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Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, visited the Aspen Ideas Festival last week. PBS is currently trying to advance digital initiatives like NPR is, with a focus on its online presence, as well as implementing more streaming options.

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Aquil Charlton brought a shopping list with him on his flight from Chicago to Denver, including tape, vinyl tubing and some soup cans.

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The first ever Wild West Fermentation Fest starts later this week in Glenwood Springs, featuring 30 beer and spirit and cider makers from the West.

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Anna Deavere Smith is a professor, playwright and actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles on “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie”. She’s currently speaking and performing at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss her projects, “Notes From The Field” and “The Pipeline Project”. They focus on the relationship between education, poverty and how that relates to youth incarceration. She performed on Sunday, and will again Tuesday evening in an event that is open to the public.

 


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Diana Ross and Sheryl Crow filled the 2,000-seat Benedict Music Tent on Friday and Saturday respectively.

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with Enrique Martinez Celaya world renowned contemporary artist and Anderson ranch Board member. Celaya examines choices, truth, and authenticity through his works. This summer Celaya will lead workshops, lectures and mentees. 

Curated - June 27th

Jun 27, 2016

Today's episode of Curated features "Fresh Off the Boat" executive producer Melvin Mar, singer Rhonda Ross, Maria Semple and a look into Theatre Aspen's "Mamma Mia!".

  The Aspen Ideas festival officially gets started today.

 

Theatre Aspen’s production of “Mamma Mia!” opens at the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park today as well.

 

The Art Base will be hosting an art talk on Thursday. The speakers include current Art Base artists James Surls, Jody Guralnick and Richard Carter.

 

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ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” just finished its second season. It’s based off of the memoir of the same name by Eddie Huang.

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Theatre Aspen’s first production of the summer starts previewing tonight. “Mamma Mia!” is a jukebox musical that takes the songs of the pop-group ABBA and weaves them into a story of love and the relationship between a mother and daughter.

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Diana Ross is one of the most highly regarded singers of the last century. She was a member of The Supremes. As she performs tomorrow night at the Benedict music tent in Aspen, she’ll have a very special guest opening the show for her — daughter Rhonda.

You don’t have to have a pass to take in Ideas Fest. There are over 80 public events on the schedule including breakfast sessions, lunch sessions, afternoon salons, evening films and more.

Aspen Music Festival and School students return to the Bucksbaum Campus in the next few days, while performances start next week.

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with the Haas Brothers. The twins make whimsical reflections of the world around them. They are spending their time at the ranch expanding their skills, discussing philosophy and building new relationships.

This week at Anderson Ranch we go into the studio of the Haas Brothers.  The twins who create whimsical gold mushrooms with beaded caps that soar eight feet into the air, furry horned day beds with bronze paws, hand thrown ceramic accretions, and brightly beaded fanciful creatures share the most important parts of the creative process.

Visit AndersonRanch.org  for more information.

For the complete interview,  click below.

The Heritage Fire and Grand Cochon events were held this past weekend, at the same time as the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. It might seem like a challenge to be up against this big event, but the Cochon took a mission and made it its brand.

Paul Kalanithi was a rising, young neurosurgeon, but things changed drastically. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His tumors had moved from his lungs to his spine, and then up towards his brain.

 

He spent his 20s reading and thinking about mortality, and death. And at 37, Paul spent his last days thinking about what he’d read. His thoughts became his memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air”. He died in March of last year.

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Carbondale is officially a Colorado Creative District. The announcement came yesterday. The town joins 12 existing creative districts in the state.

It may seem that all the buzz in the valley is coming from the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, as well as the Heritage Fire and Grand Cochon events in Snowmass Village. But Glenwood Springs is hosting one of the longest running events in the area this weekend.

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