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The Temporary hosts comedian Troy Walker and Nora Ephron’s ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’

September 22, 2017 — A local contractor in my neighborhood recently told me about his experience painting the newly constructed Movieland in El Jebel 24 years ago. At the time, there was little more than a stoplight in this no-man's land of a midvalley outpost. "Who would ever come […]

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Finale flowers: ‘Don’t Feed the Plants’

September 21, 2017 — Sometimes the actors aren't the ones stealing the show. That may be the case during Glenwood Vaudeville Revue's fall production of "Little Shop of Horrors" — which runs Sept. 22 to Oct. 29; visit gvrshow.com for more information — when four elaborate puppets threaten to […]

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Aspen Filmfest announces 2017 lineup of 20 films

September 19, 2017 — From food waste in the western world to an animated adventure about a guitar-playing dog in Tibet, the Aspen Filmfest lineup announced Tuesday sweeps across many genres of cinema. The 20 films selected for the 39th annual festival were chosen out of hundreds screened, organizers […]

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Aspen Words writer-in-residence Tatjana Soli’s last stand

September 18, 2017 — Novelist Tatjana Soli is a week away from her publisher's deadline on the final draft of her fourth novel. As Aspen Words' writer-in-residence for September, Soli is finishing the book here and spending the month working at the Catto Shaw family's Mojo Garden Farm in […]

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Co-director Lynn Novick on making “The Vietnam War”

September 17, 2017 — Documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick decided to make a film about the Vietnam War a decade ago. But they felt they had to wait to tackle this most divisive and controversial piece of history. "We've been talking about Vietnam for a long time but […]

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Co-director Lynn Novick on making “The Vietnam War”

September 16, 2017 — Documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick decided to make a film about the Vietnam War a decade ago. But they felt they had to wait to tackle this most divisive and controversial piece of history. "We've been talking about Vietnam for a long time, but […]

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MADness on Aspen’s Wheeler Opera stage

September 14, 2017 — After singing, dancing and acting in a musical production before an audience for two-plus hours, what better way to unwind than to engage in a little post-show improv action? "Here's what's crazy," actress Nicole Parker revealed. "We think that's super fun." Parker is among the […]

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Jill Cohn headlines Americana Music Series at Justice Snow’s

September 14, 2017 — The Americana Music Series has returned to Justice Snow's Restaurant and Bar this month, with eight September concerts featuring Nate Hancock and the Declarations with special guests every Sunday and Wednesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, Seattle singer-songwriter Jill Cohn will headline the […]

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Chicano Batman to make Aspen debut at Belly Up

September 14, 2017 — Taking the stage in matching polyester tuxedos and ruffled shirts, playing an inventive mix of vintage soul and funk and psychedelic rock tinged with Brazilian tropicalia, Chicano Batman can't be accused of chasing trends. The one-of-a-kind Los Angeles quartet makes its Aspen debut Saturday at […]

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Wilderness Workshop offers a different way to connect with nature in Carbondale

September 14, 2017 — Alya Howe's passion shines in her communication. Her growls, moans and sighs are the intersect of bedroom and barroom as she lays it all out. Her eyes invite. Her body, arms, head move with the power of her ideas and intentions. That will show up […]

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Aspen Film names interim director

September 13, 2017 — Aspen Film has named Susan Wrubel as its interim executive director, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. Wrubel, a film-industry executive based in New York City, takes the reins of the organization from Aspen Film board member Elexa Ruth, who had been in the interim role since […]

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Objects + History = ‘Homecoming’ for Aspen artist

September 7, 2017 —   People affect place. Even when they're environmentally aware, human presence affects the land on which they dwell. Two solo exhibitions in the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad explore that idea through different media. The artists, Carbondale's Lindsay Jones and Lara Whitley of Aspen, submitted […]

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The Salon at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House Sunday

September 7, 2017 — A.J. Finney says he became a comedian because therapy was expensive and open-mics were free. "But the sound of laughter and that magical moment when everyone's so engulfed in the performance that it relieves us from our daily worries, that's why I keep doing it," […]

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Jazz Aspen Labor Day Review: Hall & Oates, Keith Urban, Maroon 5 and more

September 4, 2017 — John Oates bade a fond farewell to Aspen on Friday night, finally headlining the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience after living here for 25 years, and playing his longtime hometown for the first time with Daryl Hall. Hall wasted no time bringing up the […]

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Jazz Aspen Labor Day: The Roots

September 3, 2017 — The Roots never had the supposedly glorious "Bentley moment" that many hip-hop acts strive for. Drummer and bandleader Questlove is glad they didn't. The legendary Roots crew's rise was slow — very slow — for a long while after its founders Questlove and Black Thought […]

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Jazz Aspen Labor Day: The Revivalists

September 3, 2017 — This remote mountain town wouldn't seem like an ideal place for a music fanatic to get the jump on the next big things in pop — New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Austin tend to have that locked down. But it happens here, too. If […]

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Electronic duo Bob Moses makes Aspen debut at JAS After Dark show

September 2, 2017 — Over the past year and a half, the electronic duo Bob Moses has had a ubiquitous club hit in "Tearing Me Up," got a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording and a win for Best Remix, and landed on the stages at premier festivals from […]

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Jazz Aspen Labor Day: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

September 1, 2017 — Colorado music fans knew Nathaniel Rateliff before it was cool to know Nathaniel Rateliff. The Denver-based singer and his soul revival band The Night Sweats appeared to be an overnight sensation two years ago when they did an epic rendition of "S.O.B." on "The Tonight […]

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Jazz Aspen’s Labor Day Experience has sold record number of tickets

September 1, 2017 — If you don't already have tickets in hand for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, you may be out of luck this weekend. This year's edition of the annual pop music festival at Snowmass Town Park is the fastest- and biggest-selling event in its […]

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Jazz Aspen Labor Day: Daryl Hall & John Oates

August 31, 2017 — "It only took 20 years to get that gig!" So quipped Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and longtime Woody Creeker John Oates of his much-anticipated and long-overdue headlining spot with Daryl Hall at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience. Over the past quarter […]

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