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Arts and culture

The Reporter Two-Way: Public Radio's Future

Mar 28, 2017

Earlier this month, President Trump released his 2018 Budget Blueprint, which proposes cutting funding from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB). If passed, thousands of local public radio and television stations around the country would lose $50 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock has been following the issue.

So why is the Corporation of Public Broadcasting important?

First Draft - Melissa Febos

Mar 27, 2017

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart and Abandon Me. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Guernica, Post Road, Salon, and The New York Times.  She serves on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, the PEN America Membership Committee, and co-curated the Manhattan reading and music series, Mixer, for nine years. She curates literary events, teaches workshops, and speaks widely.

Let It Be tour to play The Wheeler

Mar 27, 2017

Tomorrow, The Wheeler Opera House and Wheeler Associates will bring the music of The Beatles to the stage.

Consensual Improv returns to Carbondale

Mar 23, 2017
Courtesy of Thunder River Theatre Company

Thunder River Theatre Company presents an evening of comedy with Consensual Improv this Friday.

New David Hockney documentary to be shown in Aspen

Mar 22, 2017

Tonight at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen Film and Galerie Maximillian present a screening of the new documentary “Hockney.”

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik speaks in Aspen

Mar 21, 2017
Bridgette Lacombe

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik will speak tonight at the Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words’ Winter Words Series. Claire Woodcock spoke with Gopnik in the studio and brings us this conversation.

First Draft - Dan Chaon

Mar 20, 2017

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will,  a novel.   Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake, a finalist for the Story Prize; the national bestseller Await Your Reply and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Wagner Park: Home of the World Cup Village

Mar 16, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen’s biggest post World Cup Finals party continues with more events, including the 2017 Bud Light Hi-Fi free concert series.

Saturday, the Aspen Figure Skating Club will present two performances of “Beauty and the Beast on Ice.”

Paul Ryan Filmfest showcases classic ski racing shorts

Mar 15, 2017
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

As the World Cup finals descend on Aspen, the Bob Beattie Ski Foundation and the Wheeler Opera House will present a trio of classic ski racing films tomorrow. Claire Woodcock spoke with filmmaker Paul Ryan about his vintage short films.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Sunday was a breeze with signs of spring as local mixologists from 11 Aspen bars flaunted new concoctions.


First Draft - Deborah Willis

Mar 13, 2017

Deborah Willis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Her first book, Vanishing and Other Stories, was named one of the the Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2009, and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. Her latest book is The Dark and Other Love Stories. She was a bookseller at Munro's Books in Victoria, BC, a writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, BC, and the 2012-2013 Calgary Distinguished Writers Program writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary.

Carbondale in the running for aid from Space to Create

Mar 12, 2017
Courtesy of Colorado Creative Industries

Carbondale trustees are applying for an initiative that helps build affordable housing and workspaces for creative types in Colorado. There is a huge need now that the town has been designated a Creative District by the state.


Ann Wilson of Heart makes Aspen debut

Mar 12, 2017
Jess Griffin

Ann Wilson of the band Heart brings her tour to Belly Up Aspen this Tuesday.

Fashion extravaganza returns to Carbondale

Mar 10, 2017
Courtesy of Carbondale Arts

Carbondale Arts will host the 9th annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza this weekend.


The 5th annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic begins

Mar 9, 2017
MATT FERRO

The 5th annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic kicks off this evening.

Banjoist Noam Pikelny to play the Wheeler

Mar 6, 2017

Award-winning banjoist Noam Pikelny plays the Wheeler on Friday. Claire Woodcock spoke with him about his new solo album.

First Draft - Katie Kitamura

Mar 6, 2017

Katie Kitamura is a critic and novelist living in New York City. She is the author of Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Kitamura has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Granta, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and is a regular contributor to Frieze.

The annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPP Awards)  is now accepting entries for consideration.

Elephant Revival returns to Aspen

Mar 2, 2017
Lisa Siciliano

On Saturday, the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up Aspen will co-present Colorado folk band Elephant Revival for their return to the valley.

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