Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Around Town

Sun Valley Artist Series continues

Learn more about composer Frederic Chopin in a free video lecture series designed to teach how to listen and understand great music, it's history and culture with colorful lecturer professor Robert Greenberg, today, Oct. 26, from 6-7 p.m at Ketchum's Community Library.

For more information email or call 725-5807.

Legendary bluegrass band in town

Award-winning Northwest bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds will play Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum.

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. performance are $15 each, with kids 12 and under free. Call 309-1159 for details.

Reischman has been described by reviewers as one of the world's undisputed masters of the mandolin and has assembled a cohesive band that delivers a new bluegrass sound with intelligence, rich, tight harmony and virtuoso musicianship.

The band has just released its fourth critically acclaimed album, "Stellar Jays."

For more information on the band, visit

All about teens: Teen mentor to speak, family day

Former Wood River High School teacher Midge Patzer, author of the book "Teens: Unlocking Personal Power," will address the challenges of parenting teens as part of "Awkward Stage: Adolescence and Identity," an ongoing exhibit at Sun Valley Center for the Arts on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Her free talk is called "Creating Balance, Powerful Communication and Higher Self-Esteem in the Life of Your Teens."

Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 29, with Danica Mattias, from 3-5 p.m. at The Center, Ketchum, is an exercise in creating a self-portrait and offers a tour of the teen exhibit, a collection of photographs and mixed media.

Last week to catch the rabbit

Company of Fools presents "The Velveteen Rabbit" at Hailey's Liberty Theatre in a production interwoven with puppets and people making magic from the nursery of a young boy who receives the special stuffed bunny as a Christmas gift.

Final performances will be held Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m.

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