Cyndi Palmer: Weve been framed and wooed
Those who missed the Wendy Woo Trio concert at Hideaway Park last week missed much more than just a free musical performance at Winter Parks new amphitheater. Every now and then, I come across a song thats so good it makes me cry and sure enough when Woo sang Angels Laughing, tears welled up in my eyes. She wooed and wowed myself and the rest of the audience with her stage presence, powerful vocals, and magical fingerwork on electric and acoustic guitar. I am forever a fan and encourage everyone to take the chance to see her if they get it. Upcoming Woo shows in the area include Kersey Days Aug. 15, Basalt River Days Festival Aug. 16 and Boulder Asian Festival Aug. 17.Hideaway Park has been a great asset for the free High-Note Thursday concerts, which rounded out yesterday with Al Chesis and the Delta Sonics but theres always next summer to look forward to. During band break, guests usually find theyll have access to the artists at a side promotion table, which is a great time to buy a CD and get an autograph.A new feature there is an Ear-to-Ear traveling photobooth where you and whomever youre with can slide inside, make faces (or not), and receive a strip of memorable images to share. My sister and I try to go to one each year, and theyre really hard to find sometimes but worth the hunt not to mention a good laugh years down the road. The temporary booth will be up at the park this weekend during the Veterans Rally events.Speaking of great photos to check out, Middle Park Land Trust has announced the winners of its amateur 2008 photo contest. First place awards went to Hannah George (agriculture), Carol Walker (floral), Lexie Dill (kids under 18), perennial winner Spencer George (scenery), and Pati Miers (wildlife). Judges to be thanked for the challenging selection include Art Ferrari, Cassidi Peterson and our very own eye on the prize, Sky-Hi Daily photographer Byron Hetzler (great samples of his work can be seen throughout slideshows off http://www.skyhidailynews.com).Winners will receive gift certificates from merchants like Radio Shack, Red Tail Rafting, The Paper Clip, Pearl Dragon II, De Antonio’s Pizza, Azteca Restaurant, 1 Hour Photo and the General Store. An award reception in honor of the winners, with their photographs on display, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Streamside Gallery in Granby.In other big news around the region, musicians Keller Williams and Moseley, Droll and Sipe will wow audiences at the YarmonyGrass Music Festival at Copper Mountain Resort Aug. 15-17. They close the main stage Saturday night and members of The String Cheese Incident and Railroad Earth close the festival Sunday night. Other acts include Hot Buttered Rum, Peter Rowan & Friends, Strings for Industry, The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Kyle Hollingsworth, Honkytonk Homeslice Electric, and EOTO with Michael Kang. The Conscious Alliance will also be hosting its first Annual Food Drive to benefit The Summit Foundation.Dont forget to catch sweetie Kay Irvine for her solo debut at Cooper Creek Square today her song Superman, which also makes its debut, is a tear-jerker. And, if you see cool blues cat John Catt out and about, wish him a happy birthday (Saturday). Hell be out in California for the occasion, to enjoy music by Tommy Castro and Johnny Lee Hooker, Jr., but hell be back for the appropriate spankings.Food for thought: If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning, – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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