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Ken Ziebarth
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Attended Montana State University - Bozeman
Lives in Boulder
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Composers  - 
 
While waiting for today's final performance of Gotterdammerung of the Washington National Opera's 2016 Ring Festival:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD WAGNER!!
“We’re sort of like Deadheads. We travel all over the world, but the T-shirts aren’t as good.”
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Opera Reviews  - 
 
Yes, The Scarlet Letter really is as good as this review describes! It's strong, intense, poetic, and performed by singers chosen for the parts. If you are in or near Denver, there is one more performance, tomorrow, Sunday afternoon. There may be tickets. If not, watch for an audio recording later this year and the real thing at an opera company near you. Even better, encourage your local company to schedule it.
The libretto, by former Colorado poet a laureate David Mason, respects the source material but moves the language into the present.
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OPERA COLORADO THE SCARLET LETTER

Finally a review of the premier of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter at Opera Colorado. It sounds wonderful and there are seats still available for Friday and Sunday. My subscription is for Friday evening. 
The production, at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House, is the most powerful in the company's recent history.
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Kit building tutorials  - 
 
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Assembling the Timberline Scale Products "354 Juniper Street" Craftsman Style Bungalow

Walls constructed 'in the flat' and then assembled, ready for roofs etc.

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MOW area on my NP Miles City diorama
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As information before trucks the railroads would run a supply work train on most divisions once a month. This train would have a box car for supplies from the division store house, a gondola car of coal, and flat cars and/or gons of track material for delivery to the section crews. The train ran with two cabooses, one for the train crew and one for the section men who unloaded supplies at each station, interlocking tower, m of w section building, B&B building, mechanical department building, etc. The coal was hand shoveled into the coal bins by the section men.
In the Southwest the stations and other major buildings often had cisterns under them to hold drinking water. A tank car of potable water would also be in the supply train to fill them up.
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locomotive and rolling stock  - 
 
Central Montana, summer 1975.
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Awesome picture =)
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Yes, The Scarlet Letter really is as good as this review describes! It's strong, intense, poetic, and performed by singers chosen for the parts. If you are in or near Denver, there is one more performance, tomorrow, Sunday afternoon. There may be tickets. If not, watch for an audio recording later this year and the real thing at an opera company near you. Even better, encourage your local company to schedule it.
The libretto, by former Colorado poet a laureate David Mason, respects the source material but moves the language into the present.
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OPERA COLORADO THE SCARLET LETTER

Finally a review of the premier of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter at Opera Colorado. It sounds wonderful and there are seats still available for Friday and Sunday. My subscription is for Friday evening. 
The production, at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House, is the most powerful in the company's recent history.
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Trains / trolley / tram  - 
 
9 new photos · Album by Ken Ziebarth
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The Vistas and Panorama  - 
 
If you are a member of this Community and haven't discovered +Arielle Seibold​​ yet you are in for a huge treat! Go to her G+ page, which she doesn't actually use. In her profile, open her Flickr site, "OpenSpaces PrairiePlaces". There are literally thousands of amazing photographs, of Montana. From her Albums, pick a County, any County, maybe one of the "empty" ones. Allow plenty of time!
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We attended the January 13th performance.

The Chicago Lyric is a beautiful classic opera house, well organized with easy coat check and access.  We had chosen a hotel within 1 block so the cold and snow were not an issue.  Since we were making the trip from Colorado just to see Bel Canto we didn't skimp on seats, 4th row, aisle, so no visibility or audibility issues.  Dress code is as casual as Denver or Santa Fe.


Jimmy Lopez and Nilo Cruz' 'Bel Canto' and the Lyric production 'curated' by Renee Fleming are wonderful!  If you have read reviews with quibbles about casting, music, etc. they may have some validity, but the overall production and experience is spectacular.  Lyric has a large group of training singers, who were used in many of the multiple 'named' cast parts, including several major characters.  Several of them were outstanding and got huge ovations at the end.  Danielle de Niese' performance, on stage for almost the entire opera, is also great both singing and acting.  Earlier performances were taped by PBS for broadcast later this year and are on our 'must see' list.


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I listen to some of their productions online on WFMT.com and I really wish I could see some of their productions like Bel Canto and The Passenger.
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Milwaukee Road - Northern Pacific interchange track, Miles City, MT, summer 1975. Sign shows exact location of the jurisdiction change.
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that cool
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Grandfather, Opera Fan, Model Railroader, Hiker, Geographer, Recovering Astrophysicist
Introduction
Retired GIS Professional, Grandfather, Opera Fan, Model Railroader, Hiker, Recovering Astrophysicist.
Married to Charlotte Ziebarth, Digital Textile Artist, 49+ years!
Lucky to live in Boulder, Colorado
 
Grew up(?) in Miles City, Montana.  Custer County High School, Class of 1960.
Undergraduate:  Montana State University (then College), Bozeman, 1960-1965.  BS Physics
Graduate:  University of Colorado, 1965-1970. 
  PhD Astrophysics
Graduate:  University of Calgary, 1974-1976.
  M Environmental Design
 
Employed in Boulder County Land Use Department 1978-2009.
 
Major retirement interests:
Opera (the theatrical/musical kind)
Model Railroading
Cosmology, Particle Physics
Education
  • Montana State University - Bozeman
    BS General Studies/Physics, 1960 - 1965
  • University of Calgary
    MEDes Environmental Science, 1974 - 1976
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    PhD Astrophysics, 1965 - 1970
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Male
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Retired
Employment
  • Retired
    in Boulder, present
  • Boulder County
    Land Use Planner, 1978 - 2009
  • Boulder County
    Land Use GIS Manager, 1990 - 2009
  • Boulder County
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Currently
Boulder
Previously
Bozeman - Miles City - Calgary