KAJX

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

The season opener for Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College is Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.” It starts Friday.

Courtesy of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The Wheeler Opera House will screen the documentary film “No Man’s Land” this Thursday.

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

 

On Monday, Carbondale Arts’ Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space presents a Beyond the Street Sew Class: Creations, Costumes and Accessories, at 3:30 p.m. on 4th Street in town.

 

This week on Curated, we take a tour of The Temporary on Honky Tonk night. We discuss the music of white nationalist movements with an ethnomusicologist with the University of Colorado Boulder. And, Dr. Daniel Levitin, a cognitive neuroscientist, shares tips from his field guide to combating fake news. Plus, music from Colorado singer-songwriter Andrew Sturtz. 

Karla Cote, Creative Commons

Benjamin Teitelbaum is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He’s spent much of his career studying music in white nationalist movements. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock spoke with him about the cultural changes as these groups get more national attention.

Courtesy of Gena Moe, The Art Base

The Art Base in Basalt has teamed up with Aspen Sister Cities to launch the new Roaring Fork Valley Art Exchange program.

Courtesy of youcaring.com/humptydumpty

At Carbondale’s Potato Day this Saturday, the Humpty Dumpty sculpture, which sits on the wall outside the library, was named “Best In Show” for this year’s Art Around Town contest.

 

 

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

 

Tuesday through Friday, The Wheeler Opera House will be hosting a series of events in commemoration of John Denver. For a complete events schedule, visit wheeleroperahouse.com.

 

Today’s episode is a broadcast of Aspen Art Museum’s recent “The Great Debate,” a forum where presenters confronted one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art today: Is there such a thing as bad art?

Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Max Langstaff has been a producer for The Beatles and John Denver. He joined arts reporter Claire Woodcock last week at Aspen Public Radio to discuss what it’s been like to work with his heroes.

Courtesy of Freeskier.com

This week, the annual The Meeting brings together leading content creators and strategists in the outdoor industry and beyond.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

The Temporary had its soft opening in August. It’s the new interim space from The Arts Campus at Willits and is located in one of the warehouses on Market Street. So far, it’s brought art house film screenings, Front Range comedy acts and traveling musicians to its new fan base in the midvalley.

Aspen Skiing Company

This year’s Aspen Snowmass ski passes have a new look, designed by an owner of the Aspen Skiing Company.

Film: Lady Bird

Aspen Filmfest starts Tuesday. It's bringing 20 feature films and documentaries to big screens in Aspen and Carbondale through Sunday. 

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The board president of the Red Brick Council for the Arts, which manages the arts center on Hallam Street, sent a letter to its tenants Monday. It detailed why they’ve received little information regarding suspected embezzlement by the council’s former executive director.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

An outdoor dance project out of Carbondale called “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” advocates for the protection of public lands through movement. Now the group of artists intend on getting the film in the hands of our elected officials in Washington.

 

Welcome to the beginning of the first week of snow in the Roaring Fork Valley!
 

The 39th annual Aspen Filmfest kicks off Tuesday at The Wheeler Opera House, with screenings and panel discussions also occurring at the ISIS Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale through Sunday. For the complete schedule, visit aspenfilm.org.

 

This week's episode of Curated marks the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest. We’ll hear from an independent filmmaker trying to reach Congress through film and dance. We’ll also talk to Aspen Film’s director of programming for this week’s Aspen Filmfest. And we’ll hear from Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film’s new executive director.

Courtesy of Aspen Film

Jane Schoettle first came to Aspen in 2016 for the Academy Screenings. She is an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and served as the director of programming for the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest, which starts Tuesday. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock spoke with her about her role as curator in a digital world.

Musical storyteller Spencer Bohren has been sharing the roots of American history - and music - with over 600 students this week from Carbondale to Aspen, and he's doing so through song.

Pages