Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron, has been playing the guitar for 45 years and singing even longer. She recently competed and graduated to the second round of tryouts for America’s Got Talent. At Fresh City Life, we’ve always known that Denver has talent and Laurie Dameron is a fine example of the artistry we are fortunate to have in our midst. Laurie will present a melodic landscape of many styles and will share some of her original compositions.
Members of Flamenco Denver perform traditional flamenco dance and original flamenco-fusion music with Steve Mullins (guitar), Meagan Chandler (voice) and Maria Vazquez (dance). Yes, you are reading this correctly – there will be playing, singing and dancing. And you’ll be where at two o’clock?
“In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato (motif) patterns.” – Wikipedia.com. Matt Skellenger utilizes looping techniques to create complex musical pieces that are haunting and memorable. This is Matt’s debut solo performance at Denver Public Library.
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of Central Library
Fresh City Life celebrates our GLBT community at this year’s Pridefest. When you need a break from all the pageantry in the park, come by to cool down and have some fun. We’ll be serving up festival realness at our lemonade stand in the Acoma Plaza. Sample some cooling beverages from our friends at Whole Foods Market and make a free button or fridge magnet commemorating an important figure or quotable quote from GLBT history.
Accordion maestro, Dan Tulinko, will demonstrate the fascinating versatility of the instrument nicknamed the ‘one man band’ known for its ability to carry and create both the harmonic and melodic structure of a song at the same time. From button box and piano accordion, Dan uses the ‘squeeze box’ to play jazz, vaudeville and European folk music. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of the Central Library
In celebration of Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo, Fresh City Life hosts a stand just outside our west entrance. Come by to sample some traditional aguas frescas (which means fresh waters), light and refreshing beverages made from fruit juices, fresh fruit and other natural ingredients. We’ll also have all of our button makers on hand so that you can create a cool button or magnet commemorating the day. All free and open to the public. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Have you read something wonderful and can't wait to share it? Looking to get ideas for something new to read? Teens (Grades 6 - 12), please join us and be prepared to share and discuss some great books. If time allows, we'll also play a game or do another fun activity. Treats provided. Trained library science graduate student will moderate. Registration required. Please sign up at the reference desk or call 720-865-0955.
Byers Branch Library is proud to have on display 5 different zines made by library customers at the ZINE 15 event. You and your friends are invited to come look at these awesome zines and take a copy of your favorite zine - for free! Everyday except Sundays.
For more information, please refer to the DPL blog post titled ZINE 15: recap
The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 80202
Fresh City Life is throwing in with the creative teens at MCAs Failure Lab for their upcoming Pop-Up Shop. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab hosts the Teen Pop-Up shop to highlight the creativity and art exploration of high school-age teen crafters. Join Fresh City Life at our station and make a free button while you enjoy the work of local teen artisans. The event is free for teens and just one penny admission for everyone else. Come out and enjoy!