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. 

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During this factious time in history, the founder of StoryCorps shares what he's learned from the 400,000 participants in the StoryCorps archive, the largest collection of human voices ever gathered. 

This week on Curated, jazz musician and band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks social music, his Aspen performance this past weekend and election night 2016. A back up singer gets her own backing band that she considers her community and two directors of arts organizations in Aspen reflect on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Lecture. 

Brynn Tucker (left) and John Jurcheck in Robert Schenkkan's "Building the Wall." Courtesy of Curious Theatre Company

The new politically charged play “Building the Wall” is getting its Aspen debut Tuesday at the Ideas Festival.

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

 

The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival kicked off last week. The lectures, panel presentations and discussions will continue throughout the week. For the complete events schedule, visit aspenideas.org

 

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Jon Batiste is a renowned jazz musician and has been the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015. He was in Aspen over the weekend for multiple performances and interviews. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock caught up with him backstage after his Friday night show with his band Stay Human under the Benedict Music Tent.

Tonight, Theatre Aspen’s mainstage production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” begins its run with a series of previews before the season’s official opening on Tuesday.

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Nominees for the 2017 Henry Award from the Colorado Theater Guild were announced Tuesday. The local results are as follows:

This week, Curated explores the influences literature can have on music and that music can have on literature, with an interview with editor and vice president of Viking Penguin, stories from Americana roots rocker Shakey Graves and information on new programming from Jazz Aspen Snowmass.

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Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Americana musician behind Shakey Graves, is back in Colorado playing Belly Up Aspen Tuesday. He said last week he was on his way to Kevin Costner’s Aspen home to record part of his forthcoming album.

Sigrid Estrada

Carole DeSanti is vice president and executive editor with Viking Penguin publishing company and the author of the novel “The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.” She shares with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock what she looks for when selecting a manuscript to publish.

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

 

 

Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

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Last week, the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosted a benefit gala for the Glenwood Center for the Arts that raised roughly one-third of the funds owed to the center's part time teachers.

Colorado photographer Robert Castellino will present his latest photo book, Colorado: Life and Light on the Land, Friday night. He said it was his own near death experience that brought his book to life.

The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, is nearly a go with both temporary and permanent performance spaces forthcoming. The temporary space is set to open August 3.

This week on Curated, it’s all about the 35th annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. A local food writer gives us the lowdown on what to expect from the weekend. One of this year’s Best New Chefs challenges restaurants to not offer every style cuisine. Plus, a D.C.-based reggae funk band gets sentimental.

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Supporters gathered inside the Wheeler Opera House to see what shots 15 locally renowned photographers were able to capture within a two week timeframe for the second annual Aspen Photo Challenge contest.

Melissa Hom

With the 2017 Food and Wine Classic fast approaching, it’s time to learn more about the classic’s 2017 Best New Chefs. One of them is Angie Mar, owner and chef of New York’s The Beatrice Inn. She tells arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock about the passion and soul that go into her dishes.

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

 

This Wednesday marks the 44th annual year of the Snowmass Rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m., offering activities leading up to the actual rodeo at 7 p.m. The rodeo will happen every Wednesday through August 23.

 

Barbara Platts

Before his performance at the World Cup Village in Wagner Park last weekend, musician Michael Franti stopped by the Aspen Public Radio studio for a "tiny desk concert" and interview with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock. 

Jason Paton

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