Quick Picks: Paradise Theatre, ‘Stars’ struck, local Sir Elton John show

ABC Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis partners with Maksim Chmerkovskiy for this season’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Saturday, March 15

‘Goin’ 70 in a 55’

Mike Gwinn and The North Fork Flyers are having a CD release party for “Still Goin’ 70 in a 55” at 8 p.m. at Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave., in Paonia. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 at the door or $20 in advance at Paonia Farm & Home, Homestead Market, Backcountry Bistro or at mikegwinn.brownpapertickets.com.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Paradise Theatre’s Digital Conversion Kickstarter Campaign.

The campaign is in its closing days and is nearing its goal. For more info, visit paradiseofpaonia.com.

Monday, March 17

Star struck

The 18th season of “Dancing With the Stars” begins on ABC, and this season features Olympic teammates Charlie White and Meryl Davis squaring off.

White and Davis seem like obvious finalists since they are Olympic gold medalists in ICE DANCING! Among the other celebrities on the show this season are former childhood stars Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) and Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House”).


Tuesday, March 18

Vegas show

Footage from Sir Elton John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” show at The Colosseum in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace will be shown on the big screen at 7 p.m. Regal Cinemas 14, 648 Market St.

The approximately two-hour show includes a set list of John’s greatest hits and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1973 hit album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” according to FathomEvents.com, which is promoting the theater event.

The concert-turned-movie will give viewers a look at the modified Yamaha CFIIIS grand piano that cost $1 million and took four years to build, with its approximately 68 LED video screens. It was made exclusively for John.

Tickets are $15 through the Regal box office or FathomEvents.com. An encore performance is set for March 26.


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