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Free theater program’s upcoming shows involve many students

By Melinda Mawdsley

The best representation that a free theater program was needed in the Grand Valley can be seen in the number of youth who have turned out to take part in two upcoming shows at Creative Avenues, said Creative Avenues owner Joy Potter. Nearly ...

Western Colorado Chorale top mix Brahms, Beatles, Beach Boys

By Staff

The Western Colorado Chorale will sing “Brahms, Beatles and the Beach Boys” at its next concert. It’s a program mixing Brahms’ romantic Liebeslieder Waltzes with favorite popular tunes from the Fab Four and ‘60s ...

On stage: Week of March 19, 2010

By Staff

Creative Avenues Youth Theater Project “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” a musical, and “Poodle Skirts and Pirates,” a play, presented by more than 100 students ages 5 through 12th grade, Grand Junction High School ...

College symphony to play for charity

By Staff

“Carnival of the Animals,” presented by the Mesa State College Symphony Orchestra, will benefit the Western Slope Center for Children, a nonprofit serving children of sexual abuse. The family-friendly concert incorporates several ...


Music scene: Week of March 19, 2010

By Staff

Compiled by TAMMY GEMAEHLICH Before he joins Kid Rock and the Chillin’ The Most Tour in the South this spring, Dallas-based rock band Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights will light up a host of venues out West. Tyler and his band ...

Sunlight plans to celebrate springÂ’s arrival

By Staff

Spring is catching on, even on the ski slopes. The Sunlight Mountain Resort Spring Thing will be Saturday and Sunday, March 19–20, at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort. Activities to usher in spring will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each ...

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Symphony to honor 14-year-old’s work

By Melinda Mawdsley

Abigail Heaton didn’t need years of musical experience to write her first piece of music. At 14, Heaton won the Crystal Baton competition sponsored by the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Her melody, “His Return,” includes ...

Tonettes to team with childrenÂ’s choir for Spring Concert in Palisade March 21

By Staff

The Tonettes will join The Grand Valley Children’s Choir for its Spring Concert. The performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Palisade High School, 3679 G Road. The Tonettes are a 1940s inspired, five-member female a cappella ...

Classical, jazz artist to perform at college’s Festival for Creative Pianists on March 25

By Staff

Classical and jazz pianist John Salmon will tickle the ivories in a concert to begin the annual Festival For Creative Pianists at Mesa State College. Salmon will play with the college Wind Symphony and Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March ...

Take an appetite if you steam off for Pufferbelly

By Tess Furey

You might call this week’s food destination Stuff-Yer-Belly. But I think the inspiration for Pufferbelly Station refers to the fact that it’s located next to downtown Grand Junction’s historic train station. Diners in the ...

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