Arts and culture

First Draft - Bonnie Jo Campbell

Nov 9, 2015

  Bonnie Jo Campbell grew up on a small Michigan farm with her mother and four siblings in a house her grandfather Herlihy built in the shape of an H. She learned to castrate small pigs, milk Jersey cows, and, when she was snowed in with chocolate, butter, and vanilla, to make remarkable chocolate candy. When she left home for the University of Chicago to study philosophy, her mother rented out her room. She has since hitchhiked across the U.S.

Positive returns early for "Beauty and the Beast"

Nov 8, 2015
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

People flocked to the Aspen District Theatre this weekend to see the opening performances of Aspen Community Theater’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Art Museum will be opening some of its new exhibits this week. The contemporary art space is opening multiple installations through the course of this month, including painting, sculpture and video works at various places.

Curated -- November 2nd

Nov 3, 2015

This week on Curated, we talk with the lead singer of Rusted Root, find out how a tragedy let people discover new art, and hear the song of the week!

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

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

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.