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Arts and culture

Collegiate opera singers come to Aspen

Nov 3, 2015
University of Colorado

Jeremy Reger is the senior instructor of vocal coaching at the University of Colorado. His Eklund Opera Singers will be performing in Aspen at Harris Concert Hall and Christ Episcopal Church later this week. He spoke about performing new and old works, as well as bringing the show to different locations.

The group performs at Harris Concert Hall on Thursday at 7 p.m., and Friday at 7 at Christ Episcopal Church.  

First Draft - Steven Schwartz

Nov 2, 2015

Steven Schwartz is the author of three story collections, To Leningrad in Winter, Lives of the Fathers, and Little Raw Souls, and two novels, Therapy and A Good Doctor’s Son.  His fiction has received the Nelson Algren Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, the Colorado Book Award for the Novel, two O.

Week in the Arts - November 2nd

Nov 2, 2015

The La Catrina Quartet will be playing a concert from Latin American and European repertoires at the Basalt Regional Library. The group is currently teaching at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Day of the dead arrives alongside Halloween

Oct 29, 2015
CCAH

Dia de los muertos is being celebrated in Carbondale tonight as part of a partnership between local groups.

 

The Valley Settlement Project, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and the Thunder River Theatre Company are coming together again to celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Launchpad and Third Street Center in Carbondale.  

Aspen’s ghosts come alive on this local’s tour

Oct 29, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Halloween brings the spookiness out in people...those who are among the living, anyway.

But there does exist a local who brings to life some of the more spine-tingling stories of the dead, and his name is Dean Weiler.

Carbondale art icon, Ro Mead, passes away at 78

Oct 26, 2015
CCAH

The Roaring Fork Valley lost one of its most influential artists on Saturday.


Ro Mead passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

First Draft - Bill Clegg

Oct 26, 2015

Bill Clegg  is the author of two memoirs, Portrait of an Addict as A Young Man: A Memoir and Ninety Days. His novel, Did You Ever Have a Family, was long listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award.  Clegg is also a literary agent and owner of The Clegg Agency.

Week in the Arts - October 26th

Oct 26, 2015

Halloween is upon us! This spooky edition of the week in the arts will send chills down your spine.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

At the Woody Creek Community Center last week, people brought their charcoals and pencils to sketch a nude model as part of their Nudes and Brews session.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

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.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Dance festival in Carbondale features local artists

Oct 15, 2015
Dance Initiative

The Spectrum Dance Festival kicks off tonight in Carbondale at the Thunder River Theatre Company.

 

“Damages: A brief introduction to the implicit hazards of parallel play,” choreographed by last year’s artist in residence, Patrick Mueller will headline the fourth year of the festival.

 

Updates on the construction at the AMFS campus

Oct 15, 2015
Esther Dyson / Flickr

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.

Richard Eriksson / Flickr

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.

 

First Draft - Jesse Goolsby

Oct 12, 2015

  Jesse Goolsby is an Air Force officer and the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them . His fiction and essays have appeared widely, to include Narrative, The Kenyon Review, Epoch, The Literary Review, Salon, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, and Redivider.

Week in the Arts - October 12th

Oct 12, 2015

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