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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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When one thinks of ballet, the images that come to mind are often those of dramatic numbers — dances choreographed to express sadness or passion. Comedy, on the other hand, is seldom associated with ballet performances, which is what makes “Coppélia” — presented today and Saturday by Dance S…

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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In 1987, Laramie ninth-grader Hapi Patterson was battling leukemia, so her classmates started planning a 5k race, a fundraiser to help her family offset costly medical expenses.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The Laramie Historic Railroad Depot is set to showcase model railroads and railroad art this week to help kick off the 150th anniversary of the founding of Laramie.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Never shying away from the social and political discussions occurring across the nation, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance plans to finish its current season with a production that dives into the topic — and history — of immigration.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie will host some of the best belly dancers in the Mountain West region Saturday during an annual showcase of various styles, genres and talents.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Films from across the state and around the world are set to screen in Laramie this weekend during the inaugural 307 Film Festival presented by Toyota of Laramie.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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After touring the world and playing on five continents in the last year, hometown band Teenage Bottlerocket is performing in Laramie this weekend.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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An improv comedy duo known for their work on the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is set to bring their live show to Laramie next weekend.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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When University of Wyoming students — and some community members who managed to buy tickets in the few hours before they sold out — saw Trevor Noah perform in Laramie earlier this month, they got to engage with a discussion of race, politics and society in an inviting and humorous way.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A documentary film about an Apache helicopter mission during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, featuring a University of Wyoming graduate telling his story, is scheduled to be screened today.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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When outsiders move to Laramie, they often import bits of the culture they are coming from. For some, this means opening a Thai restaurant. For others, it means hosting sweat lodge ceremonies.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela Liebman began practicing piano as a 5-year-old. Just 10 years later, Liebman has performed as a soloist alongside several famous orchestras and won a handful of prestigious international contests.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The University of Wyoming hosted a number of big names this academic year, from politicians such as former NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen to scholars such as Harvard University Professor Stephen Walt to conservative talk show host Dennis Prager.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The University of Wyoming is celebrating its spring exhibitions with a reception next week, during which student artists will also be honored.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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It’s a new tradition in the state of Wyoming, but First Day Hikes have been growing in popularity since they were instituted seven years ago.

  • 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.