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A 5Point Film Festival encore at the Wheeler Opera House

May 18, 2017 — Did you miss out the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale last month? Did you snooze on getting a ticket before it sold out? Did you skip some of the award-winning films? Fret not: the nonprofit is staging an 11-film encore of the prize winners and […]

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Aspen Art Museum honored with 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

May 18, 2017 — The Aspen Art Museum has won a 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. The local museum is one of 10 winners, pared down from 30 finalists. The winners were […]

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‘Every separation is a link’ at Aspen Art Museum group show

May 18, 2017 — A display case of decades-old postcards, empty hooks in a wall, a string of lights hanging from the ceiling, a sheet of paper with a single sentence typed on it. These are the kinds of barely there artistic gestures in "Gravity & Grace," a deceptively […]

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Aspen Music Festival locals passes on sale

May 18, 2017 — The Aspen Music Festival and School's "Locals Pass" is now on sale, with discounted prices and the lowest available for the summer's concerts featuring stars like Renee Fleming, Sarah Chang, Edgar Meyer and Yefim Bronfman. The passes are available to anyone with a Colorado driver's […]

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Longtime Wheeler Opera House sound man Gordon Wilder retires after 25 years

May 18, 2017 — For a quarter century, musicians and comics and theater troupes at the Wheeler Opera House have trusted Gordon Wilder to make them sound their best. He's been the guy at the controls for Tony Bennett and Willie Nelson, Steve Martin and a generation of local […]

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Don Stuber to discuss Vietnam photography at Aspen Chapel Gallery

May 13, 2017 — Local artist Don Stuber will discuss his photography work, "Vietnam: Then and Now," on Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery. Stuber, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, is showing his work as part of the gallery's "Broad Perspectives" exhibition, which runs through […]

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Aspen Film hires interim executive director to replace Thew

May 12, 2017 — Aspen Film has hired real estate broker and film producer Elexa Ruth as interim executive director to replace John Thew at the top of the nonprofit organization responsible for three annual Aspen festivals. Ruth's hiring marks the fifth leadership change at the helm of Aspen […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show on ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at Belly Up Aspen

May 11, 2017 — Last spring at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Old Crow Medicine Show honored the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" with a live performance of the entire epic Nashville-recorded double album. Though the string band thought it was a one-time thing, the […]

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Wildfest to include tours of Hunter S. Thompson’s Owl Farm

May 11, 2017 — Wilderness Workshop's fourth annual Wildfest will include tours of Hunter S. Thompson's home and writing quarters at Owl Farm in Woody Creek, led by his wife, Anita, and retired Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis. The music festival and fundraiser for the 50-year-old conservation watchdog is […]

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Aspen High School’s ‘Pippin’ nominated for two Bobby G Awards

May 11, 2017 — Aspen High School's spring production of the musical "Pippin" has been nominated for two Bobby G Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in high school musical theater in Colorado. Lighting designer Scott Nelson and Aspen High School student designer Demian Detweiller are up for Outstanding […]

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Theatre Aspen announces upcoming summer season details

May 11, 2017 — Theatre Aspen's third annual Aspen Theatre Festival, featuring new plays and musicals being developed for the stage, will run Sept. 8 through 16 and will welcome workshops of "The Mad Show!," a new comic musical in development by the minds behind Mad Magazine and Second […]

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Aspen Music Festival hosts talk on music’s effect on the brain

May 11, 2017 — The Aspen Music Festival and School Salon and the Aspen Country Day School Speaker Series will co-present a free talk on music and its effects on the brain this evening. Titled "How music can change your brain," the 5:30 p.m. discussion will feature Music Fest […]

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What’s on this offseason at Belly Up Aspen?

May 11, 2017 — When just about every other place in Aspen closes its doors and goes dark for mud season, Belly Up keeps its lights on and keeps a solid run of bookings going through May. The club has a handful of marquee names on the way this […]

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What’s on this offseason at Belly Up Aspen?

May 11, 2017 — When just about every other place in Aspen closes its doors and goes dark for mud season, Belly Up keeps its lights on and keeps a solid run of bookings going through May. The club has a handful of marquee names on the way this […]

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Damian Woetzel to leave Aspen Institute and Vail Dance Festival to serve as president of Juilliard School

May 10, 2017 — Damian Woetzel, director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program and artistic director of Vail Dance Festival, will serve as the seventh president of the Juilliard School beginning July 2018. Juilliard announced the appointment Wednesday. Woetzel, former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, will […]

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At Colorado Creative Industries Summit, NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu stresses impact of the arts

May 5, 2017 — BRECKENRIDGE — The national debate about the value and future of the National Endowment for the Arts has been good for the organization, its chairwoman Jane Chu argued Thursday at the annual Colorado Creative Industries Summit. The White House had reportedly considered eliminating the federal […]

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High Country Sinfonia to perform Monday and Tuesday

May 4, 2017 — The High Country Sinfonia is giving two spring concert performances this offseason. The upstart chamber music group will perform Monday, May 8 at Aspen Community Church and at Basalt Community United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 9. Both performances are scheduled to begin at 7 […]

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Wheeler Opera House announces new summer series

May 4, 2017 — The Wheeler Opera House is launching a free new summer performance series called Sunset Sessions in June. The program will feature music, spoken word and comedy in the newly designed Wheeler Bar Lobby Stage area. The Aspen Music Festival and School leases the Wheeler during […]

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Rising country star Brent Cobb making local debut at Belly Up

May 4, 2017 — Way back when he was playing with his first garage band as a teenager, gigging around his tiny Georgia hometown, Brent Cobb paid homage to John Denver with a localized version of "Take Me Home, Country Roads." It swapped out the familiar lyrics about West […]

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Aspen Times Weekly: Death Becomes Them

May 4, 2017 — Obituarist Bruce Weber and artist Adam McEwen shared a subject in pornographic actress and laundry soap model Marilyn Chambers. McEwen, in a playful body of work that is on view at the Aspen Art Museum through May, created a fake obituary of Chambers in 2004. […]

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