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SPRING SEASON PREVIEW
Colorado Springs Dance Theatre
April 6: "Success of the Springs." Performance by Colorado Springs dancers who are currently performing and/or teaching professionally in the U.S. and internationally. Armstrong Theater.
Ormao Dance Company
10 S. Spruce St.
April 12-14: Spring concert, part of the Fine Arts Center's "Family & Memoirs" project. Original work created by 4 guest choreographers inspired by the theme of family and memoirs, considering the definition of family, redefined and challenged by today's culture.
The Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, coloradospringslivemusic.net.
Feb. 22: Ballyhoo! with Kayavibe and The Knight Beats. Rock, pop, punk, reggae band from Aberdeen, Maryland
Feb. 24: Nasty Vibes
Feb. 25: Tremonti. American musician and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the American rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge
March 5: Sumerian Records Battle of the Bands
March 8: Current Swell. Canadian indie rock band
March 9: Tour Odyssey with The Dirty Heads & Shiny Toy Guns with Midi Matilda and On No Fiasco. Acoustic infused hip-hop and classic reggae from Southern California.
March 10: Salvador Santana. Latin instrumentalist
April 3: The Devil Wears Prada with As I Lay Dying, For Today and The Chariot. Metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio
April 4: As I Lay Dying with The Devil Wears Prada, For Today and The Chariot. Metalcore band from San Diego, Calif.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs
Feb. 23-24: "Fortune." Daugherty, Bloch, Mozart
April 27-28: "Season Finale: The Promise of Spring." Chopin, Mahler, Sibelius
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.
799-4139, pikespeakcenter.com or csphilharmonic.com
Conducted by music director Josep Caballe-Domenech
March 9-10: "Mozart & Prokofiev." Strauss, Mozart, Prokofiev
April 13-14: "Gardens of Spain." Arriaga, De Falla, Grieg and Turina
May 18-19: "Verdi Requiem"
Conducted by Thomas Wilson, unless noted.
March 16: "Broadway Rocks." Broadway blockbuster tunes from "Hairspray," "Rent" and others.
May 11: "An Evening of John Williams." Music from composer of the film score for "E.T.," "Star Wars" and many others iconic films. Conducted by Caballe-Domenech.
Conducted by Caballe-Domenech
April 20: Beyond the Score: Sibelius' Symphony No. 5. A special presention exploring Sibelius' romantic symphony.
March 21: Sir James Galway. The internationally renowned flutist.
415 Sahwatch St.
Feb. 22: Jazz Nite. Jazz session featuring Conservatory faculty, students and special guests
March 3: Faculty recital.
March 16: CSC Underground. Improv and music.
April 7: "Sundays with Larry." World-renowned Conductor Emeritus of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic takes guests on a journey through a classical selection.
April 26: Jazz Nite.
May 5: "Beautiful Chaos." Collaboration between Conservatory students and students of local dance companies. Original music and dance pieces composed by the students.
June 1-2: "Alice in Wonderland." Junior Company presentation, Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
10 S. Parkside Dr.
Feb. 22: Jeoff Harris. Pop singer-songwriter
Feb. 23: "Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience"
Feb. 24: "Acoustic Karma: Cause for the Paws." An all-acoustic concert benefiting four local animal rescue non-profit organizations.
March 2: Banff Mountain Film Festival. A collection of environmental, and adventure mountain films.
March 8: Tony Exum Jr. Jazz
March 9: "Satisfaction: Tribute to the Rolling Stones"
March 10: Adrian Legg. Electro-acoustic guitar
March 13: "Chuck Pyle’s An Evening at the Star"
March 14: Thin Air Jazz. A mixture of original compositions and arrangements made popular by the great big bands.
March 16: Vagabond Opera. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals
March 21: Jam with Jake Loggins
March 24: John Austin CD Release Party. Contemporary gospel
Air Force Academy, 2302 Cadet Dr.
March 8: The Midtown Men. The four stars from the original production of Broadway hit "The Jersey Boys" rock the house with hits from guy groups like the Four Seasons, the Beach Boys, the Four Tops and the Beatles.
April 19: "The Rat Pack Show." You guessed it: This tribute show recalls the on-stage hijinks and sounds of Frank, Sammy, Dino and other Vegas greats.
Academy of Children's Theatre
April 18-20: "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown." The 1967 musical comedy based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Schultz.
The Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale Ave.
March 14-31: "Other Desert Cities" (2011). Brooke Wyeth come home at Christmas to reveal that she's writing a memoir, opening the deepest wounds the family endured. A Pulitzer Prize finalist.
May 9-June 2: "The Drowsy Chaperone" (1998). A parody of the American movie comedies of the '20s. Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score
June 20-30: "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" (1968). A revue of th emotional and funny songs of Brel.
March 21-31: "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical" (2010). Six-time Emmy Award winner Mo Willems joins Grammy Award–winning composer Michael Silversher in this musical based on Willem's award-winning book about a family visiting the laundrymat.
April 18-28: "Rough Writers: A New Play Fest."
The Millibo Art Theatre
1367 Pecan St.
March 14-17: "Magical Mystery Detour." Award-winning performer Gemma Wilcox brings a new show starring more than 20 characters -- all played by Wilcox.
April-11-28: "Six Women Playwrighting Festival." Female playwrights across the country vie for a coveted six spots in this fest of original short plays.
March 2-3: "Unbe-weavable!" The acclaimed Buntport Theatre takes on the travails of Greek gods and humans.
April 6-7: "Old Mother Hubbard & Her Dog." Paul Messner Puppets returns with this familiar tale.
May 4-19: "The Incredible Circus Millibo." A glimpse of life under the Big Top.
Springs Ensemble Theatre
1903 E. Cache la Poudre
May 30-June 16: "The Odd Couple" (1965). Mismatched roommates Oscar, the live-and-let-live slob, and Felix, the anxious neatnik, take their corners in this classic Neil Simon comedy.
Oct. 10-27: "A Steady Rain" (2007). Two Chicago cops are confronted by a fatal error of judgment -- and the need for one to be the fall guy -- in this Keith Huff play.
Also Dec. 5-14, a second stage show: "One for the Road" (1984). Playwright Harold Pinter takes on the human rights abuses in this politically charged one-act.
Star Bar Players
Theatre 'd Art, 128 N. Nevada Ave.
Feb. 8-24: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963). Based on the 1962 Ken Kesey novel about prison inmate Randle McMurphy's bid to incite revolution in the mental institution where he's hiding from doing real time. A joint production with Theatre 'd Art
May 17-June 2: "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947). Fragile Southern belle Blanche Du Bois takes refuge with sister Stella Kowalski and her brutish husband Stanley, but finds her illusions stripped away at every turn. A Pulitzer Prize winner.
Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 3955 Regent's Circle
Feb. 20-March 10: "Everyman on the Bus." A medieval play about facing death.
March 13-24: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" (2009). An irreverent rock musical about the founding of the Democratic party and an Andrew Jackson that history didn't record.
April 25-May 12: "The Wild Duck" (1884). Henrik Ibsen's intricate story of family life "based on a lie."
Theatre 'd Art
128 N. Nevada Ave.
Feb. 8-24: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963). Based on the 1962 Ken Kesey novel about prison inmate Randle McMurphy's bid to incite revolution in the mental institution where he's hiding from doing real time. A joint production with the Star Bar Players.
March 15-31: "Marisol" (1992). In Jose Rivera's play, a war in heaven against a senile God propels the earth and the title character into a quirky apocalypse. Obie winner.
April 19-May 5: "The Tempest" (1610-11). Shakespeare's epic tale of the exiled Prospero and his bid to set things right for daughter Miranda and untrustworthy brother Antonio.
June 28-July 14: "Paradise Lost." This new stage version of Milton's epic poem by local playwright Jeff Keelean tackles some of the most profound questions about humankind and its creator.
Business of Art Center
513 and 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
Jan. 25-March 9: “Generations,” work in various media by four generations of women in staffer LuDel Walter’s family; Tom Donaldson, glass installation, and Audrey Gray, wall pieces using natural materials; work by Emily Hines.
March 15-April 20: “Wunderkind,” the 14th annual exhibit showcasing talented high school students from the Pikes Peak region; “Wunderkind Alumni;" art teachers exhibit, open call for entries; Manitou Kids photography by students of Lilian Critchlow.
April 26-June 9: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student Dareece Walker, mixed media; Ramona Lapsley and Larry Terrafranca; “Recovery,” work by Spencer Donovan and Mackenzie Donovan.
Ongoing art-related activities
3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Concrete Couch and the BAC bring the community a weekly chance to fix old things or to design and fabricate new ones in the back of the 513 building. More information at thebac.org or concretecouch.org.
6 p.m. Wednesdays: The Big Picture Discussion Group meets in Venue 515 to discuss art and related topics. See the group's Facebook page for more information.
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave.
Feb. 22-March 15: 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Work by more than 100 students from high schools and home schools throughout Colorado's Fifth Congressional District.
March 29-May 17: "The Life Abstract - Form, Material, Color, 3D, Multi-Media." Abstract art, nonfigurative art, nonobjective and nonrepresentational art.
April 26-May 17: "Culminating Creations." Selected portfolio works from Colorado College senior art students
May 31-July 12: "Wily and Wonderful Things - An All Media Show Celebrating Outsider Art and Steampunk."
IDEA Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; Coburn Gallery, Worner Center, Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave.;
Jan. 21–March 8: "American Qur’an." American artist Sandow Birk created a large series of codex–like paintings that blend the past with the present and the East with the West, to create an “American Qur’an.” IDEA Space
Jan. 22–March 1: "Basim Magdy." Egyptian artist works with varying media, including drawing, painting, animation, installation, sculpture, film, video and sound. Coburn Gallery.
Feb. 4-8: “What’s So Funny? Humor, Faith, and Politics.” This Cornerstone Art Week explores the ways in which the arts create bridges between cultures, belief systems, and yes, even political parties, through a variety of programs.
March 25–April 10: "Voices from Japan: Despair and Hope from Disaster." An exhibition of poetry, paintings, and photograph that share the extraordinary experience of the Japanese people following the earthquake and 2011 tsunami. IDEA Space
March 26-April 17: Aaron Cohick. Artist books and broadsides by The Printer of the Press at Colorado College. Coburn Gallery
April 22-June 15: Robert Adams. A selection of the renowned photographer’s images of Colorado and the Southwest. IDEA Space
April 25–May 15: "Senior Art Majors Exhibition." Coburn Gallery
The Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale Ave.
Jan. 19-April 14: "Wrap Art: Guatemalan Textiles from the Permanent Collection." Mayan history and tradition as expressed through colorful Guatemalan garments.
Feb. 23 – May 19: “Family: The FAC Multidisciplinary Project.” A selection of contemporary works that embrace the theme of family. Drawn from the Progressive Art Collection.
May 11-Aug. 11: "50 x 50: The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection." Works Richard Tuttle, Adam Fuss, Michael Lucero, Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Will Barnet are exhibited from the 50 work gift awarded to the museum in 2009.
June 8-Sept. 15: "Charles Bunnell: The Legacy Series." An exhibition exploring Broadmoor Art Academy attendee's move in the '20s moved from traditional painting to abstraction.
The Modbo and S.P.Q.R.
17 b and c E. Bijou Ave.
February: Painter Erin Jones in one gallery; a Modbo student show in the other
March: Painter Shannon Dunn and Cole Bennett; painter Monique Viger and mixed-media artist Logan Bartlett
April: mixed-media artists Reba Savageau and Tom Vail; other show pending
May: Painter Lorelei Beckstrom; Mixed-media artist Clive Nyles
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
GOCA121, Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, and GOCA1420, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway; 255-3504, galleryuccs.org
Jan. 24-March 22: "Michael Salter: Solo Exhibition." A self-proclaimed "obsessive observer," Salter sifts through the avalanche of mass media and corporate branding to find poignant, absurd, and baffling pieces which become part of his work. GOCA1420
Feb. 8-April 12: "Ceramica: Contemporary Clay." Five contemporary artists break the mold in their handling of this ancient medium. GOCA121
May 3-June 21: "Documentation: Matt Chmielarczyk & Bill Starr." The work of two photographers and their compelling personal narratives. GOCA 121
April 19-May 24: "Senior Visual Arts Exhibit: 2013." GOCA1420
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
Marmalade at Smokebrush
The Trestle Building, 219 W. Colorado Ave, Suite 210
Feb. 1-June 24: “Lately.” Photographs by Jana. Trestle Gallery
Feb.1-28: “Celebration of Black.” Black History Month Marmalade at Smokebrush. Photographs by Jana. Marmalade
March 1, 28-30: "Musical Journeys." Photographs by Jana. Marmalade
April 3-5: "Spring Awakening Fest." Art, music, yoga and more. Marmalade
April 3-May 31: “The Colors of Spring.” A group exhibition. Marmalade
Opera Theatre of the Rockies
March 2-3: "Die Fledermaus." Johann Strauss' operetta of disguises, mistaken identity and glamorous parties set in early 20th century Vienna.
Aug. 2 and 4: "The Crucible." Robert Ward’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera based on the Tony-winning Arthur Miller play
Oct. 7: "Old Maid and the Thief." Gian Carlo Menotti’s comedic romp
Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade Ave.
March 9-10: "Mozart and Prokofiev," Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
March 12-13: "West Side Story." The Arthur Laurent, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein musical classic of star-crossed lovers in a urban setting
March 16: "Broadway Rocks," Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
March 21: Sir James Galway, Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
March 22: The Dunwells, Studio Bee. British folk rock band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
March 23: Kathleen Madigan. Comedian
March 26: Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance. The Irish dance spectacle
April 10: The Doobie Brothers. The '70s feel good band
April 13-14: "The Gardens of Spain," Colorado Springs Philharmonic
April 20: Beyond the Score: Sibelius Syphony No. 5, Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
April 26: Bill Cosby. Legendary comedian
April 27: "The Screwtape Letters." The theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view
April 29: Ugly Duckling (Imagination Celebration). An Sign Stage on Tour production of the classic story
April 30: Don Williams. Country legend
May 11: "An Evening of John Williams," Colorado Springs Philharmonic
May 18-19: "Verdi Requiem," Colorado Springs Philharmonic
215 S. Tejon St.
Through March 2: "Minerals and Man." An examination of local mineral resources and how they are utilized.
Through April 20: "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA." A national traveling exhibit created by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., this exhibition examines the fascinating connections between Schulz, his beloved Peanuts characters, the space race and Colorado Springs.
March 16 – Dec. 31: "Stories in the Stones." A program on how the paleontology of the Pikes Peak region tell the stories of dinosaurs and other ancient life. Created in partnership with the fourth graders of Patrick Henry Elementary School.
Feb. 23: "Rocket Science 101." Presented by the Colorado Springs Rocket Society.
March 16: Space Day. Featuring hands-on activities and programs for children and families. March 23: "Weather, Earth and Beyond." Join Stormtracker 13’s chief meteorologist, Matt Meister, on a journey of weather, which includes weather conditions that can impact rocket launches and interfere with satellite communications.
March 30: Children’s History Hour. Storytime, crafts and a family-friendly tour of the museum.
April 13: Lecture and book signing for "Space Wars and Counterspace." Join author William B. Scott as he discusses his new novel, a fictional tale of a technologically blind, deaf and mute America pushed to the brink of nuclear war after satellites are disabled by terrorists.
April 27: Children’s History Hour. Storytime, crafts and a family-friendly tour of the museum.
June 7: A bi-annual juried exhibit of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.
June 22: A Waldo Canyon fire exhibit.
3185 Venetucci Blvd.
March 9: Jeff Dunham. Puppet comedian