Hinojosa returns to Durango
Concert Hall hosts renowned jazz vocalist
Jazz infused jam hits Summit
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The Fort Lewis
College and Aztec High School jazz ensembles
perform at 7 p.m. in the FLC Community Concert Hall. Both
bands will perform jazz standards and contemporary songs. 247-7657 for details.
Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., hosts a singles, 8-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.
The Life-Long Learning Series continues with a night of reader's theater by Dennis Johnson, Anna Price and members of the Durango Repertory
Theatre at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. The group will offer a dramatic reading of Dylan
Thomas' Under Milk Wood to mark the 50th anniversary of the poet's death. 247-7400 for
The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts Disco Night with a live DJ
spinning house and funk. 247-2324 for details.
, a band that has opened for Slayer, plays heavy metal at
Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-1475 for details.
Motet , Boulder's afro-cuban-latin-funk-jazz
ensemble, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show gets going
at 10 p.m. 385-1711 for details.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts Femme Fatale with DJs
Rem-E & Erik James spinning House and Hip-Hop. 259-1400 for details.
Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles east of Durango on
Florida Road, hosts Canyon Dog Jam , an acoustic writers-in-the-round, at 8 p.m. 259-5657 for
Hieronymus and Laura Wright play piano at
Christina's Grill & Bar, 21382 Hwy. 160 West, at 6 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
Honor Choir featuring regional high school students performs a free concert at 5
p.m. in the FLC Community Concert Hall.
Humanity's 6th annual Wine Tasting and Silent
Auction benefit begins at 5:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel. The evening features fine wines,
appetizers from area restaurants, a silent auction, door prizes and music from the Jeff Solon Jazz
Group. 382-9930 for details.
The Life-Long Learning Series continues with a lecture by art appraisers Bernard Ewell and Caroline Seigal at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.
Co-sponsored by the Durango Arts Center, the lecture will be held in association with the DAC
exhibit, "In the Eye of the Beholder: Dearly Beloved Artworks from Southwestern Colorado
and Amazing Larry play punk at Storyville, 1150 Main
Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-1475 for details.
& Monkey Beat play at Scoot n Blues, 800 Main
Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8 p.m. 259-1400.
Owl plays country and western at the Wild Horse
Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. 375-2568 for details.
Recovery plays Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles
east of Durango on Florida Road, at 8:30 p.m. 259-5657.
Holly Hieronymus and Laura Wright play piano at Christina's Grill & Bar, 21382 Highway 160 West, at
6 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
A free preseason injury screening takes place at the Durango Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-noon. Local
orthopedic doctors, foot and ankle specialists, sports medicine doctors and physical therapists
will be on hand to evaluate injuries. 259-6829 for details.
The Blue Ray, 115 W. 11th St., hosts free classes on auric cleansing and balancing and other life awakenings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 382-5955
Maria's Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., will host a book signing with authors Win and Meredith Blevins from 4-5:30 p.m. Win will sign So
Wild A Dream , the first in a series on the fur
trade of the early 1800s. Meredith will read from The Humming Bird
Wizard , a novel about a colorful family living in
the ancient culture of the American Roma. 247-1438.
Durango Nature Studies hosts a full moon nature hike from
4-6 p.m. at the Durango Nature Center. Early registration recommended. 382-9244 for
The Dances of
Universal Peace take place at 7 p.m. in the Mason
Center, 301 E. 12th St., following a 5:30 p.m. potluck. 385-7375 for details.
Durango DOT Comedy performs "Comedy ala Carte" at the
Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 8 p.m. In this new and improved show, the audience
not only chooses the subject of the scene but also the games and the actors. 247-7176 for
The Durango Recreation Center opens its courts for
late night, pick-up basketball from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 375-7306 for details.
Sons of Johnny Cash bring their alt-country back to
Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-1475.
Owl is held over for an encore performance at the
Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.
& Monkey Beat play another show at Scoot n
Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. Downstairs at Liquid, a guest DJ spins music at 10 p.m.
Blues plays at Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles
east of Durango on Florida Road, at 8:30 p.m. 259-5657 for details.
Hieronymus and Laura Wright play piano at
Christina's Grill & Bar, 21382 Highway 160 West, at 6 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition presents "Plan
Columbia: Cashing-in on the Drug-War failure" at 7
p.m. at the Smiley Theater, 1309 E. Third Ave. The film was produced by the makers of the
acclaimed "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" and explores the 20-year drug war in Columbia and the U.S.
economic interests in the region. Donation requested.
The 2003-04 Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series continues at 7 p.m. in the Roshong Recital Hall of the FLC Sage Hall
building with a performance by Assistant Professor of Music Katherine Tischhauser (cello) and
Assistant Professor of Music Timothy Farrell (trumpet). 247-7657 for details.
Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at
121 W. 8th St. 382-8554 for details.
Rickard plays classics at Scoot n Blues, 900 Main
Ave., at 6 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
A local group
supporting Wesley Clark's bid for the
presidency will meet at Christina's Grill & Bar,
21382 Hwy. 160 West, at 5:30 p.m. and encourages others to join. 375-1919 for details.
The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts Open Mic Night at 8 p.m.
with sign-ups at 7 p.m. 247-2324 for details.
Furtado plays acoustic roots music at Storyville,
1150 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. 259-1475 for details.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents a Keg Party at 8 p.m.
downstairs at Liquid with guest DJs Matthew and Sluke. 259-1400 for details.
Sheff plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.,
from 6:30-10 p.m. 382-2648 for details.
Happy elopement, Jen and Bryan.
Goof Proof Promotions, 570 Turner Dr., hosts this
month's Business Women's Network , sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, from 5:30-7
p.m.385-4414 for details.
Sports Association hosts an orientation meeting
at the Durango Recreation Center from 8-9 p.m. for people
interested in teaching skiing and snowboarding to people with disabilities. No experience is
necessary, but volunteers must be at least intermediate skiers or snowboarders. One day of free
skiing is awarded for each day volunteered. 385-2163 for details.
Tuesday Trivia takes place at Lady Falconburgh's, 640 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 382-9664
, Animal Liberation Orchestra, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128
E. College. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show gets going at 10 p.m. 385-1711 for
Sullivan plays country at the Office Spiritorium,
699 Main Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents king karaoke with Steve
Kahler beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., offers a class on felt
masks for toddlers from 10-11 a.m. 259-9234 for
The Women's Resource Center Reading Circle will meet
at the Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave., at 5:30 p.m. to discuss West With the Night , by Beryl
Markham.Anyone interested in discussing the book is invited. 259-9442 for details.
Theatre, 128 E. College, screens "Spirit of
Snow," a film exploring the sensation of moving
downhill through powder. The event takes place at 6 p.m. and is a benefit for the Colorado
Avalanche Information Center. 385-1711.
The Fort Lewis
College Brass and Woodwind Ensembles perform a free
concert at 7 p.m. in the Roshong Recital Hall of the Sage Hall Building.
The Adaptive Sports Association hosts an orientation meeting at the
Durango Recreation Center from 8-9 p.m. for people interested in teaching skiing and snowboarding
to people with disabilities. No experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least
intermediate skiers or snowboarders. One day of free skiing is awarded for each day volunteered.
385-2163 for details.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents Round No. 7 in
its 2nd annual Music Talent Search at 8 p.m. Downstairs at Liquid, FLC Wednesdays continue
with student discounts and DJ Styles spinning house and break. 259-1400 for details.
The Sand Sheff
Trio plays at Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles
east of Durango on Florida Road, at 6:30 p.m. 259-5657 for details.
Rickard plays at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main
Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m.
Dance Co-Motion presents "Just Dance" at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 6-8 at the Smiley Theatre,
1309 E. Third Ave. "Just Dance," is a diverse collaboration featuring 12 choreographers and more
than 40 local dancers performing styles including jazz, modern, hip-hop, break dance, African and
The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the
exhibit , "In the Eye of the Beholder: Dearly Beloved
Artworks from Southwestern Colorado Collections," Nov. 7-Dec. 13. The exhibit showcases works of art on loan by local
collectors, including major modern artists, American Indian textiles, and paintings of the
Southwest. An reception will be held Nov. 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. and a gallery walk will follow on
Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Upstairs, FLC Art Professor Amy Wendland will exhibit her sculptures. An opening
for this exhibit will be on Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. 259-4363.
Durango Community Access Television, Channel 22's membership drive will take place from Nov. 5-11. The week will highlight all new
programming, special entertainment features and public announcements from favorite Durangoans.
From Nov. 7-10, the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, will
screen "Amandla: A Revolution in Four Part
Harmony," a film on the songs of the anti-Apartheid
movement and "Horns and Halos," a documentary exploring the unlikely connection between a U.S.
president, a discredited author and an underground publisher. "Amandla" shows at 7:45 p.m. with
matinees at 3:45 p.m. on the weekend and "Horns and Halos" shows nightly at 6 & 9:45 p.m.
385-1711 for details.
The Durango High School Thespian Troupe 1096 will
perform "Les Miserables" on Nov. 6, 7, 8 & Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the DHS Theater.
A matinee will also be held Nov. 15. The production features the work of 94 cast and crew members.
259-1630, ext. 105 for details.
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery will host a
coordinated exhibit of multimedia works by local
artists Debra Greenblatt and Shan Wells. The exhibit
entitled "Glossadymi" runs through Nov. 13 and includes metaphorical statements about the natural
environment, dealing with the disadvantages of television and, in collaboration with local poet
Wanda Wilson, a light and sound display about the beauty of the Aegean. 247-7167.
Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., will present an
exhibit by California photographer David H.
Collier through Nov. 19. Collier, a graduate of the
Brooks Institute of Photogra-phy, has won numerous awards and competitions. His vivid color
photographs of the American West are a contemporary approach to a familiar subject. His varied use
of techniques and filters gives his medium- and large-format work special impact. 382-8355.
Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., shows " Ranch Families: Culture
of America ," an exhibit featuring
photographs and artwork of southwest Colorado ranch families by Jenny & Greg
Gummersall.259-2402 for details.
Pianist Hoyle Osborne plays "Transcendental Ragtime" at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main
Ave., from 5:30-7 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. on weekdays except Sundays. 247-4431 for details.
The Center of Southwest Studies hosts the "Images of the Southwest" juried photography show through Nov. 7 in the Exhibit Gallery. The
center also presents "Cross Cultural Threads: Pueblo,
Navajo and Hispanic Textiles of the Southwest" through Nov. 7. This collection features The Durango Collection`AE,
which spans eight centuries of weaving traditions in the Southwest. The center is also presenting
the Artistry of Mata Ortiz in the Exhibit Gallery. Regular gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays
through Fridays. 247-7456 for details.
Acoustic Durango returns to Haggard's Black Dog Tavern on Nov. 13 with performances by
singer-songwriters Marilyn Kroeker, Peggy Mann and Thom Rader.
A film festival
to benefit the FLC Environmental Center takes place
on Nov. 14 at the Smiley Theatre and will feature screenings of "Chairs of Fire," "French Fries to
Go," "True Fans," and "We Arent' Blocking Traffic, We Are Traffic!"
"Focused," the latest ski
film from Matchstick Productions, will show Nov. 15 at the Abbey Theatre.
Nordic Ski Ball returns on Nov. 15 to the Double
and the Hi Beams play vintage country and rock at
Storyville on Nov. 15.
The Fort Lewis College Foundation hosts the second and
final Stars Over Fort Lewis College fund-raiser
on Nov. 15. This event features live and silent auctions of
ceramic stars autographed or decorated by politicians, celebrities and athletes.
Corps will hold an information meeting on Nov. 18.
259-5547 for details.
The River Mist Learning Community will host a day of arts and culture at the Abbey Theatre on Nov. 22. The event will feature organic lunch,
live music, children's activities, drum and dance with the Matam Collective, and more. 385-4098
Hinojosa returns to Durango
What: A concert with Tish Hinojosa
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
This weekend, Tish Hinojosa returns for her first Durango
concert in more than five years. The singer-songwriter will take the stage of the Durango Arts
Center on Sunday, Nov. 9. Crossing many cultures and genres, Hinojosa has forged a unique style
blending her Mexican roots, a Texas upbringing and her time as a Nashville songwriter.
In 1987, Hinojosa released a self-produced cassette titled
"Taos to Tennessee," which included such enduring originals as the title track and "Amanecer," as
well as haunting readings of Peter Rowan's "Midnight Moonlight" and James McMurtry's "Crazy Wind
and Flashing Yellows." The tape would become the first of several benchmark recordings. Most
recently, Hinojosa released "Sign of Truth" in 2000 after a six-year lay-off. Last May, Rounder
released "The Best of Tish Hinojosa - Live." The compilation culls favorites from her entire
career and features her longtime backing band, including multi-instrumentalist Marvin Dykhaus, who
will accompany the singer to Durango.
Hinojosa has built a strong local following thanks in no
small part to her performances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Silverton Jubilee, but last
played for a Durango audience in 1998.
Sunday's show is put on by the Durango Society of Cultural
& Performing Arts. Upcoming DSCPA concerts include blues guitarist/singer Chris Smither on
Wednesday, Nov. 19, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a New Orleans horn ensemble, on Friday, Dec.
For information or tickets for the Hinojosa concert, call
Concert Hall hosts renowned jazz vocalist
What: A concert by Jenna Mammina
Where: The Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
When: Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
Contemporary jazz vocalist Jenna Mammina will perform at
the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College this Saturday.
A prodigy of the rich San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene,
Mammina grew up surrounded by music in the diverse ethnic and culturally rich atmosphere of St.
Joseph, Mich. At adulthood, Mammina came into her own, moving to the Bay Area and immersing
herself in the jazz scene.Throughout the '80s and '90s her popularity in clubs and at jazz
festivals blossomed. She also earned the continual praise of critics, including Phillip Elwood, of
the San Francisco Chronicle, who wrote that Mammina "radiates a feeling of ecstasy on
Mammina characterizes her music in a similar way, saying,
"It's definitely mood music. A lot of people have named their daughters Jenna because of that
Her music also has drawn comparisons with Nora Jones, a
parallel that Mammina approves of. "If people want to liken me to someone who's won eight
Grammies, that's fine with me," she said.
In addition to her concerts and popular jazz albums,
Mammina teaches her signature "Scat for Cats" workshop to gradeschool children.Built around the
idea that anyone can be a musician, Mammina inspires children to take the risk, improvise and
Mammina will perform for the local audience this Saturday
at 7 p.m. For more information on the show or ticketing call 247-7657.
Jazz infused jam hits Summit
What: Back-to-back shows from the Global Funk Council
Where: The Summit, 600 Main Ave.
When: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 & 8 at 9:30 p.m.
The California-based Global Funk Council returns to the
Summit this weekend for back-to-back shows. The band plays jazz-influenced rock and funk
punctuated by incendiary moments of improvisation. The combination results in a dance party vibe
overlaid with enough musical theory mastery to impress the most well-trained ears.
The recipe appears to be working. In a review of the band's
first album "Keep on Pushin'," Jambase.com commented, "I hear the sound of 1978 or so, smoothed
out, positivity-laden soul jazz that flirts with the current electronic revolution."
Of the band's live performances, Mountain Times wrote, "Global Funk
Council is funky in a way that will encourage unbridled dance floor gyrating but also has a sense
of what makes jazz jazz.'"
Global Funk Council features Anthony Smith on keyboards,
Jonathon Stoyanoff on bass, Josh Suhrheinrich on guitar and Ryan Krieger on drums. A hard touring
act, Global Funk Council has tallied more than 400 shows in the last two years, sharing the stage
with the likes of Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, Melvin Seals, the Radiators, Merle Saunders and
The band will take the Summit stage at 9:30 p.m. on both
nights. Call 247-2324 for details.