Performance catches Outside interest

A story published Aug. 6 on Outside magazine's website highlights a recent community performance that used dance, spoken word, film and music to communicate the unique aspects of rivers and the need to protect them.

"When Modern Dance Meets River Conservation" by Heather Hansman can be found under Outside's Culture Notebook at

For the story, Hansman spoke with Rebecca Fleishman, who created "River of Angels," which was performed Aug. 1–3 at Colorado Mesa University.

"River of Angels" featured a number of local dancers and performers and was a fundraiser for Forever Our Rivers Foundation.

Hansman is the author of "Downriver: Into the Future Water of the West" released in April.

Audition date set for 'The Wizard of Oz'

High Desert Opera will have auditions for its New Year's production of "The Wizard of Oz" at noon Saturday, Aug. 24.

All ages and all parts are open and High Desert is particularly looking for children ages 6–12.

Call or text Jim Werner at 644 2724 for information and an audition time.

Auditions planned for 'Jekyll & Hyde'

The Theatre Project will host open auditions for "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at Creative Avenues, 835 N. 26th St.

All roles are open and audition information can be found at or by calling 261-5363.

This production will be presented as a creative collaboration between The Theatre Project and The Art Center Theatre and sponsored by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture.

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