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First Draft: James Longenbach

Dec 4, 2017

James Longenbach is a poet and critic whose most recent collection of poems, Earthling is a meditation on the ways in which human beings inhabit their knowledge of impending mortality, ranging bemusement to panic.  His most recent critical work, Lyric Knowledge: How Poems Get Made is an account of how English-language poems, ranging from the 8th to the 21st century, are constructed from the most basic elements of their medium (diction, syntax, rhythm, figuration, and so on).  He has also written widely about modern and postmodern poetry.

Welcome to a new winter week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, furniture maker and sculptor Andy Buck will give a visiting critic lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Art Museum’s winter show launched last week with the unveiling of a sculpture that sits outside the building’s front doors. Claire Woodcock paid a visit to the sidewalk gallery and spoke with onlookers and passersby.

Aspen Film is bringing a new HBO documentary to The Wheeler Opera House Saturday night. “Arthur Miller: Writer” follows the late 20th century playwright known for works like “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible.”

Aspen Film has released its program for the 26th annual Academy Screenings, bringing with it some of the most anticipated films of the year to town later this month.

English In Action, Writ Large and The Arts Campus at Willits are coming together to bring immigrant voices to the stage at The Temporary in Basalt on Thursday night.

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Artist James Surls has a new sculpture exhibition he’s preparing to open at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport early next year.

Theatre Aspen has added the play “Our Town” to its 35th anniversary summer production lineup.

First Draft: Matthew Weiner

Nov 27, 2017

Matthew Weiner was the writer, creator, executive producer, and director of Mad Men. He also worked as a writer and executive producer on The Sopranos, along with several comedy series, and made his feature film debut in 2014. Weiner's novel is called Heather, The Totality.

Welcome to a Week in the Arts, from Aspen Public Radio. Here's what's on tap:

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center will screen the award-winning ski documentary film Steep at 7:30 p.m. in the Schermer Meeting Hall.

 

Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel Gallery will celebrate it’s 200th exhibition “Small Wonders” with an artists reception starting at 5 p.m.

 

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The Wheeler Opera House says it has curated its most diverse lineup of shows yet. 

Jennifer Stenglein

Angus & Julia Stone are an award-winning folk indie pop duo from Australia. They’re bringing their North American tour to the Belly Up this weekend.

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People wanting to donate supplies to those in need during the holiday season can drop off non-perishables at one of Lift Up’s seven food pantries.

First Draft: Carmen Maria Machado

Nov 20, 2017
Tom Storm

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, NPR, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and elsewhere.  Her memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press.

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Welcome to the beginning of a holiday week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday, the 10th annual Aspen TREE farm to table community meal starts at 5 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome.

 

Also Tuesday at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, there will be a screening of the documentary film “My Kid Could Paint That” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Schermer Meeting Hall on campus.

 

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Last week, Aspen City Council voted in favor of a 90-day suspension of an agreement between the city and the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass has released its winter lineup of world music performances for its Cafe series.

Courtesy of SHEL.

SHEL is an Americana quartet from Fort Collins. The band is now in Nashville but will be playing the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday.

 

Courtesy of the town of Carbondale

Carbondale’s state designated Creative District will conduct a housing feasibility study with the national nonprofit Artspace. The intention is to bring more affordable housing to artists in the town.

Theatre Aspen will open its 35th summer season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime.”

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