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People wanting to donate supplies to those in need during the holiday season can drop off non-perishables at one of Lift Up’s seven food pantries.

First Draft: Carmen Maria Machado

Nov 20, 2017
Tom Storm

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, NPR, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and elsewhere.  Her memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press.

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Welcome to the beginning of a holiday week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday, the 10th annual Aspen TREE farm to table community meal starts at 5 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome.

 

Also Tuesday at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, there will be a screening of the documentary film “My Kid Could Paint That” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Schermer Meeting Hall on campus.

 

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Last week, Aspen City Council voted in favor of a 90-day suspension of an agreement between the city and the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass has released its winter lineup of world music performances for its Cafe series.

Courtesy of SHEL.

SHEL is an Americana quartet from Fort Collins. The band is now in Nashville but will be playing the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday.

 

Courtesy of the town of Carbondale

Carbondale’s state designated Creative District will conduct a housing feasibility study with the national nonprofit Artspace. The intention is to bring more affordable housing to artists in the town.

Theatre Aspen will open its 35th summer season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime.”

 

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

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Art Museum, local National Geographic photographer Pete McBride will discuss the art of travel photography. That discussion begins at 5 p.m.  

 

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The City of Aspen is calling for a three-month suspension on a management agreement with the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

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Aspen Words announced the lineup for its upcoming winter speaker series. The 21st annual Winter Words list includes authors that specialize in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

 

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

 

Monday in Carbondale, Nikki Boxer will perform her diva cabaret “Colored Lights” at Thunder River Theatre Company. That event begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s latest exhibition “Markings” will feature works from artists Carl Reed, Kate Leonard and Jean Gumpper at 5 p.m.

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Walter Isaacson has long been captivated by interdisciplinary creators. His bibliography includes works on innovators like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.

First Draft: David Litt

Nov 6, 2017

David Litt is an American political speechwriter and author of the memoir Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years. He is currently the head writer/producer for Funny or Die’s office in Washington, D.C.  

Courtesy of Roaring Fork Conservancy

The Roaring Fork Conservancy works to educate people on exploring and protecting its watershed. This year’s Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest reflects the organization's mission.

The Wheeler Opera House has announced big names for the 2018 Aspen Laugh Festival.

 

Headliners include Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost along with the Second City improv troupe out of Chicago.

Claire Woodcock

The Rio Grande ARTway project in Carbondale has been years in the making. This fall, design on the first of three parks along the trail has begun with the Latino Folk Art Garden.

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

First Draft: Lu Spinney

Oct 30, 2017

Lu Spinney was born in Cape Town and spent her childhood on a farm in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, later moving with her family to the Indian Ocean coast north of Durban. After university, she left South Africa to live in Nice and Paris, before settling in London.  Beyond the High Blue Air is her first book.

Courtesy of Deepak Chopra

Dr. Deepak Chopra is an American author and spiritualist. He was in Aspen last week to promote his latest book, “You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him to discuss Aspen’s wellbeing.  

 

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