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The Sublette County Journal
Volume 4, Number 34 - 4/20/00
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PFAC Unveils 2001 Season Events
From cowboy poetry to classical ballet, there's something for everyone
by Jennifer Binning

After introducing Artist in Residence Don Kennell to the Sublette County School Board #1 during its regular meeting last Thursday, Jo Crandall of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council unveiled the tentative schedule of events for the 2000-2001 season.

Although not officially confirmed, the wonderful acappella group "The Coats" may be making a return trip to Pinedale in September. The group made a huge splash here a few years ago during their first appearance to a packed auditorium filled with excited teens and their equally enthusiastic parents. The group was previously known as the "Trenchcoats," but after the Columbine school tragedy, they changed their name to avoid any confusion with trenchcoat-wearing hate groups. All of the original members of the World Champion harmonizers are still with the group, who may, if current plans are approved by their agent, hold a workshop with the Pinedale High School Choir. The choir may sing a bit with them during the performance. If all goes well, "The Coats" may appear sometime this September.

On October 12, Irish pianist Barry Douglas, the second westerner to win the prestigious Tchaikovski International Competition in Moscow, will also return to Pinedale. Mr. Douglas drew raves from the audience when he performed Beethoven here several years ago, and plans may include an "informance" the afternoon of the show. Mr. Douglas will be playing the Goldberg Variations by Bach.

After a November 11th Black Tie and Blues fundraiser featuring Shelly & Kelly, "cowboy-ographer" and poet Charlie Hendren will arrive in Pinedale for a Saturday, January 13th performance. Mr. Hendren will be conducting workshops with classes in Pinedale and Big Piney. PFAC's Dana Tully said in an interview last week that plans include an informal dinner as well, featuring such delicacies as cowboy beans and coleslaw.

On Valentine's Day, one may take one's sweetheart to what promises to be a spectacular performance by the Concerto D Puerto Rico, one of the leading classical ballet companies in the United States. They will be performing several different pieces during the show, including Carmen, and they will be working with the Pinedale Elementary and Middle School children as well.

On Sunday, February 25th, veteran actors Anthony Zerbe (Cool Hand Luke) and Roscoe Lee Browne (the voice of Babe the pig) will present Poetry in Motion: Behind The Broken Words. This is a program where poetry, drama and comedy are intertwined into a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Finally, in late April, the Colorado Children's Chorale will wrap up the final event of the season, spending several days with middle school aged students in Big Piney and Pinedale before their program on the 25th.

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re all of this begins, the incomparable Michael Terry will be returning to Pinedale for Rendezvous, bringing with him his engaging wife, trusty steed and lots of buffalo artifacts, including a buffalo hide tipi, which are usually found only in museums.

Ms. Tully said the season brochures should be in mailboxes sometime in June, and that season ticket prices will be published then.

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