Jul 22, 2011

Remembering Laurel, Hannah, Zoe and Lucy

It's hard to say goodbye to friends. We join our hearts with all those who mourn the loss of Laurel, Hannah, Zoe, and Lucy Constantinides.We felt lucky to have them and Alex as part of our Fine Arts Center family.

The two older girls were students at Bemis School of Art and we will all miss them and their joyful creativity. If you feel so moved, please join us in donating to www.halftheysky.org at Alex's request in lieu of flowers.This is an organization that is integral in improving the conditions for children in Chinese orphanages waiting to meet their “forever families."

The Constantinides sitting in Monument Valley Park
Bemis Instructor Gabriella Christians shared these photos of the Constantinides family dancing at our recent Buckwheat Zydeco concert. And this is how we'll remember them: full of love and laughter, dancing with good friends.
Dancing to the sound of Buckwheat Zydeco

Jul 19, 2011

Top 3 Reasons Why This Week's Colorado Farm and Art Market is the Best One Yet

1. The first round of super-fresh, locally grown tomatoes will make their 2011 debut at the market Wednesday.

2. You can win a 4-pack of tickets to the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long just by checking in at the Information tent.

3. Colorado Farm and Art Market attendees get FREE admission at the FAC museum from 3-7 p.m. (See Elevated Perspective: Paintings by Joellyn Duesberry and Brett Weston in the East and Westplus the 74th Anniversary Exhibit on the first floor.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Colorado Farm and Art Market
3-7 p.m. | FAC Sculpture Garden at the corner of Dale and Cascade

Win a pack of 4 tickets to Sing-A-Long Sound of Music!

There are two ways to win a pack of 4 tickets to Sing-A-Long Sound of Music screenings August 4-7.

1. Share a YouTube or Vimeo video link with us of you singing your favorite song selection from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical, The Sound of Music. We'll draw one lucky winner on Friday, July 29 who will get 4 tickets to take friends or family to this fun-filled, costume contest-included, sing-your-heart-out event at the Fine Arts Center. You may sing as beautifully as Julie Andrews, but we're not judging the winner based on merit; it's a random drawing.

2. Check in at the Colorado Farm and Art Market tomorrow at the information booth to be entered in the market drawing. No, you don't have to sing. But you can if you want to.

To be eligible, entrants must enter by 7 p.m. MDT Wendesday, July 27. Video entrants must submit a Vimeo or YouTube link with contact information. Winners will be randomly drawn on Friday, July 29, 2011 and announced at 2 p.m. on Facebook, Twitter, and again in the Aug. 3 FAC weekly e-newsletter.

Enter to win the blog sing-a-long by posting a link to your Sound of Music video in the comments below. You must give us some way of contacting you if you win. Winners must be at least 14 years old.

Jul 14, 2011

Youth Rep Video: Dancing in Monument Valley Park

Youth Rep students took a break from a busy rehearsal schedule to dance with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band in Monument Valley Park. Youth Rep performs their 2011 shows July 21-24.

Jul 12, 2011

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

Limited Engagement
Aug. 4-7, 2011
Thursday & Friday at 7 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets $20
Call 719.634.5583 or buy online here!

Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start) ...

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. This inventive evening of entertainment has played worldwide; even filling the Hollywood Bowl – 18,000 people – three times.

FAC Performing Arts Director Scott RC Levy describes it as "a family-friendly version of the late-night Rocky Horror Show screenings."

Songs from The Sound of Music have become standards in the American songbook, including the title song, Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and Do-Re-Mi.

An interesting 75th Anniversary note, The Trapp Family Singers – the von Trapps of Austria depicted in the film – performed on the stage at the FAC in the late 1930s.

The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments pack’ containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.

Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! And really, wouldn't you feel left out if you didn't bring a costume?

Jul 6, 2011

Last Chance to win the Buckwheat Zydeco Truly Grand Prize Giveaway!

The crowd at last year's concert on the lawn
OK folks. The weather report is in, and next Thursday is shaping up to be a beautiful day for an outdoor concert in Monument Valley Park. If you don't have tickets yet, you can pick them up here.

This Saturday, we'll announce the GRAND PRIZE winner, who gets all of this truly grand prize:

  • Two free tickets to the show
  • Premium "Pick of the Park" seating
  • VIP parking with a pre-pass that gets you early entrance
  • $25 gift certificate to our concert restaurant sponsor, Springs Orleans. 
The winner for the grand prize will be drawn and announced Sat. July 9. So how do you enter here? Leave us a comment on this blog post about why you enjoy zydeco music. Make sure that we have your first and last name and some way to contact you in case you win. Good luck! We'll announce the winner on Facebook this Saturday afternoon!

Jul 1, 2011

Youth Rep Update

Tonight we are delighted that our Theatre Journeys students will be presenting their summer program for friends and family here at the FAC. They've filled our halls with excitement, music, and loads of tap dancing.