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‘Magical Mountain Village,’ a community showcase concert

“Magical Mountain Village,” a Pagosa community showcase concert, takes place Friday, March 25, at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

A pre-concert social begins at 6 p.m. with live music, free desserts, snacks and coffee, and a beer and wine cash bar. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Please bring desserts and snacks to share for the pre-concert social and intermission.

Randall Davis, legendary Pagosa banjo and guitar player, is among the many fine performers featured in “Magical Mountain Village.” The concert also features The Gypsy Moon Ensemble, John Graves, Larry Elginer, Laura Moore, Laith Scherer, The Big’Ns and Carl Mori. (Please read upcoming articles for announcements of the full cast.)

Somewhere near timberline in the mighty San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, Davis rides on horseback to spectacular vistas of the Continental Divide and beyond. This rugged outdoorsman was lucky enough to spend summers in Colorado from age fourteen - living a life of adventure and communing with the wilderness.

After dental school, it was an easy choice to settle in a “one horse” town, and hang his shingle. He settled on the family ranch, which provided a wonderful rural upbringing for his three children.

Davis’s artistic journey has taken many forms: music, drawing, painting, sculpture, welding, woodworking, restoring old vehicles, saving historical buildings — and turning just about anything into something useful. Davis is a true Renaissance man — blessed with extraordinary talent, vision and heart. His many forms of creative expression reflect his love for the wild beauty that surrounds his life.

Join Randall Davis and a cast of performers representing Pagosa’s diverse artistic talent at “Magical Mountain Village.”’

The Ross Aragon Community Center presents “Magical Mountain Village” in collaboration with Elation Center for the Arts. This event is sponsored by The Pagosa Springs SUN Newspaper and Pagosa Photography.

Advance tickets, for $10, go on sale at Higher Grounds and The Ross Aragon Community Center in a couple weeks. Tickets at the door are $12. Young people, 18 and under, are admitted free. The Ross Aragon Community Center located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. For further information, call the community center at 264-4152.

The Ross Aragon Community Center operates as a nonprofit through the Pagosa Springs Facilities Coalition, and benefits the community by creating, coordinating and providing space for social, athletic, fine arts, performing arts, cultural, educational, business and faith-based activities. Elation Center for the Arts is a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of traditional music and dance.

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