Library brings together musicians and poets
The Weber County Library system is celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week by bringing in Utah talent to show how it's done. The free shows, all at 7 p.m., are presented by performers from Cowboy Poets of Utah and the Utah Chapter of the Western Music Association.
* Monday -- Poetry by Steve Spencer and music by Dave and Jenny Anderson, Ogden-area artists, at the Ogden main branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. 801-337-2615
* Tuesday-- Poetry by Matt Urry, of West Haven, and music by The Drifter and Miss Judy, of Kaysville, at the North Ogden branch, 475 E. 2600 North. 801-337-2650.
* Wednesday -- Poetry by Sam DeLeeuw, of Manti, and music by Robin Arnold, of Roy, at the Southwest branch, 1950 W. 4800 South, Roy. 801-337-2690.
* Thursday -- Poetry by Ogden Valley's Stan Tixier and music by Brian Arnold, of Roy, at the Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. 801-337-2660.
For more information about cowboy poetry and other events related to the art form, go to www.cowboypoetry.com.
Yodeling duo lends talents to Spring Fling
OGDEN -- In order to honor a family member lost to a devastating illness, an Ogden woman is sponsoring a night of fun to raise money to fight the disease.
The Spring Fling A.L.S. fundraiser, featuring the talents of West Haven Western music/yodeling duo Stampede is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. James Catholic Church multipurpose building, 495 N. Harrison.
The evening's organizer, Linda Ford, lost her twin sister three years ago to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The baseball legend died from the illness, which robs the afflicted of the ability to move, speak, eat and, eventually, breathe.
The night includes a pulled-pork dinner, a live auction with gift certificates and products donated by area businesses, and dancing to live music.
The cost is $15, or $25 for couples. Seniors are admitted for $10, with a family rate of $50.
For further details, call Ford at 801-388-0934.
Drummers just beat it at WSU competition
OGDEN -- Got rhythm? The competitors at the Utah Winter Drumline Association Championships absolutely do.
The drum-off begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with finals beginning about 1 p.m. the same day at the Dee Events Center, 4450 Harrison Blvd., Ogden.
The competition includes 12 of the best drumlines from colleges and high schools in Utah and Idaho, including Weber State University and Idaho State University, and Weber, Ogden, Viewmont and Davis high schools. The ensemble members have prepared five months for the event.
Tickets are $8, available in advance from the Dee Events Center ticket office, 800-WSU-TIKS.
Students show their skills at String Project
OGDEN -- Students from area schools who have been mentored by Weber State University music majors are presenting their spring WSU String Project concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The show, free and open to the public, is at the Austad Auditorium in the Browning Center, on campus at 3848 Harrison Blvd.
The concert includes local students ages 8 to 18 playing viola, cello, violin and bass fiddle.
Donations will be accepted to help further the education and mentorship of students in the program. For further details, call 801-626-8169.
Fools for Jazz event promises to entertain
BOUNTIFUL -- If you're a fool for jazz, there is an event next Friday evening that is sure to please.
Fools for Jazz is presenting an annual fundraiser concert at 6:30 p.m. April 22. The concert is at the Bountiful High School gymnasium, 695 S. Orchard Drive.
The show, in its eighth year, features Bountiful Junior High jazz ensembles, with dancing and refreshments. Funds raised go directly to Bountiful High School for equipment and musical needs.
The cost is $5, or $20 per household. Additional donations are also welcome. For further details, call the high school at 801-402-3900.
Ensemble rings out classic guitar sounds
OGDEN -- Classical guitars will ring out their bell-like tones in recital when the WSU Guitar Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The show is in the Eccles Theater, in the Browning Center, on campus at 3848 Harrison Blvd.
The program, led by faculty member Todd Woodbury, features music by a range of modern and contemporary composers such as Villa-Lobos, Bizet, Carcassi and Tarrega. The performers will play solo, as well as in duets, trios and quartets.
This is a free event. Children age 8 and older are welcome. For more information, call 801-626-6800.
Do you love Paris in the springtime?
OGDEN -- The Davis Arts Chamber Music Series is celebrating the arrival of springtime with "April in Paris." The concert is at 7 p.m. today in the Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center St.
The concert features Davis County-based talent, including Tamara Oswald, the principal harpist for the Orchestra at Temple Square. Also performing are soprano Lindsay Hickman, cellist Elaine Witte, organist Christie Canfield, violinist Alissa Krebs and flutist Lorinda Atwater.
A piano trio consisting of violinist Jean Bradford, cellist Shannon Talbot and pianist Kathy Skidmore is also on the bill.
The concert is free. For further details, go to www.davisarts.org.