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Theatre Aspen has announced its summer lineup in full, which now includes the pop-rock musical “Godspell,” a modern-day retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew from the Bible. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with producing director Jed Bernstein to talk about the production and how auditions will run in his first year.

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A local distillery is expanding its reach. Marble Distilling Company, based in Carbondale, is opening a second tasting room in Aspen.

Carbondale Arts’ annual fashion show seeking models

Jan 4, 2018
Beth White

Carbondale Arts’ 10th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza is coming up. And the non-profit is looking for models to strut their stuff.

First Draft: Alice McDermott

Jan 1, 2018
Jamie Shoenerger

Alice McDermott is the author of Pulitzer Prize winning novel Charming Billy and After This, At Weddings and Wakes, and That Night, all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.  Her other novels include Someone, Child of My Heart, A Bigamist's Daughter and most recently The Ninth Hour

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Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Dan Young is a plein air painter and Colorado native. A long time resident of Silt, he’s the featured artist in the 25th annual Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock takes us to his home studio, where he shares his passion for nature and art.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The Grammy nominated electronic music duo Odesza is finishing off the year in Colorado with their second Aspen show at the Belly Up Friday night.

Jack Bender's artwork at Taylor Daine Goulet Gallery +

Dec 27, 2017
Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Jack Bender is a prolific television director and executive producer, with credits from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “The Sopranos” to ABC’s “Lost.” When he’s not with actors and crew, he’s working on new paintings and sculptures. His work is on display this winter at a new gallery in downtown Aspen.

Joe Paussa

Joe Henry is a lyricist from Woody Creek, known for his collaborations with John Denver. In 1975, Henry and Denver collaborated with Frank Sinatra on a Christmas song called “A Baby Just Like You.” Henry has the backstory behind it.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 25, 2017

Dec 25, 2017

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show resumes its run Tuesday at 6 p.m. It runs through Saturday.

 

Thursday, at The Wheeler Opera House, the band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

 

Patrick Fort

Glenwood Springs’ City Council selected a new arts and culture board.

 

Still from "Wind River"

 The 26th annual Academy Screenings are underway in Aspen. Among the award season contenders featured as part of Aspen Film’s series are films whose actors and producers have recently been accused of workplace sexual harassment. Aspen audiences and the nonprofit shared perspectives on how the industry is handling accusations in light of the upcoming Academy and Golden Globe awards.

Say Aloha to Aspen’s newest art gallery

Dec 21, 2017
Christopher Egan / The Christopher Egan Gallery

The Christopher Egan Gallery opened in Aspen this week. The new gallery’s owner is bringing the surf to town.

JAS Cafe's winter season starts Thursday with Niki Haris

Dec 20, 2017
Courtesy of Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The 2018 JAS Cafe starts Thursday night with vocalist Niki Haris, as well as James Horowitz and his trio.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley's holiday season!

Tuesday, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is celebrating its latest exhibition. “And Still I Rise” focuses on political art and is open in Snowmass Village at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show will run throughout the week. Shows start at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

First Draft: James Han Mattson

Dec 18, 2017

James Han Mattson was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in North Dakota. A Michener-Copernicus Fellowship Recipient and graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Cape Town, the University of Maryland, the George Washington University, and the University of California – Berkeley. The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves is his first novel.

Claire Woodcock

Last week, Aspen City Council approved a $100,000 year-long contract between the city-owned, publicly-funded Wheeler Opera House and Professional Facilities Management. The Rhode Island based management booking company beat out Belly Up, Aspen, a local music venue, for booking the 2018 year.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Snowmass Ski Area celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend. Saturday, Banana Days was resurrected. A town-wide scavenger hunt had visitors searching for 1,967 plastic bananas, each containing a prize.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Snowmass Ski Area celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. Among the festivities is a ski-themed selfie station at the Snowmass Village Mall. It's a product of a group of artists from Anderson Ranch.

The Aspen Art Museum will celebrate new exhibitions in each of its galleries Thursday night. One of the featured artists is German filmmaker Dara Friedman, whose film “Mother Drum” will be on display in Gallery 5. Claire Woodcock met Friedman and the installation crew earlier this week as they prepared for their show’s opening.

An Aspen version of Monopoly gives back to community

Dec 12, 2017
Courtesy of Katherine Chapin

There is a world where an Aspen ski pass only costs $200. It exists inside Aspen Monopoly, a new version of the iconic board game that’s only being sold locally--for now.

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