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There was a red ribbon to be cut at the Aspen Music Festival and School and Aspen Country Day School’s Bucksbaum campus yesterday.

Curated - July 4th

Jul 11, 2016

  The Aspen Music Festival and School is holding a dedication of the Bucksbaum campus on Monday.

 

Tuesday at the Aspen Institute Campus, is the McCloskey Speaker Series. Steve Case, the founder of AOL, will be in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

 

Attend a Skype book club meeting at Explore Booksellers on Tuesday.

 

Paper Bird plays in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday.

 

Maurice LaMee was always a theatre guy. Even from his childhood, he was able to express himself on stage better than he could as himself.

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The book, “Life’s Little Instruction Book”, is a strong point of motivation for Tony Lewis. It’s also a strong area of contention. Lewis found the book in his mother’s bathroom.

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This year’s festival starts on Aug. 24 at the Wheeler Opera House. The event features over 40 films including, “Almost Sunrise”, the story of two Iraq war veterans who walk across the United States.

 

“I think our lineup is as stellar as it has ever been,” said Wheeler Opera House Executive Director Gena Buhler.

The festival ends on Sunday, July 30, with the film “Million Dollar Duck”.

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Alejandro Cerrudo is a Chicago-based ballet dancer and choreographer. This summer he is bringing yet another composition to the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. “Little Moral Jump” is a ballet that is very much one of Cerrudo’s. It allows dancers to break out of ballet standards, and achieve Cerrudo’s goal of surprising the audience. It’s not the first time he’s worked in Aspen though.

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Art non-profits up and down the valley are currently campaigning for votes from community members as they compete for a  $7,000 grant from First Western Trust.

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with Sue Hostetler, vice chair of the board at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and chair of the featured artists lecture series. Find out all that the ranch has to offer this summer. 

First Draft - Ethan Canin

Jul 4, 2016

Highly regarded as both a novelist and a short story writer, Ethan Canin has ranged in his career from the "breathtaking" short stories of Emperor of the Air to the "stunning" novellas of The Palace Thief, from the "wise and beautiful" short novel Carry Me Across the Water to the "epic" America America. His short stories, which have been the basis for four Hollywood movies, have appeared in a wide range of magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, and Granta, and have been selected for many prize anthologies.

  It’s Independence day...If you’re not watching the great action movie of the same name, or seeing the sequel. Check out fourth of July events up and down the valley.

 

Aspen Film is screening the film “Weiner” on Wednesday. It follows the scandal of politician “Anthony Weiner”.

 

Dave Jordan plays on Thursday’s Snowmass free concert.

 

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s summer performance opens on Friday.

 

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Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, visited the Aspen Ideas Festival last week. PBS is currently trying to advance digital initiatives like NPR is, with a focus on its online presence, as well as implementing more streaming options.

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Aquil Charlton brought a shopping list with him on his flight from Chicago to Denver, including tape, vinyl tubing and some soup cans.

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The first ever Wild West Fermentation Fest starts later this week in Glenwood Springs, featuring 30 beer and spirit and cider makers from the West.

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Anna Deavere Smith is a professor, playwright and actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles on “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie”. She’s currently speaking and performing at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss her projects, “Notes From The Field” and “The Pipeline Project”. They focus on the relationship between education, poverty and how that relates to youth incarceration. She performed on Sunday, and will again Tuesday evening in an event that is open to the public.

 


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Diana Ross and Sheryl Crow filled the 2,000-seat Benedict Music Tent on Friday and Saturday respectively.

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with Enrique Martinez Celaya world renowned contemporary artist and Anderson ranch Board member. Celaya examines choices, truth, and authenticity through his works. This summer Celaya will lead workshops, lectures and mentees. 

Curated - June 27th

Jun 27, 2016

Today's episode of Curated features "Fresh Off the Boat" executive producer Melvin Mar, singer Rhonda Ross, Maria Semple and a look into Theatre Aspen's "Mamma Mia!".

  The Aspen Ideas festival officially gets started today.

 

Theatre Aspen’s production of “Mamma Mia!” opens at the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park today as well.

 

The Art Base will be hosting an art talk on Thursday. The speakers include current Art Base artists James Surls, Jody Guralnick and Richard Carter.

 

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ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” just finished its second season. It’s based off of the memoir of the same name by Eddie Huang.

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