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First Draft - Claire Messud

Aug 21, 2017
Lisa Cohen

Claire Messud is the author of six novels and one book of novellas including The Woman Upstairs, When the World Was Steady, THe Last Life, and The Emperor’s Children, which was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Messud has been awarded Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and children. Her latest novel is called The Burning Girl.

Welcome to the beginning of another sunny week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday, essayist Tyler Dunning will give a talk at Explore Booksellers in conjunction with his Mountainfilm presentation later this week. That event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday, Aspen Public Radio has its event “Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump” with NPR’s former bureau chief in Moscow Corey Flintoff in Paepcke Auditorium at 6 p.m.

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Dr. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive neuroscientist, professor, writer and musician. He’s known for several bestselling books, including “This is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession.” His latest book is called “Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him last week to discuss the ongoing conversation about fake news.

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Thursday night, Glenwood Springs City Council voted to terminate its contract with an embattled arts nonprofit.

 

The council also won’t renew its lease agreement with Glenwood Center for the Arts. It was revealed earlier this year the nonprofit was in the hole $70,000.

 

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This summer’s Snowmass Free Concert Series has been bringing all sorts of music to Fanny Hill. Colorado’s Otis Taylor Band will close out the season Thursday. During intermission, a huge community photo will be taken.

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Writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, Anita Thompson, has big plans for Owl Farm. She’s turning the late writer’s home into a museum and retreat for artists.

On the final episode of this season's Audio Canvas, we meet Jody Guralnick, artist and curator, in her home studio to discuss the exhibition A tree is not a forest.

First Draft - Paul Yoon

Aug 14, 2017
Laura van den Berg

Paul Yoon was born in New York City. His first book, Once the Shore, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Debut of the Year by National Public Radio. His novel, Snow Hunters, won the 2014 Young Lions Fiction Award.  His new novel is The Mountain.

A recipient of a 5 under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, he is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University along with his wife, the fiction writer Laura van den Berg.

On this week’s episode, a local multi-media artist ventures into the woods and returns inspired to create. A photographer discusses old school techniques to capturing the disappearing world of cattle ranching in Colorado, and a plein air painter talks through his process. Plus, this episode features music from Boulder-based Americana band Grant Farm.

Welcome to the beginning of another week of summer in the Roaring Fork Valley!

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Last week, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave a talk at the Ann Korologos Gallery on her memoir The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs, written more than a decade ago. Claire Woodcock spoke with Albright about the significance of democracy as it relates to the current political landscape.

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The town of Carbondale has applied for a grant with the potential to provide more affordable housing to creatives in the area.

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One of the most iconic indie rock bands of the 21st century heads to Belly Up, Aspen tonight.

I spoke with Pamela Joseph, a multi-media artist, to discuss a Critical Dialogue panel on censorship across cultural contexts.   

This week on Curated, we hear from Garrison Keillor in light of his 28 city tour, which makes a stop in Aspen next week. We talk to Keillor about his storied career, what he’s been up to since leaving the show behind and handing over the torch to the next generation of radio folk. Plus music from one of the most iconic indie bands of the 21st century… Spoon.

First Draft - Andrew Sean Greer

Aug 7, 2017

Andrew Sean Greer is the author of six works of fiction, including the bestseller The Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Story of a Marriage and Less.  Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.  He splits his time between his home in San Francisco and the Santa Maddalena Foundation writer's residency in Tuscany, where he is the Executive Director.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, photographer Wyatt Gallery presents the series “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” at the Aspen Jewish Community Center. That show opening starts at 5 p.m.

The Glenwood Springs City Council postponed another decision on whether or not to conclude its contract and lease with the Glenwood Center for the Arts. That’s after a four month investigation into the center’s financials uncovered about $20,000 in unauthorized spending. Producer Christin Kay and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discuss.

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Artist Lawrence Weiner is known as a central figure in the origin of conceptual art in the 1960s. He is this year’s recipient of the Aspen Award for Art through the Aspen Art Museum. Claire Woodcock caught up with him at the museum before Friday’s ArtCrush gala.

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The Arts Campus at Willits’ interim space opens this weekend kicking off with a concert Sunday.

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