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There’s a new generation of rock musicians in the valley, thanks to Rock and Roll Academy Roaring Fork, an after school music program for kids. On Sunday, five middle and high school level bands will show off their skills at The Temporary.

Courtesy of 5Point Adventure Film

5Point Adventure Film will present two nights of film screenings at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. This will be a primer for the 6th annual film festival taking place in Carbondale this April.

Week in the Arts: January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

Wednesday, as part of Aspen Gay Ski Week, a series of boutiques and galleries will participate the Fashion & Art night out from 6 to 9. For more information, visit gayskiweek.com.

 

Thursday at the Aspen Chapel, there’s the first installment of the “Create Bravely” workshop starting at 4.

 

First Draft: Kate Manne

Jan 15, 2018

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.  She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. She has a PhD in philosophy from MIT.

Manne focuses on moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology. feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She also writes opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience. Her academic/trade "crossover" book about misogyny is called Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The 67th Winterskol celebration took place last week. While a lack of snow caused some events to be canceled, Winterfest’s Canine Fashion Show was not. About 50 dogs of all kinds dressed up for an afternoon on the town Saturday. Claire Woodcock went to Wagner Park and met some of the contestants.

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Saturday, Revolutions Skating Club presents its 5th annual Aspen Ice Spectacular. This is the first year the local club will collaborate with an ensemble of professional figure skaters from Ice Dance International.

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City staff from the Parks and Recreation department and The Red Brick Center for the Arts made several requests of Aspen City Council in a work session this week. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock and reporter Alycin Bektesh discuss.

First Draft: Joan Silber

Jan 10, 2018

Joan Silber is the author of eight books of fiction. Her first book, the novel Household Words won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her other works of fiction are In the City, In My Other Life, Lucky Us, Ideas of Heaven, finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize, The Size of the World, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize in Fiction, and Fools, longlisted for the National Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her new novel is called Improvement.

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Storycorps is in town, collecting stories about the Aspen Art Museum to be archived in the Library of Congress.

Patrick Fort

City staff is requesting several decisions from Aspen City Council in regards to the Red Brick Center for the Arts. The proposals will be discussed in a work session tonight.

Week in the Arts: January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

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Theatre Aspen has announced its summer lineup in full, which now includes the pop-rock musical “Godspell,” a modern-day retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew from the Bible. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with producing director Jed Bernstein to talk about the production and how auditions will run in his first year.

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A local distillery is expanding its reach. Marble Distilling Company, based in Carbondale, is opening a second tasting room in Aspen.

Carbondale Arts’ annual fashion show seeking models

Jan 4, 2018
Beth White

Carbondale Arts’ 10th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza is coming up. And the non-profit is looking for models to strut their stuff.

First Draft: Alice McDermott

Jan 1, 2018
Jamie Shoenerger

Alice McDermott is the author of Pulitzer Prize winning novel Charming Billy and After This, At Weddings and Wakes, and That Night, all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.  Her other novels include Someone, Child of My Heart, A Bigamist's Daughter and most recently The Ninth Hour

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Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Dan Young is a plein air painter and Colorado native. A long time resident of Silt, he’s the featured artist in the 25th annual Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock takes us to his home studio, where he shares his passion for nature and art.

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The Grammy nominated electronic music duo Odesza is finishing off the year in Colorado with their second Aspen show at the Belly Up Friday night.

Jack Bender's artwork at Taylor Daine Goulet Gallery +

Dec 27, 2017
Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Jack Bender is a prolific television director and executive producer, with credits from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “The Sopranos” to ABC’s “Lost.” When he’s not with actors and crew, he’s working on new paintings and sculptures. His work is on display this winter at a new gallery in downtown Aspen.

Joe Paussa

Joe Henry is a lyricist from Woody Creek, known for his collaborations with John Denver. In 1975, Henry and Denver collaborated with Frank Sinatra on a Christmas song called “A Baby Just Like You.” Henry has the backstory behind it.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 25, 2017

Dec 25, 2017

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show resumes its run Tuesday at 6 p.m. It runs through Saturday.

 

Thursday, at The Wheeler Opera House, the band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

 

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