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The Beatles come alive in ‘Let It Be’ at the Wheeler Opera House

March 28, 2017 — Bringing The Beatles to life for audiences around the world, the cast members of "Let It Be" had to do more than just put on some wigs and costumes and learn some songs. The tribute band's theatrical shows do more than cover The Beatles' classics. […]

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Unlikely Candidates play Belly Up tonight

March 27, 2017 — The Unlikely Candidates want the world and they want it now. This Fort Worth, Texas, rock band started as a modest acoustic duo nearly a decade ago. But in recent years — and especially on the band's new EP, "Bed of Liars" — the five-piece […]

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The Aspen Times Weekend Minute for Friday, March 24, 2017

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Sleigh Bells bring ‘Jessica Rabbit’ tour to Belly Up Aspen

March 24, 2017 — The juxtaposition of Alexis Krauss' sweet vocals against harsh, gritty beats, synths and guitar from Derek Miller has been Sleigh Bells' signature since the band formed eight years ago. The duo established its novel noise-pop formula early on in songs like "Crown on the Ground," […]

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Aspen Film names jury and special guests for Shortsfest

March 24, 2017 — Aspen Film announced jury members and industry guests for the 26th Annual Aspen Shortsfest on Friday. The short film festival will run from April 4 to 9 at the Wheeler Opera House and Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen and Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. "Aspen Shortsfest is […]

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Moon Taxi rides into Snowmass Village for Hi-Fi Concert Series

March 23, 2017 — Moon Taxi has earned a reputation as one of the great rising live bands in the country, steadily building buzz with each stop on the big-ticket summer festival circuit. But the band, based in Nashville, Tennessee, honed its live show by playing long and late […]

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A ‘party adventure’ and scavenger hunt comes through Aspen

March 23, 2017 — An innovative party, "scavenger hunt where you collect people" and cultural event is coming from Los Angeles to Aspen this weekend. After a dozen buzzy events in L.A., actor and producer John Pick is bringing his "Snowball Party" to town on Saturday and March 29. […]

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Aspen Times Q&A: Clint Black

March 23, 2017 — Anticipation has been building for more than a year for Clint Black's concert at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. The country music great had to cancel last winter's show at the last minute. But the Wheeler and Belly Up Aspen, which is co-presenting the […]

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Walt Whitman comes to life in ‘Multitudes’ at Aspen Poets’ Society reading

March 23, 2017 — Two stalwarts of Roaring Fork Valley theater and poetry are bringing Walt Whitman to life in a new play. "Multitudes," written by Valerie Haugen Nuzzo and Kim Nuzzo, will get a staged reading Sunday at the Aspen Poets' Society Live Poetry Night at Victoria's in […]

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Summer Words alums Stephanie Danler, Anna Noyes and Molly Prentiss return to Aspen after breakout debut books

March 23, 2017 — The last time Stephanie Danler, Anna Noyes and Molly Prentiss were in Aspen, they were unpublished and anonymous. As Emerging Writer Fellows at Aspen Summer Words in 2014 and 2015, this trio of extraordinarily talented young writers went to work on the books that would […]

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Photos: Greensky Bluegrass at Belly Up Aspen

March 22, 2017 — Greensky Bluegrass played Tuesday night at Belly Up Aspen. Check out this slideshow from the show.

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Aspen Film, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Galerie Maximilian team for ‘Hockney’ screening

March 22, 2017 — Three local arts organizations have partnered to host a screening of a revealing new documentary about the English painter David Hockney. "Hockney," by director Randall Wright, is a definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David […]

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With a timely new album on the way, Portugal. The Man plays Aspen

March 19, 2017 — Responding to the cultural chaos and political upheaval of the past year, Portugal. The Man scrapped an entire new album and recorded another that directly addresses our fraught moment in history. Now the adventuresome and prolific rock band is on the road, playing new songs […]

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Aspen Choral Society spring concerts highlight songs by Mack Bailey and Ellen Stapenhorst

March 18, 2017 — Songs by two longtime local singer-songwriters will be in the spotlight at the Aspen Choral Society's annual spring concert. Dubbed "Voices of Spring," the performances that began Thursday in Snowmass Village and continue this weekend in Glenwood Springs and Aspen will showcase new arrangements of […]

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Michael Franti returns to Aspen to headline World Cup Village

March 18, 2017 — Of course Michael Franti is playing Aspen during the town's big World Cup Finals weekend. The singer, songwriter and activist — much-beloved in these parts — is a regular on local stages, making tour stops here with seasonal regularity. He returns with Spearhead for a […]

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The Aspen Times Weekend Minute – March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 —

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Gogol Bordello to headline World Cup Village and Belly Up Aspen

March 16, 2017 — "We are the immigrant punks!" Gogol Bordello drummer Pedro Erazo told a crowd at Belly Up during a fierce and sweat-soaked Thanksgiving Eve concert. "Our message is peace and love and unity." The band's nine members have emigrated from five different continents, and their shows […]

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Trumpeter Etienne Charles headlines JAS Café for World Cup weekend in Aspen

March 16, 2017 — Etienne Charles is taking over the JAS Cafe at the Cooking School of Aspen for World Cup weekend. The Trinidad-born trumpeter is planning upbeat, dance-friendly shows with an eight-piece calypso band. Charles, 33, has established himself among the greatest living improvisational trumpeters, playing a lively […]

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Nina Gabianelli to perform in Thunder River Theatre Company’s debut Diva Cabaret

March 16, 2017 — Songs are stories. And when Nina Gabianelli takes the stage at Thunder River Theatre Co. on Monday, she'll link a series of songs to tell her own story. "A lot of people in this valley know me as who I am today. But there's a […]

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The Sweet Sounds of World CupThree nights of free concerts in Wagner Park during the big race weekend

March 16, 2017 — As the world's best skiers descend on Aspen Mountain to do fast and furious battle on behalf of their countries at the World Cup Finals, a fitting lineup of internationally minded musicians will be taking the stage in Wagner Park. The downtown square has been […]

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