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Concert calendar Bluebird Theater

Hemlock, w/ Switchpin $8

3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Box office: 303-322-2308 www.bluebirdtheater.net Friday, May 1, 9 p.m. 40 oz to Freedom (Sublime tribute band) $14 advance, $16 door

Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. Kreator $27 advance, $30 door

Friday, May 1, 9 p.m. Particle $15 advance, $20 door

The Gothic Theatre

2032 14th St., Boulder Box office: 303-786-7030 Ticketmaster: 303-830-TIXS www.bouldertheater.com Friday, May 1, 9 p.m. Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue $14

Ogden Theatre 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Box office: 303-832-1874 www.ogdentheater.net

Saturday, May 2, 9 p.m. Lenka $10 advance, $15 door

3263 S. Broadway, Englewood Box office: 303-380-2333 www.gothictheatre.com

Tuesday, May 5, 8 p.m. The Faint, w/ Ladytron $25.50 advance, $30 door

Sunday, May 3, 9 p.m. Gil Scott-Heron and The Amnesia Express $20 advance, $25 door

Friday, May 1, 8 p.m. Synthetic Elements CD release party $10 Saturday, May 2, 9 p.m. Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience $16 Sunday, May 3, 8 p.m.

Boulder Theater

Fox Theatre

Saturday, May 2, 9 p.m. Broken Bottles, w/ Reno Divorce $10 advance, $12 door

The Hi-Dive 7 South Broadway, Denver Box office: 720-570-4500 www.hi-dive.com

Wednesday, May 6, 9 p.m. Soulive $18 advance, $20 door

Sunday, May 3, 8 p.m. Vivian Girls $8 advance, $10 door

Thursday, May 7, 9 p.m. Desert Rocks the Fox music festival

Wednesday, May 6, 8 p.m. Thao Nguyen and The Get Down Stay Down $10 advance, $12 door

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What Margaret Hair thinks you should do this week:

$10 advance, $14 door

Monday, May 4, 8 p.m. Sevendust $23 advance, $25 door

1135 13th St., Boulder Box office: 303-443-3399 Ticketmaster: 303-830-TIXS www.foxtheatre.com

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Sunday, May 3, 8 p.m. 40 oz to Freedom (Sublime tribute band) $10

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A collection of art by students from elementary, middle and high schools across Routt County is featured this month at Depot Art Center. The annual Routt County Youth Art Show, presented by Steamboat Springs Art Council, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Depot. Photo by John F. Russell. — To reach Margaret Hair, call 871-4204 or e-mail mhair@steamboatpilot.com

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Today ➤ First Friday Artwalk When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Steamboat Springs Cost: Free Online: Go to www. steamboatspringsartwalk. com for a map of participating venues Why you should go: New shows this month include work by Steamboat Springs students at the Center for Visual Arts; photography of butterflies by Kim Keith at Colorado Group Realty; photos of the Yampa Valley by Kevin Olsen at Off the Beaten Path; the Routt County Youth Art Show at Depot Art Center; photography by Corey Kopischke at the new Spa/Salon; and a call-for-artists skate deck show at Urbane. See pages 6 and 7 for stories about shows opening today and a complete listing of First Friday events. ➤ Community Square Dance with the Green Ridge Mountaineers, presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council When: 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Cost: Free; admission includes refreshments and door prizes Call: 879-2214 Why you should go: Tread of Pioneers celebrates 50 years of preserving Routt County history with free community event. The Hayden-based Green Ridge Mountaineers will demonstrate basic square dancing techniques before they open up the floor to dancers of all ages. See a story about the event — which is immediately after the annual Routt County Youth Art Show at the Depot — on page 7.

Saturday ➤ 16th annual Let’s Dance program When: 7 p.m. Where: Soroco High School auditorium, Oak Creek Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children younger than 13 and seniors; tickets available in advance at the Let’s Dance studio Call: 736-2513

Why you should go: The Oak Creek dance studio presents 18 pieces in a wide range of styles, featuring dance students as young as 3 years old. See story on page 4. ➤ Whiskey Blanket, hip-hop When: 10 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill Cost: $5 Call: 879-3773 Why you should go: Boulder hip-hop trio Whiskey Blanket draws on cool jazz, soul rhythms, and well-paced rhymes for its sound, which incorporates two band members — with the stage names Sloppy Joe and Funny Biz — on string instruments. Listen to Whiskey Blanket at www.myspace. com/whiskeyblanket.

Sunday ➤ Seventh annual North Routt Chili Cook-off When: 2 to 6 p.m. Where: Glen Eden Family Restaurant & Tavern, 54737 Routt County Road 129 in Clark Cost: $10 to eat (children ages 5 and younger eat free); $10 to enter food (includes sampling of the competition; $40 maximum admission cost per family Call: The Clark Store at 879-3849 or Erick Knaus at 871-1441 for more information Why you should go: Contestants enter dishes in four categories: red chili, green chili, soups/other and desserts. Anyone interested in entering should bring 6 quarts or 40 servings of food to Glen Eden Family Restaurant & Tavern at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Those entering chili or soup in the competition need to bring slow cookers, power cords and ladles. The event includes live music, a live auction and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit North Routt Preschool and North Routt Community Charter School.

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Steamboat Today • Friday, May 1, 2009 •

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I’m not sure how to approach crafting a dish that might pass a panel of judges. So I’ve compiled a list of lessons learned from following the highly addictive cooking show television genre, featuring series such as “Iron Chef,” “Chopped,” “Top Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” ➤ Choose simple ingredients and find a way to make them more interesting. If a soup can be made with chicken instead of scallops, do that; scallops are notoriously overused on “Top Chef.” ➤ Do not cook something you have never tried before. In the dessert category, my recipe book is limited to a handful of tried-and-true cookie recipes — none of which are adapted to high altitudes — a pound cake, caramel icing, brownies from a box, and cobbler.

— To reach Margaret Hair, call 871-4204 or e-mail mhair@steamboatpilot.com.

Happy hours 3 Saddles Lounge

Cugino’s Pizzeria

Where: Sheraton Steamboat Resort When: 3 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $3 Coors and Bud drafts; $5 all well drinks and select house wines by the glass; $6 chicken quesadilla

Where: 41 Eighth St. When: 3 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $5 martini selection of the day, $4 wine selection of the day, $2 Budweiser drafts and $2.50 Jagermeister shots

Amante Coffee

Double Z

Where: Wildhorse Marketplace When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily Special: $1 off beer, wine and liquor

Big House Burgers and Bottle Cap Bar Where: 2093 Curve Plaza When: 4:20 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $1 off bottled beers; half-price appetizers

bistro c.v. Where: 345 Lincoln Ave. When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. daily Special: Half-price wine by the glass, well drinks and beer; half-price small plates

The Boathouse Pub Where: 609 Yampa St. When: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday Special: Buy one drink, get one free; $1 off appetizers (the bar runs specials nightly, including half-price appetizers on Mondays and $1 Bud drafts on Tuesdays)

Cantina Mexican Restaurant Where: 818 Lincoln Ave. When: 4 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $4 margaritas and 50 cents off bottled and draft beers

Where: 1124 Yampa St. When: 2 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $1 off pitchers, 50 cents off drafts

The Epicurean Where: 825 Oak St. When: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Special: Get a glass of wine for half price with the purchase of an appetizer

Fiesta Jalisco Where: Sundance Plaza When: 3 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $1 off bottled beers and margaritas, special prices on food

Glen Eden Family Restaurant & Tavern Where: 54737 Routt County Road 129, Clark When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily Special: $2 wine, well drinks and pints of beer; $1 off appetizers

L’Apogee/Harwigs Where: 911 Lincoln Ave. When: 5 p.m. to close Special: Wine bar menu is available daily; complimentary wine tasting from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays

Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill

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Where: Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue When: 4 to 6 p.m. daily Special: Half-price drinks and $1 tapas

Mambo Italiano Where: 521 Lincoln Ave. When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; all night Friday in the bar Special: 99-cent Bud, Sierra Nevada, 90 Shilling and Fat Tire drafts, $1.99 Guinness drafts; half-price pizzas at the bar

Mazzola’s Italian Diner Where: 917 Lincoln Ave. When: 5 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $1 off all drinks, half-price pizzas and appetizers at the bar

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore Where: 68 Ninth St. When: Wednesdays Special: Half-price wine by the glass

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Cobbler feels like the best option, unless pound cake with caramel icing makes a last-minute rally. ➤ Do not argue with the judges. This isn’t an issue at the North Routt Chili Cook-off, as there is no television audience to hold in suspense and no reason for contestant-to-judge interaction. Still, arguing never works. ➤ Don’t put something on the burner and then walk away for half an hour. This seems to happen all the time on Food Network. ➤ Don’t put bacon in dessert. Professional pastry chefs can pull it off. I can’t. Contest organizers hope for 70 entries in this year’s cook off, so there should be plenty of food available to be dished into small serving cups Sunday. Even so, be sure to get to Glen Eden within a half-hour or so of the 2 p.m. event start — a sunny day and hungry crowd wiped out several chili contestants’ dishes by about 4 p.m. last year.

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Old Town Pub Where: 600 Lincoln Ave. When: 4 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $2 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts, 50 cents off other beers and well drinks

Old West Steakhouse Where: 1104 Lincoln Ave. When: 5 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $1 off all beers and well drinks,

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Today ➤ Baroque and Blue, Knock on Wood, and Steamboat Springs High School Jazz Band, performing during a reception for the Routt County Youth Art Show When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center Cost: Free Call: 879-9008

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➤ Community Square Dance with the Green Ridge Mountaineers, presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council When: 7 p.m. Where: Depot Art Center Cost: Free; admission includes refreshments and door prizes Call: 879-2214 ➤ Superchick, Christian rock When: 7 p.m. Where: Steamboat Christian Center Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door; tickets for groups of 15 or more are $10 each; tickets available in advance online at www. steamboatchristian.com Call: 879-0063 ➤ Worried Men, classic rock covers When: 10 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill Cost: Free Call: 879-3773 ➤ DJ Also Starring, dance party When: 10 p.m. Where: The Tap House Sports Grill Cost: Free Call: 879-2431 ➤ Dave Harlan, acoustic rock When: 10 p.m. Where: The Boathouse Pub Cost: Free Call: 879-4797

Saturday ➤ Live music When: 9 a.m. to noon Where: Steaming Bean Coffee Cost: Free Call: 879-3393 ➤ 16th annual Let’s Dance program When: 7 p.m. Where: Soroco High School auditorium, Oak Creek Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 12 and younger; tickets available in advance at the Let’s Dance studio Call: Tamara at 736-2513 ➤ “’90s U Can’t Touch This” dance party (costumes encouraged), Mambo’s Mud Season Recession Relief Party Series When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Mambo Italiano Cost: $2 Call: 870-0500 ➤ Whiskey Blanket, hip-hop When: 10 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill Cost: $5 Call: 879-3773 ➤ DJ Also Starring, dance party When: 10 p.m. Where: The Tap House Sports Grill Cost: Free Call: 879-2431 ➤ Tasty Vittles, rock When: 10 p.m. Where: The Boathouse Pub Cost: Free Call: 879-4797

Sunday ➤ Live music When: 9 a.m. to noon Where: Steaming Bean Coffee Cost: Free Call: 879-3393

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Let’s Dance 5- and 6-year-old dance students, from left, Riley Jacobs, Grace Suddeth, Emily Romero, Brisa Karow and McKenna Waldron rehearse their “Big Underwear” dance piece during rehearsal at the Oak Creek dance studio Wednesday. The 16th annual Let’s Dance program is 7 p.m. Saturday at Soroco High School.

Dancing their hearts out South Routt studio members ready to perform in annual show Margaret Hair 4 Points

Each year in November, dance instructor Tamara Bereznak reserves the Soroco High School auditorium for a spring concert. The next six months are filled with weekly dancing, bonding and smiling for the South Routt residents who take classes at the Let’s Dance studio. On Tuesday evening, the nine women in Bereznak’s ladies jazz class ran through the steps of two dances: a Latin-influenced piece called “Mas Que Nada” and a Michael Jackson-inspired rendition of “Smooth Criminal.” When the curtain goes up on the 16th annual Let’s Dance program at 7 p.m. Saturday, those dances — along with 16 other pieces performed by classes ranging in age from preschool to adult — will display the effort Bereznak’s students have put in since classes started in September. “I look at the class when they enroll in September, and then I put a piece to them,”

Key points ➤ 16th annual Let’s Dance program ➤ 7 p.m. Saturday ➤ Soroco High School auditorium, Oak Creek ➤ $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 12 and younger ➤ Tamara at 736-2513

Bereznak said. The dances are tailored to the personalities of the people in the class — this year’s program includes pieces in a range of styles including jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, pre-ballet, creative and African, she said. Let’s Dance offers classes for children as young as 3 at its Main Street studio in Oak Creek. Trixie Romero, who will perform with the ladies jazz class and the adult tap class Saturday, has been coming to the studio for about five years with her daughters, 13-year-old Brittney and 6-year-old Emily. In that time, Romero — who hadn’t danced before joining the studio — said she’s overcome the initial nerves of being on stage.

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Let’s Dance students, from front, Riley Jacobs, Grace Suddeth and Brisa Karow dance during their last rehearsal Wednesday before Saturday’s show.

“I remember the first year I was so nervous I thought I was going to puke, and then the second year it was so much fun,” Romero said. At Tuesday’s rehearsal, Bereznak reminded the dancers to keep their smiles big and their joy at the forefront through the class’s “Smooth Criminal” routine, which includes the side-lean from Jackson’s famous music video.

Sixteen years into leading the South Routt dance studio, Bereznak said it’s the confidence and enjoyment she sees on stage that drives her to produce the Let’s Dance program year after year. “When you put them on stage and they’re in their smiles and they were listening and they’re so proud of what they’re doing — that’s my reward,” she said.


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Pop punk group Superchick plays at 7 p.m. today at the Steamboat Christian Center. The group has released six records on the independent Christian music label Inpop.

‘Rock What You Got’ Superchick lends Christian message to pop punk Margaret Hair 4 Points

Superchick tours can tend to be a little in your face: The pop punk band often travels with a megaphone, riling audiences with energetic tunes laced with hip-hop and dance beats. But the tour that will bring the five-piece group to the Steamboat Christian Center at 7 p.m. today is a little more rounded, said Superchick guitarist and singer Melissa Brock. “There’s a lot of heart in this show, so I think it’s something that people would like to see and would like to hear. And parents especially, when fans are just crazy all the time, parents are going, ‘What else is there?’ … I think this tour gets to why we do what we do,” Brock said. Superchick — with Tricia

Key points ➤ Superchick, Christian rock ➤ 7 p.m. today ➤ Steamboat Christian Center ➤ $12 in advance, $15 at the door; tickets for groups of 15 or more are $10 each; tickets available in advance online at www.steamboatchristian.com ➤ 879-0063 ➤ Songs off of Superchick’s 2008 album, “Rock What You Got,” are streaming at www.myspace.com/ superchick

Brock on lead vocals, Dave Ghazarian on guitar and keyboards, Max Hsu as DJ and Matt Dally on bass — appears at the Christian Center with opening acoustic rock act Tal & Acacia and speaker Rachel Hockett.

Melissa Brock talked with 4 Points about crowd participation, keeping a show’s depth and rocking faces off. 4 POINTS: How would you describe a typical Superchick show? MELISSA BROCK: I think when you come to a Superchick show you will possibly get your face rocked off. 4 POINTS: Explain. MB: We definitely have a lot of energy, and we come out with that instantly, but it isn’t like every song is jumping and high energy and crazy. … In general we are very much about crowd participation, so when people come to see us See Q&A, page 12

Mixing it up: A local’s favorite tunes Megan Mathews Age: 23 Occupation: Bartender, Old Town Pub

Peter Gabriel

Side B: 1. “Romeo and Juliet,” by Indigo Girls 2. “The Dance,” by Side A: Garth Brooks 1. “Beautiful Disaster,” 3. “Stay in Love,” by (live) by Kelly Clarkson Mathews DJ Santana 2. “Silent All These 4. “Friday I’m in Love,” Years,” by Tori Amos by The Cure 3. “Safety Dance,” by Men 5. “Starlight,” by Muse Without Hats 6. “Enjoy the Silence,” by 4. “If You Ever Did Believe,” by Depeche Mode Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks 7. “This Year’s Love,” by David 5. “The Adventure,” by Angels Gray & Airwaves 6. “Is This Love,” by Bob Marley Bonus track: “No Surrender,” 7. “In Your Eyes,” (live) by by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

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On scene Notes from around town

Making my first trips to not-so-new businesses Warm weather, for whatever reason, has the tendency to encourage me to go check out things in town that have been around for a while but that I haven’t made it into. In the past week, that’s meant visits to three Routt County businesses that aren’t exactly new — one has been open for 1 1/2 years, the second has been serving food for about a year, the third opened its doors at the beginning of April — but that offer new experiences to anyone who hasn’t stopped in: ➤ GGs Coffee Shop, Hayden: The perfect place to drink a $1 cup of medium roast coffee and use free wireless Internet access to get some writing done, GGs was relatively quiet when I was there Thursday. With a collection of comfortable furniture, tables roomy enough to use as a temporary desk and the smell of ham-and-cheese paninis in the air, the place is welcoming to regulars and to anyone passing through. ➤ Geeks Garage, above Cellar Liquors in downtown Steamboat Springs: After hearing a few recommendations from co-workers and talking about the business’s new menu with Geeks Garage and Cellar Liquors co-owner Lori Bourgeois last week, I went to the upstairs Lincoln Avenue computer café and lunch spot Wednesday. The short menu features about half a dozen sandwiches — on Wednesday, that list included a french dip, grilled roast beef and turkey with avocado and chipotle bacon mayonnaise — and a couple of salads. The Monte Cristo sandwich I ordered melted deli ham, Swiss cheese and chunky jam together on grilled bread; for $7, it came with a choice of carrots, grapes or chips. Tag on a Coke, and the total bill was less than $10. That kind of price tag is a rarity in Steamboat, and the one-woman restaurant operation reminded me of a sandwich shop I managed in college. Definitely worth a return trip. ➤ The Deep Steep, downstairs in Old Town Square, Steamboat: This seller of high-end dry teas opened April 6 on the bottom level of Old Town Square. The ladies of the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat encouraged a visit as they talked up a pre-Mother’s Day high tea the gallery is planning for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Inside the store, a wall of shelves holds tins of flavored black, green and other types of tea. You can buy in bulk to brew at home or get a to-go cup brewed in-store. I tried the peaches and cream green tea; it had a light flavor and likely would be delicious on ice. — Margaret Hair, 4 Points

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Pottery with style Student ceramics exhibit features 3-D work with a personal touch Margaret Hair 4 Points

Students in Lisa Derning’s Level 2 pottery class have a choice at the beginning of the course: hone their skills at throwing ceramics on a wheel or practice building them by hand. They learn how to build large works at angles that will keep them from cracking in the kiln, and how to spin clay in line with the laws of physics — so it doesn’t flop over or flail off the pottery wheel. “They learn all of those building techniques in pottery 1, and in pottery 2 they really start to figure out their own design,” Derning said. A display of 3-D ceramics work by Derning’s Steamboat Springs High School pottery students opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts. The show, part of First Friday Artwalk, also features work by students at Soda Creek Elementary School, Strawberry Park Elementary School, Lowell Whiteman Primary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School. Titled “A Celebration of Steamboat Youth Art,” the show includes work in a range of media, said Center for the Visual Arts gallery assistant Gabrielle Savage. “We’ve got graphite portraits from the high schoolers, we’ve got some terrific stuff from Lowell Whiteman that’s really funky; we’ve got watercolor paintings, mixed media stuff. … It’s just a very interesting and colorful show — bold and colorful,” Savage said. Derning said her students contributed about 40 pieces to the show, which will be on display through the end of May. The exhibit gives students a chance to showcase the personal styles they’ve spent the semester developing, Derning said. “You’ll see a wide range of different styles. It’s more oriented at creating your own project,” she said. Derning tries to give all her advanced students a chance to get their work out of the school and available for public viewing; the Center for Visual Arts hosted the high school’s AP studio art students in March, and East West Frame Shop hosted a one-

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Gabrielle Savage hangs a piece of youth art at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts on Wednesday morning. The gallery features work by Steamboat Springs students at a First Friday Artwalk reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

night-only display for Derning’s photography class during First Friday Artwalk in April. The Center for Visual Arts also features pieces by more than 80 local artists who show their work at the gallery year-round. Today’s reception includes child-friendly snacks.

Key points ➤ Opening reception for a 3-D ceramics show by Steamboat Springs High School students, and selections of student work from Soda Creek Elementary School, Strawberry Park Elementary School, Lowell Whiteman Primary School and Steamboat

Springs Middle School. ➤ 5 to 8 p.m. today; part of First Friday Artwalk ➤ Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 56 Ninth St. ➤ Free ➤ 846-5970


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➤ Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat hosts a “High Tea for Moms” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event features tea furnished by The Deep Steep teashop, baked goods and demonstrations by several of the gallery’s member artists. For more information, call 879-4744. ➤ Chris Erickson and the Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym host a Mother’s Day card workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children 8 years of age and older are welcome to attend. Materials for cards cost $12. Call 870-0384. ➤ Work by Hayden High School art students will be on display in the school’s lobby during a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The display features more than 100 pieces by Hayden High School art students; members of the school band will perform during the reception, which precedes the school’s annual awards ceremony. Call 276-3761 for more information. ➤ The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop invites all local artists and craftsmen to submit items to sell on a consignment basis. The museum is preparing for a new exhibit, set to open in late May, and the museum shop is adding new inventory at that time. For more information, call 870-1755 or e-mail sam@steamboatartmuseum.org.

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Janet Borden hangs a student’s artwork at Depot Art Center on Wednesday afternoon. The Routt County Youth Art Show, presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, opens at 5 p.m. today as part of First Friday Artwalk.

Showcasing student art Youth show highlights work by Routt County children Margaret Hair 4 Points

For a piece of student art to make the cut for the Routt County Youth Art Show, teacher Susan Koehler isn’t necessarily looking for something that meets class objectives. “They’re pieces that I have selected from work throughout the year,” said Koehler, who teaches art to Hayden High School students and eighthgraders from Hayden Middle School. “These are pieces that go beyond the exercise component, and I think just transcend that and become strong and interesting pieces on their own.” Hayden students contributed about 50 pieces to the Routt County Youth Art Show — presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Depot Art Center. The number of pieces each school gets to submit is based on its population, said Rachel Radetsky, events and facilities manager for the Arts Council. The show features work by stu-

dents from public and private elementary, middle and high schools in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, North Routt County and South Routt County. Koehler said her students don’t design their work with a youth art show spot in mind. But the recognition does provide motivation for those who get a chance to participate, she said. “We’re so small in Hayden, and we show art to ourselves, and this is an opportunity to take it out to the next level and to acknowledge some kids’ work in a different environment with some new people to enjoy it,” Koehler said. This year’s show has anywhere from 200 to 275 pieces of student work, making it one of the largest collections the Arts Council has received for the year-end exhibit, Radetsky said. “We have allowed schools to submit more pieces than they have in the past, which has been really great because there’s so much talent,” Radetsky said. The Arts Council’s Visual Arts Committee — a volunteer

Key points ➤ Routt County Youth Art Show, presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council ➤ 5 to 7 p.m. today, part of First Friday Artwalk ➤ Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. ➤ Free ➤ 879-9008 ➤ The Routt County Youth Art Show features work by elementary, middle and high school students from Steamboat Springs, Hayden, North Routt and South Routt public and private schools. The reception includes refreshments, live music

group responsible for planning and executing art events and exhibits at the Depot — curated the show. It is the first full exhibit at the Depot since the end of February. A deep cut in city funding and several staff changes — including the loss of an executive director and two part-time visual arts employees — affected Arts Council programming earlier in the year. “With all of the funding issues with the budget cuts from

and an interactive art activity for children. ➤ Community Square Dance, presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and featuring the Green Ridge Mountaineers ➤ 7 p.m. today ➤ Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. ➤ Free ➤ The Tread of Pioneers celebrates its 50th anniversary with a square dance featuring the Green Ridge Mountaineers. The event includes free refreshments and door prizes.

the city and grants being lower and donations being lower, the Visual Arts Committee was a creative way for us to continue these programs that have been a tradition at the Arts Council,” Radetsky said. The family-oriented reception includes live entertainment by student musicians, refreshments, and an interactive art activity provided by the Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym. See Arts, page 8

➤ Steamboat Springs photographer Jim Steinberg and his newest book, “Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road,” have been chosen as a finalist for the pictorial category of the 2009 Colorado Book Awards, presented by the nonprofit Colorado Humanities. “Scenic Byways” is also a finalist in the travel category of ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year award. The travel book combines Steinberg’s photos of Colorado scenes with Susan J. Tweit’s written depictions of them. Winners of the two contests will be chosen in the late spring and early summer. To learn more about “Colorado Scenic Byways,” go to www.coloradoscenicbyways.com, or go by Portfolio Publications at 1016 Oak St. from 5 to 8 p.m. today to pick up a discounted copy of the book. Call 879-3718.

First Friday Artwalk 5 to 8 p.m. today (all events are free): ➤ Abracadabra Gallery features paintings by Zanobia. The reception includes an open country music jam session. Call 871-8000. ➤ Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat presents an all-gallery show, featuring work by the coop’s 28 member artists in media including paintings, sculpture, fiber art, fused glass, ceramics and photography. The reception includes wine and food; the show will be up through the end of May. Call 879-4744. ➤ The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts features 3-D art by students from Steamboat Springs High School, and selections of art by students at Soda Creek Elementary, Strawberry Park Elementary and Lowell Whiteman Primary School. The reception includes child-friendly snacks. Call 846-5970. ➤ Colorado Group Realty features photography by Kim Keith; her most recent work focuses on the delicacy of butterflies. Call 870-8800. ➤ Creekside Café & Grill features abstract paintings on tile and canvas by Jan Maret Willman. The reception includes wine and appetizers. Call 879-4925. ➤ East West Frame Shop features paintings by Michelle Ideus and handmade jewelry by Gail Holthausen. The reception includes refreshments and time to meet the artists. Call 879-5225. ➤ Gallery 11 features “Images of Steamboat, Colorado and the West” by resident photographer Ken Lee. The gallery has new releases on display and is holding a print-naming contest to win a limited-edition print. Call 870-8887.

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CD reviews

Various Artists and Ben Folds “Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella”

At some point, pianist, singer and music producer Ben Folds realized his pithy pop songs are like crack to college students. The trend, he found, was particularly strong with a booming number of campus a cappella groups who were rearranging and re-recording his tracks. “Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella” is a collection of 15 songs, culled from a call for submissions of

live a cappella performances via YouTube. The Ohio University Leading Tones contribute a strong rendition of the Ben Folds Five single “Brick,” with a lead vocal performance that could make any Folds fan feel like they haven’t heard this song 7,000 times. The group also adds a little R&B breakdown bridge, which comes off significantly less cheesy than it sounds. The Mosaic Whispers, from Washington University in St. Louis, lend a stirring, well-balanced version of the semi-depressing coming-of-age story “Still Fighting It.” “The Luckiest” becomes a musical theater ballad under another Washington University group, and “Magic” sounds like a Philip Glass variation when performed by The University of Chicago’s Voices in Your Head. “University A Cappella” has more variety — and vastly better singing — than the standard Ben Folds record, and it has

more consistency than the standard student group CD. If you like Ben Folds or a cappella, this compilation will be a fresh way to listen to them. If you don’t, this compilation will be maddening and should be skipped. Rating: ★★★ — Margaret Hair, 4 Points

Bob Dylan “Together Through Life”

On “Together Through Life” — an uneven but engagingly loose 10-song set that doesn’t quite measure up to “Modern

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Times” or “Love and Theft” (2001) — Bob Dylan has come down with a case of the blues. The Chicago blues, to be precise. “My Wife’s Home Town,” one of a few throwaway cuts, pulls so blatantly from Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” that the bass-playing Chess Records house songwriter is given a co-author credit. While “Together Through Life” has more than its share of tender moments, and Dylan remains, at heart, a romantic, his third self-produced studio album also delivers the nasty sting of love gone bad and hope denied. Increasingly, the now-68year-old Dylan makes music that outwardly has less and less to do with “modern times.” “Together Through Life” continues that trend, and it still demonstrates Dylan’s ability to make music that connects with a resonating past, while speaking to the here and now. Rating: ★★★★ — Dan DeLuca, MCT

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Square dance after reception Green Ridge Mountaineers member Ann Root describes square dancing as “fun and friendship set to music.” Immediately following the Youth Art Show reception, the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Green Ridge Mountaineers hope to share that description with a community square dance.

The dance starts with a demonstration by the Mountaineers, who normally meet Friday nights at the American Legion hall in Hayden. Group members range in age from junior high school students to octogenarians. After the demonstration, the floor will be open to dancers of all ages to join in. The event is in celebration of the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s

50th anniversary. Square dancing was popular in Steamboat Springs in the years leading up to the museum’s formation in 1959, said Tread of Pioneers Executive Director Candice Lombardo. Film footage of a 1951 Steamboat Springs square dance festival will be playing during the event. “We have been aware of that history and have had this film footage, so doing some sort of

square dance is something that we’ve had our eye on for a long time,” Lombardo said. The square dance includes free refreshments, giveaways and door prizes. It’s the first of a series of events celebrating the Tread’s anniversary, Lombardo said. The museum at Eighth and Oak streets has an exhibit showcasing its five decades of chronicling and preserving Routt County history.

➤ K. Saari Gallery features new work by gallery artists. The all-gallery show will be on display through late May. Call 8700188. ➤ Off the Beaten Path Bookstore features images of Steamboat and the Yampa Valley by local photographer Kevin Olsen. Call 879-6830. ➤ Portfolio Publications showcases landscape photography by Jim Steinberg. Call 879-3718. ➤ Shauna Lamansky Photographic Design reopens in its new location at 928 Lincoln Ave. The studio specializes in portrait and fine art photography, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment at other times. Call 879-6213. ➤ Sleeping Giant Gallery features “Capturing Steamboat,” photos by Don Tudor, as well as prints and oil paintings by Cully Kistler. Call 879-7143. ➤ The Spa/Salon hosts a grand-opening party with live music, food, drinks and door prizes. The space features photography by Corey Kopischke. Denver-based clothing store Loft 22 will join in the event. The Spa is at 24 Fifth St. Call 871-0202. ➤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council holds a reception for its annual Routt County Youth Show at the Depot Art Center. The show features work made by students from public and private schools in Steamboat Springs, North Routt, South Routt and Hayden. Live music during the reception includes performances by student ensembles Knock on Wood, Baroque and Blue, and the Steamboat Springs High School Jazz Band. Tread of Pioneers Museum hosts a community square dance immediately following the reception; the event is in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary. Call 879-9008. ➤ Urbane clothing store features skate deck art from its spring quarter call-forartists. Submitted decks are decorated in media including watercolor, acrylic paint and wood burning. The reception goes until 10 p.m. and includes live music. The show will be up through the end of the month. Call 879-9169.

Exhibits ➤ Blue Sky Pottery features handmade work by local ceramic artists including Sally Bowden, Patti Retz, Anita Pajon, Jody Elston, Diane Kelly and Deb Babcock. Call 846-9349. ➤ The new Hayden Art Gallery features original work by nine local and regional artists. The gallery is at 117 Jefferson Ave., next to Hayden Mat and Frame. For more information, call Jim Folley at 7566288. ➤ The Hayden Marketplace, a co-op of local artists, features a variety of crafts, including pottery, jewelry, mosaics and paintings. Call 276-2019. ➤ Leisure Mountain Studio features graphic art, photos and art made from coffee bags by Megan Morgan. Call 638-4500. ➤ The Mugshot in Oak Creek features paintings, sculpture and mixed media work by Patsy Stewart. Call 736-8491. ➤ Wild Horse Gallery will be open by appointment in May. Call 879-5515 or 819-2850 to schedule a visit.


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‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Action, PG-13, 107 minutes

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” finally answers the burning question, left hanging after all three previous “Wolverine” movies, of the origins of Logan, whose knuckles conceal long and wicked blades. He is about 175 years old, he apparently stopped changing when he reached Hugh Jackman’s age, and neither he, nor we, find out how he developed such an interesting mutation. His half-brother was Victor (Leiv Schreiber). Their story starts in “1840 — the Northwest Territories of Canada,” a neat trick, since Canada was formed in 1867, and its Northwest Territories in 1870. But you didn’t come here for a history lesson. Or maybe you did, if you need to know that Logan and Victor became Americans (still before they could be Canadians) and fought side-by-side in the Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam. Why they did this, I have no idea. Maybe they just enjoyed themselves. Booted out of the Army in Vietnam, Logan/Wolverine joined a secret black ops unit under Gen. Stryker (Danny Huston), until finally, in Nigeria, he got fed up with atrocities. Nevertheless, he was recruited by Stryker for a SUPER secret plan to create a mutant of mutants, who would incorporate all available mutant powers.

‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’ Romantic comedy, PG-13, 115 minutes

Whatever it is about Matthew McConaughey that so gets under some folks’ skin, he’s well-practiced at playing the cocksure ladies’ man, turning “Failure to Launch” and “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” into perfectly serviceable romances. “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” is the best of the bunch, a romantic “Christmas Carol.” Rating: ★★★

‘Obsessed’ Thriller, PG-13, 110 minutes

Whoever thought remaking “Fatal Attraction” as a PG-13 thriller was a good idea earns much of the blame for this laughably arch dud. As they stumble through the minefield of racial-sexual politics, the filmmakers strip the heat and most of the guilt away from a story that was salable in seven short words — “Beyoncé and

Chief Plaza Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

➤ “Obsessed” (PG-13) 1, 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday 4 and 7 p.m. weekdays ➤ “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (PG-13) 1:25, 4:20, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday 1:25, 4:20 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday 4:20 and 7:15 p.m. weekdays ➤ “Crank 2: High Voltage” (R) 1, 4, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday 4 and 7 p.m. weekdays

MCT

Logan (Hugh Jackman, left) and Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber) face off for the ultimate battle against each other in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Am I being disrespectful to this material? You bet. It is Hugh Jackman’s misfortune that when they were handing around superheroes, he got Wolverine, who is, for my money, low on the charisma list. He never says anything witty, insightful or very intelligent; his utterances are limited to the vocalization of primitive forces: anger, hurt, vengeance, love, hate, determination.

At least, you hope, he has an interesting vulnerability? I’m sure X-Men scholars can tell you what it is, although since he has the gift of instant healing, it’s hard to pinpoint. There is little dialogue, except for the snarling of threats, vows and laments, and the recitation of essential plot points. Nothing here about human nature. No personalities beyond those

hauled in via typecasting. No lessons to learn. No joy to be experienced. Just mayhem, noise and pretty pictures. I have been powerfully impressed by film versions of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man and the Iron Giant. I wouldn’t walk across the street to meet Wolverine. Rating: ★★ — Roger Ebert

Ali, third-act cat fight.” Rating: ★

bangs, his dance moves and his dubbed singing voice. Rating: ★★★ — Roger Moore, MCT

‘Monsters vs. Aliens’

‘Crank: High Voltage’ Action, R, 86 minutes

Chev (Jason Statham) wakes up post-op, realizes he has an artificial heart (the original stolen by Chinese organ harvesters) and quickly learns that he needs to get his real heart back and that he has about an hour to do it, depending on stops for re-jolting a battery apparatus in his chest. Rating: ★★

‘17 Again’ Comedy, PG-13, 100 minutes

A teen-friendly comedy built on the hazards of unsafe high school sex, the life you live wondering “What could I have become?” had contraception or the A-word been an option at 17? Pretty edgy fare for Zac Efron (“High School Musical”), a guy known for his

‘The Soloist’ Drama, PG-13, 117 minutes

Jamie Foxx stars as a homeless street musician who is written about by a Los Angeles Times columnist (Robert Downey Jr.) and becomes an overnight celebrity. Rating: ★★★

Animation, PG, 95 minutes

Monsters from the 1950s are released from a secret federal prison to join the 49-foot, 11inch Ginormica (voice by Reese Witherspoon) in saving Earth from hostile aliens. Probably fun for younger kids, but it lacks the humor and personality of earlier DreamWorks films like “Shrek.” Rating: ★★★ — Roger Ebert

Thriller, PG-13, 127 minutes

‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’

Russell Crowe is a seasoned newspaper reporter and Rachel McAdams is the paper’s plucky young blogger; together, they uncover an unholy political and corporate alliance. Smart, well-made, good work by Crowe, McAdams, Robin Wright Penn and Helen Mirren as the editor. Rating: ★★★

“Hannah Montana: The Movie” just shouldn’t be analyzed from an adult perspective — which, frankly, is irrelevant. The big-screen version of the Disney TV series is not made for us — it’s made for girls ages 6 to 14 and no one else. Rating: ★★★ — Christy Lemire, AP

‘State of Play’

Family music, G, 106 minutes

➤ “Hannah Montana” (G) 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:35 p.m. Friday and Saturday 1:15, 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. weekdays

Wildhorse 6 Stadium Cinemas, 655 Marketplace Plaza ➤ “The Soloist” (PG-13) 3:50, 6:30 and 9:10 p.m. Friday 1, 3:50, 6:30 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday 1, 3:50 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday 4:50 and 7:40 p.m. weekdays ➤ “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (PG-13) 4, 5:20, 6:45, 8

and 9:20 p.m. Friday Noon, 1:20, 2:40, 4, 5:20, 6:45, 8 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday Noon, 1:20, 2:40, 4, 5:20, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Sunday 5:20, 6:45 and 8 p.m. weekdays ➤ “17 Again” (PG-13) 5:30 and 8:10 p.m. Friday 12:15, 3, 5:30 and 8:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 5:10 and 7:30 p.m. weekdays ➤ “State of Play” (PG-13) 3:40, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday 12:45, 3:40, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday 12:45, 3:40 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday 5 and 7:50 p.m. weekdays ➤ “Monsters vs. Aliens” (PG) 5:10 and 7:30 p.m. Friday 12:30, 2:50, 5:10 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 4:40 and 7:10 p.m. weekdays


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Music calendar

Q&A

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➤ Live trivia When: 6:30 p.m. Where: The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Cost: Free Call: 871-6277

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Monday ➤ Open mic night When: Sign-up at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill Cost: Free Call: 879-3773

Wednesday ➤ Live trivia When: 6:30 p.m. Where: The Tap House Sports Grill Cost: Free Call: 879-2431

Thursday ➤ Karaoke Night

When: 10 p.m. Where: The Tap House Sports Grill Cost: Free Call: 879-2431

Upcoming ➤ Teen Battle of the Bands, presented by city of Steamboat Springs teen programs When: 9 p.m. May 15 Where: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Cost: $5 Call: 879-4300 for details. Registration is due May 8. Forms are available at the city parks and recreation office at 245 Howelsen Parkway or at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec, through the Teen Programs link. Completed forms can be dropped off at the office or e-mailed to Brooke at blightner@steamboatsprings.net.

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we don’t want it to be just us up there jumping around and being crazy — we want to see the crowd jumping and singing along. 4 POINTS: What kinds of things do you do to get the crowd involved? MB: Just a lot of your basic hand movements and some jumping. And then there is a song where Matt (Dally) does challenge the audience to a dance-off, so there is some actual dancing and some dance moves that we would like to see people break for us, whether that’s the ‘running man’ or a little break dance or some line dancing. 4 POINTS: How would you describe Superchick’s sound? It sounds like pop punk with dance music mixed in. MB: I think it’s kind of got

a pop punk, funk, hip-hopish, ’80s music kind of feel. I think it just comes from our backgrounds, because we all like different music. Like Matt, he grew up listening to a lot of hip-hop and harder music, and Trish (Brock) and I didn’t. Trish and I, we love the ’80s; we love Pat Benatar and that type of stuff, so we like to add stuff like that. And then Max (Hsu) has a very electronic dance background, and then Dave (Ghazarian) has a classical and jazz background. So we try to take as much of that as we can. 4 POINTS: How does all that work together? MB: What happens is you end up with an album that has a little bit of something for everybody. … Maybe we’ve even created our own genre, but I’m not even sure what you would call it.

Happy hours Continued from page 3 $1.50 off house wine by the glass, half-price appetizers

When: 10 p.m. to midnight Special: $3 draft beer pints and $7 pizzas

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Snowbird Restaurant & Lounge

Where: Central Park Plaza When: 3 to 6 p.m. daily Special: Half-price appetizers, drink specials daily

Rex’s American Grill & Bar Where: 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., next to the Holiday Inn When: 4:20 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $1 off all drinks and half-price appetizers

Riggio’s Where: 1106 Lincoln Ave. When: 5 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $2 Stella and Newcastle drafts, half-price martinis and selected specialty drinks, half-price appetizers

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Where: 628 Lincoln Ave. When: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday Special: $1 off margaritas and draft beers, half-price quesadillas

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Where: 1875 Ski Time Square Drive, in Torian Plum Plaza When: 5 to 6 p.m. daily Special: Reduced prices on selected drinks and appetizers

Slopeside Grill Where: Torian Plum Plaza

Where: 2304 Après Ski Way, at the Ptarmigan Inn When: 3 to 5 p.m. daily Special: $7 Steamboat Pale Ale pitchers, $2 Steamboat Pale Ale pints, $2.50 domestics, appetizers starting at $2.99

Steamboat Smokehouse Where: 912 Lincoln Ave. When: 4 to 6 p.m. daily Special: $2.50 Bud and Bud Light pints; $2 off well drinks, wine by the glass and margaritas,; $1 sliders, $3 chili nachos and 2-for-1 chopped brisket sandwiches

Steamboat Lake Outfitters Where: Routt County Road 129 near Clark When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday Special: Select drinks are cheaper

Steamboat Yacht Club Where: 811 Yampa St. When: 5 to 7 p.m. daily Special: Bar menu is available from 5 to 7 p.m., drink specials are offered from 5 to 7 p.m.; free hors d’oeuvres from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays

The Tap House Sports Grill Where: 729 Lincoln Ave. When: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Special: $1 off all draft beer pints, $2 off all draft beer pitchers To update or add Happy Hour submissions, call Margaret Hair at 871-4204 or e-mail mhair@steamboatpilot.com

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Steamboat Springs arts & entertainment guide