Latin-fusion concert extravaganza to raise money for Archuleta County seniors Friday, Sept. 29


    By Lisa Saunders
    Special to The PREVIEW
    For one night only, locals can experience the entertainment extravaganza of the year, a hot and spicy blend of music and dance featuring the lovely Lisa Saunders.
    With a bold vision to create an over-the-top musical showcase, Saunders teamed up with award-winning director/choreographer Ali Whitman and popular dance and movement groups.
    Also called upon for this show is the amazing fashion and costume designer Adrienne Young, who brings to life her beautiful and creative visions of costuming to the stage.
    The show will feature a 12-member orchestra under the direction of Durango’s Jared Wright, along with Stillwater Music’s Batucada De Durango samba band, who will be performing a variety of Latin fusion inspired songs.
    This performance is packed with colorful and flamboyant choreographed numbers featuring samba and salsa dancers, show girls, aerial silks and other surprises. Visually and musically, this will be a night of epic entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the Archuleta County senior citizens and programs via the Pagosa Senior Center.
    The Pagosa Senior Center has been an active organization in the community for years, offering programs, activities and more for seniors to help provide a vibrant, active life. As a nonprofit, funding is crucial to continue the center’s variety of programs that are offered. Come and enjoy this incredible concert and make a lasting impact for such a notable organization.
    The benefit concert will take place on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at or directly from the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 731-7469. There will also be limited VIP seating packages available.
    Contact Kaitlen Smith at 903-3129 for more information. Join us for a magical night of extraordinary entertainment.