Recommended for grades 6 - 12
LESLIE STEVENS, Singer-Songwriter (jazz, country, folk): Awarded "Best Country Singer" in the LA Weekly's 2018 Best Of, you can feel Leslie Stevens' voice reach the nails in the doorframe. Florence and The Machine, Father John Misty, The Milk Carton Kids, Jim James(My Morning Jacket), have all worked with her, and now an exquisite collection of originals recorded by cult producer Jonathan Wilson, brings her out into the light from behind the scenes. The LA Times has called her "one of the city's best" and Chris Ziegler of LA Record explains that Leslie has "the kind of voice you'll realize you've been waiting to hear since forever." Her breathtaking new release, Sinner, out on Thirty Tigers, is brave lyrically and vulnerable in spirit. Leslie never shies away from laying down what's what, if only to leave a bookmark in the most golden part of your soul.
ABOUT MEET THE EXPERTS: LEARN ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY—FIRST HAND!
As part of a career-preparedness series, learn about the entertainment industry and the different opportunities available to those inspired by the arts! From performing on stage to production and management, there is a lot more to learn than meets the eye as an audience member. This series will consist of performers and professionals that represent many genres and those who make it happen. Meet the Expert will provide an eye opening opportunity to understand the everyday practices of professionals in the theater world. The sessions are aimed towards 6th -12th graders across Eagle County. Meet the Expert aims to reach a new age bracket, not normally served by STARS, reaching out to middle and high school students with insightful information for career development or inspiration. The VPAC will present artists and professionals who will lead a 45-60 minute session where they talk about their career, combined with a presentation or perfo