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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 Garfield County Libraries

Garfield County Libraries reduced their hours across all branches this month for the second time since last December.

Josue Rivas

The Los Angeles based Latin alternative band Chicano Batman is coming to Belly Up-Aspen Saturday.

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The 50th annual Ruggerfest charges into Aspen today, bringing with it a storm of international rugby players.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., act 1 of The Mad Show runs at The Wheeler Opera House.

 

Tuesday writer Andrea Thome will sign copies of her second book in her Hesse Creek romance series, Seeds of Intention, set partially in Aspen at 5:30 p.m. at Explore Booksellers.

 

Wednesday Marble Distilling Co. presents “vodka and Van Gogh" with the Carbondale Creative District starting at 7 p.m.

On this week's episode, "The Mad Show," a new musical from the minds behind Mad Magazine and Mad TV, tests its jokes on Aspen audiences this week. Former Key & Peele writer Rich Talarico and musical composer T.J. Shanoff discuss the project. 

Local printmaker Curt Carpenter’s exhibition “Woodcuts of the Roaring Fork River” went up Friday night at The Art Base in Basalt. This exhibition is a scavenger hunt of sorts.

Another year of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience is in the books. With these photos, we remember three solid days of good music, lively performances and celebratory crowds.

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The 42nd annual Snowmass Balloon Festival launches Friday morning.

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Renowned sculptor Randy Cooper first cast his shadow in Aspen galleries more than two decades ago.

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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.

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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.

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