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Special to the Daily/Joanne Hanson

Learn about Shroud of Turin at CMC

Rudolph Dichtl will give a presentation about the Shroud of Turin, the possible burial cloth of Jesus Christ, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.

Dichtl is a physicist and retired Univeristy of Colorado professor who lives in Boulder. He was a founding member of a contingent of scientists granted unprecedented access to the Shroud of Turin in 1978 in Turin, Italy. They worked around the clock for five days to run tests and gather evidence.

The shroud is among the most controversial and enigmatic religious artifacts of all time. It is a linen sheet measuring about 14 feet by 3.3 feet, bloodstained and discolored. The brownish discoloration on the shroud forms the full-body image of a naked man bearing the wounds of an apparent crucifixion and other injuries that the Gospels say Jesus of Nazareth endured.

Dichtl will share his scientific and personal insights related to the history of the shroud and the experiments he performed to establish its origin. Take a virtual trip with him to Turin, Italy, to learn about his discoveries. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

‘Unmarried in America’ at the LDTC

As part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company Gives Back program, the LDTC will be supporting the Aspen Stage and their production of “Unmarried in America” as they raise funds to take this show to the National Community Theatre Competition in Indiana. Since this is not an LDTC production, season subscriptions may not be applied toward this benefit production.

“Unmarried in America,” by K.D. Carlson, will be performed by the Lake Dillon Theatre Company on May 17, 18 and 19. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain opens on the Sunday performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to all shows are $25 and are nonrefundable and nonexchangeable. No late seating will be allowed. Call the Lake Dillon Theatre Company at (970) 513-9386 or visit http://www.lakedillontheatre.org for more information.

Michelangelo exhibit in Denver

The Michelangelo Exhibition is currently open at Denver Pavilions, located in downtown Denver. The museum-quality exhibition will be held at the location next to H&M, the same location that formerly housed the DaVinci Machines Exhibition. This is the first time the exhibit has ever been shown in North America.

The Michelangelo Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, contains a series of Michelangelo’s most important sculptures, which are original cast reproductions created directly from the master’s works by the National Academy of Cast Making in Florence. The intention of the exhibit is to provide visitors with an unparalleled experience by immersing the viewer into the daily life of one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance.

“We are so pleased to present for the first time in America the Michelangelo Exhibition on the heels of the DaVinci Machines Exhibition,” said Mark Rodgers, north american producer and curator. “It is a rarity that two stimulating and moving exhibitions can visit the same city one after another. The Denver community has embraced the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, and we couldn’t wait to follow-up DaVinci with his contemporary, Michelangelo.”

For additional information about the Michelangelo Exhibition visit http://www.discovermichelangelo.com or call (303) 534-1335.

Breckenridge Dining Passports

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering spring dining specials at participating restaurants as a fundraiser for its scholarship program. In 2013 alone, the BRA awarded about $9,000 in scholarships to local high school students. In order to replenish this fund, the $10 donation for the passports will go toward the scholarship program. This also allows the BRA to support other community events and programs, including the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Dew Tour, various concerts and events, customer service training and the culinary kitchen at Colorado Mountain College. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through June 13. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants.

Summit High School annual Senior Art Show and Tiger Fest

Summit High School Visual Art and Video Department will be hosting the annual Senior Art Show and Tiger Fest at the school on Friday evening, May 17, from 5-6:30 p.m. The senior art students will be displaying a collection of their artwork created in one class or many classes throughout their years at Summit. Starting at 7 p.m. the video tech classes will show several videos produced by students throughout the year. Come enjoy a night of visual arts at Summit High School.

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