Wyoming Arts Council

Big West Arts Festival Aug. 4-5

It’s bound to be another great event at Sheridan College as the second annual Big West Arts Festival sets to turn campus into an art, music and food lover’s paradise on August 4 and 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day and includes free music, culinary delights and the works
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Bookfest Profile: Lee Alley

Lee Alley is a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran from Wheatland, Wyoming, who now helps veterans of other wars adjust to civilian life and come to terms with their experiences. For more than three decades, Lee endured an emotionally draining silence over his fighting days in Vietnam, but he now speaks proudly, openly and emotionally
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UW celebrates twenty-five years of traveling art

The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s outreach programs, the Ann Simpson Artmobile and the Regional Touring Exhibition Service are celebrating 25 years of service to the State of Wyoming. “The Ann Simpson Artmobile is an art museum on wheels,” said Wendy Bredehoft, education curator. It is a key outreach program for the University Art Museum.
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Book TV Bus comes to Wyoming

The Book TV Bus has been touring the nation since 2005, promoting C-SPAN2’s unique weekend-long programming of nonfiction books and authors, and collecting interesting literary programming from communities around the country.

WWP play recalls 1885 Chinese Massacre

From a University of Wyoming press release: The Wyoming Writing Project will present an original play, “The Ghosts of Bitter Creek,” during a dinner-theatre performance Friday, Aug. 3, at the Trading Post/Centennial Valley Playhouse in Centennial. The production is based on the 1885 Chinese Massacre in Rock Springs, a significant event in Wyoming’s history. Due
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Big Read features "My Antonia"

From the Wyoming Big Read web site:Join thousands of people across Wyoming this fall who will read, discuss and fall in love with one book: My Ántonia by Willa Cather. It’s all part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Wyoming’s Big Read starts on September 12 when Wyoming
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Big Read features "My Antonia"

From the Wyoming Big Read web site:Join thousands of people across Wyoming this fall who will read, discuss and fall in love with one book: My Ántonia by Willa Cather. It’s all part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Wyoming’s Big Read starts on September 12 when Wyoming
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Music in the Mountains

The 5th Annual Happy Jack Music Festival will be at the Curt Gowdy State Park just east of Laramie beginning Friday, August 10, and running until Sunday, August 12. The Wilders, Songs and Brothers, Hed Win, Acoustic Mining Co., The Rawhide Bluegrass Band, and many more will be performing. FMI go to www.wyoparks.wy.us and search
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Smash Mouth at Sweetwater Fair

Thursday, August 2, Smash Mouth performs at 8 p.m. at the Sweetwater County Fair in Rock Springs. Smash Mouth formed in the mid-nineties in San Jose, California and had their first hit with the ’50s-influenced “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Other big hits from the garage-and-surfin’-influenced group include “All Star” and the 60s group, The Monkees’
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Beauty and the Beast at Casper College

Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, Casper College’s musical Beauty and the Beast is presented at 7:30 p.m. each evening on the McMurry Main Stage in the Gertrude Krampert Theatre. Tickets are $10/children and $12 for adults. Groups of 20 or more receive a $2 discount. FMI phone (307) 268-2110 or visit www.caspercollege.edu

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