Summit County A&E briefs
Community meeting on bike race is Thursday
The Breckenridge Local Organizing Committee will host a public information session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday regarding the upcoming USA Pro Challenge finish (Aug. 20) and start (Aug. 21) in Breckenridge. Information to be covered includes general event details, neighborhood impacts, road closures, transportation and parking. An open question-and-answer session will follow. The meeting will take place in Breckenridge Council Chambers, located inside Breckenridge Town Hall at 150 Ski Hill Road.
The USA Pro Challenge will roll through Colorado Aug. 19-25, with a finish (Aug. 20) and start (Aug. 21) in downtown Breckenridge. Featuring a challenging 600-mile course, the third-annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery.
Connect online for the latest news and updates on the Breckenridge stages at breckprocycling.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/breckprocycling or on Facebook at facebook.com/breckenridgeqpc. Visit usaprocyclingchallenge.com for full event details.
Concert fundraiser today in Park County
World Music Development will present the Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels concert with supporting act Kevin Danzig at the 2013 Park County Fair today. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to South Park Friends of the Fairplay Library. Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased at http://www.worldmusicdevelopment.org, or buy your ticket for $10 at the door.
World Music Development raises funds through music events to distribute to organizations that promote peace through the betterment of society. The Friends of the Fairplay Library provide assistance to the Fairplay Library through financial assistance, support and service so that it may continue to serve the needs of the South Park community. The focused mission of the Friends of the Fairplay Library is a capital campaign to raise $1.5 million for the construction of the South Park Learning Center (home of the James B. Gardner Memorial Library). The Friends of the Fairplay Library are in the process of designing, developing and constructing a 21st century facility to educate, encourage, enlighten and entertain.
For more information, contact Saam Golgoon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Singer Showcase comes to Breckenridge
Douglas Webster, former Breckenridge resident, returns to the Riverwalk Center with his American Singer Showcase at 7 p.m. Sunday. Originating the program in Breckenridge in 1999, Webster has guided the careers of young performers now performing on Broadway, in theaters across the United States and on film and television. He made his Broadway debut in “Les Miserables” and returns to the role of Jean Valjean this season for performances in Arkansas and Arizona. Webster and his wife, Liz, still own a home in South Park.
The American Singer Seminar began in 1999 as the Breckenridge Music Institute – Musical Theater Week. That class served as the prototype for a music-theater training seminar serving pre-professional singing actors who were either in college, looking for a college program or graduating into the job market. Graduates of this program have starred on Broadway and have been nominated for Tony Awards.
Tickets to the American Singer Showcase are $15 for adults or $10 for children, general admission, and are available by calling the Riverwalk Box Office at (970) 547-3100 or visiting http://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?clientID=riverwalk. For more information on the seminar and showcase, visit http://www.americansinger.com.
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