February 18, 2004
Janet OGrady and her staff at Aspen Magazine love to give parties. They gave their annual holiday party in December at the Caribou Club and then last week they held a party at the Hotel Jerome celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their Best of Aspen issue and their first annual People of the Year awards. Helping Janet and her staff host the anniversary party were Mayor Helen Klanderud, Sheriff Bob Braudis and Tony DiLucia, manager of the Hotel Jerome. As always the parties were filled with young photographers, writers and entrepreneurs.Longtime Aspenite Peter Larrowe celebrated his 90th birthday last week.Summertime isnt the only time for music in Aspen. This winter Christ Episcopal Church is presenting Music in the West End, evenings of chamber music at the church located at 536 W. North St. The first concert will be Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Bonnie Draina, soprano, Andrew Palmer Todd on piano and Heidi Price Mendenhall on clarinet. The concerts are free and open to the public. The next one is Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Teocalli Trio with Debra Ayers on piano, Tamas Kocsis on violin and Alexander Scheirlea on cello. Actually, this concert will also be given the previous evening, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Old Snowmass home of Helene Slansky. Attendance for this concert is limited and RSVPs are a must at (970) 927-0495. The Teocalli Trio was formed at the Crested Butte Music Festival in 2002. Truly international in scope, it is composed of Hungarian violinist Tamas (an Aspen Music School Dorothy DeLay alum), German cellist Alexander, and American pianist Debra, who worked for years here with the Aspen Music Festival.Author Eric Schlosser will give a reading and talk from his work at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Paepcke Auditorium as part of Winter Words, the winter lecture series presented by the Aspen Writers Foundation. Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation, a myth-shattering investigation of the burgers-and-fries industry. His newest book is Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market.Congratulations to Karl Adam, son of Trish Adam and Kurt Adam. He passed all four of his CPA exams the first time. Nationally, only 8 percent of the test-takers are able to accomplish this feat. Karl graduated from Aspen High School in 1999, and he earned a double degree last May in finance and accounting from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is the newest member of the local Reese Henry & Company Inc. accounting team.Two Aspenites were named to the Deans List for academic achievement for fall semester at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Lily Parsons Melton, a senior majoring in health, and freshman Jacqueline Lana Pearlstone.Bonnie Claire McDaniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David McDaniel of Basalt, has been named to the Deans List at Wheaton College near Chicago, where she is majoring in international relations.Named to the Deans List at the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in Syracuse, N.Y., are Cory Reno, a junior majoring in psychology, and Alexa Meyer, a freshman majoring in arts and sciences.Named to the Deans List at the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse was Braden Bruington, a sophomore majoring in computer science.Undercurrent … Where are you going on your spring vacation? A beach somewhere, Ill bet!