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Found objects celebrate local history, get 'Homecoming'

Sep 6, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

For two years, local artist Lara Whitley has been collecting and working with pieces of pottery and glass found on trails near her home. Now she’s assembled these pieces into a new work called “Homecoming.”

Week in the Arts: Sept. 4, 2017

Sep 4, 2017

 

Welcome to the beginning of September! Here's a list of some events for the week:

 

Wednesday, Bonobo returns to play Belly Up, Aspen. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

 

The annual Snowmass Balloon Festival begins at 7 a.m. on Friday, with events happening throughout the weekend. For the full list, visit gosnowmass.com.

 

Curated: Jazz Aspen Snowmass Edition

Sep 4, 2017

On this week's Curated, Aspen Public Radio reflects on the 2017 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience from headliner and longtime valley resident John Oates. Also, resident JAS concert photographer Steve Mundinger stops by the studio to talk best practices.

First Draft - Lily Tuck

Sep 4, 2017
Julie Thayer

Lily Tuck is an American novelist and short story writer whose novel The News from Paraguay won the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction. Her novel Siam was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has published five other novels including her most recent Sisters as well as a collection of short stories, and a biography of Italian novelist Elsa Morante.

Slideshow: Lake Street Dive at JAS Labor Day Fest

Sep 2, 2017

First day of JAS Labor Day Festival is in the books

Sep 2, 2017
Claire Woodcock

John Oates teases solo tunes at Aspen Public Radio

Sep 1, 2017
Laura Crow/Aspen Public Radio

John Oates of the musical partnership Daryl Hall and John Oates is headlining tonight’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience. Oates stopped by Aspen Public Radio this morning for our Tiny Couch video series. He played a few tunes and spoke with arts reporter Claire Woodcock about his solo work.

JAS Labor Day Experience kicks off Friday night

Aug 31, 2017
Brantley Gutierrez

Friday night, thousands will flock to Snowmass Town Park for the "experience." As Claire Woodcock reports, bands like The Revivalists are equally excited for the weekend.

Claire Woodcock

Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ Labor Day Experience is coming up quick. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with the festival’s founder and president Jim Horowitz to discuss this year’s line-up hierarchy.

Curated: August 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

This week on Curated, a celebration of the openers of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience. Founder and president Jim Horowitz stops by the studio to talk about this year's lineup, related to years past. St. Paul and the Broken Bones talks opening as a band typically billed as a headliner. Plus, Brooklyn band Darling Din discusses being recognized for their 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission.

Week in the Arts: August 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

 

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

 

Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel Gallery opens a new photography exhibition called “What’s Your Color?,” with an artists reception starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will host its dinner theatre Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones bring soul to Aspen for JAS

Aug 28, 2017
David McClisten

This weekend, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience will bring national acts to the stage at Snowmass Town Park. Claire Woodcock caught up with bassist Jesse Phillips from soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, which plays Saturday.

Courtesy of Dance Initiative

Dance Initiative has choreographed an outdoor performance premiering this weekend. Now, local artists are turning the production, titled “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” into a film to be presented to Congress.

Mountainfilm in Aspen roster focuses on activism

Aug 23, 2017
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Mountainfilm in Aspen starts Wednesday at The Wheeler Opera House. This year’s festival will be the biggest yet.

Marci Krivonen

Gov. John Hickenlooper launched a new initiative this year. It’s called Take Note Colorado, and its aim is to give every kindergarten through 12th grade student in the state access to musical instruments and education.

Curated - August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

This week on Curated, we explore Mountainfilm in Aspen: The documentary film festival bringing nonfiction features and shorts that cover environmental, cultural, political and social justice to the valley.

First Draft - Claire Messud

Aug 21, 2017
Lisa Cohen

Claire Messud is the author of six novels and one book of novellas including The Woman Upstairs, When the World Was Steady, THe Last Life, and The Emperor’s Children, which was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Messud has been awarded Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and children. Her latest novel is called The Burning Girl.

Week in the Arts - August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

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

Tuesday, essayist Tyler Dunning will give a talk at Explore Booksellers in conjunction with his Mountainfilm presentation later this week. That event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday, Aspen Public Radio has its event “Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump” with NPR’s former bureau chief in Moscow Corey Flintoff in Paepcke Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Dr. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive neuroscientist, professor, writer and musician. He’s known for several bestselling books, including “This is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession.” His latest book is called “Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him last week to discuss the ongoing conversation about fake news.

Courtesy of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association

Thursday night, Glenwood Springs City Council voted to terminate its contract with an embattled arts nonprofit.

 

The council also won’t renew its lease agreement with Glenwood Center for the Arts. It was revealed earlier this year the nonprofit was in the hole $70,000.

 

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