Arts

For a young person, Felicity James has achieved a lot in the music world. She’s just 19 but she’s about to complete her fourth year at the school. This year, she is a concert master - a prestigious position in the music community. She is a first chair player and gets to take her own bow. Her position also places the responsibility of queuing her fellow players for entrances. She calls Seattle home and currently goes to the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

 

Courtesy Aspen Historical Society

The Aspen Historical Society will be releasing the first images from the estate of local newspaper legend Mary Eshbaugh Hayes on Monday.

When Mary Eshbaugh Hayes passed away in January, a collection of her more than 65,000 photographs were donated to the Aspen Historical Society.

 

Since then, the images have been tagged, processed and a starting Monday, one thousand of them will be available on the Society’s online database.

Snowmass concert series ends sunny Summer season

Aug 13, 2015
Courtesy, Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal grew up listening to Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus. After he moved to California in the ‘60s, he started playing his own version of the blues.

Courtesy Pacific Mambo Orchestra

The Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s Music is a large ensemble. Trumpets, congas, pianos and make up the nearly two dozen players. The complex rhythms of Latin jazz weave in and out of soaring horns, polyrhythms in tow.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Alex McKissick is a singer from Connecticut. He’s twenty-three years old and is currently getting his masters at Juliard in New York, where he got his undergrad.

Bill Browder talks about his book, "Red Notice"

Aug 4, 2015

  Bill Browder’s book, “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice” details his experience getting expelled from Russia after discovering government corruption. The lawyer that he hired to investigate was murdered. Now he is trying to get justice. Browder will be discussing his experience this week at the Chabad Jewish Community Center. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort.

Inside Marc Bennett's new show, opening Tuesday

Aug 3, 2015

Marc is a New Yorker. Cut from the streets of Brooklyn eight years ago, he came to Aspen to pursue his art career.


The Aurelius Quartet plays together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. They also play at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

 

They are currently working on a piece composed by one of the composition students at the school. Mary Grace Johnson, Alex Krew, Daniel Moore and Nathan Lowry pluck and bow their violins, violas and cellos.

Carbondale’s effort to become a creative district could give it access to a new state-sponsored housing program.

An exploration of the Valley's deep film history

Jul 28, 2015

Colorado has a rich film history. From Woody Allen’s Sleeper to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, directors have been coming to the Centennial State for over a century to film westerns, ski films and action movies alike. And the Roaring Fork Valley has a deep and storied history of its own.

AMFS branches out, brings in Kishi Bashi

Jul 27, 2015

K. Ishisbashi is an indie rock musician known for his looped and sampled music led by his violin. Ishibashi, who puts his first and last names together to create his performance name, Kishi Bashi, is somewhat of an outlier in his genre.

Mountain Fair set to open 44th annual event

Jul 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Kimberly, the executive director of the Carbondale Council for the Arts and Humanities says that she expects somewhere between fifteen and twenty thousand people to attend Mountain fair. The festival features artists, music, food and poetry.

Artists bringing local flair to events this weekend

Jul 24, 2015

Two festivals this weekend attract proprietors from all over the country, but two valley residents are bringing their local style to the scene.

A team of nail artists - yes, that’s a thing - will travel to Aspen today to paint nails at the museum this weekend.

 

Rita Pinto, the owner of Vanity Projects, is in charge of bringing in artists to paint nails based on a given theme. This time it is the work of Chris Ofili.

  Pinto’s pop-up studios have gone to LA and St. Louis, but she has a standalone location in New York City’s Lower East Side.

 

The upright bass is big, heavy and often times inconvenient. But under a tall tree, next to a pond, Will Langlie-Miletich doesn’t seem to mind any of that.

 

Will comes from what would be an unconventional background in comparison to many of his peers at the school. His parents were fans of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. He began playing the guitar in the third grade.

This summer’s repertory cast of Theatre Aspen will debut the musical, Peter and the Starcatcher.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher is the prequel to Peter Pan and explores how Peter became enemies with Captain Hook. Audiences also discover how the salty pirate earned his hooked namesake.

 

Paige Price, executive artistic director of Theatre Aspen says the returning cast members add a fun local dynamic to the shows.

Devotchka warms up for CSO while in Aspen

Jul 14, 2015

“Devotchka” in Russia means “little girl”. When someone says the word “devotchka” in Colorado, it means the Grammy-nominated band from Denver.

 

The band, known for their work on the soundtrack for the film Little Miss Sunshine, has been described as “gypsy-rock” and burlesque. That’s not a mistake. The band got their start as a backing group for burlesque shows.

 

Devotchka will find themselves right at home at the Belly Up, but things will change when they perform next week with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks.

Crystal Theatre owners reflect after 30 years

Jul 14, 2015

The Crystal Theatre in Carbondale has been a staple of the Roaring Fork Valley for three decades. Bob and Kathy Ezra have owned the theatre since the beginning. It made it through tough economic times and a changing movie industry by showing the films they like and without any previews.

Audio Canvas is a weekly audio tour of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Executive Director, Nancy Wilhelms, shares the center's history and mission to bridge art, education, and inspiration. The Ranch will host a myriad of events this summer including a conversation series, workshops, kids camps, guest faculty lectures, and lunchtime Auctionettes. 

Learn more about the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and their upcoming events at www.AndersonRanch.org

Today on CrossCurrents, Gary Steuer, the President and CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation of Denver.

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, based in Denver, says it works on arts and leadership to help build a vibrant community in Colorado.

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