Love songs are in the air

Second concert association performance Saturday

No matter your taste in music, you're sure to hear something you like at the next program offered by the Craig Concert Association.

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a trio of musicians plan to present "Music, the Language of Love," a compilation of love songs spanning genres of romance, country, musicals and popular music. The performance will be at the Moffat County High School auditorium and is open to ticketholders.

"We're hoping that it will offer people a variety of lots of different songs," said Gail Petch, organizer of the Craig Concert Association. "It's going to be more of a sit back and relax night, so come with somebody you love."

The performers have broad experience including Broadway and opera, country and concert halls, and a little bit of everything in between.

Vocalist Jody Briskey has toured nationally with the pop vocal group Three Hits and a Miss, and with her own band, Grant Street.

Briskey also has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, featuring the songs of Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand.

David Anderson, the lead in his band David Andrew's Big Band, has developed a love of performing the big-band sound. Recently, Anderson, who has played a part of two recording projects with Three Hits and a Miss, appeared in a St. Paul, Minn., production of "Anything Goes."

Concert pianist Tom Linker is known for performances that span a wide repertoire. Linker has a background in jazz, traditional and new music.

Craig Concert Association member Butch McKune said he was looking forward to Saturday night's concert. The series offers residents a convenient chance to experience the arts.

"I think it brings to the community something they can get nowhere else," he said.

"It's such a value at about $5 each performance. It's probably the only way some people would get to see this entertainment."

Tickets must be purchased in advance for Craig Concert Association performances, Petch said.

Saturday night's lineup will include songs such as "Endless Love" by Lionel Ritchie and "Send in the Clowns" from the musical "A Little Night Music."

McKune said he is familiar with the group Three Hits and a Miss, of which two of Saturday's performers were members, and "they were excellent," he said.

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