December 28, 2012
Anatsui’s artwork captures the culture and history of Africa from the Akan people of Ghana to the Atlantic slave-trade. He uses different colors, textures and mediums for this exhibit to create sculptures, ceramics, wall hangings and more along with the contributions by many other artists and professors. Photo courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery.
What would your last moments look like? This upcoming exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science takes you on a tour of this and much more. Preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the last actions of victims remain in form. Casts of these forms along with jewelry, coins, household items and more will be on display, sending you back to the ancient way of life. Opening on September 14, the artifacts and exhibit will be on display through January 13, 2013. Take the journey and discover the volcanic end of Pompeii.
Photo by Museo de las Americas
For over 20 years now, Museo de las Americas has been connecting the Denver community with exquisite collections from the Americas. The exhibition, HILOS, will be on display starting this Thursday until January, but who wants to miss the opening reception. If you are wondering about the name, like I was myself… HILOS, are threads that are connecting the entire collection to the museum’s past exhibits. The artistry is going to be one- of- a- kind and we are fortunate enough to have it in our own backyard.
Photo by Denver Plein Air Arts Festival
It feels like the community is now an art hot spot, which it is indeed turning out to be. To add to all the artsy events happening around town, Denver Plein Air Arts Festival is happening from now until December 31st. En plein air meaning “in the open air” in French, allows this festival to display pieces that have been created to represent the outdoors. Over 110 pieces have been chosen for this show, and to know that there were over three hundred submitted is incredible. This festival is the largest plein air event to hit this country, so who wouldn’t want to miss it!
& ORLEANS AVENUE
Friday, December 28, 2012 – 9pm
AEG Live is thrilled to announce TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE performing live at the Ogden Theatre on Friday, December 28, 2012. Doors 8pm || Show 9pm
Since the release of their Grammy®-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their latest album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy ”Trombone Shorty” Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.” Andrews wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album, including collaborating with the legendary Lamont Dozier on “Encore,” while this time playing as much trumpet as trombone, as well as organ, drums, piano, keys, synth bass and percussion. Indeed, he played every part on the swaying, Latin-tinged “Unc.” He’s also come into his own as a singer, honoring the hallowed legacy of the great soul men of the ’60s and ’’70s. Like its predecessor, the new album turns on a rare combination of virtuosity and high-energy, party-down intensity. Among the special guests are longtime NOLA cohorts like Ivan and Cyril Neville (who bring their trademark sound to “Nervis”); Galactic’s Ben Ellman, reprising his producer’s role on Backatown (percussion on opener “Buckjump,” harmonica on “Big 12″) and Stanton Moore (drumming on “Lagniappe Part 1″ and “Part 2″); bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie and the Rebirth Brass Band (who team up on “Buckjump”) and Troy’s longtime friend Charles Smith (who adds percussion to the same track). The album also bears the fruit of more recent relationships: Lenny Kravitz (who plays bass on “Roses”), has the longest-standing bond with Andrews, discovering the then-teenage prodigy in 2005 and taking him on tour with his band. Kid Rock (whose vocal is featured on “Mrs. Orleans”) came out to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at an outdoor show early this year in NOLA, and a month later Troy joined the star onstage at Jazz Fest. Andrews played with Warren Haynes (whose eruptive solo further heats up “Encore”) at his annual benefit and again at the guitarist’s Mahalia Jackson Theatre all-star event during this year’s Jazz Fest. Ledisi (who sings on “Then There Was You”), met Troy at the 2010 Grammys, later came out to see him in New Orleans and was later featured in a segment for the landmark “Red Hot + New Orleans” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for which Andrews served as musical director. His relationship with Jeff Beck (check out his blistering solo on “Do to Me”) has blossomed since the guitar legend came toTroy’s late-night post-Jazz Fest show at Tipitina’s in 2010. That led Beck to ask Andrews to play on Jeff Beck’s “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul,” and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue joined Beck for his U.K. tour last fall.
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