Entertainment in Brief, Oct. 28, 2016

‘Nutcracker’ auditions set for Saturday, Oct. 29

Local student dancers are invited to audition on Saturday, Oct. 29, to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.”

Moscow Ballet soloist and audition director Olena Nalyvaiko will conduct auditions at 11 a.m. Saturday at the ballet’s local host dance studio, Dance Works, 2586 Patterson Road, No. 2.

Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7–17 years, who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as party children, mice, snowflakes, angels and more.

The performance will be Dec. 8 at Avalon Theatre.

The auditions are free, however, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition at nutcracker.com/youth-auditions.

Ribbon-cutting planned for new translator


KAFM Community Radio will celebrate its new Palisade translator with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Palisade Town Council Chambers, 341 W. Seventh St., in Palisade.

The translator was installed Sept. 20 as the result of numerous donations made by members of the community as well as a $2,500 donation by the Grand Junction Lions Club. The signal at 96.9 FM is currently in “testing mode at a lower wattage,” according to a news release from KAFM.

KAFM Community Radio has been on the air in the Grand Valley for 17 years through the efforts of volunteer programmers providing a variety of music and community programs.


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