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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

This weekend, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs alongside renowned pianist Joyce Yang. This is only the second time in the company’s history that they’ve danced alongside live piano.

Carbondale Creative District

Carbondale artists are working together to design a gateway to welcome visitors to the Rio Grande ARTway in the town.  

First Draft: Zachary Lazar

Mar 19, 2018

Zachary Lazar is the author of five books, including Sway, Evening’s Empire: The Story of My Father’s Murder,  I Pity the Poor Immigrant, and Vengeance. I Pity the Poor Immigrant was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014. Sway was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and an Editor’s Choice at the New York Times Book Review, as well as a best book of 2008 in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Publishers Weekly, and several other publications.

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The City of Glenwood Springs Arts and Culture Board will discuss a new public art exhibit at their meeting Tuesday evening.

Aspen Film

Aspen Film has released the program for Shortsfest this year.

The festival offers a wide range of dramatic, comedic, animated and documentary shorts, all under 40 minutes.  

 

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Tuscon Weekly

Indie-electronic band The Naked and Famous put down the synthesizers and picked up acoustic guitars for their newest album, "A Still Heart."  They play the Belly Up this Saturday.  

In honor of Women's History Month, museums and universities around the world invite people to add entries on female artists to Wikipedia. Locals can join in on Thursday at the Aspen Art Museum.  

Joe Mazza

Author Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana and raised in California. He often writes about bicultural experiences. His newest novel is "The House of Broken Angels."

Soren West

Soren West hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016. Impressive, but not that unusual...except West did it at age 75.

Maarten De Boer

Iliza Shlesinger is the only female comedian to win NBC’s 'Last Comic Standing.'

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen City Council meets with the Wheeler Board of Directors on Tuesday to discuss the future focus of the board. 

First Draft: Tara Westover

Mar 12, 2018

Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade and now has a PhD in history from Cambridge.  Her memoir is called Educated.

Welcome to Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Americans for the Arts

A new study shows that the arts contribute over $13 billion to Colorado’s economy every year.   

Aspenspin.com

The sixth annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic is underway. This year, the event that celebrates mixed drinks is mixing it up.  

Courtesy of Adrienne Brodeur

Adrienne Brodeur is Aspen Words’ executive director. She has a new memoir in the works. Brodeur gave Claire Woodcock a sneak peek into her writing process and what the new autobiography is all about.

Muse Motion

The Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza opens tonight at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. The event features volunteer fashion models who walk the runway in original designs that incorporate reused materials. The show is a big hit in Carbondale, selling out five years in a row. Claire Woodcock went to the first, full-cast rehearsal to get a behind-the-scenes peak.

Paul Trantow/Bravo

On Thursday, the Little Nell hosts a viewing party for the 'Top Chef' finale. The TV show's competition took place in the hotel, though it’s hard to recognize.

Courtesy of Town of Carbondale

On Wednesday, the Carbondale Public Arts Commission will discuss the finalists for the annual “Art Around Town” public art exhibition.

 

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