Denver native, John Magnie has become a Fort Collins treasure.
After a stint in New Orleans where he met and came together with his most well-known band, The Subdudes, Magnie brought the rest of the band west and settled in Fort Collins during the years when housing was affordable and airport traffic was lighter. His soulful baritone voice is a familiar part of several of our most beloved music groups including Three Twins, Young Ancients, The Magnie Family Band, and most recently, The Del Shamen with his Subdudes bandmate Steve Amedee, Firefall’s Jock Bartley, Nick Forster from eTown and Hot Rize, and Eric Thorin, an in-demand local bass phenom.
Magnie’s songs are known for their uplifting lyrics, catchy hooks, and incessant grooves. He moves from funk to blues to ballads to R & B with a facility nurtured by influences from Professor Longhair to Doctor John to Jackie Wilson. His audiences are brought together with a compelling urge to clap, stomp and sing along for an evening of music that will not be forgotten.
The evening will also include interviews with a handful of Masks artists.
Join figure artist Haley Hasler for a charcoal drawing portrait workshop with a live model. All levels welcome. Through guided instruction, participants of all levels and ability will create a naturalistic charcoal portrait drawing of a live model.
Location: Museum of Art Fort Collins, 201 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80425
Date: Wednesday, March 24
3 hour guided master class
Supplies Included: drawing board, 18 x 24 drawing/charcoal paper (2 pcs), vine charcoal, gum eraser
Join us on December 22 at 6:00pm on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MoAFortCollins) as we premiere our last house concert of 2020 with musician Hanna Doreen Brown and a conversation with collector Wayne F.J. Yakes and Franklin Taggart.
Hanna Doreen Brown is an integrative artist from Rochester, NY who brings innovation to the music she writes and to the spaces in which she performs. Drawing from a deep love for music history, Hanna writes music that reflects her roots in classic country and folk music, but that reaches toward more modern and indie influences as well. Her love for music of the past and present can also be seen in her daily work. Hanna performs covers and originals in Northern Colorado senior care facilities and has built her nonprofit program, Sound Affects, around this work. At night, on the weekends, and on tour, Hanna performs the same music for public audiences, constantly trying to draw connections between traditional and modern music. Hanna hopes that as she continues to write songs, she’ll capture the stories of the wise, learn a little about a lot, and break down some stereotypes in the process.