Arts and culture

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While the Aspen Food and Wine Classic might be the biggest food event of the summer, local chef Susie Jimenez is trying to create a smaller event designed to bring the community together.


There are a lot of film festivals that stuff their billing with outdoor-centric films. MountainFilm, and the ubiquitous Banff Mountain Film Festival come to mind.

But 5Point Film is trying to make a name for itself, nationally and locally. It goes on tour throughout the year to places like New York and Salt Lake City.


This weekend, organizers will be holding a special event for the hometown crowd.

Courtesy of The Hollander Family

Gino Hollander passed away last weekend at the age of 91. Gino was a renowned painter who spent 20 years of his long life living in Aspen. His daughter, Siri, now runs a gallery of his work along with some of her own in Santa Fe. Siri's two brothers are photographers and her mother is a writer.


On being in an artistic family...

Cache Cache crowned the top mac and cheese in town

Sep 13, 2015
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Cache Cache Restaurant, walked away from the festival with victories in all four food categories, including the people’s and chef’s choice awards.

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The Aspen Mac and Cheese Fest is this Saturday, September 12th.

Renowned dancer comes to Carbondale for residency

Sep 7, 2015

Molissa Fenley is a dancer decades into her career. She has been written about in the New York Times and the New Yorker. This week, she comes to the Launchpad in Carbondale for a residency at the Dance Initiative.

JAS attendance steady despite weather

Sep 7, 2015

After a short weather delay and evacuation on Friday, nearly 6000 people stuck around to watch Hozier and Fitz and the Tantrums play the festival in Snowmass.

On Saturday, No Doubt played what Jazz Aspen Snowmass founder JIm Horowitz says was one of the best moments in the history of the festival. Lenny Kravitz and The Fray closed out the festival Sunday night.

This weekend’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience will be the twenty-first year for the event. It’s also one of the festival’s largest lineups including veteran acts like Lenny Kravitz and No Doubt.

One band making its debut at the Labor Day Experience is a Colorado band. The Fray is a Denver-based band known for its 2005 hit, “Over My Head (Cable Car)”.

Joe King, guitarist and co-founder of the group says playing Colorado is special because of the band’s connection to the state.

Collaboration brings Carbondale artists to Red Brick

Aug 31, 2015
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Just like any other month, the Red Brick Center for the Arts is opening a new gallery in the former school building. But instead of artists banding together under one creative theme, these artists all have studios at the Third Street center in Carbondale.

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Giovanni Zoppé is kind of in charge of everything. The permits. The booking. The logisticky, boring of stuff.


But in his 49 years - all spent in his family’s circus - he says that he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.


“I joke now...I’m 49 years old and I still never left home. I’m still here with my family and I have zero intention of going anywhere.”