Latest News – June 27

Theater and Music: A Leadville Friday Night!

One of the best things about summertime is all the great live entertainment! And tonight, Friday, June 27 is a great example of that.

Original Plays Performed by Local Actors – Tonight!

In the mood for some original, live FREE theater? Then head on over to St. George Church at 4th and Pine Streets. A local group of writers and thespians have come together to form “Leadville Theater.”  Tonight (June 27) will be there first presentation, consisting of An Evening of Short Plays. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is FREE.VestigesSnowScentPoster

The first play, “Vestiges,” tells the story of lovers who are given one hour to finish a conversation left undone for 25 years. The work is written and directed by Leadville’s Carol Bellhouse and stars Laurel McHarge and Curtis Imrie.

The second play is “Snow Scent,” which tells the story of a man and woman who find a way to heal a wound from the past on a trip to the Colorado Rockies. This plays stars Donna Schaefer and Jeff Harlow and will be directed by Susan Fladager. This play was also written by Carol Bellhouse.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Live Music at The Scarlet in Downtown Lead Vegas!

After you’re done with your theater fix, head east towards historic Harrison Avenue and you’ll find some live music at The Scarlet on the corner of 4th & Harrison.Scarlet

Treat yourself tonight to some live Soul, Rhythm and Blues by Johnny Rawls. And it sounds like Rawls has the street cred to back up some good jams.

He began playing professionally while still in high school with such stars as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex and the Sweet Inspirations.  In the mid-70’s, Johnny went to work for OV Wright as Wright’s band director.  After Wright’s death in 1980, Johnny led Little Johnny Taylor’s band until 1985, when he began touring as a solo artist and made his first solo recording under the Rainbow label.

And tonight, the legendary Johnny Rawls will find himself on the corner of 4th & Harrison in downtown Leadville. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and there’s no cover. The performance will also feature Glen Sherill and members of local band Stonefed. Sounds like The Scarlet is where it is happening tonight in Lead Vegas! 

Johnny Rawls Singing Some Down Home Rhythm and Blues:

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