Arts and culture

The Wheeler Opera House brings SHEL back to Colorado

Nov 15, 2017
Courtesy of SHEL.

SHEL is an Americana quartet from Fort Collins. The band is now in Nashville but will be playing the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday.


Courtesy of the town of Carbondale

Carbondale’s state designated Creative District will conduct a housing feasibility study with the national nonprofit Artspace. The intention is to bring more affordable housing to artists in the town.

Theatre Aspen will open its 35th summer season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime.”

Week in the Arts: Nov. 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017


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


Wednesday at the Aspen Art Museum, local National Geographic photographer Pete McBride will discuss the art of travel photography. That discussion begins at 5 p.m.  


Patrick Fort/Aspen Public Radio News

The City of Aspen is calling for a three-month suspension on a management agreement with the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

2018 Winter Words speakers lineup released

Nov 9, 2017
Anadolu Agency

Aspen Words announced the lineup for its upcoming winter speaker series. The 21st annual Winter Words list includes authors that specialize in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Week in the Arts: November 6, 2017

Nov 9, 2017


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


Monday in Carbondale, Nikki Boxer will perform her diva cabaret “Colored Lights” at Thunder River Theatre Company. That event begins at 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s latest exhibition “Markings” will feature works from artists Carl Reed, Kate Leonard and Jean Gumpper at 5 p.m.

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Walter Isaacson has long been captivated by interdisciplinary creators. His bibliography includes works on innovators like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.

First Draft: David Litt

Nov 6, 2017

David Litt is an American political speechwriter and author of the memoir Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years. He is currently the head writer/producer for Funny or Die’s office in Washington, D.C.  

Courtesy of Roaring Fork Conservancy

The Roaring Fork Conservancy works to educate people on exploring and protecting its watershed. This year’s Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest reflects the organization's mission.

Big acts to headline 2018 Aspen Laugh Festival

Oct 30, 2017

The Wheeler Opera House has announced big names for the 2018 Aspen Laugh Festival.


Headliners include Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost along with the Second City improv troupe out of Chicago.

Claire Woodcock

The Rio Grande ARTway project in Carbondale has been years in the making. This fall, design on the first of three parks along the trail has begun with the Latino Folk Art Garden.

Curated: Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

First Draft: Lu Spinney

Oct 30, 2017

Lu Spinney was born in Cape Town and spent her childhood on a farm in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, later moving with her family to the Indian Ocean coast north of Durban. After university, she left South Africa to live in Nice and Paris, before settling in London.  Beyond the High Blue Air is her first book.

Dr. Deepak Chopra weighs in on Aspen's wellbeing

Oct 29, 2017
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Dr. Deepak Chopra is an American author and spiritualist. He was in Aspen last week to promote his latest book, “You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him to discuss Aspen’s wellbeing.  


Meet Theatre Aspen's new producing director Jed Bernstein

Oct 29, 2017


Theatre Aspen has hired industry veteran Jed Bernstein as its new producing director. He will be orchestrating the season line ups.


Week in the Arts: Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 29, 2017


Welcome to an especially spooky week in the Roaring Fork Valley!


Tuesday, in celebration of Halloween, the Red Brick Center for the Arts and Aspen Recreation Center present Boo Bash! Food, games and art at the Aspen Fire Station start at 3 p.m.


Then, on Tuesday night, there will be a Halloween Dance Party with partner dancing in the Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. It all starts at 7 p.m.


Seth Beckton

The second annual ‘Lead With Love’ yoga and wellness retreat kicked off Thursday.

Courtesy of Aspen Art Museum

Heidi Zuckerman has been leading the Aspen Art Museum for more than a decade. In that time, she’s gotten to speak with dozens of contemporary artists, some of which are now published in her new book, “Conversations with Artists.”

First Draft: Eleanor Henderson

Oct 23, 2017

Eleanor Henderson was born in Greece, grew up in Florida, and attended Middlebury College and the University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA. Her debut novel Ten Thousand Saints was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times and a finalist for the Award for First Fiction from The Los Angeles Times.