Raucous musical comedy combines vaudeville antics with Broadway song, dance
Colorado Mountain College Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” capitalizes on all of vaudeville’s most beloved gags: zany one-liners, bad puns, physical humor and slapstick comedy. The result is an extravaganza of hilarity that makes fun of one of the world’s most ridiculous experiments – human civilization.
The original production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” starring Zero Mostel, opened on Broadway in 1962 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Stephen Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for the book created by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The show has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, including the Tony-winning production that earned Nathan Lane a Read more
Author Tom Martin will appear at CMC locations in Carbondale (April 10) and Breckenridge (April 12) to talk about his book, “Big Water, Little Boats.” The Carbondale appearance will also feature a panel discussion about the Colorado Water Plan.
CMC in Carbondale and Breckenridge to host free talks
Tom Martin, author of “Big Water, Little Boats,” a history of river-running on the Colorado River from the 1940s and ’50s, will speak at two April appearances at Colorado Mountain College.
The free, 45-minute program features original photographs from various Grand Canyon river trips over several decades, including Boulder Narrows at 126,000 cubic feet per second in 1957. The presentation tells how Moulty Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today’s Pacific Northwest boats, and how he used that design to build his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon’s first decked dory.
Martin will also touch on the building of a full-sized replica of the Gem and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will show photo rematching of original pictures from the 1940s and 1950s river Read more
[Edwards] – On Tuesday, April 8, The Princeton Review founder and lifelong education entrepreneur John Katzman will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m., the talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and a VIP cocktail reception with Katzman will follow immediately afterwards.
The presentation, entitled “Gradually, then Suddenly: Disruption in Higher Ed,” will focus on the impacts, both pro and con, of technology in the field of education. Katzman’s entire career has focused on an out-of-the-box approach to education, pushing the boundaries of how we teach and how we learn. His innovative ideas have led him to found three companies. Read more
This article was printed in the Summit Daily News. By Jessica Smith.
Engine 633 was donated to Prey Nup, Cambodia in 2005. The engine formerly was owned by Red, White & Blue Fire District.
Summit County charitable fund supports Cambodian fire stations
Engine 633 leaks oil. However, the firefighters who use it aren’t complaining — they’re just grateful they have one. As a small fire station in Prey Nup, Cambodia, and the only fire response team for miles around, they have to make do with every piece of equipment they have.
A donation after retiring from service with the Red, White and Blue Fire District, the engine traveled to Cambodia eight years ago thanks to the Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund.
Since 2005, Summit resident Douglas Mendel has worked to raise money and gather donations to keep the engine running and to help out several other Cambodian fire stations. This Friday, April 4, he will give a presentation at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Breckenridge, showing photos and videos Read more
Reprinted from an April 2, 2014 Vail Daily News staff report
Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Photo: Ace Kvale.
EDWARDS — This year’s One Book, One Valley book selection, “Finders Keepers,” by Craig Childs, brings together this community through The Bookworm of Edwards and local libraries, local readers and book clubs.
Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards.
“Finders Keepers” was selected as the 2014 One Book, One Valley title for its appeal across age and gender lines as well as for its high literary merit. The Read more
The final for Colorado Mountain College Ski Area Operations degree students may just be one of the hippest exams in the country. Instead of multiple choice questions and final term papers, students get to design terrain park features and market a festive ski and snowboard event. The result? CMC Leadville’s 10th Annual Rail Jam, captured by Brent Neumeier.
A screenshot from filmmaker Jeffrey Wium’s film website shows off the beautiful imagery in his film “Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino.” The film screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, as part of the CMC Speaker Series.
Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge will screen filmmaker Jeffery Wium’s “Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 as part of the college’s Speaker Series.
Filmed on location in the Peruvian highlands, Wium’s documentary journeys into the heart of the Andean Paqos culture, which places a premium on living in harmony with the natural world. Wium will facilitate a question-and-answer session after the screening.
Tickets are $10; students can attend for free. Contact Heidi Kunzek at 453-6757 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.paqoandino.com for more information.
“Gradually, then Suddenly, Disruption in Higher Ed” talk to explore technology’s impacts on the future of higher ed
Author John Katzman will speak at CMC Edwards as part of the Women In Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series. Katzman is the founder of three education companies: The Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle.
The lecture will take place Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the CMC Edwards campus at 5:30 PM. Space is limited to 85 due to the seating capacity of the lecture hall. Tickets for the public lecture are $10. Individuals interested in attending a VIP cocktail reception with Katzman immediately following the lecture may purchase tickets for both events for $50, with discounts for Women in Philanthropy members. Click here or call 970-947-8355 for tickets.
Diverse student photography on display at CMC ArtShare Gallery
A new exhibit of photographic works by Colorado Mountain College students is on display through April 25 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. The featured photographers will be available to answer questions and discuss the art of photography at a free opening reception on March 21.
Derek Johnston, professor and director of the professional photography program at CMC, describes the exhibit as a showcase of recent student work in a wide-ranging variety of visions and styles. “Because students in our program are encouraged to develop their own unique ways of seeing,” he said, “the show is a good representation of the diverse work that comes out of the curriculum.”
Not only did students compose and capture the shots, they also participated in curating the exhibit and processed and framed their own work. “For some, these are the biggest prints Read more
Colorado Mountain College’s Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and Yampa Valley SCORE will host a talk by Steve Muntean, of Muntean Leadership Group, on Thursday, March 20. The topic of the talk is “How to Grow Your Business Results Now,” and is geared towards business owners.
Thursday’s event is part of the Success Steps Seminar Series, and takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 213 at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. The cost is $15 and includes coffee and light snacks. Registration is required by calling 970-870-4491.