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Richard Dubois

Kenneth Bonert was born in South Africa and is the grandson of Lithuanian immigrants.  His fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Grain and the Fiddlehead.  His journalism has appeared in the Globe and Mail and other publications. He lives in Toronto.

The Colorado Mountain College Theater's production of "Amadeus" takes the Wheeler Opera House stage on Thursday and Friday 1/16 and 1/17.Guests Nick Garay, Jaime Sklavos, Gary Ketzenbarger and Brad Moore with a preview.

http://coloradomtn.edu/ai1ec_event/cmc-theatre-brings-amadeus-wheeler-opera-house-stage/

Also 5 Point Film founder Julie Kennedy on 5 Point Film Aspen, at the Wheeler on Saturday 1/18.

5pointfilm.org
 

Larry D. Moore

Ben Fountain is author of a short story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which won the Pen/Hemmingway Award and most recently Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, The LA Times Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.  He is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and a Barnes and Noble Discover Award.  He has a law degree from Duke University.  He is from North Carolina and lives in Dallas, Texas.

Wycliffe Gordon

Jan 11, 2014
Wycliffe Gordon's Website - http://www.wycliffegordon.com/

Wycliffe Gordon is an American jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator. Beyond the trombone, Gordon plays a variety of instruments including trumpet, piano as well as singing. Daniel Shaw of “Check 1,2” caught up with Gordon at the JAS Café at the Little Nell on Friday, January 10th were the jazz trombonist and his group were playing that evening and Saturday.

You can learn more about Wycliffe Gordon at his website: http://www.wycliffegordon.com

Rebecca Zeller

Elliott Holt was born and raised in Washington, D.C. A former copywriter who worked at advertising agencies in Moscow, London, and New York, Holt attended the MFA program at Brooklyn College (where she won the Himan Brown award) at night while working full time in Manhattan during the day. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Salon, Guernica, Kenyon Review online, The Millions, Bellevue Literary Review, The Pushcart Prize XXXV (2011 anthology) and elsewhere. In addition to winning a Pushcart Prize, she was the runner-up of the 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. Her first novel You Are One of Them was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

Aspen Film

If movie aficionados in the Roaring Fork Valley, the last week and a half may have had an extra holiday bonus. Aspen Film is hosting Academy Screenings through Thursday, January 2nd. Now sometimes, during a movie, there’s a moment when the viewer realizes the film could have used another round with the editor. Laura Thielen is Co-Director of Aspen Film, and describes what it's like when that happens to her.

It's that time of year, again - the run-up to the Oscars.

Laura Thielen and George Eldred, Co-Directors of AspenFilm, join us to talk about the Academy screenings.

His Challenge: Listen to Every NPR Station

Dec 13, 2013

His name is Michael Arvizu and he has undertaken an auditory challenge of Herculean proportions. The broadcast journalism student at California State University – Northridge plans to listen to every NPR station in America.

Jamie and Andrew Shoenberger

Alice McDermott is the author of seven novels including National Book Award Winner Charming Billy and three Pulitzer Prize finalists: After This, That Night and At Weddings and Wakes. She is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities. She has a BA from SUNY Oswego and an MA from University of New Hampshire. Her new novel is Someone.

Mourning Friend Creates Portrait of a Young Artist

Dec 6, 2013
Stormy Pyeatte

Losing a friend is hard. But, one can hope out of the sorrow to find feelings of friendship and inspiration that will last a lifetime. It’s even more profound to be able to share those feelings and meaning of someone’s life & work with others. That’s part of the solace found by filmmaker Stormy Pyeatte following the death of her friend, Colorado artist Zina Lahr.

Heidi Ross

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels including Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder and The Patron Saint of Liars.  She was the editor of the Best American Short Stories 2006 and has written three books of non-fiction, Truth & Beauty, What now? And This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.  She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and has been the recipient of numerous awards including England’s Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award.  Her books have been New York Times bestsellers and New York Times Notable Books.  She is also owns Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee.  She lives in Nashville.

Alya Howe, local dancer and co-curator of the Salon at Justice Snows. Alya is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who’s performed around the world.

Off season binge TV viewing and pop culture review with Laura Thielen, Artistic Director of Aspen Film and Stewart Oksenhorn, Arts Editor of the Aspen Times.

Literature Out Loud is a program of storytelling for adults presented by the Pitkin County Library. Guests are Janice Estey, Program coordinator and Lee Sullivan, a local actor and frequent reader at Literature Out Loud.

Aspen Community Theatre's fall production of "The Producers" takes the stage this week and next. Director Wendy Moore and star Bob Moore talk about the show and their experiences working together on the production as husband and wife.

www.aspencommunitytheatre.com/

Speaking Through Paint

Nov 5, 2013
Wyly Community Art Center

The artworks of a newly discovered artist go on display tomorrow (11/6/2013) at the Wyly Community Art Center in Basalt.  The 25 works by Winifred Carol Wyman are an explosion of luxuriant color.  The paintings depict figures that alternate between ferocious and serene postures, all done with dauntless brushstrokes of thick heavy paint.  The work commands a viewer’s attention.  Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports.

“Winifred is a very unique artist.  She’s completely self-taught.”

Peter Yoon

Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned her M.F.A. at Emerson College. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us(Dzanc Books, 2009), was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, longlisted for The Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. van den Berg's latest story collection is called The Isle of Youth. Her stories have appeared in Conjunctions, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, One Story, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best New American Voices, and the Pushcart Prize XXIV. www.lauravandenberg.com

What does it take to become a Master Sommelier?

Nov 4, 2013
The Little Nell Hotel - Aspen

To become a sommelier it takes a lot of training, a good nose and an eye for detail. The new documentary “SOMM” follows several students working toward becoming a certified Master Sommelier – one of less than 200 worldwide. The film shows the intensity of the preparation, the drive of the candidates and challenges they face to become one of less than 200 Master Sommeliers in the world. 

“SOMM” features Sabato Sagaria the Food & Beverage Director of the Little Nell in Aspen. Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary spoke with Sagaria about the film, the effort to become a Master Sommelier and the perfect glass of wine.

Interview: Paula and Jim Crown

Oct 31, 2013
PaulaCrown.com

  In October, The Aspen Skiing Company was one of ten companies to receive an award from American for the Arts.  The awards went to the 10 "Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America."  Among them were Bacardi, Turner Broadcasting and Microsoft.  The inspiration behind this commitment to art comes in large part from Paula and Jim Crown, Managing Partners of the Aspen Skiing Company.  Paula Crown also is an artist.  They spoke with APR’s Roger Adams. 

Mark Helprin was published in The New Yorker for almost a quarter of a century.  His stories and essays on politics and aesthetics appear in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The New York Times, The National Review, American Heritage, Forbes ASAP, and more. Helprin has published three short story collections: A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Ellis Island and Other Stories, and The Pacific and Other Stories. He is also the author of six novels: Refiner's Fire, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir From Antproof Case, Freddy and Fredericka and, In Sunlight and In Shadows. Helprin has also penned three children's books: Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows, all illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award, the Prix de Rome, the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, 2006, and the 2010 Salvatori Prize in the American Founding, among other prizes. www.markhelprin.com

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