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.”

Read more about this eclectic group»

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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.

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.”

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

James Hall Defies Perception of Classical Music

Greeley flutist may seem rebellious, but he simply wants to push tradition forward»

“Hall grew up in a strict, conservative household, run by parents who wouldn’t let him listen to popular music. Hall didn’t want to rebel, not yet, so he made do listening to oldies on an AM radio, the only one he had in his car.

His parents didn’t mind him playing in band, however, and even if he started a little late — he picked up a flute when he was in the eighth grade because he liked the way it sounded — he got good in a hurry. By the time he got to college, he knew he wanted a career in music, even if he didn’t know what that meant. He didn’t know he could play for a living.”

[Greeley Tribune]