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John McEuen looks back on 50 years of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House

January 14, 2017 — John McEuen doesn’t appear to look back very often. At 71, the music legend and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member is still regularly playing and recording new music (including the fall release of his acclaimed “Made in Brooklyn”) and finding new creative avenues (he’s […]

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Video: Aspen Times Weekend Minute for Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 —

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Adam Sandler and David Spade to play Belly Up Aspen

January 13, 2017 — Actor and comedian Adam Sandler is coming to Belly Up Aspen for two performances in February, the club announced Thursday night. Sandler, performing with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum David Spade, will perform a show at 7 and a 10:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets go […]

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Aspen Times Weekly: Black Mirrors

January 12, 2017 — It’s been impossible to escape the roiling national debate in the past two months over “fake news,” about how we consume information in the iPhone age, about the cultural silos that social media has placed us in and how that self-segregation led us to a […]

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Aspen comedian Glenn Smith opens for Gary Gulman at the Wheeler Opera House

January 12, 2017 — Like a lot of locals, Glenn Smith has cobbled together a living through sundry talents. In his case, though, all of his side-hustles are creative. And his multi-hyphenate professional life — as a comedian, chef, artist and fishing guide — is less random than it […]

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Red Brick to host Valley Art Auction

January 12, 2017 — The Red Brick Center for the Arts will present the second annual Valley Art Auction on Tuesday, welcoming the public for an auction of artwork by Roaring Fork Valley artists to benefit the Red Brick. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at […]

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A revived Squirrel Nut Zippers swing into Aspen

January 12, 2017 — Call it a revival of the swing revival. Two decades after the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ breakout album “Hot” — which included the still-ubiquitous oddball single “Hell” and sparked the late-1990s swing revival — the band is back on the road with its vintage sound. Lead […]

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Aspen High School students stage a satirical take on testing

January 11, 2017 — Rather than freaking out or cramming during the often stress-filled week before final exams at Aspen High School, a group of theater newcomers are inviting their classmates to laugh at the absurdity of high-stakes testing. The student production of “Testing, Testing,” a two-act satire, opens […]

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What’s ON YOUR PLATE?A taste of the town

January 7, 2017 — The holiday rush might be over but don’t think for a moment that Aspen’s dining scene has died down. In fact, our local chefs and bartenders are just hitting their stride. And in tasting what the town has to offer while putting together our EAT […]

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Aspen Times Weekend Minute for Jan. 6, 2017

January 6, 2017 —

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Warren Miller’s latest flick showing Saturday in Aspen

January 5, 2017 — Catching the new Warren Miller flick is among the tried and true, perennial traditions of winter in a ski town. Miller’s latest, “Here, There & Everywhere,” makes its way to Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 7. The movie includes athletes like Marcus Caston, […]

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Local DJ Berkel Beats headlining Belly Up Aspen

January 5, 2017 — Nate Berkel is at home in Aspen and on stage at Belly Up, where the DJ known as Berkel Beats will headline Saturday night. He’s gotten invites from managers to take his shows on the road around the U.S. over the years, but he’d rather […]

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Funk band Stig plays Justice Snow’s and plans a move to Colorado

January 5, 2017 — The Boston-based funk band Stig is playing its first Aspen show this weekend. But it’s unlikely to be the last. This adventuresome five-piece of Berklee School of Music students is planning to move west and settle on the Front Range later this year after its […]

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Painter Lisa Singer’s stormy weather at the Aspen JCC

January 5, 2017 — By all accounts, 2016 was a stormy year. The year-in-review lists that proliferated in recent weeks, whether covering geo-politics or pop culture, all began with a resigned sigh at all the tragedy. Local painter Lisa Singer harnessed this darkness and tumult into the most productive […]

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The Doo Wop Project headlines Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House on New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016 — Current and former cast members of the Broadway blockbusters “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical” have joined forces as The Doo Wop Project, bringing American pop music’s classics back to life. The five-singer supergroup headlines the Wheeler Opera House on New Year’s Eve. The outfit’s […]

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A Week in the Life … Bring on the Bubbles

December 31, 2016 — Believe it or not, another year has come and gone in Aspen; the pages of this very paper remind us of all that transpired in 2016 — the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious. And as we look ahead to 2017, we […]

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Aspen Film Academy Screenings: Chilean filmmakers craft an anti-biopic in ‘Neruda’

December 29, 2016 — A straightforward biopic could not contain Pablo Neruda. The filmmaking brothers Pablo and Juan de Dios Larrain realized this early on in their eight-year creative journey trying to portray the Chilean poet, politician, Nobel laureate and legend on the big screen. So the Larrains have […]

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Aspen Film Academy Screenings: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ producer Kimberly Steward’s auspicious debut

December 29, 2016 — A year ago, Kimberly Steward was preparing to produce her first feature film. These days she’s getting her first twirl around the awards season tornado along with that film, “Manchester by the Sea,” which plays Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings today. Moving to Los Angeles and […]

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Aspen Times Q&A: Chromeo’s Dave 1

December 29, 2016 — Chromeo, the Montreal-based electro-funk duo, is back in Aspen this weekend for a two-night stand celebrating New Year’s Eve at Belly Up. With Dave 1 on guitar and lead vocals and P-Thugg on keyboard and talk-box, the self-proclaimed “funk lordz” helped resurrect the fun, danceable […]

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Aspen Film Academy Screenings: Actor Stephen Henderson discusses taking August Wilson from stage to screen in ‘Fences’

December 29, 2016 — Six years after playing Bono in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning play “Fences,” Stephen Henderson reprises the role in a new film adaptation. Director Denzel Washington got most of the cast back together for the film, in which he also stars as […]

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