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Bedford & Hansen play jazz in Gillette

Equality State Bookfest announces line-up

Yesterday, we received the list of authors confirmed for the second annual Equality State Book Festival Sept. 18-20 in Casper. It’s an impressive line-up, one that will lure book-lovers to Casper for a variety of panels and presentations and readings. Here’s the news thus far: Featured speaker is Wilson author Alexandra Fuller, who will speak
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"Hamlet" in Pinedale July 20

The Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company in Lander has announced that the summer 2008 touring play will be “Hamlet.” The company will perform at American Legion Park in Pinedale on Sunday, July 20. Wyoming’s homegrown Shakespeare group has performed for Pinedale audiences for the last five summers. Click here for more.

"Hamlet" in Pinedale July 20

The Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company in Lander has announced that the summer 2008 touring play will be “Hamlet.” The company will perform at American Legion Park in Pinedale on Sunday, July 20. Wyoming’s homegrown Shakespeare group has performed for Pinedale audiences for the last five summers. Click here for more.

Build A Train

The Cheyenne Depot Museum is celebrating International Museum Day, which is Sunday, May 18, 2008, with a “Build a Train” Project. Children are encouraged to create a train car using a shoebox. The train car may be any type of car, including an engine, coal car, passenger car, box car or caboose. The Cheyenne Depot
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Call for entries: 43rd annual CCAL art show

Application deadline is May 16 for the Cody Country Art League’s 43rd annual art show June 13-July 13 in Cody. Works must be shipped postpaid or delivered by June 6 to the CCAL, 836 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414. You can write for guidelines, or call 307-587-3597 or e-mail codyart@wavecom.net. The CCAL will host an
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National Poetry Out Loud competition this month

For the third year, students from across the country are convening in Washington, DC for the chance to win a $20,000 scholarship prize based on their superior ability – not to shoot hoops or hit home runs – but to recite poetry. Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students
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Poetry for April

From Ted Kooser, former U. S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006): Putting bed pillows onto the grass to freshen, is a pretty humble subject for a poem, but look how Kentucky poet, Frank Steele, deftly uses a sun-warmed pillow to bring back the comfort and security of childhood. Part of a Legacy I take pillows outdoors to
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More WyoPoMo Fun

Speaking of poetry at the Laramie County Public Library (see April 8 posts)… the Serendipity Poets of Cheyenne celebrate National (and Wyoming) Poetry Month with a public presentation from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 26, in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library. The event is free and open to the public. Bring
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"Arts and Aging Toolkit" available

Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit, written by Johanna Misey Boyer of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), describes “strategies for enhancing health in older adults through participatory arts programs.” The toolkit was published by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and
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