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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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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[Greeley Tribune]

February a Good Month for UNC Student, Alumna

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Jessica Henderson, a UNC senior Acting major, won the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival last week in Sacramento, Calif., and will represent UNC at the KCACT national festival April 15-21 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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UNC Alumna

UNC alumna Neyla Pekarek and the band she joined after graduating, Neyla Pekarek, The Lumineers Band Memberthe Denver-based indie group The Lumineers, were nominated for two 2013 Grammy Awards. The group, which performed during the live TV broadcast of the awards on Feb. 10, received nominations in the Best New Artist and Best American Album categories.

The Lumineers are touring in front of sell-out crowds and have enjoyed multiple television appearances over the past two months including a recent performance on Saturday Night Live.

Pekarek earend her bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2010. Read more about Pekarek in the Greeley Tribune»

Fight! Work! Save!

“Sam Hetzel should be finished with the mural by the time you read this after spending a little more than three full days on it. Hetzel painted the camp, a blue sky dotted by white poofy clouds and purple mountains (because all mountains are purple, according to “American The Beautiful,” although in this case purple was also a nice contrast to the golden prairie beneath).”

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[Greeley Tribune]

The “Fight! Work! Save! 1940s Homefront” exhibit at the Greeley History Museum opens on March 16 at 10:00 a.m.–stop by and learn about the history of Greeley and appreciate the creative talents of people then and now.

Partially-completed mural at the Greeley History Museum

Former Greeley arts advocate dies of cancer

“Jil Rosentrater, the woman who helped establish many of Greeley’s artistic cornerstones, including the Union Colony Civic Center, the Arts Picnic and Centennial Village Museum, died of cancer on Sunday night. She was 65.”

[Greeley Tribune]

Learn a little bit more about her contribution to the arts scene in Greeley»