There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, the group has created an extraordinary body of work whose echoes are heard in every corner of the world today. Today the band continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. Returning to the VPAC stage, they will be performing the famed album “Legend” in its entirety, in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
“Our music is the magic…the oxygen of the people. It’s the message of roots, culture and reality, meant to spread peace and love to all.” – The Wailers
A Bookworm of Edwards event
Meet the author of Back in the Fight: The Explosive Memoir of a Special Operator Who Never Gave Up, the inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb.
On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner’s hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski’s right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm.
He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn’t healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment.
On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski’s patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with “V” for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor—and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds.
10% of sales from this event will go to the Vail Valley Veteran’s Program.
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel makes its VPAC debut! The most significant musical institute in the north of Israel, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, which encourages the promotion of Israeli culture, features Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich for the Tchaikovsky Piano concerto. Led by conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, the program also includes Weber’s Overture to the opera Euryanthe and the popular Dvořák work, Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel was founded in 1950 and in recent years has become the focal point of musical life in Haifa and the north of Israel. The Orchestra, which is the most significant musical institute in the north of Israel, has recently expanded its activities throughout the country. World Acclaimed Maestro Noam Sheriff, one of Israel’s most versatile musicians, is the music director of the HSO.
Annual fundraiser for the Eagle Lions Club
For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.
With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield has more to say with his latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World.
Ski Country is excited to broadcast a variety of Battle Mountain, Vail Christian and Eagle Valley High School varsity basketball games this season, home and away!
Our communities have strong ties to their schools and we are very proud to support both! We invite you to both patronize and thank our sponsors, without whom we could not make these live contests happen:
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Dr. Jon Kedrowski is our play-by-play man again. He played b-ball at Eagle Valley and Valparaiso U. and runs a basketball camp for local kids every summer.
Here’s the list of games that KSKE is airing (subject to change) :
Friday, December 6, 7 pm – Battle Mountain at Vail Christian [58-54]
Tuesday, December 10, 6 pm – Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs (GIRLS) [29-50]
Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 pm – Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs [39-69]
Tuesday, December 17, 7 pm – Battle Mountain at Eagle Valley [45-44]
Tuesday, January 7, 7 pm – Glenwood Springs at Battle Mountain [78-50]
Tuesday, January 14, 7 pm- Battle Mountain at Summit [38-62]
Tuesday, January 21, 7 pm – Summit at Eagle Valley [54-41]
Friday, January 24, 7 pm – Hayden at Vail Christian [49-58]
Saturday, January 25, 4:30 pm – Delta at Battle Mountain [55-38]
Thursday, February 6, 7 pm – Eagle Valley at Battle Mountain [50-42}
Tuesday, February 25, 6 pm - Eagle Valley - 15th seed - at Evergreen - 5th seed (GIRLS) [36-58]
Saturday, March 8, 12:30 pm – Vail Christian at Primero
Come celebrate KSPN’s annual birthday celebration this spring at the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au. Blitzenbanger is one of the oldest community wide celebrations in the mountains attracting locals from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and beyond. Taking overAspen Highlands on Saturday March 8th from 1-6 p.m., the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au will combine local and regional brewers for a unlimited tasting beer festival along with the live entertainment, tons of giveaways and a Hawaiian themed luau.
Get your unlimited tasting tickets now for only $20 and get an official Blitzenbanger t-shirt! But don’t wait, t-shirts only guaranteed through 2/24 and will sell out!!
A portion of the proceeds from the Blitzenbanger Brew-Au will be donated to the United Way of Garfield County.
The Eagle Valley Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is having it’s annual banquet! Moe’s BBQ, Budweiser, Silent Auction, Raffles, and a Live Auction – come enjoy the entertainment, help raise money for a great cause, and have a good time.