Arts & Fashion
Pg 6 - The Sunshine Express
2012 April
Thunder Mountain Presents...
- Dragon Unchained Renaissance & Pirate
Fantasy Faire. Setup begins at 9am April 18th.
Setup must be complete by 9am April 20th.
The event opens at 11am April 20th and runs
until 6pm. It opens again at 10am the 21st, clos-
ing that day at 7pm. The event opens at 11am
the 22nd and closes at 6pm. Takedown begins
at 6pm the 22nd and must be complete by 9am
Design A Shirt, Win $500
See The Human Jukebox
the 24th of April. Admission during the day on
Gary Bennett Performs "Live" In Colorado
CCAH Seeks Mountain Fair T-Shirt Designs!
April 20th, 21st and 22nd is FREE. Camping
Gary Bennett, "Crooner Impressionist Extraor-
CCAH announces its 41st Mountain Fair
passes are available to be able to stay on site
dinaire," Fremont County's singing sensation
T-shirt Design Contest! A $500 prize and ten T-
and participate "after hours." Camping is $50
and national recording artist, performs "Live"
shirts to the winning designer. Designs must be
per adult, $75 per couple, $15 for children 12
in Colorado. His friends refer to him as "The
good for reproduction on T-shirts and posters.
to 18, and camping is FREE for children under
Human Jukebox!"
Hand created submissions are best but comput-
12 w/ a paid adult. Under 18 must be accom-
As a crooner, Gary ranks among the best
er generated art is also accepted. Deadline for
panied by an adult. This is a family friendly
crooners the world has ever known...In his
submission is April 15th. Additional informa-
event. 312 29 Road, Grand Junction, CO. Con-
own right, in his own Gary Bennett voice.
tion is available at
tact us at for
After all, he started singing and impersonating
more information
when he was only 9 years old.
- Calan Mai Renaissance Festival and Pyrate
The first person he ever impersonated was
Parley. April 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th in
Vaughn Monroe, commonly called "Mr.
Delta, CO at 1302 Crawford Ave, Delta, CO.
Muscle Voice" back in the 1940's. Monroe is
Contact for more
best noted for his "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
and "There, I've said It Again."
Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History
But, really, and probably the most remark-
is a Non-Profit 501c3 historical, educational,
able thing about Gary is the fact that he im-
restoration and re-enactment organization
personates not just six or even ten, but 130 of
dedicated to the re-creation of historical and
the mainstream singers! Amazingly enough
cultural events and locations by an association
he can imitate great artists like Elvis, Johnny
of re-enactment and preservation groups and
Cash, Dean Martin, Gordon Lightfoot, James
guilds representing different historical, geo-
Taylor, Willie Nelson, Muddy Waters and BB
graphic and cultural groups.
King to name just a few!
Come To The Ball
Gifts for the Goddess Costume Ball & Art
Exhibit, April 27, 6p, god and goddess attire
requested, $8 requested donation at the door
for the Costume Ball, exhibiting artists ex-
empt. "Make Art, not War" is the motto. This
Spring Swing
is what "The Goddess Show" is about. Please
The Notorious Plateau Valley & DeBeque Gang
consider joining our fun and submitting art-
at Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colora-
works and/or taking the stage for a poem or
do is planning a showdown at the Mesa Com-
a song. Art to be displayed April 27 thru May
munity Center, A.K.A. Spring Swing, April 14,
31. Planet Earth & The 4 Directions Gallery,
Now, more than one person has remarked,
5p. This year's featured entertainment: Rick
524 Colorado Ave, Gr Jct, 970.256.9630
"He is amazing. How does he do that?" To the
Schuler's Rocky Mountain High Experience.
reporter, it is quite obvious...Gary combines
Louisiana-born and Missouri-raised Rick was a
talent and skill to produce his unique sound!
mere 13 when comparisons to the then wildly
At his live performance, Gary is accompanied
popular John Denver began. When researching
by his wife and partner, Burletta, and together,
his "superstar" body double, Rick discovered
the couple welcomes requests. In fact, they
he could sing like him too and soon began to
offer "Request Books" to their audiences. The
teach himself how to play the guitar.
books contain 700 songs from which to choose.
Rick is much admired as "John Denver's twin."
Gary performs at restaurants, lounges, resorts,
Rick possesses the voice, look and charm that
dances, weddings, anniversaries, reunions,
made John Denver a legend.
corporate events, etc.
His heartwarming musical experience is a
Check out his website at www.garybennett.
note-perfect and, to see where he is playing each
visually accurate
month. You will find him in Canon City at
recreation of John
The Royal Gorge Bridge, Pueblo, Colorado
Denver's music.
Springs, Denver, Colorado City, La Veta,
Rest assured you'll
Gunnison, Saguache, and many more cities in
leave singing his
praises and thank-
To purchase his CD entitled Gary Bennett,
ing God for this
"The Human Jukebox," go to
country boy's truly
For bookings, simply call Gary at: 719-371-
amazing talent.
1600 Or Email to