tonight at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Eco-Fair booths will also be on site. The evening, which begins at 7 p.m., is entirely non-smoking and all proceeds go toward helping local environmental nonprofits. Tickets are $15 and can be had at the Hall, Spaceship Earth at 636-3637, Independent Records, the Clean Air Campaign at 633-4343 ext. 211, or http://www.ticketweb.com.
After crisscrossing the globe following their musical destinies, the members of over. crashed into Colorado Springs, where they recorded their industrial-gothic-pop-dance-ish debut album, Technosferatu. The musicians will bring their theatrical live show to Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave. The concert begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 520-0980.
Spring has sprung and the hills are alive with the sounds of beautiful music, most of it coming from the Coronado High School Auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St. The Pikes Peak Philharmonic Spring Concert will begin there at 3 this afternoon. The Philharmonic, a nonprofit devoted to providing musical enrichment for the people of the Pikes Peak region, will be playing selections from Berlioz, Debussy, Saint-Sans, Schubert and Dvork. Admission is $3-$10, and all ages are welcome. Call 442-6853 to find out more.
Abdoulaye Camara is a native of Conakry, in Guinea, Africa. Since he was seven he has practiced traditional African dance with several African ballet companies, performing all over the world. After establishing his own company, the Allatantou Ballet of Gambia, he moved to Sweden and began teaching workshops across Europe. Camara will be making a rare appearance in Colorado, teaching the colorful, spiritual rhythms of west African dance at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 600 Manitou Ave. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. and costs $12. Space is limited. Call Stuart Dinwoodie at 685-4719 to register. 02 Tuesday
They may be well-known and partially famous, but if you think the members of the Colorado Springs Symphony are loaded, you're wrong. I mean, they're musicians playing for a nonprofit organization. And they need a hand with their expenses, so the Symphony Guild is hosting the second annual Noteworthy Auction at Ross Auction House, 109 S. Sierra Madre. Admission to the auction is free, and it begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception with live music from symphony members before the auction at 6 p.m. The reception costs $15. This and proceeds from the auction will benefit the symphony. For more information, call 471-0825
UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, will host their 4th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration today in the Lodge on Campus. Spanish for the 5th of May, the day is celebration of a battle fought in 1862. The Mexican army defeated the invading French whose army was three times as large and better armed. UCCS will celebrate the day by inviting artist, educator, dance historian and humanitarian Rosa Guerrero to speak at 11:30 a.m. She will speak on Mexican culture, and how it is interwoven in the lives of people from all backgrounds. When you get to UCCS, park in the visitors lot, and your event ticket will be validated. Tickets are $10, $3 for UCCS students. Call 262-3567.