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Stewart Oksenhorn/Aspen Times WeeklyAspen's Barry Smith presents the final script reading of "Every Job I've Ever Had" on May 29 at Steve's Guitars in Carbondale.
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For Aspenite Barry Smith, achieving his dream job – doing one-person, multimedia presentations across the continent – has meant putting up with the occasional crappy job: A/V guy for medical conferences, security guard, certified photocopier, cleaning up literal crap using a broom handle. (And let’s not forget Aspen Times columnist.) Smith takes audiences on a tour through his employment history in “Every Job I’ve Ever Had,” which gets a final script reading on Saturday, May 29, at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. The show comes with a subtle inspirational message about following your bliss, and an extensive visual component, a not-so-subtle reminder that Smith’s most enduring pastime has been documenting his every move, and preserving every memento from his journey.

Local song-and-dance man John Goss knew he had a task on his hands in getting the word out about the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Explaining the concept of a Vaudeville revue is not like pitching a superhero movie (not to mention how tough it can be explaining Glenwood to an upvalley crowd). But Goss also knew if he could get people inside the theater, the rest would take care of itself. He seems to have succeeded: After debuting last summer to enthusiastic crowds, the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is in expansion mode. As part of Glenwood’s 125th anniversary, Goss and his seven-member cast will give free performances of excerpts from the show Friday and Saturday evenings through the summer (beginning June 4), next to the train station. A Christmas production and a winter show are on the schedule. And the new summer show – featuring “Road Kill Rap,” and an unforgettable tap dance innovation – opens Friday, May 28 at the Masonic Lodge.


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