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A team of nail artists - yes, that’s a thing - will travel to Aspen today to paint nails at the museum this weekend.

 

Rita Pinto, the owner of Vanity Projects, is in charge of bringing in artists to paint nails based on a given theme. This time it is the work of Chris Ofili.

  Pinto’s pop-up studios have gone to LA and St. Louis, but she has a standalone location in New York City’s Lower East Side.

 

With a fresh routine to show off, the company has to learn new choreography. But a trio of new dancers in the company have to learn new moves, and a new town.

 

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company practices in the basement of the upvalley Colorado Mountain College campus. It’s a big room. There are mirrors on one side, so the dancers can check their form and technique. It’s a bit stuffy and the dancers are clearly working hard. Sweat is showing through their clothes.

Elise Thatcher

A committee comprised of upvalley elected officials has agreed to help fund the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs. 

Since last year the Colorado Department of Transportation has been working to get local communities to pony up millions of dollars, arguing the bridge replacement is important for the entire Valley. Pitkin County and Aspen punted the request to the Elected Officials Transportation Committee, a board that represents Pitkin, Aspen and Snowmass Village.

The upright bass is big, heavy and often times inconvenient. But under a tall tree, next to a pond, Will Langlie-Miletich doesn’t seem to mind any of that.

 

Will comes from what would be an unconventional background in comparison to many of his peers at the school. His parents were fans of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. He began playing the guitar in the third grade.

Carolyn Sackariason

 The Aspen community lost a longtime veterinarian this week. As Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports, Dr. Scott Dolginow bid farewell to the Aspen Animal Hospital after nearly 30 years.

Dressed in blue scrubs, Scott Dolginow performs his last surgery on a small, 15-year-old poodle named Ginger, who likely has cancer.

“I’m closing up an incision and removing that tumor over there on the table. It’s almost as big as the dog. Dog’s how many pounds? 13 pounds. 13 pounds. Probably a 1 pound tumor,” he says.

 

This summer’s repertory cast of Theatre Aspen will debut the musical, Peter and the Starcatcher.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher is the prequel to Peter Pan and explores how Peter became enemies with Captain Hook. Audiences also discover how the salty pirate earned his hooked namesake.

 

Paige Price, executive artistic director of Theatre Aspen says the returning cast members add a fun local dynamic to the shows.

Elise Thatcher

To replace the aging Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation needs more money. On Thursday (7/16) CDOT will request funding from the Elected Officials Transportation Committee. 

Host Carolyne Heldman speaks with Ira Bedzow, Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program  New York Medical College on the upcoming talkWhen Life Nears Death, a Conversation of Medical and Social Issues presented by the Aspen Center of Social Values at the Jewish Community Center, July 20th, 5:30pm.

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The City of Aspen is in the throes of deciding where to put government offices in the future. Tuesday afternoon (7/14) council narrowed three options to two. 

City departments like police and engineering are currently in leased space that before long, will become unavailable. City council is examining two solutions. Both include building new structures and have price tags above $48 million.

Phone photography on display at gallery opening

Jul 14, 2015

A new art show opening at the Aspen Chapel Gallery opens tonight. Entitled “I-Show - Photographs from Phones” features pictures taken from phones.

 

In the basement of the Aspen Chapel hang about forty photos taken solely on cell phone cameras. Subjects range from beaches to horses on television racing at the Belmont Stakes.

  Summers Moore, the curator of the show, says part of her inspiration for the exhibit was that people often think art can’t come from the device inside of their pocket.

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