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Garbage plays at the Belly up on Wednesday.

The forty ninth year of ruggerfest begins on Thursday and runs through Sunday.

The ski film, Ruin and Rose is holding its world premiere at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band plays at the Belly Up on Friday.

In Carbondale, the Dance Initiative is holding its fifth annual Spectrum Dance Festival.

School representatives and members of local arts groups will discuss how Carbondale’s Creative District status and the school’s curriculum can be more in sync on Thursday.

 

The collaboration won’t begin for another year, but Koenigsknecht hopes to include a framework of project-based learning, where students learn through individual projects.

 

Crystal River Elementary’s principal, Matt Koenigsknecht, said the goal of this meeting is to come up with a cohesive vision for how the students might be learning.

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More than two decades ago, Rennie Harris started a dance company to try to eliminate negative stereotypes about rap and hip-hop. Now, Harris has multiple companies, and is bringing his Denver-based Grass Roots Project to Carbondale this weekend. Harris spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about how he talks about race through dance.

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Since Carbondale became a certified Creative District earlier this summer, there have been lots of concrete changes to the town. There are signs pointing towards creative business like galleries and restaurants. Coming soon are iPads placed around town to help people find out more about the Creative District.

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The 5Point adventure film festival is bringing their movies outside next Thursday in Carbondale.

 

“Road from Karakol”, which premiered at the 5Point Film Festival in 2013, is being shown.

 

The event features some of the highlights from the nonprofit’s four events in Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington state and here in Carbondale.

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Don “Slim” Waechtler founded Slim’s Taxidermy in Glenwood Springs in 1981. In his house, he has what he calls his man cave. It has some of the essentials, like a pool table and flat screen TV, but the decorations are a little more nontraditional. You’ll find the heads of moose, elk and bighorn sheep, as well as a full-sized grizzly bear in the corner.

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 Lisa Singer’s interpretations of stormy weather are on display at the Art Base in Basalt starting Friday. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about what creating these paintings does for her state of mind.

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Although the ground soaked many shoes through the course of the weekend, closing headliners Duran Duran and Stevie Wonder played to a bustling crowd in Snowmass.  The popular rock band, The Killers, played Saturday night, performing one of their hits, “All These Things That I’ve Done”.

  A new collection of art will be on display at the Glenwood SPrings Branch Library on Wednesday.

 

A conversation at the Limelight Hotel on Wednesday will seek to demystify the arts. Carbondale Arts’ Amy Kimberly will lead an explanation of sculpture making.

 

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds play at the Belly Up on Thursday.

 

5Point is screening films in Carbondale.

 

The Art Walk in Basalt celebrates second Fridays.

 

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Colorado has the most creative people in the country, according to a nationwide study from the National Endowment for the arts. 65 percent of Coloradans “personally perform or create artworks,” according to the research.

Right now, multiple groups are trying to convince city government that they should be allowed to use the empty library space for offices. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts had its main location flood earlier this summer. YouthZone, another nonprofit, found out it would have to leave its current location after a land swap agreement put its building in control of the city, which has other plans for it (affordable housing).

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For more than 25 years, Jim Horowitz has been putting on some of the biggest music events in the Roaring Fork Valley. But it wasn’t always that way.

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The Motherlode Volleyball Classic begins its 44th year today. The tournament takes place in multiple parks throughout Aspen and features over 500 teams.

 

The beach volleyball event attracts teams from across the country, including both professionals and amateurs. Some participants are as old as 60.

 

Proceeds from concessions will support the Snowmass Rodeo, and the Aspen High School Girl’s Volleyball Team will be hosting a fundraiser during the tournament.

The event runs through Monday.

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  There are four films making U.S. debuts at next month’s festival. It starts with “Certain Women,” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and features Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern in a portrayal of the intersection of their lives in Montana.

 Clay National XI closes at the R2 Gallery in Carbondale on Monday.

 

As fall returns...go on a ghost tour of Aspen on Tuesday night.

 

The Sunset Sounds series continues in Glenwood Springs.

 

Wednesday night is Foreign FIlm Night at the Basalt Public Library. The great Japanese film “Nobody Knows” is being screened.

 

It’s the closing weekend of Shakespeare in the Park from the Hudson Reed Ensemble.

 

Analog Son is a Denver-based funk group making their JAS Labor Day experience debut this weekend. They’re opening for the R and B legend, Stevie Wonder. One of the group’s members, Jordan Linit, spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about this opportunity and what it means to them.

    

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Shakespeare in the Park has been an Aspen staple for a decade. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s more fantastical plays, and is this year’s work of choice from the Bard. But rather than using more fantastical tropes like in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “As You Like It” is described as a pastoral comedy.

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the third and final night of its series in Aspen this evening at the Benedict Music Tent.

 

The group is playing in the ninth week of music events from the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS).

 

It’s the first time this decade that an event has been held after students left over the last week.

 

Representatives from AMFS said it was part of their ongoing plan to help benefit the business community and maintain activity in Aspen.

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