Arts and culture

Curated - December 14th

Dec 16, 2015


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“Finding Place” is a show about being able to put things in order. To find that one space where you can feel comfortable with life and your place in it.

Week in the Arts - December 14th

Dec 14, 2015

  Monday at the Aspen Institute is “Athens to Aspen, Journeys of Meaning”. It’s a course that uses the words of Shakespeare and other classic writers to help people find direction in their lives.


“Finding Place” opens at Anderson Ranch on Tuesday. The show features the work of two local artists, Sara Ransford and Alleghany Meadows.


6x6 kickoff in Glenwood Springs

Dec 10, 2015

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is kicking off one of its favorite exhibits this weekend


Rather than having artists submit work to the center and have it be sold by the group to take a cut, people from the community come make art on canvases provided by the center. The pieces are gathered and then sold in a few months.


That’s the basis of the 6x6 Kickoff, the start of a run towards the February exhibit and fundraiser. Each canvas will sell for $20.

The event kicks off on Saturday.

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 The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company will perform “The Nutcracker” this weekend, and rather than sticking to a traditional style, the contemporary dance company puts their own spin on the classic ballet. But for the dancers, who have performed in the “Nutcracker” many times, keeping the excitement alive can be a challenge.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The SOL Theatre Company performs the classics. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. They open their performance of “A Muppet Christmas Carol” on Thursday. So what’s so special about the company?

Theatre Aspen announces "Mamma Mia!"

Dec 7, 2015
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Theatre Aspen announced the first show of its 2016 summer season yesterday.


The company will be one of about 10 regional companies across the country to perform “Mamma Mia!” next year. It is the first time that the rights to the script have been released to smaller companies.


Week in the Arts - December 7th

Dec 7, 2015

Curated - December 7th

Dec 7, 2015

This week's episode of Curated takes us from the musical streets of Southern France, the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. 

First Draft - Liam Callanan

Dec 7, 2015

  Liam is the author of The Cloud Atlas , All Saints and Listen. He serves in the English department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and was previously its chair, as well as coordinator of its Ph.D. program in creative writing.

Community lifts its cups to Carbondale Clay auction

Dec 3, 2015

The Carbondale Clay Center is holding an auction to raise funds for the organization.

Building a giant gingerbread house

Dec 3, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Pastry chefs at the St. Regis hotel are unveiling a sweet model of their building this weekend.

Aspen Snowmass

The Wheeler Opera House will be delaying its opening until early January. The venue was originally scheduled to reopen its doors on Dec. 18, but an unforeseen repair issue forced the schedule to be pushed back a month.

"My Favorite Things" opens at Red Brick

Dec 3, 2015

 As is to be expected this time of year, the holiday shopping season has come to the art world.


The Red Brick is joining the Aspen Chapel Gallery and the pottery sale at Colorado Mountain College among others on the holiday art scene.


The show “My Favorite Things” officially opens tonight at the Red Brick in Aspen. It’s the location’s first wintery holiday show.


Aspen Film announces Academy Screenings

Dec 2, 2015
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Aspen Film announced its schedule for the 24th edition of the the Academy Screenings Program.



The lineup features movies that will surely be in the awards conversations later this year.

The first movie of the program is “Spotlight”, starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams. It follows the story of a journalist exposing an abuse scandal at a Catholic Church.


Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Theatre Aspen is putting on a performance of the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Now, you may know the movie that the musical is based on, which stars Michael Caine and Steve Martin. When the show hit Broadway, it kept the con men and added lots of crude humor and innuendo. So how do you make the show work for teenagers?

Curated - November 30

Nov 30, 2015

 The Aspen Chapel Gallery opens its most popular show of the year tomorrow.

First Draft - Julia Fierro

Nov 30, 2015

  Julia Fierro is the author of the novels Cutting Teeth and the forthcoming The Gypsy Moth Summer.