On Saturday, September 30, one of the premiere string quartets in the world will be performing at The Old Gallery in Allenspark. The famed Takács Quartet, which has been the recipient of three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, Disc of the Year at the inaugural BBC



Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Masontown has followed up their self- titled debut six-song EP with a fine full-length recording called, In This Time. The band has put themselves “in this time” with this CD, which puts them directly “in time with the times.” They have placed themselves in position to be one of the best new acoustic bands in the area with this release and their special live performances.

The band played a concert in Lyons at the Sandstone Park series last week with relaxed confidence and great ability; they appeared “comfortably loose.” The audience loved their choice of tunes and showed their appreciation for good music. For a relatively new band their songs were tight and sounded like they were being offered by a band that has played them for a long time. Masontown, as a band, won second place at last year’s RockyGrass Festival, while


By Ken Singer
For the last decade or so, the RockyGrass Academy, which precedes the annual festival at Planet Bluegrass, has become one of the “hottest tickets” around. Eager musicians of every stripe dream of the opportunity to “learn from the masters.” This year, eight Lyons residents joined the two hundred and seventy students and instructors in advancing their musical skills. The students in attendance are not only musicians from Colorado and across the country, but

By Bonnie Auslander
Born in Denver. Childhood in Monument and Lyons. In May, settled in Estes Park.

Such peregrinations are perfectly common for human Coloradans, but they’re more unusual for art works.

Unless the art work in question is a public sculpture, specifically Denver-based artist’s Reven Swanson four-foot-tall outdoor sculpture known as New Dancing Moon VIII. Crafted from mild steel and fused glass, it radiates both serenity and playfulness.

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