Entertainment Briefs, Sept. 8, 2017

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CMU offering online ticketing for events

Season tickets for Colorado Mesa University plays, concerts and more are now available at coloradomesa.universitytickets.com.

Find the season tickets link at the top of the page in the maroon bar. You can choose your own seats for reserved ticketing events and choose the e-ticket option to either print your tickets at home or show on your phone at the door.

Picture Paonia Contest’s photo day is Saturday


The Picture Paonia Contest is set for Saturday, Sept. 9, in Paonia.

Photographers will have 19 hours to take indoor or outdoor photographs within a one-mile radius of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave.

Photographers must certify their photographs were taken on Sept. 9 by taking the camera/device to the Blue Sage and having the date and time stamp certified by 7 p.m. that day.

Participants then have nine days to submit their best gallery-ready photographs. Entries must be received at the Blue Sage by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, for the show that opens Thursday, Sept. 21, the first day of Mountain Harvest Festival.

Photos will be judged and cash prizes awarded. Early registration closes Friday, Sept. 8. The early registration fee is $15 for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo up to a total of three. Day of contest fee is $25 for the first photo and $15 for each additional photo up to a total of three.

Registration fees for youth 17 years and younger are $10 for the first photo and $5 for each additional photo up to a total of three. Information sheets and registration materials are available at the front desk.

To register or for information, call the Blue Sage at 970-527-7243 or go to bluesage.org.

Free guitar master class offered Sept. 18


A guitar master class presented by Matthew Denman will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Love Recital Hall of the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University.

Denman, along with vocalist Courtney Crouse, will perform the following night in the recital hall, in a concert hosted by the Western Colorado Classical Guitar Society and the CMU music department.

“Denman is a notable guitar protégé of Pepe Romero,” a news release said. “His playing is precise, beautiful and passionate. His compositions are distinct yet uniquely Americana.”

Denman is the director of education for the Guitar Foundation of America, director of guitar studies for Oklahoma City University and director of the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute.

The master class is free and open to the public.

Call Javier de los Santos at 778-6116 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.


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