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A secret performance in the Aspen Art Museum

Jan 1, 2016

The Aspen Art Museum is a popular stop for tourists as they vacation here. The contemporary gallery has brought in well-known, international artists. One element of a current exhibit has to be seen to be believed.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

A group of friends in Carbondale spent the summer building a place to rest and relax. The trick was to build it with the smallest carbon footprint possible. But the hard part was getting all of the tools up the mountain.

 

Aspen Art Museum fundraiser clears house

Dec 30, 2015

The Aspen Art Museum held its first edition of The Now event in its new building. The event was previously held in the St. Regis hotel. It is the second of two major fundraisers for the museum each calendar year. ArtCrush happens each year in the summer.

 

Governor John Hickenlooper attended the event and congratulated the museum on tripling its attendance over last year.

 

JAS June Experience lineup released

Dec 29, 2015
Courtesy, The Aspen Institute.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass has revealed the lineup for the 2016 concert series at the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.

Diana Ross kicks off the festival on Friday, June 24. She is one of the foremost female singers in R&B, and was part of The Supremes.

Sheryl Crow closes out the first weekend of the series on Saturday. She is one of the biggest names in pop and country music.

 

The third night, Sunday, June 26, is still open. JAS is still trying to book another artist.

Curated - December 28th

Dec 28, 2015

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.

First Draft - Geraldine Brooks

Dec 21, 2015

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Mideast, Africa and the Balkans. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her second novel, March. Her  novels Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book were  New York Times best sellers.

Curated - December 21st

Dec 21, 2015

 

     

Week in the Arts - December 21st

Dec 21, 2015

Creating a modern classic on a digital platform

Dec 17, 2015
Doug Butchy / Flickr

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is a YouTube sensation.  Bradlee grew up in New Jersey listening to jazz while his friends listened to rap and grunge. He wanted to be a jazz musician, but after his career as piano player didn’t pan out, he decided that he would do something different. He was going to turn pop songs into jazz songs.

Jan Garrett and JD Martin have been playing music together for two decades. They’re both seasoned musicians who’ve toured around the world, but the one constant for the last 25 years has been the Winter Solstice concert they put on. It is one event that doesn’t need the Christmas holiday to bring people in.

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