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New releases, live shows in GJ put excitement in music scene

By Rock Cesario

It sure looks to me like April is going to be a great month for music both live and recorded. There are some excellent new releases on the way and there is also some exciting live music scheduled for Grand Junction. NEW RELEASES For ...

Faure’s ‘Requiem’ to be performed

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Gabriel Fauré‘s “Requiem,” perhaps the composer’s best known work, will be part of the program for the Western Colorado Chorale’s upcoming Romantic Masterworks concerts. The choral-instrumental classic ...

Road Trip: Week of March 25, 2011

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado and Utah in the near future. Katchafire — Belly Up, Aspen, April 7. Method Man and Redman — Fox Theatre, Boulder, April 7. Andre Nickatina — Bluebird Theater, Denver, ...


Music Scene: Building 429

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Because most of us are so busy talking, social networking and working, we have lost the ability to hear the voice of God, writes Jason Roy of the band Building 429 in a recent blog entry at All we have to do is ...

Richard Morgan: Tuba player in the Centennial Band

By Melinda Mawdsley

Richard Morgan has lived in Grand Junction only since June, but it didn’t take long for the tuba player to find the Centennial Band, an all-volunteer band of local musicians. It was just the outlet to play music that Morgan was looking ...

Selection of very best opera scenes to be featured at Mesa State College

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Only the best-of-the-best from “Boccaccio,” “Dido and Aeneas,” “The Mikado” and other works from operatic and operetta repertoire and musicals were selected for inclusion in “Opera Scenes” to be ...

Artist coming to Roper Ballroom goes beyond making music

By Rock Cesario

In music, as in all walks of life, there are people who don’t just want to make a living. They want to make a difference in people’s lives. Darden Smith is one of those people. Besides being an outstanding singer/songwriter since ...

Music Scene: The Jones/Adams Duo

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s hard to believe that just two guys playing pop cover songs could attract a loyal following, but the Jones/Adams Duo have been crowd pleasers for five years. And to mark their fifth year anniversary as a band, Warren Jones and ...

Road Trip: Week of March 18, 2011

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado and Utah in the near future. Vail Film Festival— The Sebastian and CineBistro, Vail Village, March 31–April 3. Jerrod Niemann, more — Grizzly Rose, Denver, March ...

British rockers worthy of being placed in their own category

By Rock Cesario

I have so many personal favorites when it comes to music that I can’t keep track of them all. They come from all genres of music, all walks of life and from all over the world. Today, I’ll focus on my favorites from across the ...

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