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Merry movie month at WheelerThe Wheeler Film Series will present nine films in May at the Wheeler Opera House.The month opens Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1-2, with the 1964 historical drama “Becket,” being screened from a newly restored print. The story of the relationship between the archbishop of Canterbury and King Henry II stars the trio of English screen greats, Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole and John Gielgud. “The Hoax,” starring Richard Gere as Aspenite Clifford Irving, who faked an authorized biography of Howard Hughes, is set for Friday through Tuesday, May 4-8. The current hit “Disturbia,” a Hitchcockian thriller, will be screened Friday through Thursday, May 4-10, at the special time of 5:30 p.m.”Black Book,” Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s drama of a Jewish girl who survived World War II, shows May 9-12. “The Endless Summer 2,” a sequel to the 1966 surf classic “The Endless Summer,” will be screened May 14.The French film “Avenue Montaigne,” about a Parisian waitress with big dreams, is scheduled for May 20-22. “An Unreasonable Man,” a documentary of activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, shows May 23-24.”Hot Fuzz,” an English action-comedy about overeager cops, will be screened May 25-28. The May schedule closes May 29-31 with “The Namesake,” the story of an American-born man of Indian descent, looking to assimilate into New York culture. The film was directed by India’s Mira Nair, whose work includes “Vanity Fair” and “Monsoon Wedding.”All Wheeler Films in May, except for “Disturbia,” show at 8 p.m.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass has announced several additions to its summer schedule. Jazz Aspen’s summer events include the June Festival, June 21-24, in Aspen’s Rio Grande Park; the benefit Summer Night Mambo, July 21, at Aspen Base Operations; and the Labor Day Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, in Snowmass Village.Singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’, who played Aspen earlier this month, has been added to the Herbie Hancock & Friends show, June 21, at the June Festival. Also scheduled to join Hancock are trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, guitarist Larry Carlton, singer-guitarist Raul Midón and percussionist Cyro Baptista.Additional June Fest headliners are Earth, Wind & Fire, Steve Winwood and the Black Crowes.Summer Night Mambo, a fundraiser for Jazz Aspen’s educational programs, will be headlined by Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, with his Mambo Big Band. The party continues with New York-based, Pan-Latin band Yerba Buena, playing at Belly Up.The Labor Day Festival will feature California singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, playing an opening set Sept. 3. Derek Trucks, previously announced as performing with his Derek Trucks Band, will play with his wife, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi, in their Soul Stew Revival.Additional headliners for the Labor Day Festival are the Allman Brothers Band, and Gov’t Mule, led by Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes. A final headlining act is still to be announced.For further schedule information, go to http://www.jazzaspen.org. For tickets, call 1-800-JAS-TIXX (527-8499).In addition, Jazz Aspen will co-present a series of concerts this summer with the Aspen Music Festival, including Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (June 26, Benedict Music Tent), and a recital by bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer (July 19, Harris Hall). For tickets and further information, go to http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com.


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