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AspenFilm’s Filmfest series finished Sunday. Here are the winners of the audience awards:

Best Feature Film (TIE)

“My Blind Brother” and “11:55”

 

Best Documentary Film

“Mr. Gaga”

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A documentary is being screened at the Wheeler Opera House at 7:30 p.m. today to support multiple nonprofits — Windwalkers, the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council and the Snowman Rescue Fund. The movie being shown is called “Harry and Snowman”.

The highlight of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s season comes in March, with a one-night-only performance of “Shadowland” by Pilobolus. The piece features projected videos and shadowplay.

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Matt Miazgowicz is one of the actors in the play, “Rock the Presidents”. It’s a show designed to teach children up to middle school age about American presidents. All of them are named at least once. Miazgowicz spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about the show before it’s performed at the Wheeler Opera House Tuesday.

  Author Jenny Price is speaking at Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar as part of Aspen Words Writers in residence on Tuesday.

 

The Oh Hellos play at the Belly Up on Wednesday.

 

Frank Martin plays in Glenwood Springs at the Cardiff Schoolhouse.

 

The film “Harry and Snowman” is being screened at the Wheeler Opera House.

 

The movie “Before Night Falls” is being screened at the Aspen Art Museum on Friday.

 

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.

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Corey Simpson became the executive artistic director of Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre Company this past summer. Since then he’s had to wear many hats. The group is producing their first play of the season, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.

Carbondale Clay Center

 The Carbondale Clay Center was awarded a grant from Colorado Creative Industries Wednesday.


The $6,500 grant will be used for operational expenses for year round programming.

The center’s executive director Angela Bruno said the nonprofit hopes to expand programming in Carbondale’s Creative District.

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An overcast afternoon didn’t stop visitors from going to the Maroon Bells Tuesday. Many were hiking and taking pictures, but a small assembly of photographers were present waiting for the right light to capture Aspen’s changing leaves.

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The 38th year of Filmfest starts today at the Wheeler Opera House. Films will also be screened at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.

 

New to the festival this year are panels discussing everything from film about social change, to the history of physical celluloid film.

 

John Thew said programmer Rachel Chanoff did a great job of putting together this year’s festival.

 

The festival runs through Sunday.

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The search for members of a governance council that will lead Carbondale’s Creative District is continuing this week.

First Draft - Debra Spark

Sep 19, 2016
NIcole Wolf

Debra Spark is the author of five books of fiction, including Unknown Caller, The Pretty Girl, and Good for the Jews. Other books include Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing, the anthology Twenty Under Thirty, and the recently reissued novel, Coconuts for the Saint.

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Joe Seo is an Asian-American actor whose latest role in “Spa Night”, as David —  a gay man growing up in a conservative, Korean household — has won him multiple awards. It’s his big break in the North American film market after years of working in Asia. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about his experience before the film is screened this week as part of AspenFilm’s Filmfest.

The 38th Annual Aspen Film Filmfest starts on Wednesday. The festival runs through the weekend and screens movies in Carbondale and Aspen.

 

The classic film “Mr. Mom” is being screened at the Basalt Regional Library on Wednesday.

 

MarchFourth Marching Band plays at the BellyUp on Thursday.

 

Valley Comedy All-Stars perform at Loyal Brothers Lounge in Glenwood Springs on Friday.

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  Genna Moe has been a mainstay in the Roaring Fork Valley arts community for almost ten years. She ran children’s programs at the Aspen Art Museum. She worked at the Wheeler Opera House.

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The Center’s floors were ruined when the building near Interstate 70 flooded this summer.

Construction is finally complete on the flood-damaged floors. Tomorrow afternoon, the organization will officially reopen its space. The $11,000 repair was included in the first stage of upgrades to the building.

Dance instruction was hindered due to the damage. Dancing is one of the largest parts of the art group’s programming. Those classes were being held in the Masonic Lodge in Glenwood springs.

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Supporters of an extension to the Wheeler Real Estate Transfer Tax met last night at the Wheeler Opera House to discuss how voters can spread awareness about the ballot item.

First Draft - Jennifer Haigh

Sep 12, 2016
Rob Arnold

Jennifer Haigh's new novel is called Heat and Light. She is the author of four previous novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. Her short story collection News From Heaven won the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in Fiction.  Haigh's short stories have appeared in The AtlanticGrantaThe Best American Short Stories and many other places.  She lives in Boston.  

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.

Garbage plays at the Belly up on Wednesday.

The forty ninth year of ruggerfest begins on Thursday and runs through Sunday.

The ski film, Ruin and Rose is holding its world premiere at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band plays at the Belly Up on Friday.

In Carbondale, the Dance Initiative is holding its fifth annual Spectrum Dance Festival.

School representatives and members of local arts groups will discuss how Carbondale’s Creative District status and the school’s curriculum can be more in sync on Thursday.

 

The collaboration won’t begin for another year, but Koenigsknecht hopes to include a framework of project-based learning, where students learn through individual projects.

 

Crystal River Elementary’s principal, Matt Koenigsknecht, said the goal of this meeting is to come up with a cohesive vision for how the students might be learning.

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