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Aspen’s Bauhaus Roots: Honoring Herbert Bayer’s influence

December 19, 2018 — As Christmas 1945 neared, Herbert Bayer made his first visit to Aspen. The Chicago-based industrialist Walter Paepcke was in the early stages of his plan to transform this remote former silver-mining hub — its hardscrabble population dwindling to some 700 residents — into a utopia

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It’s NGHTMRE before Christmas at Belly Up Aspen

December 18, 2018 — "Overnight success" rarely comes literally overnight. But for Tyler Marenyi, the Los Angeles-based DJ who performs as NGHTMRE, it did. He can pinpoint the moment it happened at the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in Miami. He wasn't on the bill at this global electronic festival.

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Sting, John Mayer to headline Jazz Aspen Labor Day Experience

December 14, 2018 — Sting and John Mayer will headline the 2019 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, festival organizers announced Friday. "(Jazz Aspen) is thrilled to welcome two iconic artists who we've long hoped to present and have been among the artists JAS attendees have most requested to

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Documentary ‘This Mountain Life’ gets an encore screening at Wheeler Opera House

December 13, 2018 — When the documentary "This Mountain Life" had its U.S. premiere at the Aspen Filmfest in September, an enthusiastic local audience greeted it as a major cinematic event. The weekday afternoon festival screening at the Isis Theater sold out. When the end credits began rolling and

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Another side of Shakey Graves at Belly Up Aspen

December 13, 2018 — Fans first fell in love with Shakey Graves as a one-man band, with Alejandro Rose-Garcia playing his smart and bluesy brand of Americana with a simple suitcase kick-drum and an acoustic guitar. More fans followed as he outgrew that setup and started bringing others like

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Two nights of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at Belly Up Aspen

December 13, 2018 — Anybody who has seen Nathaniel Rateliff live knows that the Night Sweats bandleader never disappoints. A rare exception came in August, when the Denver-based band canceled a sold-out show at Belly Up at the last minute on doctor's orders. Rateliff was sick. But local fans

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center taps Aspen Institute’s Peter Waanders as CEO

December 12, 2018 — Anderson Ranch Arts Center has hired Peter Waanders as its president and chief executive officer, the nonprofit announced Monday. Waanders comes to the Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he has directed the Society of Fellows program since 2011. He will begin his tenure at

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center taps Aspen Institute’s Peter Waanders as CEO

December 12, 2018 — Anderson Ranch Arts Center has hired Peter Waanders as its president and chief executive officer, the nonprofit announced Monday. Waanders comes to the Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he has directed the Society of Fellows program since 2011. He will begin his tenure at

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Aspen On the Hill: New ski tunes for a new ski season

December 11, 2018 — All four local mountains are open, the ropes have dropped most everywhere in Aspen and my ski playlist is taking shape. If you're like me, curating a list of songs is a beloved early-season tradition — right along with tuning your gear and putting a

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Hotel Jerome, Redstone Castle featured on new season of Rocky Mountain PBS’s ‘Colorado Experience’

December 9, 2018 — The Hotel Jerome's days as a dirt-cheap boarding house and the Redstone Castle's tumultuous history are featured in new episodes of Rocky Mountain PBS's "Colorado Experience." The public television station and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media are bringing both 30-minute documentaries to

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‘The Guilty’ and Hal Ashby films among December titles in Library Cinema series

December 6, 2018 — Jon Busch will be enshrined in the Aspen Hall of Fame at a ceremony next month, but in December you can see the local legend and film presenter hosting and working the projector during his film series at the Pitkin County Library. The series continues

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Wood Brothers bring ‘Truth’ to Belly Up Aspen (podcast)

December 6, 2018 — The Wood Brothers are living the dream. The rootsy folk-blues trio had long fantasized about what they might do if they could write and record music on their own terms, Oliver Wood said in a recent phone interview. They found out on their latest album

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Behind the scenes of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

December 6, 2018 — Before any dancers stepped on the Aspen District Theatre stage this week for final rehearsals of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's annual staging of "The Nutcracker," a 12-person crew had put in upward of 1,000 man-hours to create the magical world of this Christmas classic. While

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‘The Jealous Curator’ opens group show at Skye Gallery in Aspen

December 6, 2018 — The contemporary art world can be maddening. Though the doors of galleries and museums are open to all of us, it can still seem a hermetic and intimidating scene. Often it seems like unless you have post-graduate degree training to understand it, or you have

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Theatre Aspen announces new festival of one-person shows

December 5, 2018 — Theatre Aspen will host a week-long festival in September devoted to one-person shows, the theater company announced Tuesday. Titled "Solo Flights," the inaugural festival will run in September 2019 following the conclusion of Theatre Aspen's summer season. It takes the place of the Aspen Theatre

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Aspen Historical Society opens Herbert Bayer exhibit

December 2, 2018 — The Aspen Historical Society is sharing a treasure trove of materials by the Bauhaus artist and polymath Herbert Bayer as the town prepares to celebrate the Bauhaus centennial in 2019. In the new exhibit "bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen," the Historical Society is

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Snow Tha Product opens five-date Colorado tour at Belly Up Aspen

December 1, 2018 — Snow Tha Product is a free woman. Always independent in spirit, the rapid-fire rhyming bilingual rapper has now embraced the D.I.Y. creative approach and harnessed her massive social media following to make music on her own terms and directly for her legions of fans. Seven

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Symphony in the Valley to perform Nutcracker

November 29, 2018 — For nearly a quarter century, the Symphony in the Valley have been orchestrating performances of live classical music for Roaring Fork Valley audiences. What began Dec. 8, 1993, when an upstart community orchestra formed by Karin White and Chick Overington played their first concert at

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Lucas Wolf’s long road to debut album and Wheeler Opera House ‘On the Rise’ series

November 29, 2018 — During his years as a drunken hobo, when he was wandering America with his guitar, few would have predicted Lucas Wolf would one day be headlining the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. But this Saturday night, with his debut album recently released, Wolf will

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Dance-inspired group show is curator Courtenay Finn’s last at Aspen Art Museum

November 29, 2018 — To see the new show at the Aspen Art Museum, you've got to keep your body moving. "Lost Without Your Rhythm," the exhibition filling the two street level galleries at the Aspen Art Museum, is inspired by the influential avant-garde Judson Dance Theater. It includes

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