Entertainment Briefs: Feb. 22

East Middle School girl awarded Crystal Baton award

The Grand Junction Symphony’s Orchestra’s Crystal Baton Composition award has been given to Nina Cruz, an eighth grade student at East Middle School.

Her melody “Walking Blues” was inspired by her long strolls with her dog Peet and will be presented during the Symphony’s “American Portrait” concert happening March 5, at Grand Junction High School.

Tickets and more information are online at gjsymphony.org or call 243-6787.

The Williams Brothers Band seeks public’s online votes


Earlier this week, The Williams Brothers Band was in 485th place out of 2,250 bands (Monday) vying to win the opportunity to perform in April at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The band is seeking assistance from its hometown fans and friends to make this a dream come true. Visit http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/jaydub/support and show your support by going to The Williams Brothers Band page and leaving your name in their support window.

The Top 100 overall rated artists will be eligible to win a slot to play live the and one artist will be chosen to perform live on stage at the Madison Square Garden Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Other ways to show your support would be to “Like” The Williams Brothers Band Facebook Fan Page, Tweet about them on Twitter, or play their songs on the Play Crossroads band profile to help boost their rating.

The band also get points for downloaded songs and listening to songs from its Reverbnation page.

Call visit the website for more information.

Entry deadline nears for benefit art participation


Feb. 26 is the deadline for entries to participate in the Cool Art for Warm art event taking place Saturday, March 9, to benefit Homeward Bound Homeless Shelter.

The event is seeking entries for consideration from visual and performance artists, poets and musicians who will spend the afternoon showcasing and demonstrating their art to the community from noon–4 p.m., on Colorado Avenue, between Second and Third streets.

The event is free for the public to attend, however donations of any amount will be accepted with all the proceeds going to the homeless shelter.

Applications are available at Jo’s Clothes, 251 Colorado Ave. Call 243-4293 for more information.

Candidate forum on art and culture is March 5


Museum of the West, Grand Junction Symphony, John McConnell Math and Science, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and The Art Center have partnered to present an Art and Culture Candidate Forum from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 5, at the Whitman Education Center, 248 S. Fourth St.

Candidates running for city council have been invited to attend the forum to discuss the future of art and culture in Grand Junction.

Call 242-0971 for more information.

Dying scarves first of series of fiber art classes


Fay Timmerman-Traudt of Tangled Threads is offering a number of fiber art classes beginning with “Hand-Dyed Silk Scarves,” on Saturday, March 2.

For a complete list of classes offered and more information, visit http://www.synvis.com and click on the “Tangled Threads” link.

The Art Center springs classes begin March 11


Spring classes will begin March 11 at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Classes for adults and children will be offered in a variety of media.

Call 243-7337 or visit http://www.gjartcenter.org for full class descriptions and registration information.

Fruita art studio to begin spring classes soon


Watercolor Dogs Art Studio Spring 2013 classes will begin soon, at 145 N. Mesa St. in Fruita.

Adult and youth classes are available .

Visit http://www.watercolordogs.com or call 270-2235 for more information.

Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ house for sale in N.J.


LONG BRANCH, N.J. — For about $350,000, someone can buy a slice of music history.

The Asbury Park Press (on.app.com/YoYHGm) reports the two-bedroom cottage in Long Branch, N.J., where Bruce Springsteen wrote the classic rock anthem “Born To Run” is for sale.

Real estate agent Susan McLaughlin says tourists stop by the house “all the time.”

The five-room residence has three owners. If a buyer thinks the asking price is too steep, there’s another option: McLaughlin tells the newspaper that two of the owners would consider keeping their shares and selling only a one-third stake. A price for that hasn’t been set.

Springsteen rented the cottage in 1974 and ‘75 when he wrote the music for his seminal “Born To Run” album, which features the title song, plus “Jungleland” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.”

Rachael Ray heads to SXSW; announces book releases


NEW YORK — Rachael Ray is multitasking.

The author and Emmy-winning chef is getting ready for next month’s South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, where she again will be hosting all-day music performances, with more than a dozen bands. One of those bands, The Cringe, is led by her husband, John Cusimano.

The food, of course, will be provided by Ray.

“It’s like my Christmas,” Ray said during a telephone interview Thursday from her home in upstate New York. “It’s a marriage of my love for music and my love for food, in a city that I love.”


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