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‘America’s Musical Journey’ on IMAX screen at museum

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 2/20/18

“America’s Musical Journey,” a new 40-minute, 3D IMAX film, opened on Feb. 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. The …

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Sonya's Sampler

‘America’s Musical Journey’ on IMAX screen at museum

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“America’s Musical Journey,” a new 40-minute, 3D IMAX film, opened on Feb. 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. The film follows singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces America’s music, following the footsteps of Louis Armstrong through colorful locales and cultures — including a stop at Red Rocks. For tickets and time information,s ee dmns.org or call 303-370-6000.

Dinnertime

First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., invites its community to a free monthly dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. Cooked by volunteers, the menu includes: honey mustard chicken with noodles, herbed green beans, tossed salad with apples, fresh fruit and hand-held deserts (aka cookies!). No reservation required. Information: 303-798-1389, fpcl.org/dinner.

`Pradhanica’

Indian Kathak Dance and world percussion will fill Lone Tree Arts Center’s stage at 8 p.m. on March 3. The Indian classical dance form features solo dancer Jin Won with a musical ensemble African djembe, Spanish cajon and Indian sitar. Won collaborates with maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil to present the percussion-driven work. Tickets: 720-509-1000; 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree; lonetreeartscenter.org.

Littleton High School artists

Students from Littleton High School — some IB and others not, all enrolled in a studio class taught by Jennifer Jeanelle — will exhibit their work from March 6 to 18 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. They will learn about preparation and installation of an exhibit, in addition to fine-tuning individual works for public display. A public reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. March 14. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 303-795-0781.

Ellington

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, directed by Art Bouton of Lone Tree, will perform “Music of Duke Ellington” at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: $24/$29, parkerarts.org, 303-805-6880.

Board member wanted

The board of the Castle Pines Arts and Cultural Foundation has an open position on its five-member board and seeks a new volunteer board member with an interest in the arts to help bring cultural opportunities to the community: authors, musical performances, scholarships and summer children’s theatre. Contact Gaylynn Abram: gabram99@aol.com or castlepinesarts.org for an application.

Colorado Choir

Hear the Colorado Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m., March 2 and 3 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. The program will include works by Chilcott Strop, Franck and Christiansen as well as spirituals and other favorite works. Tickets: $20/$15. Coloradochoir.org, 303-892-5922.

Denver Concert Band

The Denver Concert Band, directed by Jacinda Bouton, will perform “Up Away!,” a concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tim Hudson will be guest artist. Tickets: lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000.

Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra

The Lone Tree Symphony, also directed by Jacinda Bouton, will perform with Young Voices at 7:30p.m. March 2 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Choral performance plus child-themed symphonic pieces such as Debussy’s “Children’s Corner.” Tickets: lonetreesymphony.org, 720-509-1000.

Lincoln’s words

Chautauqua performer and historian John Voehl will embody Abraham Lincoln at 2 p.m. Feb 26 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. 303-795-3961.

Patsy Cline

“Always Patsy Cline” will be presented by BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe, Boulder, March 10 to April 1. Featured: Norrell Moore as Patsy and Alice K. Meyers at Louise, presenting Cline’s all-time hit songs, with a bit of history. Tickets: bdtstage.com, 303-449-6000.

Oscar Wilde

Firehouse Theater presents “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” by Moises Kaufman through March 17 at 7653 E. First Place, Denver. Owen Niland directs, Andrew Uhlenhop plays Wilde. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23/$20, firehousetheatercompany.com, 303-562-3232.

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