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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 ...


Liberties taken here: Pianist to put creative touches on Bach, Beethoven at college

By Tammy Gemaehlich

An internationally renowned classical and jazz pianist will take some creative liberties with the music of Bach and Beethoven in a concert to begin the 2011 Festival for Creative Pianists set for April 7–9 at Mesa State College. The ...

Road trip: Week of April 2, 2011

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado in the near future. Dark Star Orchestra — Boulder Theater, Boulder, April 14–15. Ana Sia with Samples — Belly Up, Aspen, April 15. Donna The Buffalo, more — ...

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival nearly sold out

By Melinda Mawdsley

People itching to attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival set for June 16–19 may be out of luck. For the first time in the 38-year history of the popular music event, it is nearly sold out ... by Friday, April 1. Brian Eyster of Planet ...


Music Scene: Buddy Mondlock

By Tammy Gemaehlich

If a voice can take you back to a simpler time in life, look no further than tenor Buddy Mondlock. The contemporary acoustic musician will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave. A biography of the musician ...

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