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The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik speaks in Aspen

Mar 21, 2017
Bridgette Lacombe

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik will speak tonight at the Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words’ Winter Words Series. Claire Woodcock spoke with Gopnik in the studio and brings us this conversation.

First Draft - Dan Chaon

Mar 20, 2017

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will,  a novel.   Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake, a finalist for the Story Prize; the national bestseller Await Your Reply and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Wagner Park: Home of the World Cup Village

Mar 16, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen’s biggest post World Cup Finals party continues with more events, including the 2017 Bud Light Hi-Fi free concert series.

Saturday, the Aspen Figure Skating Club will present two performances of “Beauty and the Beast on Ice.”

Paul Ryan Filmfest showcases classic ski racing shorts

Mar 15, 2017
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

As the World Cup finals descend on Aspen, the Bob Beattie Ski Foundation and the Wheeler Opera House will present a trio of classic ski racing films tomorrow. Claire Woodcock spoke with filmmaker Paul Ryan about his vintage short films.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Sunday was a breeze with signs of spring as local mixologists from 11 Aspen bars flaunted new concoctions.


First Draft - Deborah Willis

Mar 13, 2017

Deborah Willis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Her first book, Vanishing and Other Stories, was named one of the the Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2009, and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. Her latest book is The Dark and Other Love Stories. She was a bookseller at Munro's Books in Victoria, BC, a writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, BC, and the 2012-2013 Calgary Distinguished Writers Program writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary.

Carbondale in the running for aid from Space to Create

Mar 12, 2017
Courtesy of Colorado Creative Industries

Carbondale trustees are applying for an initiative that helps build affordable housing and workspaces for creative types in Colorado. There is a huge need now that the town has been designated a Creative District by the state.


Ann Wilson of Heart makes Aspen debut

Mar 12, 2017
Jess Griffin

Ann Wilson of the band Heart brings her tour to Belly Up Aspen this Tuesday.

Fashion extravaganza returns to Carbondale

Mar 10, 2017
Courtesy of Carbondale Arts

Carbondale Arts will host the 9th annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza this weekend.


The 5th annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic begins

Mar 9, 2017
MATT FERRO

The 5th annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic kicks off this evening.

Banjoist Noam Pikelny to play the Wheeler

Mar 6, 2017

Award-winning banjoist Noam Pikelny plays the Wheeler on Friday. Claire Woodcock spoke with him about his new solo album.

First Draft - Katie Kitamura

Mar 6, 2017

Katie Kitamura is a critic and novelist living in New York City. She is the author of Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Kitamura has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Granta, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and is a regular contributor to Frieze.

The annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPP Awards)  is now accepting entries for consideration.

Elephant Revival returns to Aspen

Mar 2, 2017
Lisa Siciliano

On Saturday, the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up Aspen will co-present Colorado folk band Elephant Revival for their return to the valley.

Courtesy of Carbondale Clay Center

Carbondale Clay Center’s annual event, Pairings, returns to its home base Friday night. The event celebrates the art of finding the right beverage for the right cup.

Pilobolus presents ‘Shadowland’ at ASFB

Feb 28, 2017
Courtesy of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

On Thursday March 2, Pilobolus dance company will bring their U.S. tour of “Shadowland” to the Aspen District Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Wendy Moore

The choreographer behind one of Hollywood’s most successful films is a Colorado girl at heart. Mandy Moore drew from her parents’ passion for performance. And it turns out they’ve been key players in the Roaring Fork Valley’s theater community for decades.

Winter Words welcomes novelist Yaa Gyasi

Feb 24, 2017
Michael Lionstar

Acclaimed novelist Yaa Gyasi will be in Aspen as part of the Winter Words series on Tuesday. Her first novel, Homegoing, came out last year and was NPR’s Debut Novel of the Year.

Mobile mountain food truck hits the slopes

Feb 23, 2017
Aspen Skiing Company

Street food has reached new heights courtesy of the Aspen Skiing Company. The Sled Mobile Kitchen parks on a new slope each day.

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