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"God Willing” is a documentary short film following the life of Palestinian woman, Mais Rosol Abu Saa. The film was selected to be screened during Aspen Film’s ShortsFest film festival. Aspen Public Radio Arts reporter Patrick Fort spoke with director Gayle Embrey about how she found Mais and how cultural differences allowed Embrey to learn about this woman.

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The St. Regis is trying to beef up its entertainment lineup with a concerted effort to book big musical acts. This weekend, members of Blind Melon and Fuel will perform at the hotel. It is the second time in recent weeks where a high-profile act has played at the Shadow Mountain Lounge.

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Nahko and Medicine for the People don’t call themselves a band. Instead, they are a music collective. The group is playing tomorrow in Snowmass as part of the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert series.

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The Aspen Film ShortsFest lineup was announced by the art organization yesterday. The festival includes 78 films (only about 60 are competing) including everything from animation to dramas and comedies.

Curated - March 14th

Mar 14, 2016

 Today's episode of Curated features authors Geraldine Brooks and Ada Limon, as well as stories from the Battle of the Walls, and the Green is the New Black fashion show.

     

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The Green is the New Black Fashion show closed over the weekend. The clothes worn on Friday and Saturday were then sold to raise money for art programs that will be brought to schools.

First Draft - Ada Limón

Mar 14, 2016

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky WreckThis Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

  Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz continue Aspen Words’ Winter Words series. They are considered to be a modern-day literature power couple.

 

The first of two benefit concerts for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is on Tuesday. The Glenwood High School Jazz band will open for the local group, The Confluents.

 

Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage plays the first two nights at the JAS Cafe on Thursday.

 

Jazz Aspen Snowmass announces Labor Day lineup

Mar 11, 2016
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  Jazz Aspen Snowmass announced the Labor Day Experience lineup yesterday and some big names are coming. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort reports.


The 26th year of the festival includes a mix of veterans and newcomers. Stevie Wonder closes the Labor Day Experience. He is the youngest recording artist to earn a number one single.

 

Duran Duran, The Killers, Train and Thievery Corporation will also be performing at the Labor Day Experience starting September 2.

 

Jazz Aspen Snowmass announces Labor Day lineup

Mar 11, 2016
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Jazz Aspen Snowmass announced the Labor Day Experience lineup yesterday and some big names are coming.

The 26th year of the festival includes a mix of veterans and newcomers. Stevie Wonder closes the Labor Day Experience. He is the youngest recording artist to earn a number one single.

 

Duran Duran, The Killers, Train and Thievery Corporation will also be performing at the Labor Day Experience starting September 2.

 

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass has just released their 26th Annual Labor Day Experience line-up, once again raising the bar with the level of talent the non-profit organization is bringing to the Roaring Fork Valley, including performances from 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder, American rockers The Killers, veteran pop-rockers Duran Duran, widely popular Train, electronic duo Thievery Corporation and pop artist Andy Grammer. 

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The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ “Battle of the Walls” arts show opens tonight. The exhibition features the work of some of the best high school artists from Basalt to Parachute.

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The Green is the New Black fashion show in Carbondale is in its eighth year. The two-day event starts tomorrow. For first-time and experienced models alike, the event is one that means a lot for community members. Marcia Flaks has been a fan of the event since she moved to Carbondale from New York a few years ago, but she got a little bit more involved after a visit from her daughter.

Jessica Cabe used to cover art for the Post Independent in Glenwood Springs. After seeing and working in the arts community, she wanted to be a part of it. So in the fall she decided to create her own traveling art gallery - “Nomad”.

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Alex Blau is a painter whose bright, geometric pieces are on display at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Blau’s work can be seen at the center, located in Snowmass, through early April. The show, called “Rainbowhead”, is Blau’s first solo exhibition here.

Blau has been a painter for more than 20 years. She puts together jagged geometric patterns with softer shapes, like circles. In other pieces, triangles are planted in what seem to be random places on the canvas.

Curated - March 7

Mar 7, 2016

Week in the Arts - March 7th

Mar 4, 2016

Tuesday in Snowmass, Alex Blau’s exhibit “Rainbowhead” opens at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She uses geometric shapes to talk about consumerism and its visibility in culture.

 

Jack Brendlinger speaks at Explore Booksellers on Wednesday. He is the author of “Don’t Get Mad...Get Even: Stories of the Aspen Practical Joke Years”.

 

The All-Valley Middle School Honor Band will be performing at Harris Concert on Wednesday. The group includes the top sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the Valley.

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Liz Larner is a sculptor from California. She works with everything from steel and wood to clay. Some of her ceramic works are currently on display at the Aspen Art Museum. They are rolled slabs that might have cracks or bends.

Rob Ittner / Cooking School of Aspen

After some construction delays, the Cooking School of Aspen has a few classes under its belt. Rob Ittner, the owner of Rustique Bistro and the school, said the feedback he’s receiving is great.

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Painter Shawn Benton will display his latest works at Forre and Co. this evening.

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