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John Bayley in concert

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction
Share in this unique mind-expanding and spirit-lifting musical journey with John Bayley. The roots of his music go deep into West Indian culture. Born in Georgetown, Guyana--a tropical domain on the sun-splashed north coast of South America--John brings from there a fresh and exciting sound, a uniquely powerful musical force. The word Reggae means "song of praise" and originated in Ethiopia. The reggae music we know today was originally the folk gospel music of black slaves brought to the West Indies. Mr. Bayley, an ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, brings a pastoral heart as he sings songs of love for God and God's people in a manner that bridges the gap between his heart and the heart of the listener.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 970-242-3293


A Grand Finale

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
A fitting end to Maestro Kirk Gustafson's 28 year tenure as our music director with a performance of Verdi's epic Messa da Requiem with the Grand Junction Symphony Chorus

Grand Junction Symphony, 970-243-6787


Schulz Conduct Gerswin

Avalon Theatre in grand junction, Colorado
Wesley Schulz, guest conductorPaul Erhard, doublebas, Theofanidis' Rainbow Body, Nino Rota's Divertimento Concertante, Copland's Appalachian Spring and Gershwin's An American in Paris.

Grand Junction, Symphony, 970-243-6787


GJSO Presents the Vienna Boys Choir

Avalon Theatre
Vienna Boys Choir

Grand Junction Symphony, 970.243.6787


Latshaw Conducts Tchaikovsky

Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction, Colorado
Charles Latshaw, guest conductor, Jinjoo Choo, violin, Marquez' Danzon no 2 Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor and Tchaikovsky's Sympphony no 5

Grand Junction Symphony, 970.243.6787


Brown Conducts Sibelius

Avalon Theatre
Matthew Steven Brown, guest conductor, Rachelle Crowell, flute, Actor's Opening remarks, gordeli's Concerto for flute and orchestra op 8, Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet and Sivelius' Symphony no2

Grand Junction Symphony 970.243.6787


Broadway by Request

Avalon Theatre
Three Broadway stars join the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra for a night of show tunes hand pick by you.

Grand Junction Symphony, 970.243.6787


Amahl & The Night Visitors

Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction, Colorado
Menottis classic one act opera comes to life this Holiday season with talented soloists and the Western Colorado Chorale.

Grand Junction Symphony, 970.243.6787


Heuser Conducts Schneherazade

Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction Colorado
Thomas Heuser, quest conductor, Andrew Cooperstock, piano, Dvoraks Carnival Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm Variations and Ravel's Piano Concerto for the left hand.

Grand Junction Symphony 970.243.6787


World Premiere

Avalon Theatre
Lisa Pegher, percussion Berlioz' Roman Carnical Overture, Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Lesa Pegher returns for the World Premiere of Richard Danielpour's The Wounded Healer.

Grand Junction Symphony 970.243.6787


Spring Choral Concert

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Guest Artist Steve Wiest, trombone

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
with Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chords
sponsored by Home Loan


Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Wind Symphony and Orchestra

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Alejandro Gómez Guillén, violin and viola

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
with Arthur Houle, piano

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Student Chamber Ensembles

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun, cello and Arthur Houle, piano

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
faculty recital

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combos

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box office; 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Choral Showcase

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
High School chamber choirs with CMU Chamber Choir

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Faculty Jazz Quintet

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Jonathan Hinkle, trumpet
Sean Flanigan, trombone
Tim Fox, piano
Tim Emmons, bass
Darin Kamstra, drums

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Opera Scenes

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Wind Symphony

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Jazz Ensemble

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Jun Watabe, clarinet and saxophone

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Arthur Houle, piano
Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun, cello
works: Brahms Clarinet Trio for clarinet, cello and piano


Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Solo Celebration

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Guest Artist Derek Chester, tenor

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
with Arthur Houle, piano

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Cello Day Final Concert

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Rimrock Winds

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Jane Kuenzel, flute
Tom Hess, clarinet
Susan Hess, bassoon


Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Concert Choir and Orchestra

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
CMEA Bonvoyage Concert

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Music Faculty Gala

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall
Kick off the 2015-16 Music at Mesa season with a sampling of all of CMU's fabulous music faculty. Then, enjoy a catered reception and mingle with the musicians.

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU String Orchestra

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Faculty Piano Trio

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun, cello
Arthur Houle, piano
Alejandro Gómez Guillén, violin
assisted by Jun Watabe, saxophone
works: Schubert, Brahams, Houle

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Fall Choral Invitational Concert

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Jazz Ensemble

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Guest Artist Filip Lazovski, violin

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
with Arthur Houle, piano
sponsored by Wells Fargo

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Guest Artists Maraca2 Percussion Duo

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Guest Artists enhake string quartet

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Western Colorado Percussion Festival

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Final Concert
Free

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Opera Aria Night

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Student Chamber Ensembles

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Symphony Orchestra

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Mostly Mozart
featuring violin concerto by faculty Alejandro Gómez Guillén

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Faculty Chamber Players

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
works: Schoenberg, Adams, Copeland


Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Winter Choral Concert

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Guest Artist Lisa Pegher, percussion

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall, Grand Junction
sponsored by Karen Combs

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Wind Symphony

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


Best of the West Final Concert

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


CMU Orchestra and Choir Concert

CMU Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Box Office: 970-248-1604, boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu


The Potman Spoke Sooth

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Experimental Theatre, Grand Junction
Agatha Christie is spoofed hilariously as a murder mystery turns into a game of illusion and reality. Colonel Winthrop Wiggins and his wife Beatrice live in their typically English country home. During a blizzard, they receive a visit from Detective Sergeant Gallagher. He informs them that a notorious “Peanut Murderer” is on the loose. Laughs abound as Gallagher, the Wigginses and the butler Miles engage in a zany intrigue of murders, accusations and arrests.


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



Anna in the Tropics

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Experimental Theatre, Grand Junction
Set in Southern Florida during the late 1920s, Anna in the Tropics describes the life and situations of a set of Cuban-Americans working at a cigar factory. The owners and employees spend their time reveling in the memory of their native Cuba, discussing fine literature, and creating their own real-life dramatics. The 2003 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Anna in the Tropics explores the complex nature of immigration.


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



The Line

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Experimental Theatre, Grand Junction
After a sandstorm devastates the city of Dubai, a squad of US soldiers led by Captain Martin Walker are sent to investigate. They find the city in ruins and the survivors in splintered factions. As they venture deeper into Dubai, the choices they must make force them to look at the darker side of humanity and themselves. Adapted from the video game, “Spec Ops: The Line.”


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



Spring Into Dance

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
CMU’s dance concerts are an exciting blend of dance styles. From high energy hip hop and tap dance to thought provoking modern and contemporary work, alongside beautiful lyrical and ballet choreography, you will always be inspired at a dance concert at CMU. Enjoy a program of new works by faculty and world-renowned guest artists, which also features innovative student choreography, all performed by CMU’s talented and hard-working dance majors.


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



Fall for Dance

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
CMU’s dance concerts are an exciting blend of dance styles. From high energy hip hop and tap dance to thought provoking modern and contemporary work, alongside beautiful lyrical and ballet choreography, you will always be inspired at a dance concert at CMU. Enjoy a program of new works by faculty and world-renowned guest artists, which also features innovative student choreography, all performed by CMU’s talented and hard-working dance majors.


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



Fuddy Meers

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
Claire has a case of traumatically induced amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. Each day she wakes up a blank slate and her husband tells her who she is. Today she will meet an alarmingly bizarre cast of characters who will help her decipher her fractured life: a limping, half-blind man in a ski mask claiming to be her brother, a foul mouthed hand puppet, a claustrophobic lady-cop, and her perpetually stoned son, among others. Each of them help to shape a funhouse plot that brings Claire closer to learning about her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one hilarious turn after another in this award-winning comedy.
Rated R

Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



The Mystery of Edwin Drood (a choose-your-own-ending mystery musical)

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
Who killed Edwin Drood? It’s a question that has stumped audiences for years! Now it’s your turn to answer! In this exciting “whodunit,” you will time travel back to a Victorian music hall for a staging of Charles Dickens unfinished mystery. Everyone is a suspect and it’s up to you to choose the killer! Each performance ends differently depending on what the audience collectively decides! Come help solve the Mystery of Edwin Drood! Rated PG


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
William Shakespeare is likely the most influential writer in all of English literature and certainly the most important playwright of the English Renaissance—and his comedy, All’s Well That Ends Well is one of his greatest romances. It is the tale of the heroine Helena and her love of the adventure-seeking Bertram. This classic promises love, laughs, drama, and action.


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



Nine (the musical)

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
The story of a celebrated Italian film director and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film—all as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story which seamlessly blends the worlds of fantasy and reality.
PG-13


Box Office
970-248-1604
boxoffice@coloradomesa.edu



Open Mic Night (First Friday Event)

Downtown Grand Junction, Colorado
Triple Play will host an Open Mic Night on the Art Center first Friday Tour of Art Galleries open to musicians, bands, poets, and comedians. Contact Matthew Cesario at 970 243 3974 or matt@tripleplayrecords.com for more information.
A favorite among local artists and art-lovers, First Fridays in Grand Junction are a great way to experience the wide variety of artistic talent in town. Numerous art venues and galleries throughout Grand Junction are open late on the first Friday of each month. First Fridays typically begin around 6 p.m. and go until around 9.

What makes this event so much fun (besides the wonderful, eclectic art shows) are the people. Everyone is in a great mood. There’s always lots of food, drink and laughter, and it almost becomes a game as you see people again at the next art venue.

The Art Center in Grand Junction hosts First Friday receptions and often features local celebrity artists like Terry Shepherd. Probably the best-known ceramics artist in Grand Junction, Shepherd’s work runs the gamut from huge vessels to smaller vases, platters and more, all very reasonably priced. Another talented local artist group, The Outsiders, have also displayed their diverse works at The Art Center.

Numerous other galleries and shops downtown join in to host. First Friday. At Frame Works & Gallery, you’ll see master works by Rob Kurtzman, photographer extraordinaire and oil painter Dan Loge.

Hangups downtown offers lots of smaller art wonders at very reasonable prices — great for unique holiday gifts.

To participate in First Fridays, just show up at The Art Center (corner of Seventh Street and Orchard Avenue) in Grand Junction and the staff will be happy to guide you to the other locations. It’s a wonderful way to experience the Grand Valley art scene while “playing” with many fun locals and artists.


Matthew Cesario 970 243 3974 matt@tripleplayrecords.com


Christafari Concert

Victory Life Church
Concert sponsored by The Salvation Army & Victory Life Church

Claudia Jackson (970) 242-7513 or (970) 210-5827


The Salvation Army & Victory LIfe Church present an evening with Christafari

Victory Life Church - 2066 Hwy 6 & 50, Fruita
Christafari is a Christian reggae band formed in 1990 with many #1 hits. Now performing here for one night only!

Claudia Jackson (970) 242-7513 or (970) 210-5827


George lewis is ELVIS!! for the fourth of july!

metcafe park in downtown fountain colorado
he is ELVIS!! He is john denver and neil diamond all into one !! come out and see for your self and family !!! happy 4th of july !! grand junction people .free too !! cant be that !! weather and space permits ill see you there !! ELVIS53PRESLEY

george lewis 719 576 3006 4461 drummond south csprings ,colorado


Blackwood Legacy

Crossroads UM Church - Grand Junction
The Blackwood Legacy is a talented men's quartet which blends the best of traditional southern gospel with today's newest country Christian sound. Admission is free and so is the blessing.

Crossroads United Methodist Church
599 30 Rd, Grand Junction
242-0577



george lewis is Neil diamond !!

fountain colorado/ metcafe park
wow george is way better than miguel dakota orr anyone else come by its free ! FREE!!

george lewis 719 576 3006


Jay Owenhouse: The Authentic Illusionist

Avalon Theatre
This performance breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show. This is a mind boggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Jay's new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic they experience it! You'll see Audience Members, float in mid air, get sawed in half, and predict the future! The Show also features Jay's new bengal tigers Shekinah, a stunning royal white tiger and her sister Sheena, a beautiful orange bengal!

Jay Owenhouse, 970-263-5700, jayowenhouse@msn.com


Jazz Among the Grapevines

Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, Grand Junction, CO
Enjoy an evening of music with the "North Fork Flyers" (American Songbook, Jazz Standards, Reggae, Ballads). Bring a lawn chair and snacks and enjoy live music at this beautiful outdoor venue. Wine is available to purchase by the glass or bottle. No other adult beverages are permitted. Ticket price is $15 (all ages) and can be purchased at The Art Center (7th & Orchard), Two Rivers Winery and at the concert gate. This is the second in a series of 4 summer concerts hosted by The Art Center Guild. All proceeds benefit the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. Call 970-243-7337 x2 or email janetamcrae@gmail.com for more information.

Jan McRae 970-260-1628


Grand Valley Children's Choir Spring Concert

Central High School
The Grand Valley Children’s Choir will present their spring concert at 4 p.m. on March 8, 2015 at the Central High School Auditorium. The concert will feature a variety of music performed by children in 4th to 7th grade, including classical music, folk songs and jazz arrangements. The concert will also feature guest vocalist, Maddie Taylor. Tickets will be available at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.

The Grand Valley Children’s Choir (GVCC) is a complimentary group of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. It is an auditioned choir made up of 55 children from across the Grand Valley. The Directors are Dazie Kirtland and Danielle Behrens.


Dazie Kirtland, 970-985-5898, gvcchoir@gmail.com


Myths, Legends and Fantasies

Montrose Pavilion
Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert

valleysymphony.net


Alejandro Gomez Guillen, Violin

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Grand Junction, CO
Adult-$10 Senior-$8 Children/Student-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Single Reed Day

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office 970-248-1604


Darin Kamstra

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Grand junction
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 Youth/Students

Box Office 970-248-1604


String Day

CMU, Moss performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office 970-248-1604


Grand Valley Brass

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10 Senior-$8 Youth/Student-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Jazz Ensemble

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adult-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Student-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Oboe Day

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Free Concert

Box Office 970-248-1604


Wind Symphony

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital hall, Grand Junction
Adult-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Student-$5

Box Office-970-248-1604


Spring Choral Concert

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adult-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Student-$5

Box Office-970-248-1604


Opera Scenes

CMU, Moss performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Free

Box Office 970-248-1604


Percussion Ensemble & Jazz Combos

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Student-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Duo Dolce

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Students-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Chamber Ensembles

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Student-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Jane Kuenzel Flute

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adult-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Students-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Kathleen Ruhleder Mezzo Soprano

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Students-$5

Box Office 970-248-1604


Wind Symphony

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Student-$5

Box office 970-248-1604


Chamber & Woman's Choir

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Students-$5

Box office 970-248-1604


Symphony Orchestra

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Grand Junction
Adults-$10
Senior-$8
Youth/Students-$5

Box office 970-248-1604


Rabbit Hole

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Mesa Experimental Theater, Grand Junction
Becca and howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shatttering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path tha twill lead them back into the ligh tof day.

Rated R

Tickets can be purchased at: Coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets

Box Office 970248-1604


Once upon a Mattress

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theater, Grand Junction
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a surprise! This rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'l never look at fairy tales quite the same again.

Rated G

Tickets can be purchased at:
Coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets

Box Office 970-248-1604


THE SHAPE OF THINGS

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theater, Grand Junction
In a modern version of Adam's seduction by Eve, THE SHAPE OF THINGS pits awkward Adam against experienced Evelyn. After a chance meeting, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy adam to go extraordinary lengths to improve his appearance and character.

Rated PG-13

Tickets available for purchase at:
Coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets

Box office 970-248-1604


Spring into Dance

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theater, Grand Junction
With a talented and high energy group of emerging student dancers and choreographers, new and innovative work by faculty, and dances nationally renowned guests, CMU's dance department presents cutting edge concerts that have something for everyone.

Tickets available for purchase:
Coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets

Box office 970-248-1604


Swingin' Sweets

Auxillary Gym at Grand Junction High School 1400 N. 5th St
Jazz Band fundraiser - Open to the public. Swingin' Sweets is February 13, 2015 at the GJHS auxillary gym (North door entrance) from 7-10pm. Swing lessons at 6:30. Doors open at 6pm. All three jazz bands will perform. Silent auction with a wide variety of baskets. Hundreds of dollars in items to choose from. CDs of the jazz bands to order for suggested donation. Photo booth available. Plenty of chocolate and desserts including chocolate fountains. Beverages. Come listen, dance and enjoy the treats. Admission at the door gets you all the sweets you can eat, photo booth, dancing, great music and a chance at bidding on the silent auction: $12 single; $20 couple; 10 and under are free. A great way to treat your Valentine or the entire family.

Carrie Hessel, 970-216-1964



Spirituality Through Music

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley. 536 Ourary Ave., Grand Junction
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley hosts the Ron Bradley Jazz Quartet, featuring Ron Bradley on trumpet and flugelhorn, Walt Smith on piano, Karen Caton on drums, and Ron Jordan on bass.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
257-0772



Cinderella

Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction
Come enjoy an evening of dance, music, and laughter at Dance Works presentation of “Cinderella,” a delightful comedic ballet that is wonderful entertainment for the entire family! Over 150 ballet students ages 3 and up will be participating in the production being held at Grand Junction High School. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the performances Friday, January 30th, at 7 pm and Saturday, January 31st, at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Dance Works Studio Facebook page, the Dance Works website at danceworksgj.com, or at the Dance Works Studio located at 2586 Patterson Road. Tickets at the door are $18 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and seniors (65+). Save $3 per ticket when purchased in advance. Bring the entire family and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Tina Leger, Office Manager
Dance Works 243-5954



An Enchanted Evening

Whiteman Educational Center, Grand Junction, CO
Adagio Dance Academy is excited to announce that it will be performing a brand new and all original ballet on January 10, 2015. Titled, An Enchanted Evening, the ballet will retell common fairytales but with a unique twist. “Enchanted Evening is something truly magical and exciting,” says Adagio director and owner and the show’s creator Jessica Miracle. “We all grew up hearing the stories of Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, and Snow White. This was a chance for us to show that even old stories can have a new outcome when looked at from a different angel. It has been a very rewarding experience to write a new perspective to tie these tales together and to choreograph the dances that will tell the story.”
Two performances will take place on January 10 staring at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Both shows will be held at the Museum of Western Colorado’s Whitman Educational Center at 4th and Ute in downtown Grand Junction. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for children.


Jessica Miracle 970-210-7587 or info@adagiodancegj.com


Youth Theater Project Auditions

Creative Avenues 835 N. 26th Street
Auditions for "Wizard of Oz" for ages 8 and up.

info@creativeavenuesgj.com
www.theatreprojectgj.com



The Theatre Project

Creative Avenues 835 N. 26th Street
Open auditions for "Sweeney Todd" for ages 16 and up only. Please bring a completed audition sheet with you and check online to see if there is anything you need to bring prepared.

info@creativeavenuesgj.com
www.theatreprojectgj.com



Holiday Concert

Grand Junction, Colo Avalon Theater
In recognition of Pearl Harbor Day, the band is inviting local Veterans to attend the concert free of charge.
Tickets will be available from any band member, at Roper Music, online at www.gjcentennialband.com, or at the door.

Gary Ambrosier 245- 9313
Jami Lewis 270- 6283



Grand Junction Centennial Band Holiday Concert

Grand Junction, Colorado Avalon Theater
In recognition of Pearl Harbor Day, the band is inviting local Veterans to attend the concert free of charge.
Tickets will be available from any band member, at Roper Music, online at www.gjcentennialband.com, or at the door.

Gary Ambrosier 245- 9313
Jami Lewis 270- 6283



Beethoven Birthday Concert

Atrium of Grand Valley 3260 North 12th Street Grand Junction 81506
A concert by Frank French to honor this great composer. Tickets are free, BUT seating is limited. You must reserve a seat!

Contact the pianist: Frank French at 644-7207!!


Grand Junction High School Choral Music Dept.'s Holiday Extravaganza

First Church of the Nazarene on the corner of 28 Rd. and Patterson Rd.
Seven choirs from Grand Junction High School warm the heart and start the holiday season in the 17th Annual Holiday Extravaganza titled "Silver Bells". Each ticket includes a delicious dessert and hot coffee or cider. Tickets cost $10/adult, $8/student/senior, $5/child age 6-12, under age 5 is free. Reserve a table for 8 for $90. Purchase tickets from any GJHS choir student or by contacting Bernadine at (970) 242-7241 and bmoreno@bresnan.net or Tracy at (970) 640-7079 and constablex4@gmail.com. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended as tickets at the door are limited.

media only: Marilyn Robinson, (970) 640-0297


Western Colorado Writers’ Forum Presents Food for Thought

Mt. Garfield Middle School
The Western Colorado Writers’ Forum has teamed up with Mt. Garfield Middle School and their Food for Thought program to bring several well-known poets together for an evening of learning and entertainment. We’re planning this event for Wednesday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:15 at the middle school. The public is also invited.

MGMS will be using monies from their 21st Century Grant to help fund the program and the WCWF is matching the amount of the honorarium to be given to each poet. The grant has been awarded to the school and the Forum is participating because both organizations are especially interested in offering students out-of-the-ordinary learning experiences.

The evening will begin as all Food for Thought activities do with a gathering in the multipurpose room. Pizza will be served. Toward the end of the first half hour, the poets who will be teaching that evening will be introduced: Nathan Carson (poet/graphic artist/GJ); Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer (performer/poet/Telluride); Art Goodtimes (poet/wild and crazy guy/drummer/Telluride); David Rothman (professor/poet/Crested Butte); Wendy Videlock (artist/poet/GJ). Each poet will offer something unique: art and poetry; drums and poetry; rhythm, movement and poetry; a focus on rhyme. Those attending will go with the poet they have chosen to an individual classroom for the next hour and a half to have fun and learn.

We are thrilled to have found a date at the last minute where so many artistic types could be brought together under one roof. The title of the event is: “Hark, hark! The dogs do bark1” It is taken from a 14th century nursery rhyme and “the beggars are coming to town,” refers to the bards and minstrels who used to roam from village to village. In the mid 1300’s, townspeople were esp. leery of strangers who they feared may be carrying the plague, hence, hark, hark.

Mindy Rice
(970) 260-1411
mindyrice@yahoo.com



The Schumann Singers in Fall Concert – “Bach and Friends – ‘Tis the Season”

First United Methodist Church, 522 White Avenue, Grand Junction
Sacred music from Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and others, plus a second half of seasonal music to put you in a proper mood for the holidays! Accompanied by members of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.




Contact Sharon Armstrong
sbarms@hotmail.com
970-234-5557
Our non-profit #84-1242045



COLORADO CHORAL DIRECTOR'S SELECT CHOIR CONCERT

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
On Monday, November 10th, Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir will perform alongside the Grand Valley Children’s Choir and vocalists selected from over 20 high schools statewide. The concert is an annual event sponsored by CMU and brings together over 130 voices, many of whom go on to major in music at colleges and universities across the country. The CCD High School Select Choir will be directed by guest conductor, Dr. Leila Heil from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir is under the direction of Dr. Monte Atkinson and the Grand Valley Children’s Choir is under the direction of Dazie Kirtland and Danielle Behrens. The Colorado Choral Director’s Select Choir Concert will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, November 10 in the Grand Junction High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $5 adults/seniors, $3 students.

970-985-5898