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Hawkeye Herman - Blues Educator, Performer, & Storyteller

By David McIntyre, Lyons Blueologist

My admiration and friendship with Michael “Hawkeye” Herman started around 1990, when I answered an ad in Blues Access magazine for a package of blues cards that R. Crumb had just finished of all blues artists in the

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Catching Up With Bella Betts

By Pearl Haddad
Editor’s note: Pearl Haddad will be entering the sixth grade at Lyons Middle/Senior High School next month.

I was so excited when I was asked to write the Pickin’ Sprouts column. I wasn’t sure who to write about, but then I heard about a twelve-year-old girl who just played with Mollie O’Brien in Lyons, and I

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Poetry Corner - July 10, 2014

Insatiable
Alexa DiSalvo

Drunken drawings
scribbled on skin
tattoos
I section your body
Will I ever get enough?
So, with pen I ration smooth parts
and rougher ones
the calloused palm
I read like brail
even though I know
That story
by heart
When we’re apart
I shuffle barefoot and bones
malnourished
depraved
reprimanding my indecent hunger
Still, by night hour
mouth tongue fingers
devour...
Meticulous blueprint
blurs wet
ink stains and gloss
So lost
Even though I know
That map by heart.

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Sandstone Summer Concerts Begin Next Week

The 16th Annual Sandstone Summer Concert Series begins next Thursday evening, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park. The free concerts, put on by the Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored by the Lyons Community Foundation have become a mainstay of

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“Local” Tickets Still Available!

With the announcement of the complete single-day lineup for the 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 15-17), including the final additions of Ron Pope and Ben Sollee, single-day tickets are now available at www.bluegrass.com, or (800) 624-2422. As with past years, Planet

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Local Singer Garners International Teaching Award

Lyons singer Beth Gadbaw has been honored as a teacher of excellence in the field of music education, specifically the teaching of folksongs. Gadbaw flew to Minneapolis to accept her award: The Fleurette Sweeney Fellowship, bestowed by MusicEdventures International Association of SongWorks Teachers.

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Mollie O’Brien And Friends

Hello friends and music lovers! Spring is here and High Street Concerts is excited to announce their season eleven finale, and it promises to be an absolutely fabulous show!   

Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore with Eric Thorin, and special guests Bella Betts and Steve Szymanski, on Saturday April 19, at 8 p.m., in Rogers Hall. Tickets ($15 advance, $17 day of show) are available online at www.highstreetconcerts.com, and in person at The Stone Cup.

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Telluride Lineup Is Set

Debris has been removed, repairs are being made, piles of dirt are being moved, tickets are being sold, and the lineups are set. Things are slowing getting back to “normal” for the hardworking crew over at the Planet. Let the festival season begin!

Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 41st Annual Telluride

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Quatour Des Ciels Lumineux

On Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m., in the Stanley Hotel concert hall the fabulous Quatour des Ciels Lumineux will perform for the first time with the Estes Park Music Festival.

Currently in pursuit of a Masters degree in violin performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, violinist Nina Fronjian is an active performer and teacher in the Greater Denver area.

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