Arts and culture

Theatre Aspen attendance on the rise

Aug 6, 2015

Theatre Aspen sold ten thousand tickets to their shows last year. With a little less than a month to go in their summer season, they’ve already sold eleven thousand.


Last week at a preview for the ArtCrush auction, both serious buyers and tourists crammed into the Baldwin Gallery to see what the Aspen Art Museum had to show. Large paintings and neon lights were on display. Lavishly dressed men and women were also on display, taking in the opulence of the event where wine and hors d'oeuvres were carried around on silver trays.


Bill Browder talks about his book, "Red Notice"

Aug 4, 2015

  Bill Browder’s book, “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice” details his experience getting expelled from Russia after discovering government corruption. The lawyer that he hired to investigate was murdered. Now he is trying to get justice. Browder will be discussing his experience this week at the Chabad Jewish Community Center. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort.

Inside Marc Bennett's new show, opening Tuesday

Aug 3, 2015

Marc is a New Yorker. Cut from the streets of Brooklyn eight years ago, he came to Aspen to pursue his art career.

The Aurelius Quartet plays together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. They also play at the Aspen Music Festival and School.


They are currently working on a piece composed by one of the composition students at the school. Mary Grace Johnson, Alex Krew, Daniel Moore and Nathan Lowry pluck and bow their violins, violas and cellos.

An exploration of the Valley's deep film history

Jul 28, 2015

Colorado has a rich film history. From Woody Allen’s Sleeper to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, directors have been coming to the Centennial State for over a century to film westerns, ski films and action movies alike. And the Roaring Fork Valley has a deep and storied history of its own.

First Draft - Amina Gautier

Jul 27, 2015

  Amina Gautier is the author of two short story collections: Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Gautier has published a record number of short stories. More than eighty-five of her short stories have been published.

AMFS branches out, brings in Kishi Bashi

Jul 27, 2015

K. Ishisbashi is an indie rock musician known for his looped and sampled music led by his violin. Ishibashi, who puts his first and last names together to create his performance name, Kishi Bashi, is somewhat of an outlier in his genre.

Artists bringing local flair to events this weekend

Jul 24, 2015

Two festivals this weekend attract proprietors from all over the country, but two valley residents are bringing their local style to the scene.

First Draft - Skip Horack

Jul 20, 2015

Skip Horack is the author of The Other Joseph , as well as two previous books: the novel The Eden Hunter, which was a 2010 New York Times Editors’ Choice; and the story collection The Southern Cross, winner of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2008 Bakeless Fiction Prize. His work has appeared in Oxford American, Epoch, The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. He is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow.