• By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The Gem City Art Team — a local artist collective with studio space in the Laramie Plains Civic Center — is inviting the public into its world Saturday for a holiday-themed open house and art sale. The event will introduce the outside world to the six artists who make up the collective, said…

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Between Black Friday discounts and Christmas specials punctuated by a seemingly endless stream of jewelry, car and toy commercials, it can sometimes seem like the holidays are all about the presents.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The Centennial community will be decked out in its holiday best this weekend for the mountain town’s annual Christmas celebration. Christmas in Centennial is set to kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with Santa’s arrival at the Mountain View Hotel for the first of two breakfast sessions. The day…

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Topping the Texas country music charts is no easy feat. But Josh Ward — an independent country singer-songwriter out of Montgomery, Texas — took it up a notch, hitting the No. 1 spot with six different songs, all from the same album.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The University of Wyoming Art Museum is set to kick of the Christmas season with two celebrations next week.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A longstanding fundraiser is set to resume this weekend, with proceeds to benefit athletes at Laramie High School.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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With Thursday’s visit by conservative speaker Dennis Prager — and the heated debates surrounding that visit — free speech, censorship and competing economic ideals have been the talk of University of Wyoming campus this week.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The University of Wyoming will host “William Shakespeare’s Long lost First Play (abridged)” — a play ultimately bound for Broadway this weekend — before anyone in New York has a chance to see it.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Making space for disagreement and dialogue can be challenging in a deeply divided world, but the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s first play of the academic year aims to do just that.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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With the University of Wyoming Cowboys on a bye week, O’Dwyers Public House plans to fill Saturday with a contest that promises to be challenging for participants and entertaining for spectators.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie’s creative community will be out in full force this weekend as the Pop-Up Art Walk returns for the third year. The Art Walk is scheduled to run from 3-8 p.m. today and 1-7 p.m. Saturday at venues across the downtown district.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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University of Wyoming students — and members of the public lucky enough to get their hands on some tickets — can see comedian John Mulaney on campus Sept. 8 when he performs his special “Kid Gorgeous.”

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The Cooper Center for Creative Arts usually puts on a play twice a year — in spring and autumn — but fortunately for anyone finding it difficult to wait, the center is adding a third play to 2017, opening today and showing again Saturday.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Georgia-native Jason Lovell wrote music and practiced guitar on the Sunday-Monday weekends he got working as a chef. Music was his passion, but because of his demanding job, Lovell stuck to open mic nights and other low-key events.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Albany County S.A.F.E. Project is hosting its first brunch fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, 603 Ivinson Ave. Money from the fundraiser will go to the organization to continue to provide services for victims of domestic abuse.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The basement is packed with 30-odd people, most of them wearing black, all of them with earplugs stuffed into their ears. The walls are adorned with black-and-white show posters, Slayer shirts and a sign that asks “Who needs God when you have Satan?” Under the Christmas lights, dwarfed by to…

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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For the sixth year in a row, more than 1,000 Wyomingites will descend on Riverside — a small town of 52 — for a two-day musical festival featuring everything from punk rock to honky-tonk, beginning 4 p.m. July 28.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A festival of mountain life is coming to the Snowy Range this weekend when Centennial plays host to the Elevation 8076’ Celebration.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band plans to tour Wyoming and parts of South Dakota in honor of Independence Day, performing concerts throughout the first four days of July.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie’s summers are best enjoyed outside, and the University of Wyoming has come up with one way to pull people into the sunlight on a weekly basis.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The Boston Brass — a world-renowned chamber music quintet — spent the week at the University of Wyoming hosting a summer intensive for collegiate and professional-level musicians of trumpet, trombone, tuba and horn.