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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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There’s a new generation of rock musicians in the valley, thanks to Rock and Roll Academy Roaring Fork, an after school music program for kids. On Sunday, five middle and high school level bands will show off their skills at The Temporary.

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5Point Adventure Film will present two nights of film screenings at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. This will be a primer for the 6th annual film festival taking place in Carbondale this April.

Wednesday, as part of Aspen Gay Ski Week, a series of boutiques and galleries will participate the Fashion & Art night out from 6 to 9. For more information, visit gayskiweek.com.

 

Thursday at the Aspen Chapel, there’s the first installment of the “Create Bravely” workshop starting at 4.

 

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The 67th Winterskol celebration took place last week. While a lack of snow caused some events to be canceled, Winterfest’s Canine Fashion Show was not. About 50 dogs of all kinds dressed up for an afternoon on the town Saturday. Claire Woodcock went to Wagner Park and met some of the contestants.

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Saturday, Revolutions Skating Club presents its 5th annual Aspen Ice Spectacular. This is the first year the local club will collaborate with an ensemble of professional figure skaters from Ice Dance International.

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City staff from the Parks and Recreation department and The Red Brick Center for the Arts made several requests of Aspen City Council in a work session this week. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock and reporter Alycin Bektesh discuss.

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Storycorps is in town, collecting stories about the Aspen Art Museum to be archived in the Library of Congress.

Patrick Fort

City staff is requesting several decisions from Aspen City Council in regards to the Red Brick Center for the Arts. The proposals will be discussed in a work session tonight.

On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

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Theatre Aspen has announced its summer lineup in full, which now includes the pop-rock musical “Godspell,” a modern-day retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew from the Bible. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with producing director Jed Bernstein to talk about the production and how auditions will run in his first year.

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A local distillery is expanding its reach. Marble Distilling Company, based in Carbondale, is opening a second tasting room in Aspen.

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Carbondale Arts’ 10th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza is coming up. And the non-profit is looking for models to strut their stuff.

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Dan Young is a plein air painter and Colorado native. A long time resident of Silt, he’s the featured artist in the 25th annual Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock takes us to his home studio, where he shares his passion for nature and art.

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The Grammy nominated electronic music duo Odesza is finishing off the year in Colorado with their second Aspen show at the Belly Up Friday night.

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Jack Bender is a prolific television director and executive producer, with credits from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “The Sopranos” to ABC’s “Lost.” When he’s not with actors and crew, he’s working on new paintings and sculptures. His work is on display this winter at a new gallery in downtown Aspen.

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Local law enforcement officials have confirmed Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen are visiting Aspen this week.

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Joe Henry is a lyricist from Woody Creek, known for his collaborations with John Denver. In 1975, Henry and Denver collaborated with Frank Sinatra on a Christmas song called “A Baby Just Like You.” Henry has the backstory behind it.

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show resumes its run Tuesday at 6 p.m. It runs through Saturday.

 

Thursday, at The Wheeler Opera House, the band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

 

Patrick Fort

Glenwood Springs’ City Council selected a new arts and culture board.

 

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 The 26th annual Academy Screenings are underway in Aspen. Among the award season contenders featured as part of Aspen Film’s series are films whose actors and producers have recently been accused of workplace sexual harassment. Aspen audiences and the nonprofit shared perspectives on how the industry is handling accusations in light of the upcoming Academy and Golden Globe awards.

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