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In Brief, Feb. 24, 2012

By Staff

University planning summer theater Summer Theatre will return to Colorado Mesa University with a new name, Mesa Repertory Theatre, with performances in June. Two plays will be presented on alternating nights for two weeks. “The ...


OutFit: Color block

By Ivy Parnasius

Mixing and matching is even more sophisticated when it is color blocked. You get the look by combining two or more blocks of color in an ensemble for one bold statement. There are a couple of ways to rock this trend, so here are some ...

Worst Day of the Year bicycle ride nears

By Melinda Mawdsley

“Have fun” is the lone rule at the 3rd annual Worst Day of the Year bicycle ride on the Redlands. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, bicycle riders of all ages are welcome to participate by riding a 10-mile loop that ends ...


Outdoors scenery inspires winner

By Melinda Mawdsley

This whole composition competition came “pretty easy” to Melissa Elias. Inspired by a meadow in the Durango area, Elias wrote “Through the Meadows,” which won this year’s Crystal Baton Composition Competition ...

Virginia professor to cap Oboe Day

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Aaron Hill, a professor at the University of Virginia, will be the guest artist at the Oboe Day Final Concert, which culminates a day of master classes for students working on solos, ensemble work and workshops in reed-making and sight ...

Meet ‘Rules of Civility’ author Amor Towles at Avalon Theatre

By Tammy Gemaehlich

You’ve read the book, now it’s time to meet the author. This year’s One Book, One Mesa County reading program is winding up and Amor Towles, the author of the acclaimed novel “Rules of Civility,” will discuss his ...

Music Scene: Feb. 24-March 1

By Tammy Gemaehlich

SoldierSongs will host a benefit concert and celebration from 7 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave. All proceeds from the evening will go to benefit SoldierSongs, a nonprofit ...


Portrait Gallery: Katie Hill

By Melinda Mawdsley

From computer analysis to artist. That’s Katie Hill’s story. After a 30-year career in the technological world of computers, Hill found art six years ago when she retired. She grew up watching her grandmother paint, but Hill went ...


On Stage: Feb. 24-March 1

By Staff

Central High School “Our Miss Brooks,” 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, 254-6200. Colorado Mesa University “Crazy For You,” The New Gershwin Musical, rated ...


Postcard-sized art to be on display at CMU

By Melinda Mawdsley

Colorado Mesa University’s art department put a call out for original art and the world responded. An exhibit of original postcard-sized artwork, from local, national and international artists will be on display at the CMU Art Gallery ...

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