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.”

Read more in the UNC Mirror»

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»

[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»

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]

Greeley Arts Picnic Accepting Applications

Whether you’re a student, amateur or professional, I think you’d agree our Greeley community is filled with talented creatives!

The Arts Picnic “Park Your Art” Committee is accepting applications for artist and craft booths for the 2013 summer show. They’re due by April 22.

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Colorado Piano Festival at University of Northern Colorado

Colorado Piano Festival at University of Northern Colorado»

“The Colorado Piano Festival, hosted by the University of Northern Colorado, will be held from Nov. 17-18, 2012 at Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley, Colorado. With two days of concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and a pre-college solo piano competition, there will be exciting opportunities for music-lovers, pianists and students of all ages and levels.”

[College of Performing and Visual Arts, University of Northern Colorado]