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The Denver Brass – A Celtic Tapestry at Newman Center for Performing Arts

20140316-162754.jpgWow… “hearing [really] is believing!”  We had the opportunity* to see Denver Brass perform yesterday, and it was fabulous!  This particular show was very unique in that it was not just The Denver Brass, but performances from various others to make up the Ancient Threads… simply put, it was fabulous!



Artists and performances included Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drums, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, Wick School of Irish Dance, Todd Teske – Tenor, and Iain Hyde & Joanna Hyde – Fiddles.  What a treat just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  The music, the dancing, the bagpipes, and all the costumes reminded me of my time in Ireland and Scotland.

20140316-162824.jpgAll in all, what a great show, and performance.  Amazing talent right here in our own backyard.  The venue wasn’t too shabby either.  The Newman Center for Performing Arts on DU’s campus is a perfect venue.  You can check out all their other presentations and shows too!  This particular show for The Denver Brass, along with all their other shows are very kid-friendly, and definitely are for all ages.  I even saw a toddler who was mesmerized, and held very still during the whole show!  I high recommend checking out The Denver Brass and their entire schedule, and venues.

*Disclaimer:I was compensated wit20140316-162810.jpgh free tickets to see and hear The Denver Brass at the Newman Center for Performing Arts (Denver University).  My opinions and views expressed here are my own.






Disney on Ice, Toy Story 3 in Denver for the 1st Time and Save $4 per ticket

Howdy Partner … have you heard the buzz? Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3! The Academy Award®-winning blockbuster, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are hitting the ice in this sensational live production coming to your hometown! Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever! A few new faces join the fun, including Barbie’s groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear. It’s the biggest Toy Story experience on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as Buzz’s galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down at Woody’s Roundup. Rediscover the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 takes family fun to infinity and beyond!

Disney on Ice, Toy Story 3, is coming to the Pepsi Center* with opening night tickets on Thursday December 8, for only $15 (no code needed)  *keep in mind parking at the Pepsi Center is generally $10 with surrounding lots offering the same or cheaper spots.

Donate a new, unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots in the Pepsi Center Box Office lobby December 1 – 11 to receive a $5 savings coupon for a Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 ticket!(Excludes Front Row and VIP seating. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Promotional period December 1-11, 2011 only. One coupon per ticket.)

Performance Schedule:  
Thursday, Dec. 8 – 7PM – *Non-VIP Tickets are only $15 for this show! (additional fees apply)
Friday, Dec. 9 – 11AM & 7PM
Saturday, Dec. 10 – 11AM, 3PM & 7PM

Ticket Prices*:  $72 (Front Row) $42 (VIP), $26, $21, and $15  Tickets are on sale through TicketHorse at www.TicketHorse.com/DisneyOnIce, by calling 1.866.461.6556 and at the Pepsi Center Box Office.

*Service charges and handling fees may apply

Additionally, you can get discount tickets by just using the code FFA at check-out at the link:  www.TicketHorse.com/DisneyOnIce (Valid only Fri, Dec. 9 and Sat, Dec. 10 at 11am & 7pm; and Sun, Dec. 11 at 11am; excludes Front Row and VIP seats).

Don’t delaythis is the first time Toy Story 3 on Ice has come to Denver, so get your tickets by clicking on either of the pictures or the link- performing only on the days noted above.


Straight No Chaser charms Denver – Ooohhh, Ahhh Cappella!!

I was lucky enough to be able to see, hear, and even meet ‘Straight No Chaser’ (SNC) a 10-member (all male) A Cappella singing group in Denver on Thursday October 20, and they were fabulous.  It was a good show with one intermission and was roughly 2-hours of singing, dancing, and antics.  The singing group is super talented, of course, the fact that they are all very good looking doesn’t hurt either, and the entire show is PG so kids are welcome.  And, yes, they let you videotape, photograph, and encourage you to share with your friends.  Their website is a great place to share comments, photos, and stories.  

Ryan & Randy

My previous post on SNC was written a few months back when I did not know much about them but had only seen a DVD with their music well, now, I am here to say, I am a true fan!  The show was amazing and they performed two encores, one being their popular ’12 days of Christmas’ which is so hilarious and well-sung too.  I have been to three concerts now this year, and I was most

impressed with how they sit down at a table afterwards to meet each fan- not a single one turned away.  Exhausted, and beat, they still rustle up energy and enthusiasm to meet with their fans after the show, to autograph, to say hello, shake hands, and simply be their fabulous selves- down to earth and friendly. Did I mention they will follow you on twitter and write you back too?  Yes, that is the type of talent you are dealing with here – make no mistake, the fame has not gone to their heads and they are still the college guys from Indiana University who are ready to respond to you, answer your questions, and just be themselves.

The show is great and if you can catch them at a venue near you, I definitely would.  Don got a lot of attention at the Buell theater in Denver because he is from Littleton.  I was very impressed with the diversity of this group too and their backgrounds.  You can check out their bios at:  http://www.sncmusic.com/bio/ and get to know each of the members.

Pic with Rome, Mike, and Seggie

Amazing time with my amazing friends and my new ones too!





LEAD: Michael; L to R: Randy, Don, Ryan, Walter, Tyler, Jerome, Dave, Seggie, and Charlie