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Music Scene: Suzy Bogguss

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Suzy Bogguss knows what the view is like at the top of the country music charts. She has received raves from critics and her peers and won the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award in 1992 and Album of the Year Award in 1994. In ...


GJ’s Ahern wins top honors at Festival for Creative Pianists

By Melinda Mawdsley

An 18-year-old Grand Junction pianist won top honors at the Festival for Creative Pianists held April 7–9 at Mesa State College. John Ahern won four first prizes and $800 for his performances at the festival, including the top $500 ...

Record Store Day a big celebration for independent shops

By Rock Cesario

Saturday, April 16, is Record Store Day, the biggest celebration of the year for independent record stores and, more importantly, their customers. One of the highlights of Record Store Day ( is the exclusive music releases ...


Technology closing grand gap between acoustic, digital pianos

By Melinda Mawdsley

If it sounds like an acoustic grand piano, looks like an acoustic grand piano and feels like an acoustic grand piano, it must be an acoustic grand piano, right? Wrong. The Yamaha AvantGrand is the first digital piano invented that musicians ...

Darden Smith didn’t need a big voice to deliver powerful show

By Rock Cesario

Darden Smith sings to you not at you, in a voice that most times is just above a whisper. I think that is what makes you really listen to his beautiful music. Smith’s music is as stark and expansive as the desert we live ...

Road Trip: Week of April 8, 2011

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado and Utah in the near future. Pinback — The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 21. John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High, An Earth Day Concert — 1stBank Center, Broomfield, ...

New Grand Junction Rockestra listening for lead singers

By Melinda Mawdsley

Calvin Hofer needs rock stars, and he’s betting Mesa County has them. Hofer, principal trumpet player for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and head of Mesa State College’s music department, along with other members of the ...

Cruise to Avalon for barbershop tunes

By Tammy Gemaehlich

“Cruisin’ the Night Away” is the theme for the Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus spring concerts, which will feature a guest quartet and an informance. The Elements, which was the 2010 champions for the Rocky Mountain ...

Music Scene: Mesa State College Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Drum roll please ... Timpani drum, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals and more will sound during the Mesa State College Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Recital Hall in Mesa State’s Moss ...


Concert to feature 3 Broadway performers

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Music from “Wicked,” “Cabaret,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Phantom of the Opera” will fill Grand Junction High School auditorium during a Broadway Nights concert with the Grand Junction ...

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