Wheeler Opera House http://aspenpublicradio.org en Jon Anderson http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/jon-anderson <p>When Jon Anderson and some of his fellow Brits formed Yes some 45 years ago, they helped launch the genre of music that would become known as progressive rock. King Crimson, Genesis, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Rush, and others would soon follow, and all of these bands helped raise the level of musicianship in rock across the board. Yes went on to sell tens of millions of records—elaborate works filled with Anderson’s epic lyrical tales of mysterious worlds and forces, all backed by complex yet often melodic arrangements that the rock world had never before experienced. From 1969 to 1979 Yes released an incredible string of 11 albums, and Anderson fronted the band until 2008.</p><p>As a solo artist, Anderson has found the time and energy to release 13 albums over the years. Jon’s solo music is quieter and more spiritual than his work with Yes but no less powerful in its own way. He’ll be playing plenty of both at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday night.</p><p>More info on the show: <a href="http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/detail/jon-anderson">http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/detail/jon-anderson</a></p><p>More info on Jon Anderson: <a href="http://www.jonanderson.com/">http://www.jonanderson.com/</a></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Daniel Shaw 15483 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Jon Anderson Jerry Jeff Walker & Jimmy Ibbotson http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/jerry-jeff-walker-jimmy-ibbotson <p>Legendary singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker and Jimmy Ibbotson, formerly of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, join host Daniel Shaw on “Check 1, 2”. This live one-hour special is just ahead of Jerry Jeff Walker’s performance at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday evening.</p><p>For more on the show at the Wheeler Opera House: <a href="http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/detail/jerry-jeff-walker-1">http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/detail/jerry-jeff-walker-1</a></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Daniel Shaw 14191 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Jerry Jeff Walker & Jimmy Ibbotson APR Special: Slam Poets at the Wheeler http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/apr-special-slam-poets-wheeler <p>For the last month two poets have been in the Roaring Fork Valley working with students in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen.&nbsp; Organized by the Aspen Writer’s Foundation, they held workshops on poetry encouraging, guiding and mentoring.&nbsp; And, what they were about in these sessions; was slam poetry.</p><p>The poetry sessions culminated in public poetry slams, one of then at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen last week (2-13-2014.)&nbsp; We’re featuring some of the poems performed at the Wheeler and we’ve asked a local poet to guide us along as we listen.&nbsp; Kim Nuzzo could rightly be called the Roaring Fork Valley’s own poet laureate.&nbsp; Nuzzo is a published poet and co-founder of he Aspen Poet’s Society.</p><p></p><p></p><p>We will hear poems by the two professionals who led the student workshops; Myrlin Hepworth and Logan Phillips.&nbsp;&nbsp; Also performing are three students;&nbsp; Riley Marshall from Roaring Fork High School, Tibet Boyer from Carbondale Middle School and Karyme&nbsp;Lara from Basalt High School.</p><p><strong>About Kim Nuzzo:</strong></p><p>Kim Nuzzo is a local performance poet/actor who has appeared in many local productions with the Hudson Reed Ensemble: The Crucible, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, The Beats, Red Herring.&nbsp; He also appeared recently in ACT’s 1776 as John Hancock.&nbsp; He is President of the Aspen Poets’ Society and a Host/Cofounder of Live Poetry Night at Victoria’s Wine and Espresso Bar in Aspen.&nbsp; He is the author of HolyFunk: Polaroids and Poems and is currently working on a new collection of poems: The Sayings of Twilight Jesus.</p><p><br /> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Kim Nuzzo 14423 at http://aspenpublicradio.org APR Special: Slam Poets at the Wheeler Local Teens Express Themselves Through "Spoken Word" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/local-teens-express-themselves-through-spoken-word <p></p><p>Teenagers across the Roaring Fork Valley are getting a lesson this week on the “spoken word.” It’s a form of artistic poetry or story telling that's sometimes put to music. Often poets perform their original works at a competition called a poetry slam. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:33:30 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14211 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Local Teens Express Themselves Through "Spoken Word" Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Wheeler Associates, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-wheeler-associates-part-4 <p>Rodney Jacobs, President, and Margorie DeLuca, board member, of Wheeler Associates discuss the importance of the Wheeler Associates to the Wheeler Opera House. The Wheeler Associates is a membership-based organization and membership dollars go into funding projects to maintain and improve the Wheeler Opera House, including the new seats featured in the 2013 renovation.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about <a href="http://www.wheelerassociates.org/">The Wheeler Associates</a>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:53:33 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 11991 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Wheeler Associates, Part 4