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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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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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The Christopher Egan Gallery opened in Aspen this week. The new gallery’s owner is bringing the surf to town.

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The 2018 JAS Cafe starts Thursday night with vocalist Niki Haris, as well as James Horowitz and his trio.

Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley's holiday season!

Tuesday, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is celebrating its latest exhibition. “And Still I Rise” focuses on political art and is open in Snowmass Village at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show will run throughout the week. Shows start at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

Claire Woodcock

Last week, Aspen City Council approved a $100,000 year-long contract between the city-owned, publicly-funded Wheeler Opera House and Professional Facilities Management. The Rhode Island based management booking company beat out Belly Up, Aspen, a local music venue, for booking the 2018 year.

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Snowmass Ski Area celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend. Saturday, Banana Days was resurrected. A town-wide scavenger hunt had visitors searching for 1,967 plastic bananas, each containing a prize.

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Snowmass Ski Area celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. Among the festivities is a ski-themed selfie station at the Snowmass Village Mall. It's a product of a group of artists from Anderson Ranch.

The Aspen Art Museum will celebrate new exhibitions in each of its galleries Thursday night. One of the featured artists is German filmmaker Dara Friedman, whose film “Mother Drum” will be on display in Gallery 5. Claire Woodcock met Friedman and the installation crew earlier this week as they prepared for their show’s opening.

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There is a world where an Aspen ski pass only costs $200. It exists inside Aspen Monopoly, a new version of the iconic board game that’s only being sold locally--for now.

Denise Bosco

Aspen Words has made public the faculty lineup for the 2018 Summer Words writing conference and literary festival.

 

It's another week of wonder here in the Roaring Fork Valley! Welcome. 

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The national nonprofit Artspace was in Carbondale last week to help the town look into creating affordable living and work spaces for artists and arts organizations.

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The Wheeler Opera House will introduce a new member, and a new alternate, for the board in January.

Sharen Bradford

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is taking place this weekend. It’s an annual opportunity for students to share the stage with professional dancers. It also serves as a holiday reunion for recurring members of the company’s cast.

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