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"Wyoming Signatures" features author interview

The semi-monthly University of Wyoming television series, “Wyoming Signatures,” will feature segments on clean air initiatives and a popular Wyoming author. The public affairs program will air on KCWC, Wyoming Public Television, at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23. Critically acclaimed Wyoming mystery author C.J. Box is a special guest on this week’s show. Known for
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Andy Warhol Foundation announces gift

On October 16, 2007, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced the 20th Anniversary Photographic Legacy Program. What this means is that 183 college and university art museums across the U.S. will receive part of 28,543 original Warhol photographs that are valued in excess of $28 million. According to foundation president Joel Wachs,
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"Oystergrass" prepares for 2008 festival

We just received a promotional CD from the Oyster Ridge Music Festival in Kemmerer. It’s a nifty five-minute overview of the festival and its many performers, including L’Angelus, Victor Barnes Insurgent Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Lander, Crooked Kill, and Menage. As long-time performer Robin Kessinger says on the CD, festival attendance increases every year, with
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"Oystergrass" prepares for 2008 festival

We just received a promotional CD from the Oyster Ridge Music Festival in Kemmerer. It’s a nifty five-minute overview of the festival and its many performers, including L’Angelus, Victor Barnes Insurgent Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Lander, Crooked Kill, and Menage. As long-time performer Robin Kessinger says on the CD, festival attendance increases every year, with
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Noted Wyoming sculptor dies in L.A.

On Saturday, the Casper Star-Tribune announced the death of Robert Russin, the renowned Wyoming sculptor and creator of the large bust of Abraham Lincoln located at the summit of I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne. He died Thursday in Los Angeles.Russin, 93, was an art professor at the University of Wyoming for almost four decades, beginning
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Read freely on Bill of Rights Day

The Bill of Rights Institute celebrates “Bill of Rights Day” each Dec. 15. Its web site has resources to help educators teach about the Bill of Rights in the classroom. Here are some of the web site’s resources: “You will find Founders Online, which includes audio clips, biographical essays, classroom activities, and videos on our
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Rousing concert series in Evanston in 2008

The 2008 Uinta County Concert Series begins Friday, January 25 and runs through Friday, May 23. The Young Musicians Festival, also held during this time on March 7 and 8, encourages musicians of all ages and abilities, from young beginners to adults and teachers to perform. Each performance is evaluated by visiting clinicians and open
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"The ‘M’ Word" selected as theatre finalist

From a UW press release: The University of Wyoming’s original production of “The ‘M’ Word” has been selected as one of five Region VII finalists for the 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Written by professor and playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs (a 2005 Governor’s Arts Awards recipient) and directed by professor Lee Hodgson,
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"The 'M' Word" selected as theatre finalist

From a UW press release: The University of Wyoming’s original production of “The ‘M’ Word” has been selected as one of five Region VII finalists for the 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Written by professor and playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs (a 2005 Governor’s Arts Awards recipient) and directed by professor Lee Hodgson,
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Carbon County lectures continue into 2008

The lecture series, The Power of Place: Legacies of Carbon County continues January through March, 2008 at the Carbon County Higher Education Center, 705 Rodeo Street in Rawlins. The lectures are being recorded and archived at CCHEC and the Carbon County Museum. Soon they will be available as podcasts on the CCHEC website. Time for
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