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Keller Williams and the Hillbenders bring PettyGrass to Belly Up Aspen

July 5, 2018 — Three years back, at his annual ASPCA benefit in his hometown of Fredricksburg, Virginia, the virtuosic guitarist and adventurous bandleader Keller Williams put together a set of bluegrass-infused Tom Petty covers. He dubbed the event "PettyGrass." When Petty died unexpectedly last fall, Williams dug into

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Food & Wine Classic: Heritage Fire is the little piggy growing up

June 14, 2018 — "It's honest food from real farmers, put forth by passionate butchers and chefs using primal cooking techniques," says Brady Lowe, visionary founder of Cochon555's national competitive chef series, about Heritage Fire, the no-protein-barred, wood-fired event that's become the local darling of the Food & Wine

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Food & Wine Classic: Experts pour perfection from bubbles to rose

June 14, 2018 — One thing you can always be sure of at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is that the wine will flow like beer. Of course, there are a number of ways to take advantage of all that wine. You can simply make the rounds

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Food & Wine Classic: Seminars to amp up your cooking chops

June 14, 2018 — Picking favorites off the food & wine classic cooking seminar schedule is always tough. this year, four chefs helped tenderize the task. CHEF: ALEX GUARNASCHELLI Seminar: Sesame and Pink Peppercorns: Fun with Spices "Home cooks have great curiosity about spices," says Alex Guarnaschelli, about the

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Food & Wine Classic: Werlin, Oldman, Sbrocco on the art of presentation

June 14, 2018 — It is rare that the wine seminars at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen leave attendees wanting. I mean, how can you go wrong when there are six glasses of great wine in front of you? Not to mention info and laughs. But there

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Food & Wine Classic: Best New Chefs Class of 2018

June 14, 2018 — Most awards are given for excellence based on an extended body of work. But Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs (BNC) awards are a little different. They are designed to honor and encourage those who show potential; who, in their earliest forays into the

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Food & Wine Classic: Chefs’ 5k worth the early wakeup call

June 14, 2018 — You fly in from New York on the final flight, Thursday night before the Classic begins. You meet some friends for a few celebratory pops at the hotel. You're juiced because you've registered to run the Food & Wine Celebrity Chef 5K Charity Run the

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Food & Wine Classic: New magazine editor Hunter Lewis continuing his education

June 14, 2018 — Shortly after the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen wrapped last year, Food & Wine magazine made some bombshell announcements. The magazine was sold by Time Inc. to the Meredith Corp. (with an infusion of a cash contribution from the Koch brothers). It moved from

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Food & Wine Classic: New Aspen restaurants open in flurry of offseason activity

June 14, 2018 — If you haven't visited Aspen since last Food & Wine weekend, welcome back and buckle up! Locals can tell you that much has changed on the restaurant scene, but change is good — trust us. While a handful of beloved haunts are gone forever (R.I.P.

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Roaring Fork Valley environmental orgs attempt to reach beyond usual audiences with storytelling event

June 6, 2018 — When they speak about environmental conservation in western Colorado, many times organizations find themselves preaching to the choir. People are drawn to the mountains for their natural beauty, after all. That creates a challenge for these groups: How can they break through to a broader

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Aspen Times Weekly: Ski gangs, the next generation

April 12, 2018 — It all started with the "youth quake" of the late '60s and early '70s, when the baby boomers collided with puberty, which then collided with Aspen. There were 20-somethings everywhere and all looking for a good time. As is consistent with human nature, friend groups

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‘Musical Thrones’ leans on five actors in an HBO series parody

March 22, 2018 — Are you one of the millions who can't wait until 2019 for the "Game of Thrones" Season 8 premier? Have you given up on expecting George R.R. Martin to finish another book in the "Song of Ice and Fire" series? Fans of HBO's hit TV

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Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer to visit CMC campuses this week

March 19, 2018 — Next time you’re at a trailhead, the top of a ski run or a river put-in, imagine not being able to see. Now imagine stepping onto the trail, taking off downhill or wedging into a kayak and floating away. Welcome to Erik Weihenmayer’s world. Author

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Donavon Frankenreiter returns to Belly Up on Sunday

March 1, 2018 — Donavon Frankenreiter has fit right in around here since early in his career, playing laid-back folk at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, along with the late great 7908 Songwriters Festival at the Wheeler Opera House and at Belly Up, where he returns on

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U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith brings rural tour to Aspen’s Winter Words

January 22, 2018 — Since her inauguration as U.S. poet laureate in September, Tracy K. Smith has been on a mission to meet Americans in small towns and rural areas around the country and discuss the role poetry plays in their lives. The author of three poetry collections, including

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Nappy Roots is back at Belly Up

January 14, 2018 — When Nappy Roots formed at Western Kentucky University in 1996, they were an independent Southern rap sextet. They released "Country Fried Cess" in 1998 and instantly attracted attention from major labels. By 2002, they were signed to Atlantic Records and released the best-selling hip-hop album

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Weekend Minute for Jan. 5

January 5, 2018 — From comics to DJs to ski films, It only takes a minute to plan your weekend in Aspen.

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Watch: Top arts and entertainment picks this weekend

December 22, 2017 — It only takes a minute to plan your weekend. Watch as our arts editor runs down this weekend’s top picks in arts and entertainment.

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VIDEO: What’s happening in the Aspen area this weekend

December 8, 2017 — Take a minute and let Arts Editor Andrew Travers guide you through what arts and entertainment events are going on this weekend in the Aspen-Snowmass area.

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Single-day passes on sale for WinterWonderGrass

December 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A music festival that attracts visitors from across the country and is establishing Steamboat Springs as its new home has begun selling single-day passes for this year's WinterWonderGrass Festival. This bluegrass festival is going into its sixth year in Colorado, and it

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