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Paula Poundstone headlines Aspen Laugh Festival

Feb 22, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic and a longtime panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” She performs in Aspen tonight as part of the Aspen Laugh Festival.

Aspen Laugh Festival begins Tuesday

Feb 20, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

The week-long Aspen Laugh Festival starts today and it features local and national talent.

Week in the Arts: February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

36th annual Food & Wine Classic schedule released

Feb 19, 2018
Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

The 36th annual Food & Wine Classic has released its talent lineup.

Cold War Kids play two Aspen shows this weekend

Feb 15, 2018
Dan Monnick

This weekend, indie-rock band Cold War Kids will play two shows in Aspen.

Comedian couple to perform at The Temporary

Feb 13, 2018
Courtesy of Billy Wayne Davis and Erin Dewey Lennox

Comedians Erin Dewey Lennox and Billy Wayne Davis are partners onstage and in real life. Davis has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Lennox has written for ESPN and MTV.

'That's What Friends Are For' benefits local Gary Daniel

Feb 12, 2018
Courtesy of Kathy Palowski

Gary Daniel is known for his roles in local productions like Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” and the King of Siam in “The King and I.” He suffered a stroke shortly after portraying King Arthur in the Aspen Community Theatre production of “Spamalot” last year.

Week in the Arts: February 12, 2018

Feb 11, 2018

 

Monday and Tuesday the Take Ten Festival from Theater Masters continues its run at the Aspen Black Box Theatre. Those shows start at 7:30 p.m.

 

Jack Johnson to headline JAS Labor Day Experience

Feb 11, 2018
Courtesy of Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The 2018 Artist List for the JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience has been released and it features valley favorites.

Courtesy of Yarni Poland

Saturday, The Wheeler Opera House will host "PostSecret: The Show." The play navigates the personal stories people often keep to themselves.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Lynn Goldsmith is a conceptual artist, best known for her work photographing celebrities. For almost twenty years, she’s been a part-time resident in Old Snowmass, and she’s had her personal collection of rock photography on display at The Lynn Goldsmith Gallery in Basalt.

Next year, she’s packing it all in and heading to Nashville.

Courtesy of Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has released details on its 70th summer program. There will be more than 400 events to choose from.

Week in the Arts: February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

Tuesday, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste” at The Temporary in Basalt beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aspen Public Radio is hosting a second town hall forum at Belly Up Aspen. The conversation starts at 6 p.m.

 

Courtesy of Theater Masters

Theater Masters and the Aspen Institute are hosting a panel discussion on theater and politics this week. The Aspen Institute and Theater Masters will discuss theater’s role in the current cultural moment.

Courtesy of the Town of Carbondale

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission is seeking fifteen new outdoor street sculptures for the annual “Art Around Town” program.

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth is a German artist who began as a painter and musician before transitioning into photography. His series on Israel and Palestine is currently on display in full for the first time at the Aspen Art Museum. As he tells arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock, the collection is the result of six trips he made to the area between 2009 and 2014.

Week in the Arts: January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Wednesday, Aspen Snowmass will be celebrating the local athletes heading to PyeongChang to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics. This event will take place at the Gondola Plaza in Aspen at 3:30.

 

First Draft: Elliot Ackerman

Jan 22, 2018

Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Ecotone, among others. His novels include Green on Blue and Dark at the Crossing.

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Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

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