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Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden


Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by Cecile Chaminade with the DCB at 2 p.m. April 28 at Lone Tree Arts Center. She will be awarded a scholarship check for $2,000 and said she hopes to “become a band director and share my passion for music with the next generation.” Concertmaster Ken Kopatich and his wife, alto sax player Jo Ellen Kopatich, oversee the contest. The 90-member band, directed by Jacinda Bouton of Lone Tree, is in its 58th year and rehearses at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, where the concert will take place. Tickets: 720-509-1000,

New art technique

Artist/teacher Victoria Kwasinski, of Denver, will present a one-day workshop for members and guests of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. She will feature painting with watercolor pencils and water-soluble graphite — tools ideal for plein air painting and/or travel. Many different results are possible with this versatile technique. Registration is required: $35 members, $50 non-members (Membership costs $40 per year). Registration forms and supply list at

Englewood Historic Preservation Society

“The Alexander Blast: 90 Years Since Englewood’s Deadliest Disaster” will be presented twice on April 30 by David Gilbert and Reed Underwood: 2:30 p.m. at the Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, and 6:30 p.m. at Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood. Alexander Industries’ signature product was the Eaglerock airplane, and 11 people died when two explosions started a disastrous fire at the factory, which was located on the site that now holds the King Soopers at Englewood Parkway and Broadway. Admission to the presentations is free.

Jazz orchestra

“The Duke, The Count and Stevie too!” The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra returns to Lone Tree Arts Center for a concert at 7:30 p.m. May 11. Featuring vocalist Heidi Schmidt and music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and new arrangements of Stevie Wonder tunes, according to leader Art Bouton of Lone Tree. Tickets start at $24, 720-509-1000,

‘Save the Music!’ fundraiser

From 6 to 8 p.m. May 3, the Hank Trot Jazz Trio will perform at “Pizzza With A Purpose,” a scholarship fundraiser for Castle Pines’ Art and Cultural Foundation’s “Save the Music!” program, benefiting the Colorado Chamber Orchestra’s Elementary Instrumental Music Program which serves Douglas County elementary musicians. On May 3, California Pizza Kitchen at Park Meadows, 8343 S. Park Meadows Center Drive, will give 20 percent of your check to the Save the Music program. Includes dine-in, takeout, catering and all beverages. 720-873-0400. Find a related flyer or tell the restaurant you’re participating.

Valorie Snyder student show

Littleton painter/teacher Valorie Snyder, who instructs beginning to advanced classes at Arapahoe Community College, also holds an intermediate/advanced painting class on Tuesday afternoons at the Cliff Austin Studio at Woodlawn Shopping Center (west end of the center, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton). An exhibition of their work will be held April 28 (2 to 6 p.m.) and April 29 (2 to 5 p.m.). Information:, 303-347-9940. Snyder exhibits her own paintings at the recently opened ROX Gallery at Aspen Grove Shopping Center.

Community dinner

A free community dinner is offered from 6 to 7 p.m. April 24 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. The April menu, according to Lynda Kizer, will be a taco bar, a repeat of last year’s popular dinner, with accompaniments: green chili, chicken casserole, black and pinto beans, fresh fruit and hand-held desserts. No reservations required. Information: 303-798-1389.

Photography show

Eye of the Camera Best of Show winners from 2017 were awarded space for a two-person show, which opens on April 20 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. J.R. Schnelzer won for black-and-white and Steven Caulfield won for color photographs. A collection of their work will be exhibited through May 27, during museum hours. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.


Musicians from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra will join Wonderbound’s dancers for a new program based of poetry and music by Mozart: “Madness, Rack and Honey” will appear April 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m. at Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights ($22-$50—303-292-4700, and May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 at 2 p.m. at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: or, for the Parker shows only, 303-805-6800,

Florence Martin Day

Celebrate the first Florence Martin Day with members of the Sedalia Museum at 1 p.m. April 28 at the next-door Sedalia Fire Station, 4195 Douglas Ave., Sedalia (South on Highway 85 to Jarre Canyon Road, Sedalia, turn right to fire station and go to training room.) Phyll Porter of Littleton thinks Martin, who donated land for Daniels Park to Denver, should be recognized. “Who is Florence Martin and why is there a Daniels Park?” will address this issue: A display of items from the Martin home and a presentation by Shaun Boyd of History Colorado, speaking as Martin, will begin at 1 p.m. Light refreshments. Admission free. Community invited.

Buntport Theater

“Remembering A Knight to Remember” will revisit Brian Colonna’s comedic exploration of his childhood dreams, first presented in 2012 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Plays from April 27 to May 19 — 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 3 p.m. May 6 and 13; 8 p.m. Monday, May 6 and 14. Tickets: $18 advance, $20 at the door ($3 discount for students and seniors.), 720-946-1388.

Vocal performance

The Colorado Choir, which includes many south suburban singers, performs “Inscriptions From the Catacombs” by Norman Lockwood, with other compositions, at 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 5 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 2301 York St., Denver. or 303-892-5922.


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