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Today: a taste of Tibet and more

July 25, 2008

Staff Report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN -- The activities of visiting Tibetan monks continue to educate
and entertain on Wednesday in Aspen, culiminating with an evening
talk by Sogyal Rinpoche at the Hotel Jerome.

That's not all that's going on as Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley
hit the midweek mark, though. There's plenty of live music, including
local favorites The Butchers at Belly Up Aspen, Jimmy Ibbotson in
Basalt and the final Summer of Jazz concert of the season in Glenwood Springs.

A rodeo, art openings, lectures and events for kids round out the day's events.

Here's the rundown:

Fine art
ASPEN CHAPEL GALLERY opening reception 5-7 p.m. for The Last Picture
Show, featuring watercolors by Eric Auer, Sistie Fischer, Anstis
Lundy, Cornelia Madsen, Virginia Morrow, Ruth Stone, Sue Binkley
Tatem, Georgeann Waggaman, Laurie McBride, Judy Hancock, Linda
Loeschen, Joan Engler and Arvid Johnson. The chapel is located near
the Maroon Creek roundabout, off Meadowood Road.

DAVID FLORIA GALLERY opening reception 6-8 p.m. for new works by
part-time Snowmass Village resident Allison Stewart. 525 E. Cooper Ave.

Live music
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
6 p.m. - Sinfonia ($20) Benedict Music Tent. Patrick Summers
conducts, with the Violin Competition winner. WAGNER: Overture to
Tannhäuser; WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 22;
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: Metropolis Symphony.

8:30 p.m. - A recital by the American Brass Quintet ($46) Harris
Concert Hall. MORLEY/RAYMOND MASE: Elizabethan Ayres; JOAN TOWER:
Copperwave; ERIC EWAZEN: Symphony in Brass; BRAHMS/BRIAN FENNELLY:
Three Chorale Preludes, op. 122; GORDON BEEFERMAN: Brass Quintet
(World Premiere); GABRIELI/RAYMOND MASE: Venetian Canzoni. Tickets at
Harris Hall, Wheeler Box Office or call 925-9042.

THE BUTCHERS with MARK NUSSMEIER 10 p.m. Local rock band at Belly Up
Aspen, 450 S. Galena St. No cover.

JIMMY IBBOTSON 7 p.m. Former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member performs
in Triangle Park, Willits, as part of Basalt's Summer of Music
series. Free. Outdoors. Bring a blanket and beverages.

DEVON MEYERS 7-10 p.m. Singer/songwriter. White House Pizza, 801 Main
St., Carbondale.

KEVIN MAHONGANY'S KANSAS CITY REVUE 7 p.m. Two Rivers Park, Glenwood
Springs. Vocalist Mahogany and his band play the songs of Big Joe
Turner to close out the Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz concert series. Free.

WALT SMITH 6:30 p.m. Jazz piano every Wednesday at Fin's Grille & Raw
Bar, 710 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Theater
CRIMES OF THE HEART 7:30 p.m. at the tent in Rio Grande Park. Theatre
Aspen presents a preview performance of Beth Henley's Pulitzer
Prize-winning play about three sisters returning home to Mississippi
for a surprising, touching and comic reunion. Preview tickets are
$20, available at Aspen Show Tickets in the Wheeler Opera House,
www.aspenshowtickets.com or call 920- 5770.

Lectures
WILLIAM BAUER "Buying, Selling and Trading in Indian Country" 5:30
p.m. University of Wyoming professor speaks at Wheeler/Stallard
Museum as part of the Aspen Historical Society's summer lecture
series. Located at Sixth and Bleeker. $5 donation suggested.

TIMOTHY HECKMAN "The Dark Side of the Force: Black Holes and the
Lifecycles of Galaxies" 6:30 p.m. in Paepcke Auditorium. Heckman is a
professor at Johns Hopkins University. Free.

SOGYAL RINPOCHE 6:30 p.m. Hotel Jerome, Grand Ballroom. The topic:
"Practical Wisdom for the Modern World." Open to the public; Tickets
are $45, available at Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler,
www.aspenshowtickets.com or call 920-5770.

FYI
TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONKS from the Ganden Shartse Monestary in southern
India are in Aspen through Monday, July 28, giving public dharma
talks, empowerments, blessing ceremonies and constructing a sacred
sand mandala at the Elliot Yeary Gallery, 419 E. Hopkins Ave. A
Tibetan hospitality tent and gallery is open daily in the Gondola
Plaza. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., a prajnaparamita puja (heart sutra
ceremony) will take place the Aspen Chapel ($20). For a complete
schedule of events, visit www.gadenshartsetour.org/aspen.htm.

SNOWMASS RODEO 7 p.m. at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds, Snowmass
Village. Includes team roping, dally ribbon roping, bareback bronc
and saddle bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing. Gates open at
5 p.m. for pre-rodeo activities including barbecue, full bar,
vendors, mechanical bull, kids attractions. $16 adult, $10 kids
11-15, and free for ages 10 and under. VIP tickets closer to action
are also available. 923-8898.

ASPEN'S DARK SIDE 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, in historic
downtown Aspen. Follow the light into the darkness of Aspen's past
with stories of ghosts, murder and mayhem on this 90-minute evening
walk. Presented by Aspen Walking Tours. Tickets available at the
Wheeler Opera House or call 948-4349.

For kids
PHYSICS IS FOR KIDS BARBECUE 5-7 p.m. Aspen Center for Physics, 700
Gillespie St. Free outdoor barbecue for kids and adults on the lawn,
with burgers, hot dogs, lemonade, volleyball, geodesic domes and
pyrotechnics followed by a talk by an eminent physicist aimed at ages
10 to adult. Tonight, it's Chris Impey discussing "How Big Is the
Universe and Who Else is Out There?" Sponsored by the Aspen Science
Center and the Aspen Center for Physics.

FAMILY SING-ALONG AND STORYTELLING 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday on the
Snowmass Village mall. Join master storytellers and croonin' cowboys
as they bring the West to life in this free, early evening activity
for families. Light refreshments are served.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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