Fresh City Life

Saturday Sessions- Renaissance Lute and Guitar with Peter Schimpf

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

MSU Denver music professor Peter Schimpf will present a program of music from the early 17th century, a period of transition as the Renaissance style began to give way to the dramatic aesthetic of the early Baroque. He will perform on a 10 course lute and 14 string theorbo.
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Saturday Sessions- Earth and Air: Music for Flute and Guitar

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

Flutist Cobus du Toit and guitarist Patrick Sutton pair for this concert highlighting music from their recent CD release. Flute is the air and piano is the earth in this extraordinary concert featuring music from around the world.
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Saturday Sessions-Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

An exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves, Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music. The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean.
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Saturday Sessions- Alternate Tunings: Tom Carleno on Guitar

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

Guitarist Tom Carleno blends jazz, folk and pop to create a unique musical experience. He is most know for his distinctive use of a wide variety of alternate tunings, which form the blank canvas for his songs. His recent CD, titled Perfect Imperfection, is receiving rave reviews and radio airplay internationally and climbed to the number two spot on the Zone Music Reporter Radio Chart. Tom has also won the Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic award in the 10th Annual ZMR Awards in New Orleans.
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Paris Holiday Market

Arts and Crafts
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

This fourth annual Franco-inspired market gets bigger and better every year! Experience the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the holidays in Paris. Admission is free to this arts and crafts market sponsored by The Denver Public Library. Sample some French nibbles while enjoying warm cider or a rich cup of coffee -- all with a backdrop of live accordion and Paris cafe music (live concerts are featured at 11a and 2p each day). There will be lots of holiday shopping, too -- great gifts from local creatives. A wonderful chance to support artists and businesses in your community!

Author Event: Zachary Lazar, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, September 12

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Books Authors and Writing
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7

With his distinctive writing style and a clever sense for blending the lives of fictional characters into the stories of true life, Zachary Lazar is an author for the new century. Denver Public Library is thrilled to host Lazar for an exclusive reading and talk about his most recent novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, called 'brilliant' in the New York Times Book Review. Artfully blending the history of mobster, Meyer Lansky, with an eccentric cast of real and imagined characters, Lazar’s novel has been garnering fantastic reviews from readers and critics alike.

Pre-event Online Chat with author Zachary Lazar

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Books Authors and Writing
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook

In anticipation of our author event with bestselling author Zachary Lazar, he'll be connecting with readers right on Facebook on Tuesday, September 9 before his event on Friday, September 12. Meet the author at our Fresh City Life facebook event and Zachary will answer any questions you have about his writing. Ask him about his story characters, his writing style or his writing habits. Everyone who participates in this fun question and answer session will be entered to win one of three signed copies of Zachary Lazar's latest novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant.

Mystery Book Club

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Books Authors and Writing
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

Join us for refreshments and a lively discussion. Share your favorite authors and titles, and catch up on new releases and other news. This month’s pick is How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny.

Saturday Sessions-Manuel Molina, Latin Solo Guitar

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Born in Peru, internationally recognized guitarist Manuel Molina, began his career as a musician at a very young age. At age seventeen, he became the youngest conductor of the Peruvian National Symphony. He travels extensively and plays solo guitar tours all over the world. Denver Public Library is pleased to be hosting Manuel Molina for this afternoon of exceptional Latin solo guitar.
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Lunch Box Music Series- Steve Mullins

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Music and Dance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

Get out of your cubicle jungle for an hour and join us for our summer music series. With a gorgeous view of the park, and access to our balcony, you’ll be serenaded while you have lunch. Grab some food on the way and our friends at Whole Foods Market will supply something sweet to send you back to the office in a state of bliss.
Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Steve Mullens enchants with a spectacular flurry of percussive rhythms and expressive tunes full of passion and color.
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