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A Tony Award-nominated revival of the Oscar Wilde comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be broadcast in high definition at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Eileen & Paul Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.This farcical comedy of mistaken identity ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette, with dashing men-about-town pursuing fair ladies. The play stars British actor Brian Bedford as the formidable Lady Bracknell. Taking on this opposite-gender role, Bedford recently was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for best performance by a leading actor in a play. The production is nominated for a Tony for best revival of a play, as well as for best costumes.”The Importance of Being Earnest” was captured live from the Broadway stage for limited screenings. David Hyde Pierce will host the special performance, taking viewers backstage for special behind-the-scenes peeks and interviews. Admission is $5 for teachers and students and $15 for adults. For information, call (970) 453-6757. Tickets will be available at the door.More information on this production is available at: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/broadway/theimportanceofbeingearnest/

Longtime Summit County Colorado musician Jim Salestrom will be performing on the Ellen DeGeneres show at 3 p.m. today with Dolly Parton on Denver’s KUSA.The Emmy Award winning songwriter is playing guitars, banjo and singing in Dolly’s band on her 2011 Better Day World Tour. The tour will have two segments in the U.S. and various dates July through December in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Salestrom has been friends with Parton since 1977 and was previously in her band for 11 years.

Enjoy an inspiring morning worship service with music provided by NRO alumni Joel Schut, violinist and Jeanie Dedrick Kramer, music director and organist at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 100 S. French St., Breckenridge, on Sunday.Please join Rev. Christy Shain-Hendricks for the 8 AM or 10:30 AM services, as these musicians join together in sharing their gifts of music with the parish community. Enjoy this strong connection between the NRO and St. John’s!!Joel Schut is a 2009 and 2010 alumni with the National Repertory Orchestra. He won the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s Albert A. Stanley Medal, the school’s highest honor. Since graduating from there, he moved to Boulder to pursue a master’s degree in orchestral conducting. Joel’s goal includes using his love for conducting, performing and teaching to “enrich lives and communities through music.”Jeanie Dedrick Kramer was trained as an organist and classical pianist in New York. Prior to moving to Silverthorne in 2007, she served as a church organist in New York since 1967. She is a retired teacher, who currently provides private piano and organ instruction in Summit County and also serves as the music director and organist at St. Patrick’s in Vail.Joel is excited to “pay it forward” and give back to the community. It’s his way of saying, “thank you for the NRO and the support that St. John’s provides musicians throughout the summer.” Every Tuesday, the NRO musicians enjoy a fabulous dinner at St. John’s, while they’re in Breckenridge during the summer concert season.Schut and Kramer will be performing “Tchaikowsky’s Theme from the Fifth Symphony,” among other selections by Bach and Mozart. Their postlude during this Memorial Day weekend will be “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” For more information, call Kramer at (970) 468-6566.


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