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Week in the Arts - December 28th

Dec 28, 2015

  It’s a huge week for music in the valley.

 

First, the indie band The National play two sold-out nights at the Belly Up on Tuesday and Wednesday. The band’s 2013 release, “Trouble WIll Find Me” earned them a Grammy nomination.

 

On Thursday, Chromeo will come to Aspen to play a New Year’s Eve show. Pitchfork has called them an “80s plundering of synths and funk.”

 

Tuesday at Explore Booksellers, Natasha Sinel reads from her book “The Fix”.

First Draft - Lauren Groff

Dec 28, 2015

  Lauren Groff is the author of the novel The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award.  Her latest novel is Fates and Furies, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

 

Ticket sales high for Aspen Film Academy Screenings

Dec 28, 2015

Aspen Film kicked off its 24th year of Academy Screenings last week, and about half of the tickets have been sold.

 

Executive Director John Thew said he was concerned about attendance after the Wheeler Opera House had to delay its opening. The screenings were moved as a result.

 

“You know I thought we might experience a little bit of a downtick after we moved it from the Wheeler over to Harris Hall, and we’re actually at almost the identical place that we were last year.

Ticket sales high for Aspen Film Academy Screenings

Dec 28, 2015

Aspen Film kicked off its 24th year of Academy Screenings last week, and about half of the tickets have been sold.

 

Executive Director John Thew said he was concerned about attendance after the Wheeler Opera House had to delay its opening. The screenings were moved as a result.

 

“You know I thought we might experience a little bit of a downtick after we moved it from the Wheeler over to Harris Hall, and we’re actually at almost the identical place that we were last year.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosts its holiday show this weekend, and among all of the things going on this weekend, one of the hottest tickets in town is its holiday show.

Mark Townsend on religion and magic

Dec 24, 2015

Mark Townsend is a former episcopal priest, who now teaches spiritual lessons through magic. His ultimate goal is to help people learn more about themselves and his own mind at the same time. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Patrick Fort earlier this week.

Carolers sing at the Hotel Jerome

Dec 23, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The 12 Days of Christmas are alive and well in Aspen. The snow is falling, and the carolers are out. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort brings you a glimpse at one of the events at the Hotel Jerome, yesterday.

A local couple plays the part at Christmas

Dec 23, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Editor’s Note: This story has sensitive Santa information; if you have children reading over your shoulder, navigate away now!

All across the country, kids are sending letters to Santa. They're sitting on his lap telling him what they want. Santa is hearing those requests at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Towns share advice on building art scene

Dec 22, 2015

Snowmass Village Art Advisory Board members heard about how they could improve the town’s presence in the Roaring Fork Valley’s art scene

 

Amy Kimberly, executive director of the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities met with art-minded community members last week.

 

Snowmass Village residents are currently trying to increase the presence of the arts in town.

 

Aspen Film's 2015 edition of its Academy Screenings kick off Tuesday. The lineup includes "Room", "Spotlight" and "Trumbo" as well as indie hit "Tangerine."

Howie Movshovitz is a film critic for KUNC in Greeley, CO. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Patrick Fort about the top films of this year and what to expect out of the festival.

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