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Arts & Entertainment briefs

Summit High School (SHS) Grupo Intercultural de Padres presents International Film Night at 7 p.m. today in the Summit High School auditorium. The movie is called “Valentn” and is the story of an 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother. He is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving. Made in Argentina: In Spanish with English subtitles. (PG-13). Refreshments will be available for purchase, and childcare will be provided for children 3 years of age and older. Donations are encouraged. Call Teresa Antnez at (970) 368-1110 for more information.

Breckenridge photographer Diana Sabreen will show her work in the lobby of The Breckenridge Theater (also known as The Backstage Theater) through March 8. The exhibit features photography from Diana’s recent trip to Kenya, local adventures and journeys around the globe. Diana recently returned from Kenya where she taught photography for her nonprofit project, “Shoot Cameras Not Guns.” The project focuses on teaching photography in conflict and post-conflict areas as a tool for social change, self-expression and peace-keeping. Locally, Diana shoots weddings, events, portraits and adventure sports. More of her work can be seen at and

After only four years, the arts service group Artspace is already providing economic and cultural dividends for visual artists. INSPIRATIONS on Thursday, February 24 at Two Rivers Winery Chateau, 2087 Broadway in the Redlands, showcases new artwork by gifted youth and talented professionals, from 11 a.m.. to 7 p.m. This show highlights work of art entrepreneurs by sharing their creative work, not seen in area galleries. A silent Auction will raise money for educational scholarships. At the chateau more than 65 professional and new, emerging artists exhibit new work in collaboration with 95 talented youth and students from EIGHT area schools. It becomes a unique event with generations of artists working together and sharing their creative expressions with the public. Artspace is open to new members in every media of fine arts and fine crafts. The nonprofit shares the belief that the “working artist studio” turns passions into art businesses. Artist entrepreneurs, like other professionals, need education, support, and exhibition opportunities to jump start their art businesses. That’s why the mission of the organization, to incubate the growth of the art and individual artists, enhances the cultural and economic vitality of our community. For more information, call (970) 640-8177 or visit the website at

Mardi Gras meets the mountains with a masquerade ball, live music and Main Street parade in Breckenridge. Mix it up this carnival season (March 5-8) with outstanding ski conditions, incredible lodging deals and a weekend-long mountain town celebration. Visit for more information.

Vail Mountain has announced that Grammy-award-winning band Train will headline the festivities at this year’s Spring Back to Vail. Spring Back to Vail will boast 10 concerts in 10 days, with the festival running April 15-24. Stephen Marley, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, The Greyboy Allstars and Shpongle presents the Shpongletron Experience will also play concerts as part of the super-charged lineup of music. More bands will be announced as the schedule develops. Best yet, all concerts and events that are part of Spring Back to Vail will be offered free of admission to Vail’s guests. “Because Vail stays open later this year until Easter Sunday, we’ve re-structured Spring Back to Vail to serve the most number of our guests across the final two weeks,” said Adam Sutner, director of sales and marketing for Vail Mountain. “Importantly, we were able to do this and still keep our free admission promise to our visitors.” Fresh off their 2011 Grammy win for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for their hit song “Hey Soul Sister,” Train will play a headliner concert in Vail on Saturday, April 16. Also known for their popular hits “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels,” Train has released five studio albums in their 17 years together. Their live shows are upbeat and sure to rock crowds of all ages. Stephen Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, will take the stage at Spring Back to Vail on Saturday, April 23. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will return to Spring Back to Vail on Sunday, April 24. The Refugee All Stars played at Spring Back to Vail in 2010, and due to the overwhelming positive response to their concert, Vail has decided to bring them back for an encore performance. Formed of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War, this band’s uplifting message and beats make for a live show that is loved by audiences all around the world. Funk/jazz group The Greyboy Allstars will take the stage in Vail on Sunday, April 17. Originally a collaboration between turntablist DJ Greyboy and saxophone great Karl Denson, the band has grown to include six members and a whole lot of raw talent. On Friday, April 22, British electronica project Shpongle will present the Shpongletron Experience. The concert is sure to be a DJ set unlike anything Vail has ever seen. Currently working on their fifth album, Shpongle has sold out gigs around the globe and is known for their unique sound comprised of sampled eastern ethnic instruments mixed with Western contemporary synthesizer-based psychedelic music. I The jam-packed lineup of entertainment for Spring Back to Vail will also include bar parties, the Spring Back to Vail Expo Village and the wet ‘n’ wild World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday, April 24. For more information on Spring Back to Vail, including the full schedule of events as it develops, visit

AUSTIN, Texas – On Saturday, March 19, the SXSW Music Conference will host the panel “Vinyl Records 3.0: Challenges And Rewards,” bringing together seven music industry professionals to discuss the current state and future of vinyl records in the marketplace. Within the past five years, vinyl record sales have steadily been on the rise. According to Nielsen Soundscan, 2.2 million units were sold in 2009, marking a 33 percent increase from the year prior, which was already a landmark for the medium with sales increasing nearly 50 percent in 2008. However, vinyl record production is a multi-tiered process; independent artists looking to break into the medium for the first time and those labels reacquainting themselves with the process are still faced with a unique set of decisions and challenges. The “3.0” panel will address such concerns by moderating audience questions and discussions throughout the entire event.Panelists will discuss, in detail, the initial audio preparation, mastering, submission, manufacturing processes, print and packaging, design aspects and other details required to successfully release an album on vinyl. Emphasis will be placed on staying within budget and on schedule, while creatively expressing the musicians’ vision. For more information, visit

A live broadcast of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Iphignie en Tauride” will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. The opera is written by Austrian composer Christoph Gluck and is based on the play “Iphigenia in Tauris” by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. The dramatic story explores Greek mythology and the tale of Agamemnon’s daughter, Iphigenia. The performance is presented in high definition through a partnership between the college and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge. The show is part of the Met’s award-winning series Live in HD. The next performance will be Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” on March 19. Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and Met members, and $10 for students and children under 16. More information is available at (970) 453-5825, or

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