World events and an update from the editor

I wanted to take some time out to thank all of the military service members who are in the Middle East. As well as veterans and all military members. I am saddened to hear about the soldiers who lost their lives recently in Afghanistan. I am going to post a link to the fallen Wyoming soldier’s family go fund me page soon.
It is also very sad about hurricane Ida that recently took its aim on New Orleans and how many people are suffering from that horrific storm. Look here on my magazine soon for updates on ways you can help citizens who have been affected by that storm in Louisiana.

Last, I am now working a part-time job and I’m in college studying music with a scholarship that I received. I won’t be posting on this magazine site as regularly as I normally do and I apologize ahead of time.
! Be well! Be safe!

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra announces its season for 2021 -2022

Aug. 12, 2021
Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Announces the 2021-22 Season Lineup!
Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the 2021-22 Season Lineup and to return to full orchestras and audiences!
In addition to well-known classics by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Mahler, and Stravinsky, audiences will also enjoy music by other under-represented composer groups, such as Asian-Americans and those of African descent.
This season will provide a musical discovery and celebration of music by female composers as well. From Hildegard of Bingen, who wrote music in the 12th century, to fresh new music by Wyoming composer Anne Guzzo, CSO will present many centuries of great music by female composers–a celebration very appropriate for The Equality State.
All season long, the orchestra has the honor of sharing the stage with wonderful soloists. CSO welcomes a guest conductor and two composers in October, a husband and wife as soloists (violin and piano) in November, the Cheyenne Chamber Singers, All-City Children’s Choir, and En Avant Dance Studio in December, CSO’s very own flute virtuoso Ysmael Reyes in January, opera singer Levi Hernandez and the En Avant Dance Studio in February, as well as two opera singers and a large massed chorus from UW, LCCC, and the Chamber Singers in April.
In addition, this season is also more of a “return to normal” as the CSO brings back the Holiday concert, family movie music matinee, Hausmusik recitals, and Baroque in the Barn. New ground will also be broken with the “Symphony Underground” concert at the Lincoln Theater with members of the CSO and the rock band Patti Fiasco.
CSO will again offer 5 great season ticket packages so you can choose the one that’s best for you! The all- inclusive Platinum Package and the traditional 5 Masterpiece concert Classic Package both feature a 20% discount. The smaller Duo and Trio packages come with a 10% discount and you can choose your favorite two or three Masterpiece concerts to create the perfect package! The poplular livestream package, made possible by the pandemic, will also still be available. Season ticket packages start at just $36.00 for adults and $18.00 for students!
Season tickets go on sale to the public on Aug. 15th, 2021 by visiting www.cheyennesymphony.org or calling 307-778-8561.

Maestro William Intriligator, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra conductor


Trisha Yearwood got a present from Cheyenne Frontier Days staff

By Karen Cotton

According to a post on Trisha Yearwood’s official Facebook page, pictured above, Trisha Yearwood received this beautiful bracelet from Cheyenne Frontier Days staff after her husband, Garth Brooks, performed recently at the Daddy of ‘Em All to a sold out crowd! She didn’t perform or come to Cheyenne and a reason wasn’t given why. But Yearwood has many facets to her own career and definitely is a busy lady!

Fun Biz food tasting at Cheyenne Frontier Days

Special to Sweet as Cotton Candy, Amanda Hernandez

Amanda Hernandez and her family participated in the Fun Biz food tasting at Cheyenne Frontier Days yesterday. Here are her story and photos.

Thank you Fun Biz for the opportunity to do a tasting yesterday 🤗 I’m absolutely into unique foods and treats. Especially when Cheyenne Frontier Days finally returns 😎🥰 It was sorely missed last year. 

I shared a portion of everything, and it was amazing 🤩 

The corn dog is a carnival must, but your play on corn dogs featuring a hot dog wrapped in a spiral cut potato was fun. The pickle chips are definitely how to get your salt fix, but it seemed to have a subtle kick to it as well 😍 The Shrimp Po’boy with Fruity Pebbles was my favorite and so not what I was expecting 🥰 Creamy, spicy, crunchy and the shrimp were perfect! A totally unexpected meal for carnival food 😍😎 
The pulled pork and brisket sandwiches are very well done. The turkey leg was delicious. The kabobs were tasty and very large portions. And none of the meat was over done or dry. 
Second favorite was the Donut Chicken Sandwich 😋 It was moist. It was seasoned. And the added sweetness of the donuts complimented the chicken so well. It’s like chicken and waffles, but better 🤩 
And of course there was desert 😏 Funnel cake is a classic. And with so many options for toppings, there’s something for everyone. But now that people deep fry twinkies, they deep fry everything!! So bring on the Twinkie and the Oreo and the Snickers!  Oreos are my favorite, and that held true here 🥰 Each one are a nice treat, but add in the fried factor, and you get a melt in your mouth experience. Warm+melted=yum 😝
Definitely can’t eat like this all the time. But when I do, I hope it’s as creative and delicious as today was. 
Thank you again Alex for the Funbiz tasting experience 🥰 And thank you Karen for inviting us to participate. 
#FunBiz #cheyennefrontierdays

Blake and Gwen Stefani Shelton perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days with opener John King

Gwen and Blake Shelton perform at the 125th Daddy of’em All



story by Karen Cotton

Newlyweds Gwen Stefani Shelton and Blake Shelton perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days tonight as a surprise to the audience! Blake and Gwen are amazing live! The show was sold out to a crowd of 22,500 people, according to Nicole Gamst spokeswoman for Cheyenne Frontier Days!!! Review coming later! John King was the opening act and did an amazing job getting the crowd ready for Blake! It’s always hard being an opening act. John played his hits and some covers including Upton Funk by Bruno Mars. And Blake was right as he said tonight it is tough to follow an event that Garth Brooks opens but Blake really had an epic show as he sent out the 125th anniversary of Cheyenne Frontier Days. More will come tomorrow as well as a review of Kane Brown, Tiger Lily and Restless Road’s show yesterday. I’m going to add that I really loved Gwen’s sparkly jeans and I want to know where I can get myself a pair!!! I love anything that sparkles 🙂

Gwen and Blake Shelton perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Photo by a fan at the concert…courtesy
John King performed tonight at Cheyenne Frontier Days
John King performed tonight at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Wings Over Warren Airshow 2021

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds do a special formation at their Wings Over Warren Airshow. Photo by Karen Cotton
Photo by Karen Cotton of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the Wings Over Warren Airshow.