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First Lady of Soul


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If Colorado has a first lady of soul, it’s Hazel Miller. The indomitable R&B artist is as much a household name in the Centennial State as Big Head Todd, and she’s a rare local musician who can pack pretty much any house on any night. In fact, it was just a few months ago that Hazel was recognized by Denver mayor John Hickenlooper as one of 150 people who make Denver a better place to live. Between that and the myriad accolades she’s garnered as a blues and R&B musician over the years, you know she’s gonna put on a show worth the price of admission. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19, Nissi’s, 2675 North Park Dr., Lafayette, 303.665.2757, $12

This is Community

The musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, was written by Mary Rodgers and launched off Broadway in 1959. Subsequent revivals in stage and screen have featured everyone from Carol Burnett to Sarah Jessica Parker to Zooey Deschanel. It’s a fun romp, finding its way to community theater stages with great consistency because of its universal appeal. Feb. 27-March 14, Longmont Theater, 513 Main St.,
Longmont, 303.772.5200, $17

Unconventional

On February 12, 1809, two men who changed the course of American history were born. Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Now, 200 years later, The Theatre Co. of Lafayette celebrates the date with Separated At Birth: the Lincoln/Darwin Plays. The two plays featured are Monkey Men and Abe and Chuck (Way) Off Broadway, a collection of original short plays. Feb. 12-March 8, Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, 720.209.2154, $15

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