Arts

First Draft
3:26 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

First Draft - Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley writes novels, non-fiction and essays. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.   In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006.  Her most recent novel for adults is Private Life and her most recent young adult fiction is a series called The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch.  She lives in Northern California.

CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

CrossCurrents - Red Brick Center for the Arts

Angie Callen is the Executive Director of Aspen's Red Brick Center for the Arts (Aspen Public Radio's landlord). Angie talks about all the changes to the facility and the programs, including what's coming this summer.

http://www.aspenart.org/

First Draft
3:43 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

First Draft - Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

Chilean author Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim when her bestselling first novel, The House of the Spirits, was published in 1982. In addition to launching Allende’s career as a renowned author, the book, which grew out of a farewell letter to her dying grandfather, also established her as a feminist force in Latin America’s male-dominated literary world.

She has since written nearly 20 more works, including Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, a trilogy for young readers (City of Beasts, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, and Forest of Pygmies), Zorro, Ines of My Soul, Island Beneath the Sea, and Maya’s Notebook. Books of nonfiction include Aphrodite, a humorous collection of recipes and essays, and three memoirs: My Invented Country, Paula (a bestseller that documents Allende’s daughter’s illness and death, as well as her own life), and The Sum of Our Days. Her latest book is Ripper, a crime novel.

www.isabelallende.com

Local Theater
3:17 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Preview: Hudson Reed Ensemble

Kent Reed; Artistic Director, Actor with Hudson Reed Ensemble
Credit Roger Adams

Before we know it summer will be here when Aspen comes alive with all manner of performance; from intellectual lectures to classical music and theater.  The Hudson Reed Ensemble is already preparing for the season, which will include the Harold Pinter play; Betrayal a return of the beat poets and as it has done for years, Shakespeare in the Park.  This year Shakespeare will come inside because the Galena Plaza will be under renovation.  Kent Reed is the ensemble’s artistic director.  He spoke with APR’s Roger Adams.  

Listen to the radio version interview here:

  

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Aspen Film
10:42 am
Fri April 18, 2014

APR Special: Aspen Film Screenwriters Panel

Aspen Film ShortsFest Screenwriters Panel
Credit Aspen Film

Writing for the Screen: How to Create Characters and Keep Your Friends

What's the creative core of every film and TV story? The script. Once again, in partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation, we're delighted to present an entertaining discussion with a talented group of award-winning writers whose collective experiences cover television and film, comedy and drama. How are story and series ideas created? How do writers find their characters and motivations? What are the unique aspects and challenges of writing for film or television? Join us for a spirited and illuminating conversation with an engaging set of screenwriters. Participants confirmed at press time: Peter Blake (Elementary, House M.D.), Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club), and David Pollock (M*A*S*H).

Special thanks to Nancy Wall + Charles Wall

More about Aspen Film at http://aspenfilm.org/

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