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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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Courtesy of Roaring Fork Conservancy

The Roaring Fork Conservancy works to educate people on exploring and protecting its watershed. This year’s Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest reflects the organization's mission.

The Wheeler Opera House has announced big names for the 2018 Aspen Laugh Festival.

 

Headliners include Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost along with the Second City improv troupe out of Chicago.

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The Rio Grande ARTway project in Carbondale has been years in the making. This fall, design on the first of three parks along the trail has begun with the Latino Folk Art Garden.

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

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Dr. Deepak Chopra is an American author and spiritualist. He was in Aspen last week to promote his latest book, “You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him to discuss Aspen’s wellbeing.  

 

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Theatre Aspen has hired industry veteran Jed Bernstein as its new producing director. He will be orchestrating the season line ups.

 

 

Welcome to an especially spooky week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday, in celebration of Halloween, the Red Brick Center for the Arts and Aspen Recreation Center present Boo Bash! Food, games and art at the Aspen Fire Station start at 3 p.m.

 

Then, on Tuesday night, there will be a Halloween Dance Party with partner dancing in the Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. It all starts at 7 p.m.

 

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The second annual ‘Lead With Love’ yoga and wellness retreat kicked off Thursday.

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Heidi Zuckerman has been leading the Aspen Art Museum for more than a decade. In that time, she’s gotten to speak with dozens of contemporary artists, some of which are now published in her new book, “Conversations with Artists.”

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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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?

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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.

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

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