One of South Africa’s most prolific recording groups, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, comes to the Wheeler Opera House tonight, March 11 at 7:30pm. Their singing on Paul Simon’s album “Graceland” helped them gain international prominence, winning three Grammy Awards in the process. They present an extraordinary musical experience, and the Wheeler’s intimate size will make this a memorable opportunity to see them live. What better way to spend this snowy evening? For ticket information, visit www.aspenshowtix.com.
If you enjoy dance and a good laugh, you can satisfy both needs with a night at the Aspen District Theatre on March 16, at 7:30pm. The hilarious men of Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo (AKA the "Trocs") will take the stage for an evening of great dancing and fun, simultaneously celebrating and spoofing traditional classical ballet. All roles, including prima ballerina, are performed by men, complete with tutus, toe shoes and fabulous makeup. Don't miss it! For details, visit www.aspensantafeballet.com.
While we wait for the next snowstorm, jazz lovers in Aspen are in for a real treat tonight. The iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band is playing at our favorite live music venue, the Belly Up at 9pm. With its intimate setting, the Belly Up is an ideal place to hear these amazing musicians with their New Orleans flair and inventive music. Don't miss it! Details at www.bellyupaspen.com