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Claire Woodcock

Arts and Culture Reporter

Claire Woodcock is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Upstate New York. She got her start at North Country Public Radio, where she spent nearly two years producing news and feature stories for the station's broadcast and digital platforms.

In 2015, she graduated from The State University of New York at Fredonia, earning her bachelor's degree in English with concentrations in Journalism, Audio/Radio Production and Gender Studies. That year she also worked as a congressional correspondent on Capitol Hill with Talk Radio News Service in Washington D.C., traveled through eight European countries with a Zoom H2N before relocating to Colorado in the fall of that year. 

Claire spent a year freelancing for podcasts and stations across the country and produced stories for KGNU Community Radio, Boulder Weekly and BolderBeat in Boulder, Colorado. She joined Aspen Public Radio and moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in early 2017 as the Edlis Neeson Arts and Culture Reporter and has since been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and featured on NPR's "All Things Considered."

Her stories can be heard on "Morning Edition" from Aspen Public Radio and the station's arts and culture show "Curated."

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Adrienne Brodeur is Aspen Words’ executive director. She has a new memoir in the works. Brodeur gave Claire Woodcock a sneak peek into her writing process and what the new autobiography is all about.

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The Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza opens tonight at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. The event features volunteer fashion models who walk the runway in original designs that incorporate reused materials. The show is a big hit in Carbondale, selling out five years in a row. Claire Woodcock went to the first, full-cast rehearsal to get a behind-the-scenes peak.

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A sitcom about the quirks of life in our community premieres tonight on GrassRoots TV.

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The Art Base in Basalt offers a variety of exhibitions and classes for children and adults. One of the organization’s newer courses is “The Art of Healing and Hope." It’s an art therapy class for cancer patients and people experiencing trauma and grief.

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival is stopping in Aspen this week as it makes its way around the world.

 

On Monday, SIRO A: A Techno Circus will perform at the Wheeler Opera House starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will make a two-day stop at the Wheeler. Screenings start at 7 p.m.

 

Also on Tuesday, singer-songwriter Miguel will perform at the Belly Up. That show starts at 9 p.m.

 

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Mike Birbiglia loves telling jokes, as he says in his new Netflix special “Thank God For Jokes.” He was in town this weekend for the Aspen Laugh Festival. But he’s also a longtime storyteller for “The Moth” and “This American Life.” He talks about working with public radio figure Ira Glass.

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John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and recently penned the novel Bullet In The Chamber. He’s speaking tonight at Explore Booksellers about how the book deals with the loss of his son.

It was around when DeDakis became an editor at CNN that he started experimenting with other forms of writing, like biography, before moving to fiction.

“That’s not easy when it’s ground into you that making stuff up is a firing offense," he said.

 

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Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic and a longtime panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” She performs in Aspen tonight as part of the Aspen Laugh Festival.

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The week-long Aspen Laugh Festival starts today and it features local and national talent.

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

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The 36th annual Food & Wine Classic has released its talent lineup.

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This weekend, indie-rock band Cold War Kids will play two shows in Aspen.

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Comedians Erin Dewey Lennox and Billy Wayne Davis are partners onstage and in real life. Davis has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Lennox has written for ESPN and MTV.

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Gary Daniel is known for his roles in local productions like Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” and the King of Siam in “The King and I.” He suffered a stroke shortly after portraying King Arthur in the Aspen Community Theatre production of “Spamalot” last year.

 

Monday and Tuesday the Take Ten Festival from Theater Masters continues its run at the Aspen Black Box Theatre. Those shows start at 7:30 p.m.

 

Courtesy of Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The 2018 Artist List for the JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience has been released and it features valley favorites.

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Saturday, The Wheeler Opera House will host "PostSecret: The Show." The play navigates the personal stories people often keep to themselves.

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Lynn Goldsmith is a conceptual artist, best known for her work photographing celebrities. For almost twenty years, she’s been a part-time resident in Old Snowmass, and she’s had her personal collection of rock photography on display at The Lynn Goldsmith Gallery in Basalt.

Next year, she’s packing it all in and heading to Nashville.

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The Aspen Music Festival and School has released details on its 70th summer program. There will be more than 400 events to choose from.

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