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Summit County arts & entertainment briefs

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It’s time to “Fall into Reading” at the Summit County libraries. Book Bingo, a reading game for adults 18 and over, starts Sept. 6 and runs through Nov. 30. Pick up a Book Bingo card at any branch of the library. One completed BINGO line earns a treat and an entry into the grand prize drawing for an E-reader.For more information on any upcoming events at the Summit County Libraries, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at; visit; add our Facebook page to your favorites; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

The National Repertory Orchestra will present a special performance by internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jon Kimura “Jackie” Parker Saturday, September 10 at 5 p.m. at The Keystone Lodge & Spa, grand ballroom.Parker will perform with his wife, award-winning violist Aloysia Friedmann. They will present a program featuring everything from Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and Grieg’s “Notturno” to the 18th Variation from Rachmaninoff’s “Paganini Rhapsody.” Expect a tango, a samba, and a breathtaking performance of the Finale from Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata.This program is being held in conjunction with the Fall for the Arts weekend, presented by the Arts for the Summit group. Regular tickets are $35 and $100 for premium concert which includes premium seating plus a post-concert reception and personal meet and greet with the artists. Experience mini spa treatments while enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Parting gift will be presented by Organic Male Skin Care. $15 for students 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call (970) 453-4825 or go to To learn more about Mr. Parker go to

In Doo Wop Denny’s own words:”Yes, I’m a one-man-show, and I accompany the MIDI computer background music with my guitar and vocals to create the ‘virtual band’ sound. I have created background Midi tracks in my Florida studio, and I play and sing along with whatever song I select, based on the audience and the mood.”On Friday, I’ll be doing the 50s/60s with lots of up-tempo oldies rock & roll including Dion, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Chuck Berry, plus some slow dancin’ for romancin’ under the stars. We’ll open the second set with the Village People YMCA skit.”Home based in Florida most of the year and Colorado during summertime, the DooWop Denny Show has gathered a loyal following over the years with weekly appearances at the Saltwater Cafe’ in Venice, Florida, and the Blue Spruce in Frisco, Colorado.

Billed as “the next best thing” to a Jimmy Buffet concert, Bluffett’s tribute to Jimmy Buffett & his Coral Reefer band is a must see. Bluffett is made up of a group of talented musicians who all grew up on the Caribbean sounds of Jimmy Buffett. Having such a great time performing a few songs in their shows, the Parrotheads ate it up. Before too long it became a wonderful tribute to the “Beachmaster” himself. Bluffet performs at 7 p.m. Saturday in a free show at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre.Editor’s note: Bluffett has canceled and the Beach Boys-style band Kahuna Beach Party will perform Saturday night instead.

John Denver tribute singer John Adams play a freee show at the Dillon Amphithatre at 1 p.m. Sunday.”John Adams is a FABULOUS John Denver tribute singer and plays nationwide” said Dillon spokeswoman Susan Fairweather. “When you hear his voice you will think you are hearing John Denver. This is the fourth year of the special fan appreciation concert at the amphitheatre.”Fairweather said concert-goers are encouraged to bring refreshments or picnics (including beer/wine in non-breakable containers) as no concessions will be available.More at

Frisco’s Next Page Bookstore will host a special group book discussion on National Alzheimer’s Day, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. The book is “Jan’s Story” by Barry Peterson, and it’s suggested reading prior to the event.

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