Silverthorne welcomes ‘Jolly Demis’ tonight |

Silverthorne welcomes ‘Jolly Demis’ tonight

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The Silverthorne Pavilion opens its 2006 entertainment series today with “Jolly Demis,” a local entertainer known for delivering interactive comedy and an all-American show. In addition to headlining shows nationally, Demis has opened for “3 Dog Night,” “The Kingston Trio,” “Lee Greenwood” and “Jerry Reed.” Tickets are on sale now at the Silverthorne Recreation Center for $12 in advance or by calling (970) 262-7370. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Reggae originals, The Wailers, to play in Breck Tuesday

BRECKENRIDGE – Aston “Family Man” Barrett is carrying on the spirit of the music created by Bob Marley and The Wailers Tuesday at Sherpa & Yeti’s. The current touring entourage of The Wailers consists of some of the original members who played with the band during its heyday.

Along with Barrett, the lineup includes original members guitarist Junior Marvin, saxophonist Glen DaCosta, and trombone player Chico Chin. Each of these musicians played alongside Barrett and Marley on many recordings and live performances of the ’70s. Additional Wailers band members include keyboard player Keith Sterling who played with the late Peter Tosh. The lead singer is former City Heat vocalist Gary “Nesta” Pine, who is widely regarded as The Wailers’ best front man since Bob Marley himself.

National Western Stock Show exhibits local horseshoe collectionThe 100th National Western Stock Show, which continues through Jan. 22, is featuring the Summit Historical Society’s W.W. Boyd Horseshoe Collection. The exhibit, which usually lives in the Edwin Carter Museum and will return there after the stock show, was compiled by 1902-1904 Breckenridge mayor W.W. Boyd. Boyd was a blacksmith and served as Chief of the Breckenridge Independent Hose Fire Department in 1899.

The collection consists of 101 horseshoes, an ox shoe and a miner’s candleholder. According to the Summit Historical Society’s Linda Kay Peterson, it is considered one of the finest and most complete collections of its kind in the world. Among the exhibit are many decorative horseshoes with acid etching of elaborate scenes.The collection will be at the Horse Barn Farrier area at the stock show.The Edwin Carter Museum, located at 111 N. Ridge St. in Breckenridge, is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by special appointment by calling (970) 453-9022.

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