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Kent Reed, the founder and director of the Hudson Reed Ensemble, is showing off his first real Halloween show tonight at Aspen High School's Black Box Theatre. The Turn of the Screw is a class ghost story full of creepy kids, and an old mansion. 

On adapting the show to a black box setting...

Renee Ramge

Carbondale’s effort to become one of Colorado’s “Creative Districts” continues and community members are looking for more people to help.


The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is holding a meeting to gain more supporters in the town’s effort to become a Colorado Creative District. The designation would put the town on an exclusive list of places eligible for specials grants and funding from the state to support the arts.


Week in the Arts - October 19th

Oct 19, 2015

Highlights of the arts and culture scene in the Valley.

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Updates on the construction at the AMFS campus

Oct 15, 2015
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The Aspen Music Festival and School began its second phase of renovations three days after students left in August.


Old maintenance buildings and classrooms have been torn down in the last few months, and a new rehearsal building is also having its foundation laid.


The Hardy Administration Building, which was built about 130 years ago, had some serious work done. One corner had to be lifted up nine inches to be returned to level.


Japanese artist’s work graces 2015 lift tickets

Oct 14, 2015

 The work of Takashi Murakami has been chosen to be printed on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets this fall.

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Lyrics Born is a Berkeley, California-based rapper whose latest album “Real People” came out earlier this year. He will be playing at Aspen’s Belly Up tonight. “Real People” was crowdfunded, and relied on the donations of his fans to help him produce his album. But his big goals for his album had him coming back to his roots as an independent artist.

Aspen Snowmass

The insides of the Wheeler Opera House will look completely different to those who step inside after mid-December.


The $3-4 million renovations include new restrooms, HVAC infrastructure and a bar with a better service area.The current layout becomes crowded easily and is often difficult to move around in.


The first floor of the building will become a true lobby area, while the second floor will have the bar, and a portable stage for small performances to happen.


Week in the Arts - October 12th

Oct 12, 2015

Your weekly preview of events in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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The John Denver Celebration has been a tradition in Aspen since the musician died 18 years ago. People from all over the world have come here this weekend to pay their respects and relive the music that they love so much. The event is more than just a concert for the people attending.

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Hamilton Pevec is the director of “Hanuman Airlines” and “Before the Last Drop”. He was a Carbondale resident until he moved to Nepal full-time a few years ago. Now, he’s back trying to raise money to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure after it was struck by an earthquake earlier this year. The struggle to help others as you change yourself can be a difficult road.

Launchpad opens "Crosscurrents" show

Oct 2, 2015

Carbondale’s Launchpad gallery will be opening its latest show tonight. “Crosscurrents” explores how daily parts of life, like water and the sky can help to interpret life in a greater sense.


The piece “Crossing Longitudes” is a visceral composition. A string of barbed wire makes a fence, with bronze tumbleweeds are stuck in the edges - stopped in their tracks. This installation by Meris Baretto is just one of the pieces being shown at the Launchpad.


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Ahead of ski season, The Meeting is returning to to Aspen for its 11th year. The event starts tomorrow and features the latest ski and snowboard films as well as big-picture discussions around the winter sports industry.


Five Pitkin County groups receive CCI art grants

Sep 22, 2015
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Colorado Creative Industries announced the recipients of its 2015-2016 grants. Six organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley were part of this years awards.

Courtesy of The Hollander Family

Gino Hollander passed away last weekend at the age of 91. Gino was a renowned painter who spent 20 years of his long life living in Aspen. His daughter, Siri, now runs a gallery of his work along with some of her own in Santa Fe. Siri's two brothers are photographers and her mother is a writer.


On being in an artistic family...

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The Aspen Mac and Cheese Fest is this Saturday, September 12th.

Renowned dancer comes to Carbondale for residency

Sep 7, 2015

Molissa Fenley is a dancer decades into her career. She has been written about in the New York Times and the New Yorker. This week, she comes to the Launchpad in Carbondale for a residency at the Dance Initiative.

JAS attendance steady despite weather

Sep 7, 2015

After a short weather delay and evacuation on Friday, nearly 6000 people stuck around to watch Hozier and Fitz and the Tantrums play the festival in Snowmass.

On Saturday, No Doubt played what Jazz Aspen Snowmass founder JIm Horowitz says was one of the best moments in the history of the festival. Lenny Kravitz and The Fray closed out the festival Sunday night.

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Giovanni Zoppé is kind of in charge of everything. The permits. The booking. The logisticky, boring of stuff.


But in his 49 years - all spent in his family’s circus - he says that he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.


“I joke now...I’m 49 years old and I still never left home. I’m still here with my family and I have zero intention of going anywhere.”


Young director a focal point in Mountainfilm

Aug 27, 2015

James Marcus Haney is only 27 yet he has two feature films under his belt, both of which will be shown as part of this weekend’s Mountainfilm festival. But his road to success was not a traditional one. The selection of two music films at the festival wasn't either.


Marcus Haney was a senior in college at the University of Southern California. The lineup for Coachella in 2010 was full of big names. She and Him. Atoms for Peace. Jay-Z. Marcus was a broke college student. All of his friends were going, and so was his crush. He had to go.