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The Wheeler Film Series will present three movies during the month of April at the Wheeler Opera House.The month opens April 11-12 with the South Korean film, “The Host.” Directed by Bong Joon-ho, the film combines elements of the Asian monster-horror genre, social and political satire, and a tone of comic absurdity.”Starter for 10,” a British coming-of-age movie set in an upper-crust university during the Margaret Thatcher-led 1980s, is set for April 15 and 17. The film, from Tom Hanks’ production company, showed last fall at Aspen Filmfest, and last month in the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Film Program.The schedule concludes April 28-30 with “Miss Potter.” Renée Zellweger earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Beatrix Potter, the English author and illustrator of such children’s book characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Little Pig Robinson. Director Chris Noonan’s magical film focuses on Potter’s start in writing, her romantic life and her conservation efforts.All Wheeler Films start at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass is accepting submissions to be considered for the official artwork for its 2007 summer season. The selected artwork would be used for Jazz Aspen’s June and Labor Day Festivals, and could be used for the cover of the festival programs, posters and merchandise. Submissions should showcase a creative, out-of-the-box approach while tying in relevance to the Jazz Aspen festivals.The deadline for submissions is April 15. Interested artists should submit an optimized picture, under three megabytes, and their contact information to abeard@jazzaspen.org. Submissions may also be mailed to Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 110 E. Hallam, Suite 104, Aspen, CO 81611. Final artwork is not necessary for the initial submission.Further details are available at http://www.jazzaspen.org., or by calling 920-4996.A winner will be chosen by May 1. The prize for the winning artist is $750.

Theatre Aspen has opened registration for its 2007 Summer Theatre Aspen Camps and Academy, with sessions available for children age 5-18.The Fun in Theatre series, for age 5-6, has morning sessions in June, July and August. Separate sessions are also available for ages 7-12 and 13-18.Theatre Aspen is also offering a new Advanced Training Academy in July, for children age 10-18. Classes will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 2-28. Registration requires an audition, either in person or by video. The academy will culminate with a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”Scholarships are available for all sessions except the Advanced Training Academy.For a complete schedule and further information, go to http://www.theatreaspen.org, or contact Marisa Post, director of education for Theatre Aspen, at marisa@theatreaspen.org or 925-9313, ext. 3.


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