Vail, CO Entertainment

The Runaway Grooms release new album Friday

Local rock band The Runaway Grooms are set to release a new high-energy album called “Violet Lane” on Friday. The new album will be available on all streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. The Grooms’ first album brings listeners on a journey from beautiful bright folk stories...
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Vail Valley Art Guild hosts Art and Jazz Reception and Fine Art Photography Lecture

This weekend, the Vail Valley Art Guild is hosting two events at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. The 8th Annual Vail Valley Fine Art Show, a three-month exhibition that features the work of 39 local artists in the halls of CMC, opens this Friday evening with an Art and Jazz Reception. The following morning, photography writer and curator Rupert Jenkins will present a public lecture at the college about three of Colorado’s most influential fine art photographers and their lasting impact on American photography.
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Live music at the Vilar, pumpkin painting, a cookie competition, big trucks and more: Tricia’s Weekend Picks 10/15/21

The Underground Sound Series continues this weekend as The Taylor Scott Band takes the stage at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. The Denver-based Taylor Scott Band will bring a blend of rock, funk, soul and R & B to the audience on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. If you like the sounds of Otis Taylor, Warren Haynes and Los Lobos, you’ll like this band because Scott has played with all of them.

Denver comedian Adam Cayton-Holland headlines Vail Comedy Show

The Vail Comedy Show is hosting an exciting lineup of three Denver-based comedians for their monthly standup show at Bridge Street Bar in Vail Village on Thursday. The headliner of the night is Adam Cayton-Holland, one of the preeminent stand-up comics to come out of Colorado. Cayton-Holland started his comedy career at open mic nights in Denver, and has since developed into a nationally-touring comedian who has performed at some of the leading venues and comedy festivals in the world, including SXSW and Carnegie Hall.

Get stoked for winter: Vilar Performing Arts Center presents two Teton Gravity Research films

The Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek is helping skiers and snowboarders get stoked on the coming winter season by presenting two Teton Gravity Research films leading up to Vail and Beaver Creek’s opening days. “Stoke the Fire” on Sunday, Oct. 10, and “Mountain Revelations” on Friday, Nov. 19, will get viewers hyped for powder turns, winter adventures and more. The 530-seat VPAC will transform for the movie experience, presenting the films on the big screen in the intimate theater.

Colorado Mountain College to Host Photo Pensato Exhibit

Colorado Mountain College Leadville will host an exhibit from Photo Pensato that showcases fine art photography including landscape, abstract, portrait, still life and much more. Photo Pensato is a collective of photographers with varied styles and techniques inspired to create images that reflect their unique and personal perspectives. “Pensato” is...
Summit Daily News

Letter to the editor: Writing a new bus song

Thank you to the Silverthorne Police Department for reminding me of two lessons I teach about the power of words and their musical language. On a usual Interstate 70 road trip from Silverthorne to Frisco Saturday night, Oct. 2, I probably inferred way too much when I noticed one of Summit County’s electric buses and a Silverthorne police car.

Artists and photographers show work “Side by Side”

On Friday, the Vail Valley Art Guild will be exhibiting “Side by Side” — Eagle County during its’ Second Friday reception. This “Side by Side” exhibit was a special challenge for members involving a match of one photographer and one artist to work together as a team. Each team selected...
Summit Daily News

Writing workshop coming to Summit County Community & Senior Center

A three-month, six-session writers’ workshop is coming to the Summit County Community and Senior Center beginning Oct. 12. Christina Holbrook, a Breckenridge-based writer, will be leading the workshop. She plans to focus on capturing important moments from the writers’ lives, with the goal of having three to five pieces written by the end of the workshop.
Mountain Mail

Justis portrays Mother Jones in Leadville

Salidan Jan Justis portrayed union organizer Mother Jones at the Leadville/Cork Twin City ceremony Sept. 26 at the Healy House Museum in Leadville. The event commemorated Irish immigrants from Cork, Ireland, who were part of the mining trade in Colorado, a press release stated. Mary Harris “Mother” Jones emigrated to...
Summit Daily News

Letter to the editor: Jeffrey Bergeron’s tantrum was inappropriate

Obviously, someone who goes by the pseudonym of “Biff America” should not be taken seriously. But if you want to see a real clown show, check out the Sept. 28 Breckenridge Town Council meeting on Youtube. At about the 5:55:10 mark, Biff America (aka Biffy Blowhard, aka Town Council member Jeffrey Bergeron) erupts in a foot-stomping, spittle-spewing tantrum that would make any 4-year-old proud. He even concludes his infantile rant by telling a constituent to “eat me.”

Films search for a way forward at Vail Film Festival

Movies have never been more accessible than they are right now. With the constant announcement of new streaming services and studio acquisitions, movies can feel like disposable “content,” instead of projects people pour themselves into for years at a time. You do not get that feeling at all at the...