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Italian influence focus of concert music

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A little bit of Italy comes to western Colorado during Viva Italia! a classics concert presented by Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun, the symphony co-principal cellist and Colorado Mesa University assistant professor of ...

Road Trip: Feb. 28-March 6

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some events coming to Colorado and Utah. ■ Chaka Khan — Belly Up, Aspen, March 13. ■ Toubab Krewe — Fox Theatre, Boulder, March 13. ■ The Motet — PAC3, Carbondale, March 14. ■ ...


Music Scene: Area shows for Feb. 21-27

By Staff

There are a number of music events planned for the upcoming week that offer opportunities to get out and listen up: Shea Bramer, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840. Roundabout, 9 p.m. Friday ...

Young artists aim for symphony spot

By Tammy Gemaehlich

More than 50 entered, but only five made it to the finals, and the public is invited to vote for its favorite during the Grand Junction Symphony’s Young Artist Competition’s final round set for noon Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Recital ...


Williams Brothers Band has two big events on tap in Grand Valley

By Melinda Mawdsley

Nearly six years have passed since The Williams Brothers Band recorded an album, prompting James Williams to put together two events to change that. The first show, which will be the primary recording for The Williams Brothers Band’s ...

Road trip: Ideas for March 7–12

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some events 
coming to Colorado. ■ David Grisman’s Folk Jazz Trio — Boulder Theater, Boulder, March 7. ■ The Wailers — Gothic Theatre, Denver, March 7. ■ Pat Metheny Unity Group — ...


Music Scene: Q&A with Michael Martin Murphey, more local shows

By Melinda Mawdsley

No stranger to the western Colorado stage, singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey returns to the area to perform two solo acoustic shows. The first will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Recital Hall of Colorado Mesa ...


‘Written to move’

By Melinda Mawdsley

Although Susan Welk-Valdez couldn’t understand the words, she was drawn to Latin music years ago while traveling in Mexico with girlfriends. Then, she met Acapulco, Mexico, native Martin Valdez Gonzalez and all those mysterious lyrics ...


Sound Check: Morgan Crouse

By Melinda Mawdsley

Morgan Crouse is country. She lives outside Loma and rides horses, she counts George Strait and Reba McEntire as important influences in her life, and the first song she learned as a child was the national anthem, which she recently performed ...


Music Scene: Spyhnx, more local shows

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Long-time friends and musicians Cory Dennis, Todd Harris and Aaron Miller call their pop and electronic music experiment “Sphynx.” On its Facebook page, Sphynx compares itself to the band Queen, “but with two Freddie ...

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