Wyoming Arts Council

Entries sought for book awards

The High Plains Book Awards committee, in affiliation with the Parmly Billings Library, announces it is accepting nominations for Best Book Award and Best First Book Award to be presented at the High Plains BookFest scheduled for October 19-20, in Billings, Mont. Nominated books must have been published in 2006 and written by a regional
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African Drums in Laramie

The University of Wyoming will host a free concert of traditional African drum and highlife dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the College of Education auditorium. The concert, part of UW’s World Music Series, will be performed by the University of Colorado at Boulder West African Highlife Ensemble, the nation’s only student group
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Pop and Opera, together at last!

Wyoming’s Karen Clift, clasically-trained soprano, and Spencer Bohren, folk singer, will perform together at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main in Sheridan. A reception will be held before the performance, at 6 p.m. at King’s Ropes’ Museum. Tickets for the performance are $25 for the concert, $50 for the
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Check out High Plains Register

A public reading will be held in the LCCC playhouse today, April 20, at noon, in honor of the publication of High Plains Register, Laramie County Community College’s literary and art magazine. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. High Plains Register is published annually by the Division of
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Thoroughly Modern Millie at WWCC

Western Wyoming Community College’s Theater and Dance Department in Rock Springs will present the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 20-21, and April 26-28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. FMI: 307-382-1721 or 382-1661.

Journey with Julianne Couch

Julianne Couch expects the publication of her book, “Jukeboxes and Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey,” from Greybull’s Pronghorn Press in June. Along with photographer Ronald Hansen, Julianne visited close to 30 of Wyoming’s most off-the-beaten path bars. The result is a travel memoir comprising essays about exotic and evocatively named watering holes such as Spotted
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Owen Wister Review release party

“Hot Off the Press 2007” will feature writers and artists who contributed to the 2007 issue of the University of Wyoming’s literary and arts publication, “Owen Wister Review,” which comes out Friday, April 20. The reading and art show celebrating the release of the new issue begins at 6:30 p.m. at Second Story Bookstore, 105
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UW series features Garnett talk

Rodney Garnett, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Music, will present “World Musical Communities” as the featured speaker for the 2007 President’s Speaker Series. Garnett’s free public presentation begins at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 24,in the College of Agriculture auditorium. A reception will follow in the College of Arts and Sciences lobby. He
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WyoPoets releases new chapbook

The release of the seventh WyoPoets’ chapbook, “Wyoming Paintbrush,” featuring 34 poems by 18 WyoPoets’ members, edited by Constance Brewer, will take place at the WyoPoets Workshop on April 28 featuring Joan Puma Bennet, a Wyoming Arts Council approved poet and presenter. Pre-order from WyoPoets web site.

WyoPoets workshop in Casper

WyoPoets workshop “When Words Have Wings,” a celebration of poetry featuring Joan Puma Bennet’s workshop, “Living to Write,” will be held Saturday, April 28, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, in Casper, WY, at the Hampton Inn. Poets who register by March 31 may include a poem to be critiqued by Ms. Bennett at no additonal
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