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Apr
19
Wed
Trans-Nebraska Players to perform at Sheridan College @ The Whitney Center for the Arts
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the Trans-Nebraska Players on April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Trans-Nebraska Players feature piano, flute, violin, cello and viola. The Trans-Nebraska Players will also offer a masterclass for music students on April 20 from 3:30-5 p.m. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

The Trans-Nebraska Players have been performing together since 2010 and, partly due to their slightly unusual instrumentation, have been active performing music that is not in the mainstream. They have premiered more than a half dozen pieces, resurrected works by the old masters and reconstructed existing pieces to work for the ensemble.

The ensemble includes Franziska Brech, a native of Munich, Germany; David C. Neely, who is a professor of violin at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln; Clark Potter, who is a professor of viola at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln; Noah Rogoff, who is an associate professor of cello at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the director of the UNK String Project; and James Margetts, who is dean of essential studies and the School of Liberal Arts at Chadron State College.

Tickets cost $10 per person and $5 for students. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater or at the door. Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at WhitneyArts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
22
Sat
Live from The Met to feature ‘Eugene Onegin’ @ WYO Theater
Apr 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

“Eugene Onegin” is the story of a selfish hero who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love and a dual with his best friend.

Tickets are $21 for adults and $18 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084 or see wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Ucross new exhibit reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

Apr
24
Mon
Join community in ‘Celebrate the Arts’
Apr 24 all-day

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan Public Arts Committee, Frackelton’s and the WYO Theater have combined efforts to create a daylong celebration of the arts and artists.

The activities for the day include Dining For A Cause at Frackelton’s, the dedication of a new statue on the corner of Main and Brundage streets, an art opening of a show curated by Arin Waddell at SAGE and Spencer Bohren in concert at the WYO Theater.

Here’s a rundown of the day’s events:

• All day — Dining For A Cause at Frackelton’s to benefit the Sheridan Public Arts Committee, WYO Theater and SAGE Community Arts. One hundred percent of sales from the day will be donated to the organizations.

• 4-6 p.m. — Artist and community opening of “The Long Line: Student to Masters in Drawing,” curated by Arin Waddell at SAGE Community Arts, 21 West Brundage St.

• 5 p.m. — Unveiling of Allan Houser’s “Interconnection,” a permanent addition to the downtown public sculptures. Also, an introduction of 2017 on-loan sculptures will be given at the corner of Main and Brundage streets.

• 7:30 p.m. — Spencer Bohren concert at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Tickets are $18 apiece and available at wyotheater.com or by calling 672-9084.

Apr
26
Wed
Calmus to perform at SC @ Sheridan Collegeq
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the Calmus Vocal Ensemble on April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

This renowned a cappella quintet presents “All the World’s a Stage,” a program of music inspired by the plays and poetry of the immortal bard, William Shakespeare. You will hear songs — all in English — by composers from all over the world ranging across five centuries to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death that should please literary and music enthusiasts alike.

Excerpts from “Twelfth Night,” “Cymbeline,” “Othello” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be interspersed with settings of the sonnets. The concert will conclude with four distinct versions of the poem “Full Fathom Five” from “The Tempest.”

Composers covered will include 16th century Englishmen Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell to contemporary artists like Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Tavener, Nancy Wertsch, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and others.

The Calmus Ensemble’s five performers are from the renowned St. Thomas Church Choir School and combine a pure female soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students. They are available through the WYO Theater or at the door. Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
27
Thu
Six Appeal to perform at the WYO Theater @ WYO Theater
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Six Appeal — a vocal ensemble — will perform at the WYO Theater on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The ensemble will take the audience on a journey that spans decades of music — all performed a cappella.

Tickets to the show cost $26.50 for adults, $24 for seniors and military members and $21 for students.

For additional information on the group, see sixappealvocalband.com.

For tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Apr
29
Sat
Prism ‘17 to perform at college @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present Prism ‘17 featuring MEAT on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Joining MEAT will be the Sheridan College Flute Choir, members of the Sheridan College viola da gamba consort and Faculty MEAT.

In the 1980s, the Eastman School of Music initiated what it called a Prism Concert, a nonstop program that showcased many facets of its world-famous music program. Sheridan College continues this musical tradition.

The Sheridan College Music Ensemble of Audio Technology (MEAT) was founded in 2011 to provide an opportunity for ensemble playing to our music tech students who don’t play a band or orchestra instrument. Inspired by the Boulder Laptop Orchestra at Colorado University and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, the group makes use of handheld devices, laptops, synthesizersand other electronic instruments to create music.

The concert is free and open to the public. Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at whitneyarts.org.

SC is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

WYO Theater to host ‘A Tribute to Segovia’ @ WYO Theater
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host “A Tribute to Segovia” by Andy Hackbarth on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Guitar virtuoso Andy Hackbarth will pay tribute to the “Father of the Classical Guitar,” Andres Segovia, through an eclectic musical journey.

Tickets for the show cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students.

The event will take place in the Mars Theater and tickets are general admission.

Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Apr
30
Sun
Lions Club organizes concert @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lions Club has organized a fundraising concert for April 30 at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature the band Yesterdayze, a band that features music from the ‘60s.

The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Tickets cost $10 apiece. For additional information or tickets, call 751-6800.

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

May
4
Thu
SheridanAires to perform this week @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday and Friday.

A 1:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for each day and will include an array of songs.

The cost is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

SC to host reception for student show @ Sheridan College
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the 70th annual Sheridan College Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The opening reception will take place May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition was juried by local artist Joel Ostlind. Twenty-four Sheridan College students submitted work and 18 were selected to show. Those exhibiting are Taryn Bohlman, Shaelyn Moore Hytrek, Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wolz, Lydia Johnson, Kari Lentz, Jonathan Kibodeaux, Helene Todd, Emily Swanson, Elijah McClendon, Dylan Campbell Peterson, Diana Goodrich, David Danielson, Colleen Swan, Cecilia Riddle, Ashlee Purcella and Trudy Schoonover.

The pieces were installed by Sheridan College students Nichole Wrigley and Jonathan Kibodeaux.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
5
Fri
SheridanAires to perform this week @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday and Friday.

A 1:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for each day and will include an array of songs.

The cost is a $2 suggested donation.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 201 Smith St.

SC Symphony Orchestra to perform Friday @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman will conduct the Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra in a concert set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Friday.

The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

For additional information, see whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
6
Sat
SC Choral Department to perform @ Whitney Center for the Arts
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Choral Department will present Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” works by John Rutter and other music on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Gene Sager will serve as conductor for the choir.

For additional information, see whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
9
Tue
SC bands to offer outdoor concert @ Sheridan College
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College bands will perform in an outdoor concert Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The event will also include an ice cream social, and will take place at the Whitney Mall.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
10
Wed
Sheridan County Youth Chorale to perform Wednesday @ WYO Theater
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorale will perform with the Sagebrush Folk Dancers on Wednesday at the WYO Theater.

The show, entitled “Turn the World Around,” will feature songs celebrating the sights and sounds from around the world. The dancers will offer traditional dances from around the world.

Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Children age 12 and under get in for $3 apiece.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
17
Wed
SHS to perform Big Band Bash @ The Kalif Shrine
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Spectrum and Jazz bands will perform in a Big Band Bash fundraiser on Wednesday at the Kalif Shrine auditorium.

The bands are under the direction of Ashley Lecholat and Diane Knutson and will be accompanied by Lisa Robertson.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The performance is a fundraiser for the bands and the cost to attend is $10 per person.

The Kalif Shrine is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

May
23
Tue
SHS band concert @ Sheridan High School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform a pops concert Tuesday a 7 p.m.

The concert will be the last for the band of the 2016-2017 school year.

It will take place in the auditorium at Sheridan High School, located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
24
Wed
‘Allegiance’ to show at the WYO @ WYO Theater
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a showing of “Allegiance” on May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The film is a version of a Broadway musical about a family living through the Japanese internment in the U.S. during World War II.

Tickets are $11.75 apiece and are available at the WYO Theater box office or website, wyotheater.com. A daytime showing is also planned for junior high and high school students.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jun
3
Sat
Wyoming Baroque concert @ Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will celebrate art and music Friday with a concert by Wyoming Baroque.
Wyoming Baroque brings together nationally-known artists specializing in historically informed performances of 17th and 18th century repertoire as well contemporary compositions featuring instruments built to the same specifications. While the performers are based throughout the country, the ensemble is in residence at Sheridan College.
The concert will feature a brand new work, “The Temple,” by Sheridan’s own Mark Elliot Bergman. The Temple is based upon a H.P. Lovecraft’s short story first published in Pulp magazine in 1925. The story tells of a German U-boat officer named Altberg-Ehrenstein during World War I. After sinking a British freighter, the German U-boat crew finds an ancient, carved, ivory pendant on the body of a dead British sailor. One of the officers decides to keep the carving and soon after, members of the crew begin to go mad.
Concert tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students; they are available through the WYO Theater box office. More information can be found at WhitneyArts.org.

Jun
9
Fri
Cowboys in Concert @ WYO Theater
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Andy Nelson and Brenn Hill — Cowboys in Concert — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7 p.m. Friday.

Hill is a singer/songwriter, while Nelson is an energetic and high-spirited cowboy poet. Together they bring the Western way of life to the stage.

Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jun
10
Sat
Hay Daze @ Buckshot Saloon
Jun 10 all-day

RANCHESTER — The Buckshot Saloon in Ranchester will host Hay Daze on Saturday.

The inaugural event will begin with a parade through Ranchester at 10 a.m.

The event will also include Kona Ice, booths for children, food and drink specials.

The InstaGators and Tris Munsick and the Innocents will perform, with music starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Buckshot Saloon is located at 719 Dayton St. in Ranchester.

Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
17
Sat
American Legion jam session @ American Legion
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion will have a jam session Saturday at the post home from 7-11 p.m.

Mountain Rose will perform at the facility located at 137 N. Brooks St.

Jun
18
Sun
Big Horn Mountain Polka Club
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

Just Us Two of Billings, Montana, will provide the music. 

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.