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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 ...

Jazz music steeped in American history

By Rock Cesario

Jazz, with its musical origins in the South, has been around since the early 1900s. Although it has influences from Africa and Europe, jazz is for the most part uniquely American. My first exposure to jazz came from the Big Band side of the ...


OutFit: Swimsuit trends

By Staff

By IVY PARNASIUS Special to the Sentinel Summer is almost here, and a new swimsuit is on the list of necessities. There are three big trends to look for when shopping for your new suit. The classic one-piece bathing suit has gotten a ...

Unique sounds of South Africans coming

By Staff

Grammy-award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo is bringing its signature music to Avalon Theatre. The South African group performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, ...

Rafting bill sunk for now

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Senate sunk a measure today that would have allowed rafters to float on rivers through private lands without permission. House Bill 1188, introduced by unaffiliated Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, instead was converted into a ...

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