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By Ted Grussing

It has been a very good day beginning with an early AM flight up to Red Mountain to get some more shots of it … no matter how good you already have, the absolute perfection killer shot is just waiting to be taken so you go back and do it again. On the way up there at 10,500’ the flight was smooth but I knew that very likely when I dropped down to get the shots from an altitude of 8,000’ or less there were going to be some issues. Instrumentation was showing calculated winds aloft at between 25 and 30 kts which is fine and irrelevant when there are no obstructions, but Red Mountain is about 2500’ below Kendrick Peak and directly downwind. Think of it like water flowing in a stream over big rocks … when the flow is only a few knots a few burbles downstream from the rock, but make the water flow at 30 knots and you have some really messy turbulent water behind the rock.  Expectations were fulfilled and I didn’t spend a whole lot of time shooting the mountain this morning, but did get some nice shots and this is one of them.


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logo_SIFFSedona AZ (September 19, 2017) – The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. Jim Curry will bring his band and perform his tribute to the music of John Denver at the “Roundup at the Ranch” event on Sunday, Oct. 1, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. This special fundraising event will include an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Indian Creek Ranch in Cornville and an Old West Bar-B-Que. Tribute artist Jim Curry — whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story” — has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High” “Sunshine” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. “Curry and his band were here in Sedona when the Sedona Performing Arts Center first opened. It was the first live show in the venue and sold out all 750 seats,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “We are thrilled to bring him and the band back for an encore performance for this special fundraiser.” Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this special outdoor concert event. You will be treated to an Old West Bar-B-Que meal from the Montana Barbecue company with all the cowboy fixin’s.  Read More→

CVCL/OLLI Fall Classes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

logo_olli2Camp Verde AZ (September 19, 2017) – OLLI is expanding in Camp Verde! OLLI provides learning and teaching opportunities for intellectually active adults with curious minds and hearts. No educational requirements, no homework or grades— just a love of learning! To register, call Olli at 649.4275, 649.5500 or at 

Except as noted, all Workshops and Learning Groups will be held at the Camp Verde Community Library. Read More→

Fall Sedona Open Studios Tour November 10-12

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

logo_svacSedona AZ (September 19, 2017) – Working artists in the Verde Valley will be opening their private studios to the public for the weekend of November 10-12.  Under the auspices of the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) is presenting this exciting self-guided event that is free to the public. The Tour runs daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12th.  The Tour’s co-chairs are clay artist Mike Upp and painter Julie Ronning Talbot who are counting the days until the Fall Tour kicks off. “Astounding, gratifying, exciting,” are words both say pretty much describe the phenomenal growth of the 14-year-old Open Studios Tour in the four years they’ve been at the helm. Read More→

Work on Coffee Pot Dr Sept. 25

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (September 19, 2017) – Traffic restrictions will be in effect on Coffee Pot Drive beginning Sept. 25 for Century Link cable placement. The traffic control zone is expected to extend from State Route 89A to just north of Yavapai Drive, with work primarily occurring along the northbound side of Coffee Pot Drive Work is expected to last through Oct. 6. Read More→

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Sculptor Ken Rowe Honored as Sedona Legacy Artist

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

logo_rowegallerySedona AZ (September 19, 2017) – It has been a big year for bronze wildlife sculptor and gallery owner Ken Rowe. In 2017, Ken celebrated his 30th anniversary sculpting, so it’s perfect timing that Sedona Arts Center has invited him to be part of its Sedona’s Legacy Artists: Still Creating exhibition and sale, which is happening September 26 through October 13. There will be an opening reception on September 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and again on October 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. The show takes place in SAC’s Special Exhibitions Gallery and includes 10 area artists each exhibiting five to seven works of art. Ken will showcase Art Walk (raven), Quiet Thunder (bison), A Lot of Bull (moose), Circle of Life (mountain lion cubs),Wading for Mom (bears) and The Patriarch (moose). He says it’s always a distinction to be acknowledged by SAC. Read More→

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