Digital Underground plays free Saturday
An exhibition Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. as part of the Grand Prix excitement brings a select group of riders to downtown Breckenridge, concluding with a free concert by Digital Underground. The Paul Mitchell Progression Session’s Downtown Quarterpipe, which premiered last year, will bring snowboard rail excitement under the lights as athletes strive to walk away with cash prizes. DJ Tek will be spinning tunes during the quarterpipe session. The exhibition will be in the free lots at Breckenridge, at the corner of Watson Road and Park Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.Summit Choral Society and Community Band present joint holiday concert MondayThe free concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Donations accepted. Light refreshments will be provided at intermission.Each group will perform separately, then will join for the late Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival” and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.”The Chorus, under the direction of Ann Erdle, will sing the opening movement of Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” other selections from “Messiah,” several traditional carols and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols.”Band director James Knapp characterized the band’s segment as a family program of eclectic music. It will include traditional carols, sections of Bizet’s “L’Arlessienne Suite” and “Rhapsody on a Welsh Folk Song,” arranged by James Curnow. Doors open at 7 p.m., music will start at 7:30 p.m.Ottmar Liebert “Winter Rose” tour comes to Vilar CenterRenowned nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert will be performing a collection of traditional, classical and new songs from his latest CD, “Winter Rose.”Liebert performs such holiday classics as “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “O Holy Night.” The guitarist has also written six new songs capturing the essence of the season.The show is 7:30 p.m. at the Vilar Center in Vail Friday, Dec. 23. Tickets are $48. Call (888) 920-2787 or visit http://www.vilarcenter.org for tickets or more information.Holiday magic on ice SundayThe Denver Figure Skating Club will be entertaining the crowds at Keystone Resort Sunday at 1 p.m. The sixth annual Holiday Magic on Ice will be held on America’s largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor ice rink in the heart of Keystone Village. More than 45 individual members from the Denver Figure Skating Club will present their musical skating program highlighting the finer and more complex elements of individual skating. Also performing will be the 2005 Gold-medalist Synchronicity team. Christian Paetsch will provide music. Professional coaches Lisa May, Shellane Pasquale and Kelly Ebertowski are choreographing group performances. Along with all of these wonderful entertainers, the show will contain special opening and closing numbers.Silverthorne Pavilion presents “A Colorado Christmas” with Jim SalestromSILVERTHORNE – Colorado’s own Jim Salestrom will bring his new holiday concert program, “A Colorado Christmas,” to the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, Dec. 22, for a 7 p.m. show. Salestrom will be accompanied by local favorites Eric Moon on keyboards and accordion and Rich Lamb on upright bass, plus the possibility of some special guest performers. Tickets are on sale now at the Silverthorne Recreation Center for advance prices of $15 for adults and $5 for children. Call the rec center at (970) 262-7370. “Jim has been a staple of the Colorado music scene for over 25 years, and we’re always glad to have him back in Silverthorne,” said Maggie Butler, Silverthorne Pavilion Coordinator. “We wanted to put together a special holiday show at the Pavilion that would appeal to children, families and all of our residents and visitors. Jim’s spirit and music are infectious and a great way to get in the mood for that last rush into Christmas Day. We’re sure Jim and friends are going to give Silverthorne one of those wonderful ‘big living room’ nights Jim’s performances in Summit County have always been known for.”
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