Wyoming Arts Council

New York Post profiles Wyoming cowboy poets

Mark Ellwood wrote the following piece, “Spoken word, the wild, wild west way,” in the Oct. 12 New York Post. It features Carbon County WAC roster artist Chuck Larsen, his eight-year-old neighbor, Cora Wood; Cheyenne cowboy poets Michael Schroll and Dick Hart; and others. Wyomingarts tried to click on the link but it wouldn’t work
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University of Wyoming Art Museum hosts annual Gala Ball

The UW themed scooter was donated to the University of Wyoming Art Museum Gala live action by Laramie Ford, Steve and Brenda Marshall. The University of Wyoming Art museum will host its 17th annual benefit ball, “Gala 2009: A Highland Fling,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, in the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone
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Oakley Boycott of Lander lands lead role in touring production of "Cabaret"

Congrats to Oakley Boycott of Lander, a 20-year-old actor who landed her first big acting role in the Broadway touring production of “Cabaret.” Oakley has been cast in the lead role of Sally Bowles. The tour will come through Wyoming. Stay tuned for performance venues and dates. While growing up in Lander, Oakley performed in
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Oakley Boycott of Lander lands lead role in touring production of "Cabaret"

Congrats to Oakley Boycott of Lander, a 20-year-old actor who landed her first big acting role in the Broadway touring production of “Cabaret.” Oakley has been cast in the lead role of Sally Bowles. The tour will come through Wyoming. Stay tuned for performance venues and dates. While growing up in Lander, Oakley performed in
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Jenna Martinez performs at Wyoming Latina Youth Conference in Cheyenne

Jenna Martinez will perform during the Latin Jam at the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference Oct. 16-18 at Laramie County Community College. For registration forms and more info on the annual Cheyenne conference, go to http://www.lccc.wy.edu/Index.aspx?page=594

Johnson wows the crowd at National Bookfest

Mystery writer and WAC fellowship recipient Craig Johnson of Ucross was one of the presenters at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. He read his work to some 700 people who crowded into a big tent on the National Mall. His talk is featured in a webcast at the Library of Congress web site.
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Surls returns to UW for sculpture dedication

Nationally known artist James Surls will discuss his work Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. in Room 506 of the University of Wyoming’s William Robertson Coe Library in Laramie. This will be followed by a reception celebrating the installation of his newest piece, “Rolling Flower” (pictured above) “Surls is recognized America’s most important living sculptors
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More info about Milton Conference at USD

This comes from Wyoming native and University of South Dakota English prof Lee Ann Roripaugh:I would like to invite you to attend and/or help spread the word about our biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference, scheduled October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. This year’s conference theme is “Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology
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UW Symphony Orchestra

The 2009-2010 UW Symphony Orchestra Season Michael Griffith, Music Director Extraordinary… Exotic… Exploratory… Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. Spartacus Lise de la Salle, piano soloist; Roter, A Camp David Overture; Khachaturian, Spartacus ballet suite; Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 Saturday, December 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 6, 3:00 p.m. Gala Holiday Concerts Sing along
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UW Cultural Programs’ Series Continues Oct. 16 with Jazz Legend

New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint is coming back to the University of Wyoming for an encore performance. Toussaint made his UW Cultural Programs debut in 2007, and the audience was so receptive, he has been invited back. He will perform Friday, Oct. 16, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall, starting at 7:30 p.m.
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