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Red Brick art auction returns on a high note

Jan 21, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The results are in from the Red Brick Center for the Art’s Valley Art Auction fundraiser.

 

Though the official numbers aren’t out yet, the fundraiser attracted what Red Brick Executive Director Angie Callen says was the biggest crowd for any event they’ve held. Ever.

 

She estimates around 300 people came to the event on Tuesday night in Aspen.

 

Theatre Aspen releases 2016 schedule

Jan 21, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

 

Theatre Aspen announced its 2016 season yesterday. Three shows will be coming to The Hurst Theatre this summer. “Buyer and Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins. “Buyer and Cellar” opens on July 7, and runs through august.

Last month the company announced they’d be performing “Mamma Mia!” Theatre Aspen is one of only a few groups in the country to be performing the show. “Mamma Mia!” opens on June 24

 

5Point Film Festival Aspen brings changes

Jan 20, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

When Julie Kennedy started the 5 Point Film festival almost a decade ago, she created something that she loved and cared for. It was her baby. But the event tonight in Aspen will be her last. She’s handing the reigns to Sarah Wood, the festival’s executive director.

 

Locals reflect on Glenn Frey

Jan 20, 2016
Steve Alexander / Flickr

Glenn Frey, guitarist in the rock group, The Eagles, passed away on Monday He was 67. Now the Aspen community is reflecting on his influence and presence in the town.  Barry Mason has been an icon in the Aspen music scene for decades. He came to the Aspen Public Radio studios on Tuesday to talk about Glenn Frey and his influence on the area.

Courtesy, the artist.

Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band, performs at the Belly Up tonight. Joseph Bell is one of two members of the group that sings as the man himself. He goes by Jobel, so he'll be referred to as such from now on.

First Draft - Sunil Yapa

Jan 18, 2016

Sunil Yapa holds a BA in economic geography from Penn State University, and received his MFA in Fiction from Hunter College in New York City in 2010, where he worked with two-time Booker Prize winning author Peter Carey, and the 2009 National Book Award winner (Let the Great World Spin) Colum McCann.

Glenn Frey, co-founder of The Eagles, dies at 67

Jan 18, 2016
Steve Alexander / Flickr

Glenn Frey passed away Monday at the age of 67.

 

He helped to create on of the most-loved rock bands of all time, The Eagles.

 

Frey passed away in New York from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

 

Frey and Eagles co-founder Don Henley had homes in the Aspen area for a while. The group got their start during a month-long stint at Aspen’s Gallery Club in 1971.

 

Curated - January 18th

Jan 18, 2016

Week in the Arts - January 18th

Jan 18, 2016

  Aspen Gay Ski Week kicked off over the weekend. The 39-year-old event raises money for the Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund.

 

Tuesday, the Red Brick Center for the arts holds the Valley Art Auction. The event raises funds for the non-profit.

 

David Hiser and Paul Andersen speak at Explore Booksellers on tuesday. Their books explain the birth of Aspen by way of Independence Pass.

 

Gonzo journalist's son talks about his memoir

Jan 18, 2016

Juan F. Thompson is the son of Hunter S. Thompson, a man hailed by some as the creator of gonzo journalism. Hunter lived in Woody Creek until his suicide about eleven years ago. Juan released his memoir “Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up With Hunter S. Thompson” earlier this month. The book details his life as the son of the famed writer.

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