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Festival of Trees returns to the train museum
Concert Hall presents ‘A Leahy Family Christmas’
Concert Hall presents ‘A Leahy Family Christmas’
Fort Lewis presents trio of Christmas concerts

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The 6th annual Festival of Trees returns to the D&SNGRR Train Museum from 1-4 p.m. All proceeds directly benefit people with developmental disabilities in our area. The festival continues on Dec 4 & 5. 259-2464 for details.

Silverton Chocolates, located in the Smiley Building basement, 1309 E. Third Ave., offers free chocolate tastings from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday. 799-4481 for details.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Lee and Chad, a jazz duo, play the Edgewater Lounge, located in the DoubleTree Hotel, from 6-9 p.m. 259-6580 for details.

Singer-songwriter Levi Mullen plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Caleb Crain performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433.

The Fort Lewis College Music Department presents a Percussion Ensemble beginning at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com  for details.

Dave Mensch returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

George the Ganja Minister plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

Peter Robot, Smiley Coyote, and Lucy bring live dance, dubstep and experimental electronic to the the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Tickets go on sale for the 17th annualTrails 2000 auction. The auction is set for Jan. 20 at Olde Tymer’s and sells out quickly each year. Email Info@Trails2000.org for details.

The 35th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds from noon-5 p.m. The event continues from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 6 and includes arts, crafts, unique items, décor and more.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs will be available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Back Alley Blues plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. The Edgar Mack Blues Band plays at 8 p.m.

Greg Ryder plays the first of two shows at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Durango Recreation Center offers Girls’ Night Out, a special evening of fun for girls, ages 4-12, from 6-9 p.m. Girls Night Out will feature a variety of special activities, including baking cupcakes, doing hair, painting nails, playing games and watching a movie. 375-7313 to register.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live jazz from the Mac Jazz Trio from 6-9 p.m. DJ Wreck spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Gary B. Walker performs on jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Mark Simons performs jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Marilyn Mangold Garst performs four sonatas by Joseph Haydn on harpsichord and piano at 7 p.m. for the second presentation in the 2009-10 Recital Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. 419 San Juan Dr. The program is the second part of a Haydn Celebration on the 200th anniversary year of his death. 385-8668 for details.

Formula 151 performs at Desperado’s Bar, located in the Centennial Center near Office Depot, at 7 p.m.

CC&N, with Larry Carver, Randy Crumbaugh and Nina Sasaki, rock the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The “Bayfield Bash” meets at the Bayfield Beer Factory, 442 Wolverine Dr., at 7 p.m. The party is free and open to the public, and Bayfield community members are invited to bring a $5-$10 gift for a pre-Christmas exchange.

Dog at Large brings classic rock to the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Wild Country plays the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Donny Johnson plays country and classic rock at Virginia’s Pub, located in Vallecito, at 8 p.m. 884-4989 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts its First Friday art & music experiment with Afro Classics, Very & DJ Mowgli and live visual artists at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort hosts Benefit Day. Lift tickets are just $15 and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County and the Durango Winter Sports Foundation. As always, season passes are not valid on Benefit Day. www.skipurg.com  for details.

The Durango Elks Lodge presents its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, open to kids ages 8-13, at 9 a.m. at the Escalante Middle School Gym. 247-2296 for details.

The 4th annual Russell the MuscleCross returns 4

to Buckley Park at 10 a.m. The cyclocross race includes Singlespeed (10 a.m.), Kids (11 a.m.), Men’s A and 40+ (11:30 a.m.) and Men’s B and Open Women (12:30 p.m.) classes. The race is the 5th in the FLC Cyclocross Series. www.durangocyclery.com  for details.

The Center of Light offers a free seminar, “Mystical Interpretation of the Christmas Story,” from 10 a.m.-noon in the Durango Public Library, Conference Room #3. 882-2123 for details.

H2O Holistic Health Options hosts a free Reiki-Level One class with Laurie Gambacorta from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 375-7794 to register.

The Dolores River Brewery Holiday Arts and Crafts Show meets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the brewery. Local artists will have pottery, jewelry, fine chocolates, photography, fiber arts, handmade soaps, and more for sale. 562-4494 for details.

Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats, 21738 Hwy 160 W., hosts the La Plata County Humane Society’s “Pet Photos with Santa” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals of La Plata County. 259-2847 for details.

MixedGreensEventDesign hosts a Winter Soiree, a wedding and event showcase, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave. Visit www.wintersoiree.com  for details.

The Durango Wheel Club holds an informal group ride for all levels meeting at Bread, 42 County Rd. 250, at noon. All are welcome. www.durangowheelclub.com  for details.

A free introduction to the Sedona Method meets at 1 p.m. at The Self Heal Center, 26345 U.S. Hwy 160. 422-8001 for details.

Durango Natural Foods Co-op, 575 E. 8th Ave., hosts a 2-4 p.m. cheese and chocolate tasting with James Ranch Artisan Cheese and Silverton Gourmet Chocolates. The culinary artists will be present to meet the public and offer samples of their fine, locally produced foods. 247-8129 for details.

The Goodnight Trail Gallery, located in downtown Mancos, hosts Christmas on the Trail, a historical celebration, from 2-7 p.m. The event includes food, art and entertainment.

The Beehive hosts its grand opening celebration from 5-7 p.m. at 1027 Main Ave. The event includes live music from Baby Toro and refreshments. www.beehivelovesyou.com  for details.

Greg Ryder returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with a 6 p.m. community potluck, beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m., and the Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. with

music from Santa Fe’s Hot Tops Band. No partner is necessary, and dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome. 385-9292 for details.

Jack Tallmadge & Michael Schultz, a classic country duo, play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Lacey Black performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Dennis Wakeman hosts open mic at Guiseppe’s Restaurant, located on Goddard Ave. in Ignacio, from 6-8 p.m.

Mark Simons performs jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Cyle Talley plays acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

Greg Ryder performs a free show at The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

Durango DOT Comedy presents “A Holiday Feast,” live improv comedy, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 259-6004 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

The Edgar Mack Blues Band returns to the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Aladocious brings funk to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-close.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents DJ Spark Madden spinning from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts KDUR Cover Night, “GnR vs CCR,” at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The Fort Lewis College Cycling’s Cyclocross Series concludes at the FLC stadium with registration beginning at 9 a.m. http:/cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam session beginning at 12:30 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Waiting On Trial plays the Gospel Brunch at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Durango chapter of Food Not Bombs serves free vegetarian/veganfood starting at 1-4 p.m. at Riverfront Park in conjunction with a drum circle. durangofoodnotbombs@gmail.com

Lacey Black performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Joel Racheff returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 7 p.m. 575-418-9126 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Musica del Mundo with DJs Maize and X spinning from 8 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield hosts Ann Lincoln’s Magic Snow Show from 4-5 p.m. The free all-ages event includes comedy, magic, and juggling. 4

The Durango Youth Coalition hosts its monthly meeting from 6-8 p.m., Room 19 Reed Library at Fort Lewis College. durangoyouthcoalition@gmail.com for details.

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 6-8 p.m. & 10 p.m. midnight.

Fort Lewis College presents a showcase of its Community-Based Learning program at 4 p.m. in the Student Union’s Vallecito Room.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts open mic night from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 8 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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Tuesday8

Ruth Lambert, San Juan Mountains Association, and Jill Seyfarth, Cultural Resource Planning, will present the results of the La Plata County cultural survey, “Pioneers, Prospectors and Trout: La Plata County’s Rural Legacy,” at 10 a.m. at the La Plata County Courthouse.  The project documented 100 important historic sites and produced a historical overview of La Plata County.

The Newborn Playgroup meets from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Durango Family Center. The casual support group features a different guest speaker each week covering a variety of topics. 385-4747 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Andrew Gulliford presents an illustrated slide lecture, “Interpreting Historic Photographs of Native Americans: The New Illustrated Edition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. 375-3380 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 7 p.m.-midnight. Bands and DJs are welcome. 247-2324 for details.

Tim Sullivan plays his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Acoustic folk/pop/indie troubadours Annie Brooks and Cyle Talley split a set of originals at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield hosts “2013 and Astrology,a talk by astrologer Lyn Golberg, from 7-9 p.m. 884-2222 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Kentucky Deluxe playing from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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Wednesday9

The Green Business Roundtable continues at noon in the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Kristin Carpenter-Ogden, of Verde PR, will discuss “green public relations = transparent communications.” 259-3584 to RSVP.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

An open bluegrass jam meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. The circle gathers every Wednesday. 247-1264 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., offers a free Wellness Wednesday Talk on health, life and well-being from 6-7 p.m. 422-2032 to reserve a spot.

True Life Coaching & Retreats hosts a complimentary holiday gathering, “How to keep your sanity and have fun during the Holidaze,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Essence of Health Center, 117B CR 250 in Animas Square. 259-9040 or victoria@truelifecoach.net to RSVP.

The Durango Chess Club gathers for its weekly meeting at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, at 6:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The Center of Light will offer a “Free Time Management Class” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave. 570-9178 for details.

The Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, hosts karaoke with Steve Kahler beginning at 8 p.m.  259-9900 for details.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8: 30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Club Meds with DJ Jonezy spinning from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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Ongoing

“Déjà Vu”, an original production conceived and directed by Kari Margolis, shows at the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre. The play takes the audience into the world of dreams and shows at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3-5 & 10-12 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 6. 247-7089 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. Curated by daughter Sharon Englehart, the show focuses on the recurring pattern of horizons in her father’s work and runs through March 27. 882-5600 for details.

The Durango Art Center Art Library, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts an exhibit featuring artists and members of FOAL (Friends of the Art Library). This mixed-media show features works by Mary Ellen Long, Louise Grunewald, Barbara Tobin Klema, Deborah Gorton, Jane Steele and Pegi Peterson and runs through the month of December. 259-2606 for details.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts Holiday Show, featuring jewelry by Diane West and crystalline porcelain by Dalen Stevens, takes place at 680 Main Ave. through Dec. 15. An opening reception meets from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 4. 247-9018 for details.

The Durango Public Library hosts “Natural Elements,” an exhibit by Durango artists Margaret Barge and Susan Tait. The show runs through the end of December. 375-3380 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., features the “The Alternative Process,” an exhibition of photographic images created using antique, and often obscure, methods. The featured images are from local artist Heather Leavitt, Henk Thijs from Amsterdam, and husband and wife team Robert and Shiiko Alexander, of Florida. 382-8355 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies Gallery exhibits “Mountain Lion!” The goal of this exhibit is to create an understanding of the nature of these predators and their long, historic relation with people. Also on display is “RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado Exhibit,” a juried, traveling exhibit of 40 rare plants of Colorado. Both shows run through Fall 2010. Visit http: //swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 for details.

Business Network International offers Professional Business Builders on Thursdays at the Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Ave., at 7 a.m.; and a Referral Market Chapter meeting on Tuesdays at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave., at 11:30 a.m. 375-7794 for details. Business Connections also meets on Wednesdays at the Durango Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032 for details.

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Upcoming

Noel Night, which offers extended hours and specials at businesses along Main Avenue, returns on Dec. 10.

The Sustainability Alliance will host its annual meeting and open house on Dec. 10

Mesa Verde National Park hosts its 2009 Luminaria Holiday Open House on Dec. 10.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a Dec. 10 booksigning with Steve Larese, author of the recently-released title Durango Perspectives.

The Center of Light will offer a free screening of “Joyeux Noel” on Dec. 11 at the Durango Recreation Center.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts the Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee on Dec. 12.

A solo show featuring Bayfield artist Jenny Treanor’s found-art sculptures  will open at the Red House Gallery on Dec. 12.

The La Plata County Humane Society will host their 5th annual “Twelve Dog Days of Christmas” event from December 12-23. Local businesses sponsor a different dog available for adoption each day.

The Durango Performing Arts Co. will host open auditions for the musical “The Secret Garden” on Dec. 15 & 16. Actors ages 10 to 21 are needed.

Music legend Greg Brown will play the Smiley Theater on Dec. 17. Brown has not played Durango in over a decade.

The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s “Nutcracker” returns to the Community Concert Hall on Dec. 18-20.

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Festival of Trees returns to the train museum
What: The annual benefit for Community Connections
Where: The D&SNGRR Train Museum
When: Dec. 3, 1-7 p.m.; and Dec. 4 & 5, 1-4 p.m.

 

Durango is going to the trees this holiday season. The sixth annual Festival of Trees, a fund-raiser for Community Connections Inc., hits its stride this weekend with the final bidding on trees and wreaths and a Dec. 3 performance by Formula 151’s Dave Mensch.

Community Connections is a local nonprofit benefiting people in the area with developmental disabilities. For this current fund-raiser, the D&SNG Railroad Museum is filled with a forest of decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. Guests can bid on a tree or wreath decorated by sponsors through Dec. 5.

Dave Mensch will set the backdrop for an evening event and live auction this Thurs., Dec. 3. The F151 frontman will go on from 5-7 p.m. There is no cover for the show, but donations are appreciated.

For tickets or more information call 385-3445 or go to:

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Irish Embassy hosts End of Season Fort Lewis Soccer Celebration
What: A fund-raiser/celebration for Fort Lewis College’s top-ranked men’s and women’s soccer teams
Where: The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.
When: Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

The Irish Embassy Pub is doing its part to rally around the top-ranked Fort Lewis College Men’s Soccer Team. The local team is headed to Tampa this weekend for the NCAA Division II Final Four National Tournament in an effort to reclaim the national title for the program’s second time ever. Win or lose, the Embassy is planning a celebration/fund-raiser after the team arrives home on Sunday. The party kicks off at 5 p.m., and both the men’s and women’s soccer teams will be in attendance. A limited number of tickets are being sold. Ticket prices include food and drinks at the pub, with all proceeds going to the FLC soccer scholarship fund.
Avid supporters of soccer, the Irish Embassy viewed this as a chance to celebrate with the teams, to congratulate them on an amazing year, and to help raise money for the FLC soccer program (both men and women) for next year. Not to be overlooked, the Skyhawk Women’s Soccer made a fantastic run this season winning the RMAC Tournament for the third time in four years. Senior defender Nichole Kluk received RMAC Defensive Player of the Year, and head coach Damian Clarke was named RMAC Coach of the Year.
Led by Ireland native Interim Coach Oige Kennedy, the Men’s Soccer Team will take on Le Moyne
University in the semifinal game in Tampa at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3. The winner of that game will advance to the championship game at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Both games will be broadcast live at the Irish Embassy.
Call 970-903-5695 for more information.

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Concert Hall presents ‘A Leahy Family Christmas’
What: A show from the top Celtic Canadian powerhous
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Wed., Dec. 9. Doors open at 6 p.m.  

 

One of Canada’s most sought-after exports brings Christmas to Durango next week. A Leahy Family Christmas takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9.

Leahy is a Celtic Canadian powerhouse of eight siblings who are each a triple threat of fiddle-driven music, dance and vocals. A Leahy Family Christmas is a multi-faceted experience designed to take audiences on a sensory and emotional ride through music, dance and song. Traditional Christmas classics as well as new material will be included in the show, plus the music is interspersed with Christmas stories to engage the entire audience.

During some numbers, the family will be joined onstage by their children – just as they would at a family gathering back home in Canada.

The Leahy life story reads like a Hollywood movie: a large family raised without a television on a farm in the small town of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, where the children worked the farm by day and celebrated music and dance each evening. Indeed, their story was so compelling, it became the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary: “The Leahys: Music Most of All.” The film foretold the success that would follow.

Among the awards, Leahy has earned awards for Best New Group, Best Country Group, and Best Instrumental Album and best Folk/Jazz instrumentalist. The self-titled album “Leahy” rose to No. 4 on the Billboard world music charts.

Tickets for the show are available on the web at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the Downtown Ticket Office, located at 7th Street and Main Ave.

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Fort Lewis presents trio of Christmas concerts
What: Shows from the FLC Music Department, Durango Choral Society and Durango Youth Symphony
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.  

 

Fort Lewis College is going all out this holiday season. Three separate holidays bashes take the stage at the Community Concert Hall this week, as the Durango Choral Society, Durango Youth Symphony and Fort Lewis College Music Department ring in the Christmas season.

A Traditional Family Christmas, the Durango Choral Society’s annual holiday extravaganza, goes on at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. The family friendly performance will feature audience sing-alongs, a special appearance by Santa, the choral society’s jazz combo, and some extra special holiday surprises. Audience members can also arrive a little early and catch a silent auction at the Center of Southwest Studies, from 2-6 p.m. The sale benefits the Durango Children’s Chorale. Tickets for the concerts can be purchased at www.DurangoChoralSociety.com.

Durangoans can get their holiday started with the Fort Lewis College Music Department’s Holiday Bash this Fri., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. at the Concert Hall. As in past years, Fort Lewis’ top music students will entertain, and tickets can be purchased at www.durangoconcerts.com.

Durango’s classical youth musicians will also do their part to lift local spirits on Mon., Dec. 7. The Durango Youth Symphony’s Christmas Concert takes the concert hall stage at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at www.durangoconcerts.com.

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