Towns across America get tricked out for the holidays. The thing that makes Telluride so very special is what goes on behind the lights and tinsel. Case in point: tonight.
Tonight Jeb Berrier, Buff Hooper and Ashley Boling performed "The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged," all 37 plays in 97 minutes – we plan to see that show on Monday – the Telluride Choral Society held a party to say good-bye to its artistic director, Dr. David Lingle – he will be sorely missed – KOTO radio hosted "Savoy" at the Telluride Conference Center. Telluride Inside…and Out opted to visit Between the Covers, where manager Daiva Chesonis hosted a book-signing for beloved local writers Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer ("Intimate Landscapes," a book of new poetry) Rob Story ("Telluride Storys, tales and rants). And at The Wilkinson Public Library, Barbel Hacke, Suzanne Cheavens, Suz Remec, Cindy Carver, and Molly Papier, the all-women rock band known as The 525s, lit up the joint like firecrackers on the Fourth of July.
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