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ARTS AND CULTURE: The Drifters set for Paramount tonight – The Tribune

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, is once again touring the U.S., with a stop at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland set for tonight.
From their inception in the early 1950s and up until recently, The Drifters has a symbiotic relationship with Rock & Roll legend George Treadwell, who discovered and managed such famous artists as Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone.

The Treadwell Family was there when the original Drifters formed and was responsible for guiding their career through 20 years of uninterrupted hits that has made them the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine.

Through an historical journey, which included no less than five legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King, the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll.

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Arts Alliance joins the Annual Pueblo Bike Classic to highlight culture in the community

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) – The Pueblo Arts Alliance Program is hosting the 2nd annual Pueblo Bike Classic, while bringing culture and community together. A contest is being held for people of all ages, who can sign up to showcase their artistic creativity in the community.

“We’re excited to host the Second Annual Pueblo Bike Classic and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the talent of one of our artists in Pueblo,” said City of Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar. “This is a fun way to highlight our pride in our city while also elevating the rich culture and background of our community. I’m looking forward to the entries we will see and the incredible artwork that our local artists produce.”

Artists or a team of artists who live in Pueblo County are encouraged to sign up. The contest allows people to share their talent, creative ideas and designs with

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ARTS AND CULTURE: Dancing with Our Stars returns Feb. 5 – The Tribune

This year’s competition pits all-stars vs. present stars

Dancing with Our Stars returns with past winners facing new competitors.

The competition returns for its eighth year with local celebrities and their partners competing for $1 votes to win the famous Mirror Ball Trophy on Feb. 5.

Reservations for Dancing with Our Stars 2022 can be made by calling the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center at 606-329-8888 and voting online has already started and continues until the competition on Feb. 5. Dancing with Our Stars includes a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. with a gourmet dinner catered by the 3J Group at 7 p.m. The competition begins at 8 p.m. followed by dancing.

This year’s event, which is put on by the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, will feature 10 couples including several dancers with an Ironton connection:

• Viviane Khounlavong is a certified personal trainer, strength coach, reiki master and

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Dubai Culture and Arts Authority hosts its first NFT art exhibition

With NFTs at its trendiest best around the world these days, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), too, has ventured into NFT art with its latest exhibition— ‘50/50’.

The exhibition, which is titled so, celebrates UAE’s 50th anniversary and features 50 works made by artists in the UAE.

Collaborating with Morrow Collective, an NFT curatorial platform, the authority is presenting the physical showcase of the artworks at Al Safa Art and Design Library which will commence from January 15.

The first exhibition of its kind to explicitly feature UAE-based artists, the display features creations by artists Khalid Al Banna, Alia Al Gaoud, Dalal Ahmed, Marwan Shakarchi and Gigi Gorlova among others who were chosen through an open call and the NFTs featured range from digital drawings and paintings to 3D works, animation, collages, and photography.

This is the first time that some of the artists have made NFTs, and

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