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Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 10/11/17

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” …

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Sonya's Sampler

Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

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Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” Oct. 20 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct. 21 (2 p.m.): “Great Women of Song from Billie to Bette.” Tickets: Reserved seat — $25-$35, 303-794-2787, ext. 213, townhallartscenter.org. The center is located at 2450 W. Main Street in downtown Littleton.

Voices West

“Reel Time: This is Not a Rerun” brings the 39-year-old Voices West (formerly Littleton Chorale) back to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, with movie music. Tickets at the door, ($18/$15), info: 303-973-9593.

Authors on tour


Douglas County Libraries and the Tattered Cover Bookstore will present well-known authors in November: Jason Segal, “Nightmares,” for middle grade children on Nov. 4 at Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, and Dan Brown, “Origins,” on Nov. 15 at Denver Marriott Tech Center. Also, at the libraries: Ausma Zahnat Khan, “The Unquiet Dead,” at Lone Tree, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27; Dan Hampton, “The Flight,” at Phillip S. Miller, Castle Rock, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Michael Connelly, “The Lincoln Lawyer” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at James H. LaRue Branch, Highlands Ranch. Registration required on all. DCL.org.

Own an Original call for artists

Littleton Fine Arts Board invites artists to submit entries for the 2017 Own an Original show (the 52nd annual), which will run Nov. 17 to Jan. 7. Entry deadline is Oct. 20. See Callforentry.org.

Parson plus Parson

“Counterpoints,” a joint exhibit of works by father and son artists Charles and Collin Parson, opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 14, running through Dec. 15 in Museum Outdoor Arts’ Indoor Gallery, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Outdoor sculpture by the pair is on exhibit at Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, through Aug. 9, 2018. Admission is free.

ACC ceramic artists

“Spirit of Inspiration” is a tall ceramic sculptural piece, located at the Arapahoe Community College Arts and Design Center, in front of the Ceramics Department, 2400 W. Alamo Ave., Littleton. ACC Public Art Program is sponsor. Student artists include: Kari Erickson, Gina Famularo, Rita Garritson, Mandy Henebry, Jane McCulloch, Susan Mullen, Anita Pajon, Annet Robben, Vicky Smith, Sheila Steinberg, Laurie Tompkins.

`Sibelius Inspiration’

Finnish musicians Jussi Makkonen and Nazig Azezian will perform “Sibelius Inspiration,” a program intended for adults and children, at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by the Finlandia Foundation of Colorado and Finlandia Foundation National as part of a year-long celebration of Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917. Info: 303-347-1765.

`South American Journey’

Englewood Arts presents the Trio Cordilleras in “South American Journey,” with Thomas Heinrich, cello, Elizabeth Kipper, violin, and Alejandro Cremaschi, piano, at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Tickets: $20/$15/free 18 and under, available at the box office an hour before the program or at englewoodarts.org, 303-806-8196.

Colorado Book Awards

Submissions are now open through Jan. 8, 2018 for the 27th Annual Colorado Book awards, according to Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book. Awards for books published in 2017 or the last two months of 2016. Guidelines and entry forms at: coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit. Categories: anthology, biography, childrens literature, creative non-fiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, young adult literature. Volunteers needed to serve as selectors and judges.

Arapahoe Philharmonic

“Holst: The Planets” and Bingham: “Dichotomy I and II,” (World Premiere of Commission) will be featured by the Arapahoe Philharmonic, conducted by Devin Patrick Hughes, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the orchestra’s new venue, the Fisher Auditorium at Englewood High School, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. Jonathan Bingham is composer-in-residence this season. He won the Vincent C. LaGuardia Composition Competition. Tickets, 303-781-1892, office@arapahoe-phil.org.

`The Foreigner’

The popular comedy, “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue plays in the Black Box Theatre at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadworth Blvd., Arvada, from Oct. 13 to Nov. 18. Tickets: arvadacenter.org, 720-898-7200.

`Navajo Textiles’

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has published a new volume highlighting 57 Navajo weavings in the Crane American Indian Collection. An introductory program will be presented by Laurie Webster at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Ricketson Auditorium, at the museum, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Tickets: $8 member, $10, non-member. Book sale and signing. Some textiles will be exhibited. DMNS.org.

Western art

American Museum of Western Art, the Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Place, Denver, presents “Writing the West — Water” at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 in collaboration with Lighthouse Writers Workshop (one of a series of monthly programs). Also: “Artful Insight: Eanager Irving Couse” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. Advance tickets recommended: anschutzcollection.org.

New at the DAM

“Her Paris,” opening Oct. 22 at the Denver Art Museum, is a collection of works by women artists in the Age of Impressionism, 1850-1900. More than 80 paintings by 37 artists. The museum is at the intersection of Broadway and 14th Avenue Parkway in downtown Denver. Timed entry tickets, denverartmuseum.org.

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