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Cabin Fever Series
Over 60 miles from the nearest traffic light is the town of Naturita, Colorado-population 519. Until the mid-1980s this area was booming from decades of uranium mining. Today, it is practically a ghost town. Many of the businesses are boarded up, unemployment is rampant and even the elementary school is for sale.
Enter a company called Energy Fuels, which brings plans to build a new uranium mill in the area. Most of the residents couldn’t be happier. The Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill will be the first to be built in the U.S. in 30 years. Its construction promises to bring back prosperity to a region with a proud and powerful mining history.
While industry spokespersons and many residents insist today’s mining and mill methods will now be “clean and green,” not everyone agrees. An environmental group from a nearby resort town steps in to stop the mill from being built.
Uranium Drive-In is a character-driven story addressing some of the most important and controversial issues facing our nation. What happens when a community, suffering a devastated economy, is presented with an opportunity-with risks-to create jobs and reclaim its lost prosperity? The film offers no easy answers but aims instead to capture personal stories and paint a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue.
Q&A session with the director, Suzan Beraza, after the movie.
Still Going 70 in a 55
Mike Gwinn & The North Fork Flyers will present a CD Release Party at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia Colorado on Saturday March 15th. The new CD, “STILL GOING 70 IN A 55″ is a celebration of Mike’s 70th birhday and features 10 original songs penned by Mike and engineered by David Snider. The North Fork Flyers have been performing together for the past 10 years, thrilling crowds with their amazing repertoire of horn based jazz, funk and rock. Don’t miss this concert/premier. Tickets at the door $25.00 or $20.00 presale. LIMITED SEATING. Ticket includes CD. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.
Lake Street Dive find themselves on the cusp of stardom, though they insist they will always be the same people whose stage outfits once consisted of matching sweater vests.
Lake Street Dive has come a long way, but this just could be the start of something even bigger. It took a casually made video featuring the band gathered around a single mic, performing a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” shot on a Brighton, Massachusetts, street corner to grab the public’s attention—its YouTube views now hurtling past a million views. What followed was nothing less than a modern-day music business success story—T Bone Burnett tapping them to perform on the Another Day, Another Time show at Town Hall featuring music from and inspired by the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, taped for an upcoming special on Showtime. The New Yorker raved of their Town Hall performance: “I can’t imagine then, that Lake Street Dive—a quartet led by an amazing young singer, Rachael Price—won’t be getting some air time soon.” Rolling Stone called the band “unexpected showstoppers,” while Hollywood Reporter noted the group “delivered one of the show’s best moments with the swinging ‘You Go Down Smooth,’ with stirring vocals by lead singer Rachael Price.” The New York Daily News was similarly enthused, saying Lake Street Dive “was the evening’s wild card,” and noting Price “has the soulful howl of a young Etta James.”