Arts and culture

Celebrating 20 years of ASFB

5 hours ago
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is kicking off its 20th season this weekend. For the group’s founders it has been a wild ride. Through it all, they are still handling details you wouldn’t expect someone with “director” in their title to do.

“postlandscape” opens at Aspen Chapel Gallery

Feb 9, 2016

The Aspen Chapel Gallery opens its latest show today.


The show is called “postlandscape”. What you see at the show isn’t just blobs of color that are incoherent or nondescript. They are landscapes. But of course, with the postmodern title, they are more than that.

Mercedez Holtry is a 22-year-old poet from New Mexico. Her writing talks about her identity as a woman and her race. She is currently teaching poetry workshops for youth around the valley ahead of Aspen Words’ Youth Poetry Slam this weekend.

First Draft - Adam Johnson

Feb 8, 2016

Adam Johnson was born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona. He earned a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992; a MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University, and a PhD in English from Florida State University in 2000.

Jane Bachrach

For four years now, Aspen Words has been sending poets into local schools to teach kids about the art.


That trend of putting poets in schools is continuing this year, with the third annual Youth Poetry Slam.

Curated - Feburary 8th

Feb 8, 2016

Week in the Arts - February 8th

Feb 8, 2016

  On Monday night, Emancipator comes to the Belly Up. The group sits on the more chill side of the electronic spectrum.


Tuesday in Snowmass is an annual celebration of Mardi Gras. It’s the 34th year of celebration.


Aspen Words has a big weekend. On Friday is the 3rd annual Youth Poetry Slam. Kids from all over the valley compete. On Saturday, author Adam Johnson continues the Winter Words series. He is the author of the short story collection, “Fortune Smiles”.


Bud Light Hi-Fi lineup completed

Feb 5, 2016
Seth Beckton

The Aspen Skiing Company released the rest the full lineup of artists for the Bud Light Hi-Fi concert series. The series started in November with a concert by Jamestown Revival.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The Cooking School of Aspen is making a comeback. Local restaurateur Rob Ittner is rebuilding it and hopes to make the school a destination, more than a decade after it closed.

Winter-themed show opens at the Red Brick

Feb 3, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

En Hiver” opens this evening at the Red Brick Center for the Arts.


Hiver” means winter in French. At the Red Brick Center for the Arts, pieces ranging from painting to sculpture are on display trying to reflect that.