Saturday, July 6, 2013
Jane Eyre: Bronte vs. Hollywood Class — This class will look at various versions of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel “Jane Eyre” (1848). With Professor George Butte, students will identify some key themes and features of the novel, and ask how they translate into film. Why has this novel been filmed so many times? Are there inherent limitations to this process? Why is it so difficult for films to give us the “plain Jane” that Bronte described? Students will discuss novel form, film form and Victorian feminism and look at examples from various film adaptations, ranging from Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine in 1944, to Zeffirelli’s 1996 film with William Hurt. The class will finish with a British High Tea. Butte has taught in the English department at Colorado College since 1974. He specializes in the 18th and 19th century British novel, and teaches many film theory courses, with special interests in Hitchcock and film comedy. His most recent book is “I Know That You Know That I Know: Narrating Subjects from Moll Flanders to Marnie” (Ohio State Press, 2004). Register for this class through the website https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/summerprograms/enrich-your-life-community-courses or call (719) 389-6939.
9 a.m., Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Register through the Enrich Your Life! website or by calling 719-389-6939, $40
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Power of Poetry Workshop — This one-day workshop, taught by Professor Jane Hillberry, will explore the power of poetry. Through exercises designed to uncover their most compelling material and through discussion of technique in writing, students will cultivate the ability to write poetry that has the power to connect us with ourselves and with others. Through their own writing and through reading the work of contemporary poets, students also will investigate the power of poetry to bring pleasure, to transform experience, and to enlarge understanding of one another. No prior writing experience or knowledge of poetry is necessary. Class size is limited to 12. Jane Hilberry has taught literature and creative writing at Colorado College for 25 years. She also teaches arts-based leadership development courses in the United States and Canada. Her books of poetry include “Body Painting” and, with her father Conrad Hilberry, “This Awkward Art: Poems by a Father and Daughter.” She has published a book of art criticism and biography titled “The Erotic Art of Edgar Britton” and co-authored a book on email titled “Get Smart! How Email Can Make or Break Your Career—and Your Organization.” Register for this class through the website https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/summerprograms/enrich-your-life-community-courses/ or call (719) 389-6939.
9 a.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Register through the Enrich Your Life! website or by calling 719-389-6939, $100
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Concert: Performance: Colorado Springs Conservatory Song Recital — A selection of favorite songs will be performed by the young artists participating in the 10th annual Summer Performing Arts Intensive presented by the Colorado Springs Conservatory in collaboration with Central City Opera. The performance will be held in Studio A of the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.
7 p.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Tickets: available online at csconservatory.org, by calling 719-577-4556 or at the door, $5 for students, $10 general admission
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Vocal Arts Idol — Participants in the training program of the 2013 Vocal Arts Festival introduce themselves to the audience.
7 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Tickets: available at the Colorado College Worner Desk. For more ticket information, please visit www.operatheatreoftherockies.org, $7 for students; $15 for adults; $7 for children general admission
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Concert: Blues Under the Bridge — KRCC presents Blues Under the Bridge in downtown Colorado Springs. This day-long festival is entering its seventh year, and builds on longstanding partnerships with Bristol Brewing Company, A Music Company Inc., KXRM Fox 21, the Colorado Springs Independent and the Downtown Colorado Springs Association. Headlining this year’s show are Watermelon Slim and the Workers, John Hammond, the Slide Brothers, with additional performances by Blues Caravan, DB Reilly and the Just Us League. Additionally, KRCC will host three pre-festival shows at Jack Quinn’s Pub and Restaurant, making this a nearly full week of blues in downtown Colorado Springs. Catch B.J. Esteres and Route 66 on Wednesday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m.; the Delta Sonics with Al Chesis on Thursday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and Austin Young on Friday, July 19, at 9 p.m. There will also be a happy hour party at the Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel featuring Big Jim Adams and Watermelon Slim on Friday, July 19, from 5-8 p.m. Complete festival details are available at www.KRCC.org, and www.BluesUndertheBridge.com. Or you can contact Jeff Bieri, KRCC program director and host of “The Blue Plate Special,” for contacts and details at (719) 473-4801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1 p.m., Colorado Ave Bridge, 218 West Colorado Ave.. Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Tickets: KRCC, Bluesunderthebridge.com, Independent Records and Video, www.Ticketfly.com, $$25 at KRCC with a CC ID, $$25 at KRCC for students, $$35 in advance, $40 day of show general admission
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Let’s Make a Scene — This performance of staged, costumed scenes from opera and music theater is part of the 2013 Vocal Arts Festival.
3 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Tickets: available at the Colorado College Worner Desk. For more ticket information, please visit www.operatheatreoftherockies.org, $7 for students; $15 for adults; $7for children general admission
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Performance: Colorado Springs Conservatory Scenes and Opera Performance — This performance is a world premiere of an opera about Colorado Springs founder General Palmer written and performed by students in the 10th annual Summer Performing Arts Intensive presented by The Colorado Springs Conservatory in collaboration with Central City Opera. The performance will be held in Studio A of the Cornerstone Arts Center.
7 p.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Tickets: available at csconservatory.org, by calling 719-577-4556 or at the door, $5 for students, $10 general admission
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Finding the Truth: The Process of Discovery in Writing Creative Nonfiction — The creative nonfiction writer — whether a journalist, essayist or memoirist — doesn’t merely do the research on a subject and put it all down on the page. At the heart of good creative nonfiction is the spirit of discovery, such as opening up complexity in the act of writing and accepting the possibility of a new narrative that has previously gone unrecognized. At the heart of this process lie curiosity, honesty and compassion, partnered with a deep hunger to pursue the hidden parts of a true story and an understanding of the fundamentals of good storytelling. In this one-day session, students will explore examples of memoir, personal essay and literary journalism in which creative nonfiction writers take the creative aspect seriously. Students will discuss aspects of craft that elevate these works and the writers’ openness to discovery. They will do writing exercises that encourage the creative process of pushing past surface truths to deeper meaning in their own work. The instructor will provide reading materials. Class size is limited to 18. Instructor Kathryn Eastburn is the author of two books of creative nonfiction and has worked as a journalist and personal essay columnist. She teaches creative nonfiction writing as a faculty member at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop and is a visiting professor of journalism at Colorado College. Her column, “The Middle Distance,” is broadcast weekly on public radio 91.5 KRCC. Register for this class through the website https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/summerprograms/enrich-your-life-community-courses or call (719) 389-6939.
9 a.m., Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Tickets: Register through the Enrich Your Life! website or by calling 719-389-6939, $100
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