How to make the most of local music and art events

Graduating student Sarah Kirby writes about her experience at UNC and Greeley.

“I did not know anyone when I moved here, but I will be leaving with dear friends and fantastic memories, most of which involve the arts scene that constitutes Greeley’s creative flair. With memories of Ben Pu’s solo acoustic performances while drinking Crabtree’s delicious beer at the Chumpkin Pumpkin, Irish Music courtesy of the Stubby Shellelaghs at Patrick’s Irish Pub on Tuesday nights and big band performances by UNC jazz students in the park, I believe no one can say that Greeley does not provide opportunities for students and community members to relax after a long workday and be entertained.”

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Inspire creativity and critical thinking

DanceEighty-five percent of working professionals agree that creative thinking is critical for problem-solving in their career, and 71 percent say creative thinking should be taught as a course, like math and science.

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New music venue coming to downtown Greeley

Moxi Theater LogoMoxi Theater is moving into the space formerly known as the Union Colony Dinner Theater–

“The Moxi Theater is The Crew Presents’ new concert venue, designed with a modern and chill atmosphere.

‘We fully expect The Moxi and the downtown area to be the hot spot in Greeley for years to come,’ Corliss said.

The Moxi’s grand opening is set for April 25 on the upstairs level of 802 9th St. and will include a “sneak peek” rock concert featuring two of Greeley’s most popular and loved bands, In The Whale and The Photo Atlas.” Learn more»

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Eclectic music group made of UNC students, alumni

“If Gersten sounds more like a coach addressing his basketball team before they storm the court, maybe that’s the idea. The By The Numbers Soundpainting ensemble, a Greeley group made up of University of Northern Colorado students and alumni, is unconventional at best.”

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Moving Earth and Water

How does someone develop the ideas for a new piece of art? World renown artists, Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton, gave Greeley Central High School students a treat of a presentation as they took students through their process of creating a meaningful piece of art–the “Moving Earth and Water” water feature outside the Union Colony Civic Center.