Entertainment Briefs Oct. 21 - 27

Library accepts Artist in Residence applications

Mesa County Libraries are accepting applications for openings in the 970West Studio Artist in Residence program for 2017.

The studio, located at Fifth Street and Ouray Avenue, is a public multimedia production studio that gives residents the opportunity to learn how to record and produce a variety of creative works in digital formats.

The 970West Studio Artist in Residence program is open to artists ages 18 and older who reside in Mesa County. Artists in a variety of mediums are considered. The program will accept three artists in 2017 for terms of approximately 15 weeks each.

Eligibility and application requirements are available at mesacountylibraries.org. Applications must be submitted online. The deadline to submit is Nov. 11.

Colorado Creative Industries announces awards


The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and Western Colorado Center for the Arts were among the recipients of the FY17–18 Colorado Creates and Colorado Creates Alternate Year grants recently announced by Colorado Creative Industries.

The symphony and Art Center each were awarded $8,500 grants.

Other grants made to western Colorado entities include: Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, $6,500; Glenwood Springs Arts Council, $7,500; and Ridgway Chautauqua Society/Sherbino Theater, $6,500.

A total of $1.3 million was awarded in 180 grants to entities across the state.

Go to coloradocreativeindustries.org for information about the grants.

Bruno Mars is pop’s ultimate party boy with new hit


NEW YORK — While the world was busy dancing to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” at the top of 2015, the singer was partying in the studio and creating his latest groovy hit.

The Grammy-winning star said in an interview with The Associated Press he wrote “24K Magic” around the time “Uptown Funk” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart last year. “24K Magic” debuted at No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart this week.

The new party anthem was launched with a music video to match its celebratory flavor. So far, it’s racked up more than 46 million views on YouTube.

“You want to kick the door down instead of politely say, ‘Hey guys, check this out.’ So I think that was the whole objective — to make sure the visual came with the song so people can know, ‘When we wrote this, this is what we felt like,”’ Mars said. “When I’m performing, this is what I want you to feel like. Hopefully everyone’s partying with us.”


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