Music – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Music – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 Fourth of July events planned http://www.pagosasun.com/fourth-of-july-events-planned/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:57:04 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206600 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Despite the Fourth of July parade being canceled, Pagosa Springs is still looking to have a fun and exciting holiday for locals and visitors alike, with multiple events still planned for town, including a new one taking place on the San Juan River.

Pine Ridge parade

A parade for residents of Pine Ridge Nursing Home is set to take place today, July 2, at 2 p.m., according to a news release from Activities Director Tricia Mitchell.

Those who wished to participate in the parade were asked to contact Mitchell by June 29.

Back the Blues Cruise

On July 3, the Back the Blues Cruise will be held to show support for local law enforcement agencies.

The event is looking to have as many cars participate as possible, and cars are encouraged to be decorated and to honk their horns in support and for a positive experience.

Everyone will line up at 4:30 p.m. at two locations and the cruise will start at 5 p.m., according to event organizer Kim Hamilton.

The first route will begin on Aspen Village Drive, behind Walmart, and will feature a route that follows U.S. 160 onto Piedra Road and passes the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, according to an email from Hamilton.

From there, the first route will go onto Cloud Cap Avenue, Park Avenue, Eaton Drive and eventually onto Village Drive past the Colorado State Patrol Office, Hamilton’s email describes.

The second route will begin at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot and will go onto 8th Street and Apache Street, eventually leading into the Pagosa Springs Police Department parking lot, according to the email.

Both routes eventually lead to Yamaguchi park for a “clap rally” with positive posters.

Goodie bags will be handed out to the various stations the day before.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Hamilton at kimh55@hotmail.com.

Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market

As has been tradition, the Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market will make its return for the 40th time to Pagosa Springs July 3-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with just a few changes.

According to Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan, vendors will be spaced appropriately using vacant space at the athletic field across the street from Town Park, as well as Town Park and Mary Fisher Park.

“It’s always been intended to be a crafts fair,” Coulehan said in an interview on Tuesday. “We’ve kind of re-branded it this year into an artisan market to attract those people that really create handcrafted goods.”

With the carnival not taking place at the athletic field across from Town Park this year, Park to Park will see half of its vendors take up that space, as well as space at Mary Fisher Park for social distancing, she explained.

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit multiple parks and enjoy the handcrafted wares of over 60 vendors.

Although the market is outside, the Chamber is asking that people continue to practice safe guidelines, including distancing. If there is a crowd at one vendor’s booth, visit another one and circle back. Distance while standing in line. Be careful when handling the vendors’ merchandise and don’t handle unnecessarily. And please wear a face covering when around others as there will be more people out and about. 

“We encourage people, obviously, to wear masks, to not just maul the merchandise when they get to a vendor booth,” she said. “The vendors are asked to wear masks, as well.”

Flag ceremony
and flyover

American Legion Post 108 will be holding its flag ceremony on the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. at the American Legion 108 Post located at 287 Hermosa St.

This ceremony will include the running up of the flag with a bugle call and retiring it with taps.

A rifle salute on the foot bridge and a flyover by the San Juan Squadron is also planned for 10 a.m.

The flyover will proceed to Pine Ridge Nursing Home and then to the Veteran’s Memorial Park for visitors there, as well.

The American Legion asks those who come to observe to wear masks and participate in social distancing.

An Independence Day Music Breakout Concert

The New Thought Center for Inspirational Living will be holding an Independence Day Music Breakout Concert event at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and the event will feature four musical groups and a few vendors.

Children are admitted for free, and children’s activities will be provided.

For more information, call/text (970) 309-6067.

Freedom Float

For the Fourth of July, residents and visitors are encouraged to float down the San Juan River, when it’s warm enough, and show off some patriotic pride and colors for the first ever Freedom Float.

“The whole point of it was to show some patriotic colors throughout downtown during the day,” Tourism Director Jennie Green said.

Local outdoor adventure businesses have also encouraged patrons to get out and float on the afternoon of the Fourth of July, Green added.

“We’re still trying not to encourage large gatherings, so hopefully the tubes will keep them separated and people will just kind of do it throughout the day,” she said.

For those who are decorating their tubes or floats, keeping trash out of the San Juan River is a priority, Green noted.

“We want a clean river when this is over, so try to make sure the red, white and blue sticks to you as much as possible,” she said.

Fireworks

In an email to The SUN on June 22, Town Manager Andrea Phillips explained that the town is still planning on having a Fourth of July fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. depending on fire restrictions.

The fireworks will be set off in South Pagosa. Please maintain social distancing when viewing from various venues throughout the community.

The display is dependent on weather and fire conditions.

 

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Four Corners Folk Festival canceled http://www.pagosasun.com/four-corners-folk-festival-canceled/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:55:08 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206597 News release from KSUT:
Sadly, but not surprisingly, we announce the cancellation of the 25th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend. While we initially were hopeful, this decision is clearly unavoidable due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although we won’t be able to gather on Reservoir Hill to wrap up summer as we’re accustomed to, rest assured we’ve invited the same lineup of artists to join us next year. Until then, stay strong and folk on.
Ticket holders will be receiving an email within 24 hours with information about refund options. We look forward to the day we’re back to singing, dancing and pickin’ together as a community on Reservoir Hill.
We remain concerned about the financial well-being of the artists, who depend on touring, especially during the summer festival season.  We admire the creative ways they’ve been performing virtual shows, lessons, unusual collaborations and fundraisers for others. Check out their websites and social media to see what they’re up to and experience live music in different, inspiring ways.
Thanks for your patience and support – we’re in this together, and together we’ll prevail and emerge stronger from this challenging experience.

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Fourth of July events http://www.pagosasun.com/fourth-of-july-events/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206226 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Despite the Fourth of July parade being canceled, Pagosa Springs is still looking to have a fun and exciting holiday for locals and visitors alike with multiple events still planned for town, including a new one taking place on the San Juan River.

Freedom Float

For the Fourth of July, residents and visitors are encouraged to float down the San Juan River, when it’s warm enough, and show off some patriotic pride and colors for the first ever Freedom Float.

“The whole point of it was to show some patriotic colors throughout downtown during the day,” Tourism Director Jennie Green said in an interview on Monday.

Local outdoor adventure businesses have also encouraged patrons to get out and float on the afternoon of the Fourth of July, Green added.

“We’re still trying not to encourage large gatherings, so hopefully the tubes will keep them separated and people will just kind of do it throughout the day,” she said.

For those who are decorating their tubes or floats, keeping trash out of the San Juan River is a priority, Green noted.

“We want a clean river when this is over, so try to make sure the red, white and blue sticks to you as much as possible,” she said.

Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market

As has been tradition, the Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market will make its return to Pagosa Springs July 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with just a few changes.

According to Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan, vendors will be spaced appropriately using vacant space at the athletic field across the street from Town Park.

“It’s always been intended to be a crafts fair,” Coulehan said in an interview on Tuesday. “We’ve kind of re-branded it this year into an artisan market to attract those people that really create handcrafted goods.”

With the carnival not taking place at the athletic field across from Town Park this year, Park to Park will see half of its vendors take up that space as well as space at Mary Fisher Park for social distancing, she explained.

“We encourage people, obviously, to wear masks. To not just maul the merchandise when they get to a vendor booth,” she said. “The vendors are asked to wear masks as well.”

An Independence Day Music Breakout Concert

The New Thought Center for Inspirational Living will be holding an event at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and the event will feature four musical groups and a few vendors.

Children are free, children’s activities will be provided.

For more information, call/text (970) 309-6067.

Fireworks

In an email to The SUN on June 22, Town Manager Andrea Phillips explained that the town is still planning on having a Fourth of July fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. depending on fire restrictions.

The fireworks will be set off in South Pagosa. Please maintain social distancing when viewing from various venues throughout the community.

Fourth of July Flag Ceremony

American Legion Post 108 will be holding its flag ceremony on the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. at the American Legion 108 Post located at 287 Hermosa St.

This ceremony will include the running up of the flag with a bugle call and retiring it with taps.

A rifle salute on the foot bridge and a flyover by the San Juan Squadron is also planned for 10 a.m.

The American Legion asks those who come to observe to wear masks and participate in social distancing.

Back the Blues Cruise

On July 3, the Back the Blues Cruise will be held to show support for local law enforcement agencies.

The event is looking to have as many cars participate as possible and cars are encouraged to be decorated and to honk their horns in support and for a positive experience.

Everyone will line up at 4:30 p.m. at two locations and the cruise will start at 5 p.m., according to event organizer Kim Hamilton.

The first route will begin on Aspen Village Drive, behind Walmart, and will feature a route that follows U.S. 160 onto Piedra Road and passes the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, according to an email from Hamilton.

From there, the first route will go onto Cloud Cap Avenue, Park Avenue, Eaton Drive and eventually onto Village Drive past the Colorado State Patrol Office, Hamilton’s email describes.

The second route will begin at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot and will go onto 8th Street and Apache Street, eventually leading into the Pagosa Springs Police Department parking lot, according to the email.

Both routes eventually lead to Yamaguchi park for a “clap rally” with positive posters.

Goodie bags will be handed out to the various stations the day before.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Hamilton at kimh55@hotmail.com

Pine Ridge Parade

A parade for residents of Pine Ridge Nursing Home is set to take place on July 2 at 2 p.m., according to a news release from Activities Director Tricia Mitchell.

Interested parties are encouraged to decorate their vehicles or make signs to lift the spirits of the residents.

For those who are wishing to participate in the parade, contact Mitchell at 731-4330 by June 29.

The Springs Resort

At 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Allora Leonard and the Lost Cause will be performing on The Springs Resort and Spa’s event lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The event will feature beer, food and games. Bringing a lawn chair is encouraged.

At 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Elder Grown will be performing on The Springs Resort and Spa’s event lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The event will feature beer, food and games. Bringing a lawn chair is encouraged.

Submit your event

If you would like to add your public event to this list, email the details of your event to editor@pagosasun.com by noon on Monday, June 29.

chris@pagosasun.com

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Virtual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass set for Friday, June 5 http://www.pagosasun.com/virtual-pagosa-folk-n-bluegrass-set-for-friday-june-5/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:00:41 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=205082

Photo courtesy KSUT
Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass is going virtual this year, with Lucinda Williams performing a set for virtual attended at 7 p.m. Friday.

By Jill Davis
KSUT

We’ll miss kicking off Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass on Reservoir Hill Friday, June 5, this year, but we’re excited to present a virtual live music experience to raise our spirits.

KSUT will broadcast two live sets for our virtual attendees, featuring a solo acoustic set by Lucinda Williams, followed by the duo of Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius. 

You can watch the performances on our Facebook Live, tune in to KSUT on the radio, stream KSUT or listen on your smart speaker. 

Williams performs at 7 p.m.

“It’s all come full circle,” said Williams about her powerful new album, “Good Souls, Better Angels.” 

After more than 40 years of music making, the pioneering, Louisiana-born artist has returned to the gritty blues foundation that first inspired her as a young singer-songwriter in the late 1970s. She spent the last year on her sold-out Car Wheels 20th anniversary tour (including her Durango show), and released her new album in April while in quarantine at her East Nashville home. We’re excited to present Williams performing an intimate solo acoustic set for our virtual event.

Photo courtesy KSUT
Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius will perform a virtual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass festival set at 8 p.m. Friday.

O’Brien and Fabricius perform at 8 p.m. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school and, after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old-time and bluegrass music. O’Brien first toured nationally with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize and has collaborated with many great musicians. He’s a core artist for KSUT and has been a beloved performer at Pagosa, other regional festivals and his Durango shows.

 O’Brien performs in a duet setting with his partner, Jan Fabricius, on harmony vocals. We’re thrilled to have O’Brien and Fabricius perform from their home studio in Nashville for this occasion. 

Viewing and listening is free, however, our virtual tip jar will benefit KSUT and the performers.

We appreciate your support.

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Students recognized with theater and music awards http://www.pagosasun.com/students-recognized-with-theater-and-music-awards/ Fri, 29 May 2020 11:00:04 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=204551

KC Yeneza

By Dan Burch and
Dale Johnson
Pagosa Springs High School

The following Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) students are recognized for contributions to theater and music over the school year. 

2020 PSHS drama awards

Jazz Square Award

The Jazz Square is a term used to describe a classic dance step. This award is presented to honor excellence in dance. The art form of dance offers opportunities to express emotion, evoke feelings or tell a story through movement and expression. 

This year’s recipient has performed in our high school musicals throughout her time here, most recently in “Matilda the Musical,” where she portrayed the character of Lavender. She is a gifted dancer, actor and vocalist. Additionally, she is a kind and patient mentor to those students she works with and a joy to be around. 

The Jazz Square Award goes to KC Yeneza.

Hannah Rockensock

Linchpin Award

A linchpin. It’s kind of a funny word if you don’t know what it is. A “linchpin” is the most important part of a train. It holds the cars together. In a wheel, a linchpin holds the wheel onto the axle. According to Seth Godin, a linchpin is “an individual who can walk into chaos and create order, someone who can invent, connect, create and make things happen.” 

As an actress, Hannah Rockensock does all of these things and more. Whether it’s the morning after a late night of rehearsal or wound up with nerves and a good night’s sleep, whether it’s rehearsal, opening night or closing night, it simply doesn’t matter: When she walks on stage, theater happens. She brings all of her being to the stage and is a catalyst, drawing excellence from the rest of the cast. She is conscious of the art of acting even when she is lost in the character or the story, and is able to stand on the line between art and reality confidently and skillfully. 

Rockensock, thank you for the dedication you have shown in the strangest year of theater, ever. We are looking forward to seeing what amazing things you’ll do next. 

The Linchpin Award goes to Hannah Rockensock.

 

 

Megan Foster

Lightmaster Award

The technicians of any production (lovingly referred to as “techies”) are the behind-the-scenes heroes. Coming in late into the rehearsal schedule, they jump into action, embracing the show, working with others, creating lighting design, studying scripts and music, developing special effects and more. They help paint the picture, tell the story and bring the show to life. The lightmaster also works as an ongoing mentor for the new student studying the craft.

Megan Foster has been in the light booth for four years now, creating magic and beauty. She is dearly loved and appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Thompson

Wicked Good Award

The Wicked Good Award is in a class by itself. If you come from Boston, you were raised on the expression “wicked good.” This year’s recipient is not a stranger to the stage and has in fact been performing in one way or another most of her young life. She has performed in musicals, shows, concerts and plays. She is a natural and gifted performer, with outstanding skills as a dancer, singer and actor. She recently brought her choreography talents to productions. She lights up the stage with her unique, strong stage presence; she has worked very hard on her performance skills and it shows. She is “wicked good” because she shows up, never gives up, is passionate about her work and others, respects her peers and is always trying to be better. She most recently “graced” our stage in “Matilda the Musical,” portraying Mrs. Wormwood.

The Wicked Good Award goes to Grace Thompson.

 

 

 

 

Jacob Miller

Sprout Award

The Sprout Award is given to a student who is a newcomer to the stage, who bravely and boldly auditions for a show, is cast, enters a completely new and foreign world, and begins to understand the mind of an actor and the environment of the stage.

This year’s recipient embraced the new theater world boldly, eagerly and with a sense of humor. He spent endless hours learning new skills in song, dance and acting. He most recently portrayed the character of Rudolpho in “Matilda the Musical.”

The sprout award goes to Jacob Miller.

 

 

 

 

Sydney Mitchell

Best Performing Artist Award

Over the years as she has matured, Sydney Mitchell has become an actress who recognizes the art in herself and uses it to bring the audience into the story. Many actors and actresses have talent — and Mitchell has more than most — and many talented actors and actresses are content to rely on that talent. But not Mitchell. She has pushed herself to hone her skills by auditioning for every show available, playing as many parts as she can, and even directing a play with a cast of her peers. She has attended several prestigious acting schools and camps already and is now preparing to push herself even more at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Most notable about her, however, is her willingness to support and aid other actors in their own explorations. It is as common to find her helping others hone their skills as it is to find her working on her own. 

Mitchell, for all you have done to make our shows better, for all you have done to challenge us to become better people, thank you. We will miss you, but I know we will be seeing you on the stage.

 

 

 

Drama letters and pins

Drama letters: Hannah Rockensock, Karissa Foster, Jordyn Milioto, Nina Smith, Kaeden Thomas, Carissa McSwain, Caroline Smith, Alyssa Martinez, Alanis Sanchez, Hayden Kiker, Hunter Swinehart, Grace Wiersma and Lexie Valdez.

Drama pins: Sydney (Simon) Mitchell, Cheyenne Todd, Ethan Mazur, Sophia Raymond, Ella Hemenger, Grace Thompson, Maya Nasralla, Olivia Craig, Emma Happ and Megan Foster.

Mark Holladay

2020 PSHS music awards

Louis Armstrong Award

Mark Holladay greatly deserves the Louis Armstrong Award. Holladay is an incredible musician who has added so much to the jazz band throughout his four years in high school. His keyboard skills are exceptional. He can play the complex jazz rhythms and holds down the center of the rhythm section. 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayden Kiker

Director’s Award

Hayden Kiker is an exceptional musician who excels as a vocalist, a percussionist and as a violinist. He is always the one to arrive early and haul equipment and then stay around to clean up. He adds to every performing group here at PSHS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Mazur

Musicianship Award

Ethan Mazur has proven his musicianship in so many ways. He is an accomplished pianist, he plays the horn at an All State level, he sings in PSHS choral groups and has delivered astounding lead roles on the theater stage. He is also arranging instrumental and choral music on the side. He is a complete musician in every way. 

All State Band Award

Ethan Mazur has played the horn for only a couple years and yet he auditioned for the All State Band in December and made it into the prestigious All State Concert Band. Unfortunately, the All State Band event was canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

 Choral Award

Grace Thompson has been in all the choral groups at PSHS and has been a key part of all the success of our music department. She has consistently qualified for several choral festivals each year since her sophomore year. Thompson has been a solid leader in all the choral groups she has performed in. She has also given incredible lead role performances on the theater stage all four years.

 

Skylar Sherman

Most Improved Award

As a freshman, Skylar Sherman came into the jazz band playing the alto sax and quickly rose to a first-chair level. She made great progress this year. We are looking forward to many great things from Sherman. 

Music letters and pins

Honor Choir pins: Grace Thompson, Ella Hemenger, KC Yeneza, Hannah Girardin (with letter), Trenten Albach (with letter), Hayden Kiker (with letter), Chandler Mazur (with letter), Kaeden Thomas (with letter), Olivia Craig (with letter), Karissa Foster (with letter) and Carissa Foster (with letter).

Honor Band pins: Cerenity Keating, Case Harris, Ally Ashbaugh, Emma Happ, Grace Wiersma, Ethan Mazur, Gaby Gallegos, Hannah Girardin, Kelsi Rollins, Caleb Calabaza, Hayden Kiker, Mark Holladay, Lexie Valdez, Jessi Gurule, Makayla Collins (with letter), Skylar Sherman (with letter) and Zach Olson (with letter).

Pep Band pins: Ally Ashbaugh, Hayden Kiker, Case Harris, Mark Holladay, Nina Smith, Hannah Girardin, Zach Olson, Caleb Calabaza, Andre Jones, Ethan Mazur, Skylar Sherman, Chandler Mazur, Alyx Velarde (with letter), Emma Ziminsky (with letter) and Chris James (with letter).

 

 

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‘Reawakened’: Heidi Tanner picks up violin after 27-year break http://www.pagosasun.com/reawakened-heidi-tanner-picks-up-violin-after-27-year-break/ Thu, 28 May 2020 21:00:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=204564

Heidi Tanner

By John Finefrock
Staff Writer

Heidi Tanner has enjoyed a musical renaissance in her life since moving to Pagosa Springs in 2007.

Tanner grew up in Bartlesville, Okla., and her mother was a music teacher until she passed away when Tanner was 4.

The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the Pagosa Springs SUN. Subscribe today by calling (970)264-2100 or click here.

 

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‘The Application of Imagination,’ a virtual art auction and concert, to benefit Pagosa Peak Open School http://www.pagosasun.com/the-application-of-imagination-a-virtual-art-auction-and-concert-to-benefit-pagosa-peak-open-school-2/ Thu, 21 May 2020 21:00:07 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=203892 By Alison Beach
Special to The PREVIEW

 On May 22, at 6 p.m., Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) will host “The Application of Imagination,” a virtual art auction and concert featuring artists and musicians Rain March, Karla Parker Choat, Bill Hudson, Keith Bruno, Alison Beach, Perry and Amy Harper, Lexi Bernstein, Jeanelle Wychesit, June Marquez and Angela Reali Crossland.

This is a Facebook live concert that will be filmed at the school following social distancing guidelines. The concert and art will be posted on the school’s Facebook page the night of the virtual event at: https://www.facebook.com/pagosacharterschool.

Artwork will be “silently auctioned” via our Facebook page during the Facebook live concert. Each piece of artwork will be posted underneath the concert and bids will be taken in the comment sections.

All funds raised will help to further PPOS’s mission to create a community of empowered, lifelong learners by providing a multiage learning environment designed to foster confidence, high academic achievement and the joy of learning through original and meaningful work.

PPOS is a tuition-free, public charter school.

 

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‘The Application of Imagination,’ a virtual art auction and concert, to benefit Pagosa Peak Open School http://www.pagosasun.com/the-application-of-imagination-a-virtual-art-auction-and-concert-to-benefit-pagosa-peak-open-school/ Fri, 15 May 2020 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=203596 By Alison Beach
Special to The PREVIEW

 On May 22, at 6 p.m., Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) will host “The Application of Imagination,” a virtual art auction and concert featuring artists and musicians Rain March, Karla Parker Choat, Bill Hudson, Keith Bruno, Alison Beach, Perry and Amy Harper, Lexi Bernstein, Jeanelle Wychesit, June Marquez and Angela Reali Crossland.

This is a Facebook live concert that will be filmed at the school following social distancing guidelines. The concert and art will be posted on the school’s Facebook page the night of the virtual event at: https://www.facebook.com/pagosacharterschool.

Artwork will be “silently auctioned” via our Facebook page during the Facebook live concert. Each piece of artwork will be posted underneath the concert and bids will be taken in the comment sections.

All funds raised will help to further PPOS’s mission to create a community of empowered, lifelong learners by providing a multiage learning environment designed to foster confidence, high academic achievement and the joy of learning through original and meaningful work.

PPOS is a tuition-free, public charter school.

 

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KSUT cancels Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival http://www.pagosasun.com/ksut-cancels-pagosa-folk-n-bluegrass-festival/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=201602 By Tami Graham
Special to The PREVIEW
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, KSUT has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for June 5-7 on Reservoir Hill.
KSUT’s primary concern has been and remains the health, wellness and safety of festival attendees, vendors, volunteers and staff, and does not feel it is a responsible decision to move forward with a gathering of this magnitude.
“We’re saddened that in our first year as the new owners of the festival that we’ve had to make this decision, but it was truly the only responsible decision we could have made” stated Tami Graham, KSUT’s executive director.
The festival typically draws approximately 1,500-1,800 attendees. Ticket holders will receive an email with information about refund options.
KSUT is actively communicating with this year’s artists with the goal of replicating the same stellar lineup of folk and bluegrass music for the festival in early June 2021. Scheduled to perform this year were Tommy Emmanuel, Eilen Jewel, Lil Smokies, Town Mountain, Jon Stickley Trio, Shinyribs, Tony Furtado, The Wooks, Songs From the Road Band, The Honey Dewdrops, Stillhouse Junkies, FY5, Bonnie and the Clydes, and Yellow Jacket Singers.
Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass has been an annual event on Reservoir Hill since 2006, when it was founded by Dan Appenzeller and Crista Munro of Folkwest Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Folkwest Inc. transferred ownership of Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass as well as the Four Corners Folk Festival to KSUT Public Radio in September 2019. KSUT is cautiously optimistic about the 25th annual Four Corners Folk Festival moving forward as scheduled for Sept. 4-6 on Reservoir Hill.
“We’re hopeful that we can come together and celebrate great music with our friends and festival family over Labor Day weekend in Pagosa Springs” Graham stated.
KSUT was founded by the Southern Ute Tribe in 1976. It became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1986 and now serves five counties in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, and is an NPR affiliate with two signals — Four Corners Public Radio and Southern Ute Tribal Radio.
For more information, contact Jill Davis, KSUT festival director, at festivaldirector@ksut.org.

 

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‘Over the Rainbow’ http://www.pagosasun.com/over-the-rainbow-2/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:00:32 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199802

Photos courtesy Jeff Laydon

Scene … going “Over the Rainbow” with the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir at an evening of music and more Friday. The benefit included an auction, dinner and more. The annual event raises funds for the choir’s educational programs.

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