Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Music & Poetry in Casper

Jack and Connie Wallace

ARTCORE’s Music & Poetry event kicks off this coming Monday, July 16th, in Casper. Over the next five weeks, Metro Coffee Company at 241 S. David St will host engaging arts pairings, including a writers’ open mic opportunity on July 23rd. All performances begin at 7:30 with beverages served from 7:00 to 7:30 and at intermission.

July 16: The Bower Family

Tom and Cindy Bower will host an evening featuring visual arts, music, poetry and other activities. The Bower family has long been active in many aspects of Casper arts.

July 23: Jack & Connie Wallace; Open mic for writers

Jack Wallace (violinist/fiddler) and Connie Wallace (harpist) have participated in the Wyoming music world through institutions like UW, Casper College and Cheyenne Public schools. Both play with the Wyoming Symphony.

July 30: Alicia Roberts and Charlotte Babcock

Alicia Roberts is a vocalist and Casper-native who holds a Master’s of Music and has performed in a variety of locations around the US and throughout Europe.

Charlotte Babcock a widely published and recognized Wyoming writer, who recently lectured for the Casper College Humanities Festival, where she also writes for the college’s alumni magazine.

August 6: Dem Bones Trombone Ensemble and Holly Wendt

Dem Bones has performed at a variety of occasions and its members are active in the Casper music scene.

Holly Wendt is primarily a fiction writer who holds a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University. She currently teaches writing and literature at Casper College.

August 13: Larry Neeff and George Vlastos

Larry Neeff has been playing piano since age 10 and has played across the country with famed musicians. In 1980 he won the Wyoming Songwriter contest with “Out of the Frying Pan”.

George Vlastos has been writing consistently for twenty-five years and in 2010 he received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Wyoming. He cites Larry Neef as one of the biggest influences on his spoken word performances. He is also listed on the Wyoming Arts Council’s Artist Roster.

For more information visit ARTCORE