Curated

Mondays, 3:30 p.m.

Curated is Aspen Public Radio's arts and culture show, covering music, food, the visual and performing arts and everything in between. Hosted by arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock, Curated features stories and music from the artists who come to visit and live in the Roaring Fork Valley, as well as interviews with industry leaders that hold influence over our mountain town communities. 

On this week’s episode, a local multi-media artist ventures into the woods and returns inspired to create. A photographer discusses old school techniques to capturing the disappearing world of cattle ranching in Colorado, and a plein air painter talks through his process. Plus, this episode features music from Boulder-based Americana band Grant Farm.

This week on Curated, we hear from Garrison Keillor in light of his 28 city tour, which makes a stop in Aspen next week. We talk to Keillor about his storied career, what he’s been up to since leaving the show behind and handing over the torch to the next generation of radio folk. Plus music from one of the most iconic indie bands of the 21st century… Spoon.

This week’s episode of Curated revolves around the theme of the 46th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair: Water. First, we go behind the scenes of the fair to talk with the Carbondale Arts’ executive director and a volunteer pegged as the next generation of Mountain Fair. We also hear from two Standing Rock water protectors and local music from the band Let Them Roar.

This week on Curated, the school’s female composition students share their insights into the current landscape for women composers. The music festival’s piano technicians find the right key. Also, the president and CEO of AMFS has written a new concerto that’s getting its world premiere in Aspen this weekend.

This week on Curated, explore the Aspen Art Museum’s latest exhibition through the opening reception. Hear the story of a Cuban who recently created on American soil for the first time. And two art accumulators explain where the impulse to collect comes from, and what it means to let go.

This week on Curated, we go behind-the-scenes of The Wheeler Opera House for the Aspen Music Festival and School’s first summer operatic production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. From the designers to the technicians, to the director and young performers, staging an opera is a collaborative effort.

On this week’s Curated, the visionary behind the new dystopian play “Building The Wall,” Robert Schenkkan discusses his motive and intention behind its rapid worldwide roll out. Then, journalist and podcast co-host of “In The Thick” Julio Ricardo Varela joins in analyzing the play’s impact on today’s society.

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. 

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.

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.

Curated - June 5, 2017

Jun 7, 2017

This week on Curated, the Aspen Fringe Festival returns to the valley after a divisive election season. While mainstream entertainment hides behind feel-good themes, the festival connects the dots through to the current state of Trump’s America by featuring its first female playwright.

Curated - May 29

May 29, 2017

This week on Curated, a sculpture was installed in Carbondale’s roundabout. The artist looks back and gives insight into the process for other sculptors. Plus, Basalt unveils a new series of temporary public art installations as a symbol of unity to the community.

Curated - May 22

May 22, 2017

This week on Curated, an improv troupe masters the art of long form storytelling, a writer and comedian finds humor in Aspen living and a professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder breaks down the behavioral psychology of humor across cultures.

Curated - May 15

May 15, 2017

Today on Curated, we cover Colorado Creative Industries, from work-live space installation programs to the NEA keynote speech at this year's summit, to an interview with CCI's executive director Margaret Hunt. 

Curated - May 8

May 8, 2017

Today on Curated, we make a pit stop at Liberty Island before heading over to the Aspen Art Museum, two veteran photographers in Carbondale describe how one picture can tell another story entirely and how AAM's director Heidi Zuckerman approaches contemporary art with humor. 

Curated - Oct. 3

Sep 30, 2016

Today on Curated we talk with two arts leaders about upcoming ballot issues, we profile poet Wade Newsom and talk with author Lev Grossman.

 

Curated - Sept 19.

Sep 23, 2016

Today on Curated, we speak with Joe Seo from the film "Spa Night". We go to Ruggerfest, and profile the executive director of The Art Base.

Curated - Sept. 12

Sep 12, 2016

Today on Curated, we speak with author Jennifer Haigh. Choreographer Rennie Harris talks about how he address racial issues with dance. Also, a taxidermist retires and Carbondale's creative district is feeling a cultural shift.

Curated - Sept. 5

Sep 6, 2016

Curated - Aug. 29

Aug 30, 2016

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