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Jack Pierson remembers the ‘90s at the Aspen Art Museum

February 20, 2017 — Jack Pierson has re-created his first five New York City shows for a new Aspen Art Museum exhibition, revisiting work from the 1990s and the beginning of a career that’s moved between photography, painting, sculpture, installation and drawing but which the artist himself often describes […]

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Two nights of Lotus at Belly Up Aspen

February 18, 2017 — Something clicked for Lotus guitar and keyboard player Luke Miller a few years ago, when he and his Denver- and Philadelphia-based band brought its wild “Talking Heads Deconstructed” show to Red Rocks Ampitheatre. “Just seeing the energy in the crowd of being able to sing […]

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Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Tower of Power to headline Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience

February 17, 2017 — Jazz Aspen Snowmass released its lineups for both the June Experience and the summer-long JAS Cafe on Friday. Singer Michael McDonald, funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire and R&B greats Tower of Power will headline the June festival in the Benedict Music Tent on June […]

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See the 2017 Oscar-nominated short films in Aspen

February 16, 2017 — One surefire way to win your Oscar picks pool is to know something about the nominees in the short categories — better yet, to have seen them. The Pitkin County Library’s Cinema Series is making it easier to watch these accomplished but often overlooked films […]

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Review: Dawes at Belly Up Aspen

February 16, 2017 — There’s something comforting about a no-frills, guitar-driven rock ’n’ roll show, something uniquely gratifying about being in the middle of a sold-out crowd singing along to the chorus of a great rock anthem led by a self-assured band that knows what it’s doing on stage. […]

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Happy Dance: Inside the making of Cherice Barton’s Aspen Santa Fe Ballet premiere

February 16, 2017 — As she prepared her new piece for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, choreographer Cherice Barton spent time privately with the company’s dancers, discussing their life experiences and personal struggles, asking them to bring those — along with some still-kept secrets — to their performances. At a […]

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Aspen Times Weekly: Kevin Nealon’s Colorado

February 16, 2017 — Kevin Nealon has been a mainstay of American comedy for more than three decades now, from his early days as a stand-up comic to his immortal nine-year run on “Saturday Night Live” and appearances in just about all of Adam Sandler’s movies and on a […]

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Vintage Trouble, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti to play World Cup in Aspen

February 15, 2017 — Vintage Trouble, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Gogol Bordello will headline free concerts in Wagner Park during the FIS Ski World Cup Finals, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Wednesday. The three returning Aspen artists’ shows will cap the daily festivities surrounding the ski races, as the […]

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Photos: Matthew Morrison performing at the Wheeler Opera House

February 14, 2017 —

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Matthew Morrison’s songs for swingin’ lovers at the Wheeler Opera House

February 14, 2017 — Matthew Morrison has a Valentine’s Day date with Aspen. “I’m singing from the standards, so there are a lot of great love songs in there,” Morrison said in recent phone interview from Los Angeles. “I’m excited to share the love.” The song-and-dance man of Broadway, […]

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Denver Youth Poet Laureate Toluwanimi Obiwole joins Aspen Words poets-in-schools team

February 13, 2017 — Two years ago, Toluwanimi Obiwole was named the inaugural youth poet laureate for Denver, making her something like an official voice of young people in the city and around Colorado. This week the 22-year-old will work with students from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, helping them […]

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Aspen Times Weekly: Taking Aim

February 12, 2017 — Window-shopping on Cooper Avenue, you may do a double take at a display of what looks like military weaponry inside the pop-up BLK MKT boutique. Take a closer look and you’ll find the inventive and inspired assemblage sculptures of Jason Siegel. Titled “Shoot Portraits Not […]

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Young Aspen scribes shine in Fraser Creating Writing Contest

February 12, 2017 — Winners of the 16th annual Fraser Creative Writing Contest were announced Jan. 12 at the Aspen District Theatre. Organizer and founder Jill Sheeley and Lynda McCarthy reviewed nearly 80 contest submissions from third- and fourth-graders at Aspen Elementary School. Also helping was Julie Wille, ASCENT […]

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood is back at Belly Up Aspen

February 11, 2017 — Since the Chris Robinson Brotherhood took to the road five years ago for what’s been a nearly nonstop tour of adventuresome shows — often two-set, three-hour affairs — the psychedelic rock band has earned an envelope-pushing reputation that quieted misgivings about it being a vanity […]

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The Aspen Times Weekend Minute, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 —

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The Wizard of Dawes: Taylor Goldsmith on making ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ and playing Belly Up Aspen

February 9, 2017 — Dawes didn’t go into the studio for its new album with a mission to reinvent the band or its folk-rock sound. But nobody would blame you for thinking so. The production on the new record, “We’re All Gonna Die,” released in September, is something of […]

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Tigger and Eeyore battle the Grand Canyon: Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko at Aspen Winter Words

February 9, 2017 — It took 71 days of hiking over the course of 13 months, totaling some 800 miles by foot, in temperatures ranging from -5 to 111 degrees, wearing out seven pairs of shoes and two girlfriends, before Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko completed their sectional traverse […]

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Aspen Laugh Fest adds second Adam Devine show

February 9, 2017 — The Wheeler Opera House has added a second stand-up performance by Adam Devine to the Aspen Laugh Fest lineup, producers announced Thursday. Devine, the co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” also featured in “Adam Devine’s House Party” and “Modern Family,” sold out his 7:30 […]

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Skrillex to play Valentine’s Day at Belly Up Aspen

February 9, 2017 — The electronic dance music superstar Skrillex will headline Belly Up Aspen on Valentine’s Day, the music club announced Wednesday night. The last-minute marquee booking for Feb. 14 resulted from the DJ and producer planning an Aspen ski trip, according to the club. Tickets range from […]

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Photo: Artists finishing the mural outside of the Westin in Snowmass

February 8, 2017 —

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