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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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Nominees for the 2017 Henry Award from the Colorado Theater Guild were announced Tuesday. The local results are as follows:

This week, Curated explores the influences literature can have on music and that music can have on literature, with an interview with editor and vice president of Viking Penguin, stories from Americana roots rocker Shakey Graves and information on new programming from Jazz Aspen Snowmass.

Glen Brown

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Americana musician behind Shakey Graves, is back in Colorado playing Belly Up Aspen Tuesday. He said last week he was on his way to Kevin Costner’s Aspen home to record part of his forthcoming album.

Sigrid Estrada

Carole DeSanti is vice president and executive editor with Viking Penguin publishing company and the author of the novel “The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.” She shares with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock what she looks for when selecting a manuscript to publish.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

 

Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

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Last week, the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosted a benefit gala for the Glenwood Center for the Arts that raised roughly one-third of the funds owed to the center's part time teachers.

Colorado photographer Robert Castellino will present his latest photo book, Colorado: Life and Light on the Land, Friday night. He said it was his own near death experience that brought his book to life.

The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, is nearly a go with both temporary and permanent performance spaces forthcoming. The temporary space is set to open August 3.

This week on Curated, it’s all about the 35th annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. A local food writer gives us the lowdown on what to expect from the weekend. One of this year’s Best New Chefs challenges restaurants to not offer every style cuisine. Plus, a D.C.-based reggae funk band gets sentimental.

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Supporters gathered inside the Wheeler Opera House to see what shots 15 locally renowned photographers were able to capture within a two week timeframe for the second annual Aspen Photo Challenge contest.

Melissa Hom

With the 2017 Food and Wine Classic fast approaching, it’s time to learn more about the classic’s 2017 Best New Chefs. One of them is Angie Mar, owner and chef of New York’s The Beatrice Inn. She tells arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock about the passion and soul that go into her dishes.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

This Wednesday marks the 44th annual year of the Snowmass Rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m., offering activities leading up to the actual rodeo at 7 p.m. The rodeo will happen every Wednesday through August 23.

 

Barbara Platts

Before his performance at the World Cup Village in Wagner Park last weekend, musician Michael Franti stopped by the Aspen Public Radio studio for a "tiny desk concert" and interview with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock. 

Jason Paton

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Aspen Public Radio’s arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has announced its lineup for the summer season.

 

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