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Arts / Entertainment

Live radio show in Griffin Concert Hall

August 3, 2010

The radio show, eTown, will hold a live taping before an audience in the University Center for the Arts, Sunday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The show will include live music performances, conversation, humor, and inspiration.

Hosts of eTown, Nick and Helen Forster.

Sunday, Aug. 15
7 p.m.
University Center for the Arts
Griffin Concert Hall

The nationally syndicated radio show eTown, returns to Fort Collins to host a live radio show taping, using Griffin Concert Hall for the first time. 

The show, hosted by eTown’s Nick Forster and Helen Forster, is a two hour, more-than-a-concert experience, featuring music, conversation and inspiration. The broadcast is heard weekly from coast to coast on NPR.

Ticket price is $25. Purchase tickets online or call (970) 221-6730.

Guests Los Lobos and SHEL

Musical guests are Los Lobos, now a remarkable thirty years into their career, still writing and performing at their peak, and Fort Collins’ own SHEL. 

“eTown will be thrilled to say ‘Live from Colorado State University’ at the radio show taping on August 15, and then share the message subsequently with our listeners tuning in at over 275 stations nationwide,” said Roger Menell, eTown’s marketing director.

Los Lobos are Rock, Latin, and Blues performers. Left to right: Louie Perez, Steve Berlin, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, and David Hidalgo.

Nick and Helen are also pleased to introduce Fort Collins’ own SHEL (sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza) to a national radio audience. “It’s always great when eTown hits the road to showcase a local artist, and we’ll be proud to turn our listeners on to SHEL, the profoundly talented group of 4 sisters from Fort Collins,” said Menell. 

"eTown is putting Griffin Concert Hall to use during the construction at the Lincoln Center. We know the room is beautiful and we’re certain it will sound fantastic for our hosts Nick and Helen Forster, and our musical guests Los Lobos and SHEL.

"We always draw a great crowd when we come up to Fort Collins.”

Los Lobos creates magical sound

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, “Just Another Band from East L.A.” Since then they’ve repeatedly disproved that title – Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.

"This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them,” wrote Rolling Stone, and indeed, Los Lobos is a band that continually redefines itself and expands its scope with each passing year, while never losing sight of where they came from.

SHEL is four, classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. Left to right: Eva, Liza, Sarah, and Hannah.

SHEL performs with precision

"SHEL performs with the precision of a heat-seeking missle."  – Chris Conn, Conman Radio

"SHEL has delivered one of the most impressive debuts of the year” – Chris Douridas, KCRW

Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, collectively known as SHEL, are four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric.

They have toured both locally and regionally in the mid-west for the past several years delighting audiences with their fresh, new sound. Produced by Grammy award-winner Brent Maher, SHEL’s digital EP, Mad King, was released June 29, 2010 on Republic Records Nashville.

More about eTown

Founded in 1991, eTown is a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on over 270 public, community and commercial stations across North America, and via podcast. eTown is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as thought-provoking interviews and the presentation of the E-Chievement Award recognizing everyday people who have made a difference in their community or beyond.

Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize fame, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster host the show.


Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: Jennifer.clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3603