Yoshitoshi. Toyokuni. Kunisada.
Each was an acclaimed artist whose name may be unfamiliar to area art enthusiasts. Thanks to a recent gift by the late Bill Robinson, however, their talents and the talents of other Japanese artists from the 19th and 20th century will be displayed in the coming months at The Art Center.
Robinson, a longtime Grand Junction resident and chairman of Colorado Mesa University’s theater department from 1960 to 1988, gifted his 40-piece collection of Japanese art to the local gallery and studio after his death in March.
Maybe it’s entitlement. Maybe it’s boredom. Maybe it’s the heat. … more
Saturday, Aug. 1 … more
Artist offers talk at The Art Center … more
Many folks assume that yours truly knows everything about recorded music or more than anyone in Grand Junction. … more
Stopping short of throwing “shrimp on the barbie,” Mesa County Libraries has created a free, family-oriented Australian-themed program. … more
It’s the season for county fairs and right now there are a couple options in the region. … more
The infectious energy created by John, Paul, George and Ringo will fill KAFM’s Radio Room when Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave. … more
Some events coming to Colorado: … more
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Actress Jennifer Beals is defending herself as a loving and "discerning" dog owner after she was captured by a TV reporter briefly leaving her dog inside a vehicle on a warm day in Vancouver, British Columbia.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.
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