Arts and culture

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At the Woody Creek Community Center last week, people brought their charcoals and pencils to sketch a nude model as part of their Nudes and Brews session.

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Kent Reed, the founder and director of the Hudson Reed Ensemble, is showing off his first real Halloween show tonight at Aspen High School's Black Box Theatre. The Turn of the Screw is a class ghost story full of creepy kids, and an old mansion. 

On adapting the show to a black box setting...

Renee Ramge

Carbondale’s effort to become one of Colorado’s “Creative Districts” continues and community members are looking for more people to help.


The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is holding a meeting to gain more supporters in the town’s effort to become a Colorado Creative District. The designation would put the town on an exclusive list of places eligible for specials grants and funding from the state to support the arts.


Week in the Arts - October 19th

Oct 19, 2015

Highlights of the arts and culture scene in the Valley.

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Dance festival in Carbondale features local artists

Oct 15, 2015
Dance Initiative

The Spectrum Dance Festival kicks off tonight in Carbondale at the Thunder River Theatre Company.


“Damages: A brief introduction to the implicit hazards of parallel play,” choreographed by last year’s artist in residence, Patrick Mueller will headline the fourth year of the festival.


Updates on the construction at the AMFS campus

Oct 15, 2015
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The Aspen Music Festival and School began its second phase of renovations three days after students left in August.


Old maintenance buildings and classrooms have been torn down in the last few months, and a new rehearsal building is also having its foundation laid.


The Hardy Administration Building, which was built about 130 years ago, had some serious work done. One corner had to be lifted up nine inches to be returned to level.


Japanese artist’s work graces 2015 lift tickets

Oct 14, 2015

 The work of Takashi Murakami has been chosen to be printed on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets this fall.

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Lyrics Born is a Berkeley, California-based rapper whose latest album “Real People” came out earlier this year. He will be playing at Aspen’s Belly Up tonight. “Real People” was crowdfunded, and relied on the donations of his fans to help him produce his album. But his big goals for his album had him coming back to his roots as an independent artist.

Aspen Snowmass

The insides of the Wheeler Opera House will look completely different to those who step inside after mid-December.


The $3-4 million renovations include new restrooms, HVAC infrastructure and a bar with a better service area.The current layout becomes crowded easily and is often difficult to move around in.


The first floor of the building will become a true lobby area, while the second floor will have the bar, and a portable stage for small performances to happen.