A&E briefs: Crux returns to Dillon Dam Brewery; applications open for National Repertory Orchestra
Summit County-based band Crux will bring heavy metal, punk and plenty of rock ’n’ roll to the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 30. The band is Jason Nix on lead guitar and vocals, Kendrick Flor on drums and vocals and Ryan Nagle on bass, vocals and production. Crux lists Tool, A Perfect Circle and Metallica among its influences.
The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 262-7777 for more information.
Applications open for
National Repertory Orchestra
The National Repertory Orchestra audition tour is now up and running, and auditions are being held around the country through February.
All applicants must be 18 to 28 years old and have completed at least one year of college, university or conservatory by June 8, 2014. Woodwinds, brass and percussion are eligible to participate in the National Repertory Orchestra for one summer season. String players may re-audition and are eligible to participate in two summer seasons.
Applications are accepted online and must be accompanied by the application fee upon submission. The application fee is $75, and applications without proper payment will not be processed. Colorado auditions will be held at the University of Denver on Saturday, Feb. 1, with applications closing on Friday, Jan. 31; and at the University of Colorado Boulder on Saturday, Feb. 22, with applications closing on Friday, Feb. 21.
For more information about the National Repertory Orchestra or the audition application process, visit http://www.nromusic.com and click on “About the NRO.”
Learn to ski and ride
at Arapahoe Basin
Through the month of January, Arapahoe Basin is celebrating Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with special lesson opportunities.
Good for kid or adult first-timers only, the Super Sunday Special package includes a lift ticket, equipment rental and a beginner lesson. Visitors who purchase a Super Sunday lesson will be entitled to discounts on future lessons. Prices for adults are $99 for skiing and $107 for snowboarding, while prices for kids are $79 for skiing and $84 for snowboarding. The items in these packages can also be purchased individually, and beginner-area lift tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. 2014 Super Sunday dates are Jan. 26; and Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, and the deal is valid for morning, half-day lessons only (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).
A-Basin is also offering free one-run lessons. Visitors are matched up with instructors who learn their ability level and goals during a Black Mountain Express chairlift ride.
During one run down the mountain on terrain accessible from the Black Mountain Express lift, instructors coach relatively minor movements that make major improvements to visitors’ skiing. Sign-up is day-of, first come, first served, from 10 a.m. to noon. Remaining dates are Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and March 9.
For more information, visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com.
and After’ at DAM
The new exhibit “Fracture: Cubism and After” opens at the Denver Art Museum on Sunday, Jan. 26.
The most revolutionary and influential movement of the 20th century, cubism’s influence continues even today. Since the Renaissance, when artists had perfected the device of perspective, a painting had been thought of as a window into the world. But cubist painters understood these canvases to be painted objects themselves and rejected the idea that a pictured object rendered with traditional perspective was any more “real” than an abstraction of that object on the flat surface.
Cubist paintings were always based on things in the visible world but often showed objects fractured, as if seen from more than one point of view at once, or built up of flattened forms, like a collage (an art form invented by cubists). This rotation includes 13 paintings, ranging from “Nature Morte,” a 1914 work by Pablo Picasso, to Roy Lichtenstein’s “The Violin” from 1976.
For more information on this exhibit or others at the Denver Art Museum, visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org.
Spring Concert Series returns to Canyons
The free Spring Concert Series at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, is back for another season. Take your Epic Pass on a road trip on Saturdays and select Sundays, beginning Saturday, March 1, and ending Sunday, April 13, for free live music in the Resort Village.
The concert series begins Saturday, March 1, with Sensations for Soul, a Utah Motown, funk and soul band playing old-school classics from the Temptations to James Brown and Aretha Franklin to the Jackson 5. The band has been bringing a flavor of soul to Utah since 1987 and they know how to get a crowd going, with tight harmonies, choreographed dancing and on-stage chemistry. All concerts are free and begin at 3 p.m.
Visit http://www.canyonsresort.com for more information and a complete concert lineup.
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