Claire Woodcock

Arts and Culture Reporter

Claire got her start with her hometown station, North Country Public Radio, where she worked for nearly two years on both the digital and broadcast ends of the shop. She earned her B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia in 2015, with concentrations in Journalism, Audio/Radio Production and Gender Studies.

After graduating, Claire worked as a congressional correspondent with Talk Radio News Service in Washington D.C., covering the 2016 presidential primary campaigns. Then she took off on a backpacking trip spanning eight European countries with her recorder before relocating to Colorado. 

Claire has since produced stories for KGNU Community Radio, copy edited and freelanced for Boulder Weekly and has reported on music from the Front Range with BolderBeat. Both in backdrop and artistry, working for Aspen Public Radio has brought Claire back to her roots. 

When not at the station, Claire can be found at a show or exhibition, at the yoga studio or enjoying nature. 

Ways to Connect

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

For two years, local artist Lara Whitley has been collecting and working with pieces of pottery and glass found on trails near her home. Now she’s assembled these pieces into a new work called “Homecoming.”

 

Welcome to the beginning of September! Here's a list of some events for the week:

 

Wednesday, Bonobo returns to play Belly Up, Aspen. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

 

The annual Snowmass Balloon Festival begins at 7 a.m. on Friday, with events happening throughout the weekend. For the full list, visit gosnowmass.com.

 

On this week's Curated, Aspen Public Radio reflects on the 2017 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience from headliner and longtime valley resident John Oates. Also, resident JAS concert photographer Steve Mundinger stops by the studio to talk best practices.

Laura Crow/Aspen Public Radio

John Oates of the musical partnership Daryl Hall and John Oates is headlining tonight’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience. Oates stopped by Aspen Public Radio this morning for our Tiny Couch video series. He played a few tunes and spoke with arts reporter Claire Woodcock about his solo work.

Brantley Gutierrez

Friday night, thousands will flock to Snowmass Town Park for the "experience." As Claire Woodcock reports, bands like The Revivalists are equally excited for the weekend.

Claire Woodcock

Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ Labor Day Experience is coming up quick. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with the festival’s founder and president Jim Horowitz to discuss this year’s line-up hierarchy.

This week on Curated, a celebration of the openers of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience. Founder and president Jim Horowitz stops by the studio to talk about this year's lineup, related to years past. St. Paul and the Broken Bones talks opening as a band typically billed as a headliner. Plus, Brooklyn band Darling Din discusses being recognized for their 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission.

 

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

 

Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel Gallery opens a new photography exhibition called “What’s Your Color?,” with an artists reception starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will host its dinner theatre Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.

 

David McClisten

This weekend, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience will bring national acts to the stage at Snowmass Town Park. Claire Woodcock caught up with bassist Jesse Phillips from soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, which plays Saturday.

Courtesy of Dance Initiative

Dance Initiative has choreographed an outdoor performance premiering this weekend. Now, local artists are turning the production, titled “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” into a film to be presented to Congress.

Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Mountainfilm in Aspen starts Wednesday at The Wheeler Opera House. This year’s festival will be the biggest yet.

Marci Krivonen

Gov. John Hickenlooper launched a new initiative this year. It’s called Take Note Colorado, and its aim is to give every kindergarten through 12th grade student in the state access to musical instruments and education.

This week on Curated, we explore Mountainfilm in Aspen: The documentary film festival bringing nonfiction features and shorts that cover environmental, cultural, political and social justice to the valley.

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

Tuesday, essayist Tyler Dunning will give a talk at Explore Booksellers in conjunction with his Mountainfilm presentation later this week. That event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday, Aspen Public Radio has its event “Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump” with NPR’s former bureau chief in Moscow Corey Flintoff in Paepcke Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Dr. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive neuroscientist, professor, writer and musician. He’s known for several bestselling books, including “This is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession.” His latest book is called “Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him last week to discuss the ongoing conversation about fake news.

Courtesy of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association

Thursday night, Glenwood Springs City Council voted to terminate its contract with an embattled arts nonprofit.

 

The council also won’t renew its lease agreement with Glenwood Center for the Arts. It was revealed earlier this year the nonprofit was in the hole $70,000.

 

Courtesy of Snowmass Tourism

This summer’s Snowmass Free Concert Series has been bringing all sorts of music to Fanny Hill. Colorado’s Otis Taylor Band will close out the season Thursday. During intermission, a huge community photo will be taken.

Carolyn Sackariason/Aspen Public Radio News

Writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, Anita Thompson, has big plans for Owl Farm. She’s turning the late writer’s home into a museum and retreat for artists.

Pages