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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


Kolton Moore and the Clever Few

The Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.
"Kolton Moore drew together a tight group of talented friends in the spring of 2012 to begin a musical journey that has taken him to countless bars and venues across Texas.
Their live shows swing from bluesy and rocking to slow and beautiful (sometimes in the same song). Their powerful use of dynamics draws comparisons to acts like Sean Mcconnell and Wilco. They are at home sharing stages with Texas Country bands like William Clark Green, Whiskey Myers and Phil Hamilton.

If the audience at a Keith Kenny show were to close their eyes for the performance they would swear that there was a full band on stage. Kenny's fans, however, are too busy dancing to the one-man act's layered guitar riffs, foot stomping percussion, blues harp and emotionally charged vocals to even think about looking away. His latest release "And the light came blaring in..." showcases a dynamic musical deliverance with an influential voice that lies somewhere between Neil Young and Keller Williams.


Cash Kiser, 241 8801 ext. 210


THE ENIGMATIC MOVEMENT PROJECT presents SPEAKEASY: a modern dance concert and poetry reading

La Puerta Ballroom; 523 1/2 Main St; Grand Junction
featuring choreography by
Ousa Hymas Samkara
Laura Bradley
Shelly Clements
Lynda White
Sierra Myers
DeeAnna Christensen
Christopher Lepisto
Analii Cunningham
and
the poetry of Carol Christ

$10 includes wine and hors d'oeuvres before and during the show


Laura Bradley
970-712-1041



Winona LaDuke Presentation

Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, Grand Junction, Co
Sunday, October 12th 4:30 p.m. “Uniting for Colorado”—International activist, Winona LaDuke, at the CMU Ballroom in Grand Junction. Come early to meet Ms. LaDuke at a 3 pm Reception, Cash Bar & Silent Auction as part of the Western Colorado Congress 34th Annual Meeting. The presentation will focus on national environmental & conservation challenges & their relationship to our local issues. Tickets: $15 & students $5 can be purchased at the door or at www.wccongress.org; Call 970-256-7650 for information. Everyone Welcome!

Donna Page, 970-256-7650 donna@wccongress.org


The Nutcracker

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
featuring Yumelia Garcia & Ogulcan Borova from the Joffrey Ballet

Grand Junction Symphony
970-243-6787



Darin, Daugherty & Dvorak

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
Bernstein's Overture to Candidide, Daugherty's Rosa Parks Boulevard, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 and GJSO principal percussionist Darin Kamstra performs Daugherty's Raidse the Roof for Timpani

Grand Junction Symphony
970-243-6787



Lynn Harrell at the Avalon

Avalon Theater
Opening Night at the Avalon is all Tchaikovsky with the 1812 overture, Pezzo Capriccio, The 4th Symphony and world famous cellist Lynn Harrell performing variation on a Rococo Theme

Grand Junction Symphony, 970-243-6787


Ugandan Kids Choir Concert

Connection Church, 402 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
The Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of ten talented Ugandan children, has announced that they will be performing at Connection Church (402 Grand Avenue, GJ) on September 21st, 2014 at 10 am. All ten children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s Sponsorship Program and now they are here to spread that hope to audiences all across the United States. The choir has performed nationwide at churches, schools, at Disneyland, on King 5 Television’s “New Day Northwest,” at Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, and on the steps of the White House.
These children delight audiences with traditional African songs and dances. Megan DiRienzo, Curator of Education at the San Angelo Museum of Fine arts says, “All of you have amazing talents, beautiful voices and some serious dance skills! A performance like yours was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We fully support you on your mission to end child poverty!”
The Ugandan Kids Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which has been dedicated to empowering children in the developing world since 1981. Through child sponsorship, Childcare Worldwide brings hope to children in need by providing them with an education that will set them up for future employment and break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
By coming to this event, you will enjoy traditional African song and dance, as well as help children in need all around the world. So don’t miss this unique and authentic performance by the children of the Ugandan Kids Choir.
To learn more about the choir and Childcare Worldwide, please visit our website at www.childcareworldwide.org.


Connection Church, Diana Hudson, Executive Assistant, 970-523-1857


Inspector Magic

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Get ready for a memorable, magical, fun and educational time with motivational storyteller and magician, Inspector Magic. His magic will excite with wonder and imagination! Immediately following Inspector Magic’s show there will be a costume contest with prizes and a parade after the contest.

Deb R., 719-686-1820, custserv@rmdrc.com


Lead WCWF "Voices" workshops for various community groups

Grand Junction, CO
September 7th is the deadline to register to be trained to lead WCWF "Voices" workshops for various community groups. The six week training is free and will start September 11 (Thursdays from 6-9 PM) under the guidance of Western Colorado Writers' Forum founder, Sandy Dorr. The training is mandatory if you wish to help us provide workshops for 4 Hilltop agencies this fall and winter as well as for the homeless, veterans, battered women, and possibly elementary students and teens. Once trained, you are eligible to be paid $35 per session that you teach. Voices facilitators conduct 6-10 week programs (a 2-3 hour session a week) in teams of two. Voices workshops are planned at Hilltop's Fountains, and the Commons along with the Youth Residential Facility and those housed in the Life Adjustment Program for the Brain Injured. Funding for the expansion has been provided, in part, by a generous grant from the Bacon Foundation.If you are interested in attending the facilitator training, would like to volunteer, or have questions, please contact Linda Skinner at 970-261-1820 or e-mail your contact information (phone, address, name) to her at wcwritersforum@gmail.com.

Linda Skinner at 970-261-1820 or e-mail your contact information (phone, address, name) to her at wcwritersforum@gmail.com.


It's Not So Much

1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
A collaborative dance piece between poet Carol Christ, choreographer Matthew Lindstrom, and dancer Laura Bradley which features Christ reading her poetry live during the performance of the piece. Christ and Bradley will be performing work as a part of a collaborative dance concert, performing on November 8th at La Puerta. 

The collaborative concert is a project initiated by Laura Bradley and Ousa Hymas Samkara and will feature local choreographers as well as guests from the Denver area.

www.gjartcenter.org, 970-243-7337


Montrose Community Band Fall Concert

Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr.
Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion for a free concert that will take you on a tour of America. The band will play songs from several regions of the United States including Hawaii, the Southern states, the northern Midwest, the plains, the Mississippi Delta region and more. For more information visit www.montroseband.com or call 970-596-1188.


Tina Woodrum, 970-596-1188


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Audition

Dance Works, 2586 Patterson Road
Dance with the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! Audition directors seeking 60 local dancers ages 7-16 to dance and participate in the production. Auditions are Tuesday, August 26th 6:30pm at Dance Works. Register to audition at www.nutcracker.com/audition.

Kathryn Schulte, 970-243-5954, dance@danceworksgj.com


Challenger Learning Center

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
The Challenger Learning Center will bring their planetarium to the RMDRC with continual shows. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your solar system, as a trained astronomer blasts you off into an adventure that is out of this world! See our website for more details.

Deb R., 719-686-1820, custserv@rmdrc.com


Needham Concert

Grand Junction, Co
The Needhams will once again be presenting a concert at Crossroads United Methodist Church (corner of 30 Rd & F Rd). They offer a broads spectrum of music on stage sharing the Gospel with their own unique sound. Please join us for this special concert.

Crossroads United Methodist Church
242-0577



Avenue Q, The Musical

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Avenue Q
by Robert Marx, Jeff Lopez and Jeff Whitty
September 25–27 & October 1–4; 7:30 pm
September 28; 2:00 pm
Moss Robinson Theatre
$20 adults, $15 seniors, faculty/staff, $6 students
Not your mother's puppet show.
AVENUE Q is a hilarious modern musical that satirizes the issues and anxieties around entering adulthood.
The show addresses humorous adult issues, imitating the format of a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. RATED R.

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



On the Verge

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
On the Verge
by Eric Overmyer

November 12–15
7:30 pm

Moss Robinson Theatre

$20 adults, $15 seniors, faculty/staff, $6 students

Come along on an expedition, traveling through a wonderland of places and times.

ON THE VERGE is a comedy that tells the story of three Victorian women explorers, each with their own specialty, who set off in 1888 to chart Terra Incognita, an unknown and mysterious land, and unwittingly arrive in 1955 America. With cultural references from the turn of century through the 1950s this witty play is a celebration of feminism, language, history, and pop culture. Rated PG.

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Fall for Dance

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students & Youth $6

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Venus In Fur

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Mesa Experimental Theatre
Venus in Fur
by David Ives

October 30–November 1

Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $6

An actress's masterful performance at an audition flips the script on the director's expectations and turns the session into a tango for dominance between actress and director. "Venus in Fur" is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power.
RATED R.


Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Cello Festival

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Free Admission

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



String Orchestra

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Fall Choral Concert

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Jazz Ensemble & Combos

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



West. CO. Percussion Fest

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Free Admission

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Opera Workshop Aria Night

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Free Admission

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Chamber Ensembles

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Wind Symphony

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Best of the West

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Free Admission

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Holiday Concert

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Seventh Roadrunner

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Faculty Gala

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Bach/ Handel

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Students $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Sean Flanigan, Trombone

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Mary Lindsey Bailey, Oboe

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Trio Meloso

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Christopher McKim, Baritone

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Faculty Piano Trio

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Wison Duo

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Ho-Jung Kim, Cello

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



JD Shaw, Horn

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students & Youth $5

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604
lbradley@coloradomesa.edu



Pickin' On The Pinyon

Galde Park
One day music fest with proceeds benefitting Base Camp 40, Warrior's In The Wild. www.bc40hunts.com and click on Pickin' On The Pinyon for more info...

Paul Bristol 970-250-2858


Il Divo Colorado

Unitarian Universalist Church, 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO
CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

Benefit concert presents singing group Il Divo Colorado

Il Divo Colorado, the latest, hottest young male singing group, will be featured in a concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 536 Ouray, on Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 pm. The concert is a benefit for domestic violence programs in Grand Junction. Admission to the concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10. All donations are fully tax-deductible. Il Divo will be supported by rising star singer Belle Weathers, virtuoso El Salvadorian violinist Sandra Rivera, and eclectic percussionist Joe Moher. Pianist Kathryn Mientka will accompany the ensemble.

Inspired by the internationally touring group Il Divo and vocal superstar Josh Groban, the program will contain popular songs such as Unchained Melody, My Heart will go on, You Raise me up, Time to say Goodbye, and The Prayer, as well as Gershwin’s beautiful “Summertime” and some hot Celtic fiddling tunes on violin. Beautiful songs and fiery violin playing make this a program everyone will enjoy!

Tenors Mat Coronado and David Siemens and baritone Kyle Thompson of “Il Divo Colorado” have performed extensively in Grand Junction, taking leading roles in operas and musicals at Colorado Mesa University and the High Desert Opera. Soprano Belle Weathers has enjoyed leading roles in opera as well as indulging passionately in jazz singing. Amazing violinist Sandra Rivera switches seamlessly from virtuoso classical violin concertos to jazz, folk, and sizzling, toe-tapping fiddling. Drummer Joe Moher fascinates with his ability to move from orchestral percussion to exotic African and Arabian drums to full-out trap set. Kathryn Mientka, well-known pianist in the area, has toured internationally both as a classical pianist and as keyboard player in the cross-over Celtic band sensation FEAST.

Don’t miss this wonderful concert! Doors open at 7:00, and seating is limited! Call 970-241-4579 for more information.


Contact:
Kathryn Mientka
Director, Western Slope Concert Series
970-234-7408


Contact:
Kathryn Mientka
Director, Western Slope Concert Series
970-234-7408



The Wilson Duo

Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, CMU; Grand Junction
Dr. Jacqueline Wilson, bassoon
Christopher Wilson, marimba/percussion
Jacqueline Wilson is Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is an active bassoon performer and pedagogue in the Tri-State area. Christopher Wilson currently serves as the percussion teaching assistant at the University of Northern Colorado where he is pursuing a doctorate in percussion performance.


Box Office; 970-248-1604


Gateway Canyons Concert Series – Chris Isaak

Mission Bell Amphitheater - Gateway, CO
Join us August 2nd for the Gateway Canyons Concert Series – featuring Chris Isaak. Enjoy the smooth sounds of Chris Isaak in an intimate outdoor setting beneath the shadow of the Palisade on the Mission Bell Amphitheater. Tickets for this exclusive event are only being offered for guests of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. “Doors” open at 8:00pm with Chris Isaak taking the stage at 8:30pm. Reserve your room today to ensure you are part of this special event.

Packages are available and include luxurious accommodations with two tickets for the Gateway Canyons Concert Series. Plus, reserve one of our new Palisade Casitas and you will be able to meet Chris Isaak before he heads onstage to perform. Check out www.gatewaycanyons.com/gateway-concert-series or call (970) 931-2458 for more information and to reserve your package today.

Gateway Canyons
sales@gatewaycanyons.com
(970) 931-2458



Gateway Canyons Concert Series – Kenny Loggins

Mission Bell Amphitheater - Gateway, CO
Join us Labor Day Weekend as the Gateway Canyons Concert Series continues – featuring Kenny Loggins. Enjoy the classic sounds of Kenny Loggins with special guest Blue Sky Riders in an intimate outdoor setting beneath the shadow of the Palisade on the Mission Bell Amphitheater. Tickets for this exclusive event are only being offered for guests of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. “Doors” open at 7:00pm with Blue Sky Riders taking the stage at 7:30pm with Kenny Loggins to follow. Reserve your room today to ensure you are part of this special event.



Packages are available and include luxurious accommodations with two tickets for the Gateway Canyons Concert Series. Plus, reserve one of our new Palisade Casitas and you will be able to meet Kenny Loggins before he heads onstage to perform. Check out www.gatewaycanyons.com/gateway-concert-series or call (970) 931-2458 for more information and to reserve your package today.

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
sales@gatewaycanyons.com
(970) 931-2458



Summer Concerts at the Botanical Gardens

641 Struthers Ave. Grand Junction
Come out and enjoy music at the Grand Junction botanical gardens! Entry is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketswest.com

www.ticketswest.com / GJ Botanical Gardens


An Evening with Kim Richey

Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427
Two-time Grammy-nominated Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kim Richey “writes some of the most beguiling melodies and freshest chord changes of her generation” (Washington Post), and “has built a career on blurring genre boundaries and confounding listeners’ expectations” (Acoustic Guitar). Her music is rich with melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways while her lyrics are richly emotional and filled with sophisticated insight. A highly respected songwriter, Richey’s songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis and Radney Foster, just to name a few. And, most recently, heard and sung on the hit TV series NASHVILLE. She will be performing songs from her seventh studio album, Thorn In My Heart, as well as some old favorites. Kim will be performing at Wright Opera House in Ouray on 7/26. Tickets $20-25

Wright Opera House
970-325-4399
www.thewrightoperahouse.org