Healing after trauma: Director Shoval Tshuva discusses her debut short film
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by Jared Gendron
1w ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As the Wyoming International Film Festival is set to kick off July 9, dozens of independent filmmakers will soon premiere their short film projects across a variety of genres. One such director drew upon her own past trauma to produce a movie about healing. Shoval Tshuva is a New York City–based indie filmmaker who recently completed her first short film, titled “Funky.” Tshuva’s debut film, which she also stars in, follows the story of a woman who is the victim of sexual assault. Much like her character, Tshuva is also a survivor.  In a December 2023 article for the Jew ..read more
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Wyoming Humanities awards thousands in grants to Wyoming nonprofits
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by Oil City Staff
3w ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Humanities, the state’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, recently granted nine different nonprofit organizations across the state a combined total of nearly $80,000. The grants, called the Wyoming Crossroad Grants, are part of an initiative to “apply humanities perspectives locally, helping to realize growth through change,” according to a release from Wyoming Humanities. Per the release, these grants are designed to support public humanities projects related to either digital media or preservation. Grant amounts as well as the projects that the ..read more
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See Marc Broussard live at Fridays on the Plaza or attend a library campout
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by Darken Wolf
3w ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Friday nights in Cheyenne can be lively and fun if looking in the right place. However, there are also several free events available for all to enjoy. Here are some free events to check out Friday, June 21. Fridays at the Plaza: Marc Broussard Photo courtesy of City of Cheyenne Famous musicians Marc Broussard with Mason McTell will be playing their unique twist on R&B to the public at Cheyenne Depot Plaza from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Broussard is known for his popular song “Home,” which launched him into the national touring stage. He has been releasing music for the past 10 ye ..read more
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Greenway race, Shriners car show events and more take place Saturday
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by Darken Wolf
1M ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — This Saturday, fun and educational events for the whole family will be available across Cheyenne. Here are four exciting events that are available for the public to enjoy this Saturday, June 15. Fifth Annual Spring into Green 2024 (City of Cheyenne) Spring into Green 2024 is a charity event to help fund the Cheyenne Greenways. The Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, the event’s host, wants to expand the trail system across Cheyenne with the purpose of fitness, relaxation and community events. The event is taking place at 8 a.m., with same-day registration starting at 6:30 a.m. The ..read more
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Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra celebrates 70th concert season
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by Cap City Staff
1M ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The 2024–25 season marks Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s 70th concert season, and the orchestra is presenting a variety of programs to celebrate. Highlights of the upcoming season include “How to Train Your Dragon in Concert” as well as favorite symphonic works like Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ilya Yakushev; Orff’s “Carmina Burana”; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 featuring CSO Concertmaster Stacy Lesartre; and Copland’s “Billy the Kid Suite.” Less familiar pieces by well-known composers — such as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 — wi ..read more
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Cheyenne organizations awarded over $100K in grant funding to support art-related projects, learning activities
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by Jared Gendron
1M ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More than a dozen Cheyenne-based groups have received thousands of dollars in funding from an annual state grant program. The Wyoming Arts Council, a state agency that provides leadership and resources to Wyoming-based art groups and institutions, announced Thursday it is giving 121 organizations across the state a combined total of $966,164 in grant funding for its fiscal year 2025 Community Support Grant. The support grant provides financial support to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government agencies, according to a news release from the Wyoming Arts Council. The fo ..read more
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Fourth annual Teton Powwow set for this weekend in Jackson
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by County 17
2M ago
JACKSON, Wyo. — Central Wyoming College and Native American Jump Start will be putting on the fourth annual Teton Powwow in Jackson this weekend, the groups announced in a press release Wednesday. The event will feature a variety of traditional dances, drumming ceremonies and Indigenous cuisine. Dances will incorporate traditional forms as well as contemporary styles. Enrolled Native college students will also have the opportunity to dance for a scholarship prize of $1,000 offered by Native American Head Start in the College Student Dance. Munger Mountain Elementary School, just south of Jack ..read more
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Casper artist wins Collectible Conservation Stamp Art Show for 2nd year; Cheyenne students win youth contest
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by Cap City Staff
2M ago
by Breanna Ball, Wyoming Game and Fish Department The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s 41st annual Collectible Conservation Stamp Art Show featured the western tanager. The winning piece came from Justin Hayward of Casper and will be featured on the 2025 collectible conservation stamp and limited-edition print. Hayward was last year’s art show winner, featuring the beaver. Multiple students in Laramie County School District 1 won in the youth contest, including Dane P from Cheyenne Central, Scarlett C. from Meadowlark Elementary School, and Liz M. from Pioneer Park Elementary. “Th ..read more
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Cheyenne’s own Casper Sandoval captures district title in art contest
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by Stew Dyer
2M ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne high school artist has captured the district title at this year’s Congressional Art Competition, marking a significant achievement for Cheyenne and its young talent. Casper Sandoval, a student at Cheyenne East High School, earned the distinction of District Office Winner with her piece, “Self Portrait.” Her artwork, recognized for its exceptional creativity and skill, will be displayed in the district congressional office. This competition, held annually by the Congressional Institute, has been a platform for high school students across the nation since 1982, with ..read more
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Central High to host 70th annual Kiwanis Club’s Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show
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by Cap City Staff
3M ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne is preparing to show off the music and dance talent of Laramie County youth at its 70th annual Stars of Tomorrow event. The show is set for 2 p.m. April 28 at Cheyenne Central High School. Lorrell Walter, event co-chair, said in a news release Tuesday that this year’s show will feature 26 acts, with a total of 36 participants competing in three categories: high school, junior high and elementary school. “This year, our youngest contestant is in kindergarten and our oldest is a senior in high school,” Walter said. “It’s rare for us to get the ..read more
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