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Review: Aspen Opera Center delivers on ‘Tales of Hoffmann’

August 18, 2018 — Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann" demands a big cast of staunch singers who can sketch characters quickly, fashion arias and ensembles deftly, and balance drama with touches of the macabre and sly humor. There wasn't a weak link in the second of three performances by the

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Aspen Times Q&A: Adam Cayton-Holland discusses his memoir ‘Tragedy Plus Time’

August 17, 2018 — Colorado comedy fans have watched with pride in recent years, as Adam Cayton-Holland's star has risen on the national stage. We've gotten to know the Denver born-and-bred comic through his stand-up routines, through his TruTV sitcom "Those Who Can't," and through a social media presence

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Carbondale’s ‘Our Town One Table’ returns Sunday

August 16, 2018 — Fourth Street will be filled with great food and conversation as the town of Carbondale hosts the fourth annual Our Town One Table on Sunday. "It's a community event, its like a potluck at each table," said Jamie Wall, event coordinator with the town of

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After an injury, a year off the road and a new album, Matt and Kim play Aspen

August 16, 2018 — As the indie pop duo Matt and Kim took the stage at the Vaiven Festival in March of last year, drummer Kim Schifino leapt from an elevated platform with the soaring exuberance fans have come to expect from her. But when she landed and twisted

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Seraphic Fire launches new choral institute at Aspen Music Festival

August 16, 2018 — The Aspen Music Festival and School has not traditionally programmed much choral music during its summer season. But when they have it's been popular. "Patrons say to me, 'We love choral music,' 'Why don't you have more choral music?'" Aspen Music Fest President and CEO

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Review: The Decemberists at Belly Up Aspen

August 16, 2018 — Minutes into The Decemberists' much-anticipated Belly Up concert Saturday night, after the band romped through the new song "Everything is Awful," two crew members — outfitted in suits and ties — stepped onto the stage and sprayed the crowd with confetti cannons. But other than

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Wheeler Opera House to host Native American film festival in October

August 16, 2018 — The new two-day Shining Mountain Film Festival will showcase 10 new Native American-themed movies at the Wheeler Opera House this autumn, the theater announced Thursday. Running Oct. 7 and 8, the festival, timed to Indigenous Peoples' Day, aims to celebrate Native American culture and history.

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center exhibition puts interns in the spotlight

August 16, 2018 — After working behind the scenes all summer at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the season's interns are getting a week in the spotlight. An art exhibition on the Snowmass Village campus is showcasing — and selling — new artwork by 26 interns who've been at the

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American Brass Quintet launches new brass chamber music program at Aspen Music Festival and School

August 15, 2018 — Suddenly Aspen is a hotbed for elite young brass musicians and a breeding ground for the next generation of brass players in both the jazz and classical fields. Along with the relaunched JAS Academy running its intensive program for big band players this month, earlier

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Jazz Aspen’s JAS Academy reborn at Colorado Mountain College

August 15, 2018 — With a blare of horns and big, brassy cascades of joyful jazz emanating from Colorado Mountain College on Monday morning, the JAS Academy made its return to Aspen. The program, run by Jazz Aspen Snowmass and directed by Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, has brought 21

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Review: Paris blooms at Aspen Music Festival

August 14, 2018 — Atmospheric music dominated this past weekend at the Aspen Music Festival, in large part French pieces that fit into the season's Paris theme, culminating in a beautifully expansive performance of Debussy's evocative "La Mer" in the Benedict Music Tent on Sunday. But the award for

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Apprentices in the spotlight at Theatre Aspen showcase ‘I Wish’

August 11, 2018 — If you've been to any of Theatre Aspen's shows this season, you've seen them in the casts and crews working alongside professionals all season. But Sunday night, the 2018 class of Theatre Aspen apprentices have the Hurst Theatre stage all to themselves. The class of

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Latest out of Aspen Center for Physics: graphic novel about thermodynamics

August 11, 2018 — A great number of scientific papers and publications come out of the Aspen Center for Physics, but none quite like Assa Auerbach's latest. The Israeli physicist's new graphic novel, "Max the Demon vs. Entropy of Doom" — created with illustrator Richard Codor — aims to

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Review: Music from Spain sparks Aspen Music Festival performances

August 11, 2018 — Spanish music inspired some of the best moments this week at the Aspen Music Festival, topped off by Sharon Isbin's all-Spanish guitar program Thursday in Harris Hall. Isabel Leonard became the second internationally renowned mezzo-soprano in less than a week to be felled by an

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ArtCrush raises $2.5 million for Aspen Art Museum

August 9, 2018 — The Aspen Art Museum's 2018 ArtCrush benefit gala raised more than $2.5 million for curatorial and educational programming, the museum announced this week. The dinner, party and art auction was held Aug. 3 at Buttermilk Ski Area. The 500-plus guests included artists, art collectors, artists,

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Pianist Joyce Yang, choreographer Jorma Elo bring Schumann to dancing life with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

August 9, 2018 — Pairing one of the world's great concert pianists, Joyce Yang, with the versatile dancers of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the ingenious choreographer Jorma Elo produced one of the more astounding premieres in the dance company's history. The collaborative "Half/Cut/Split" blew away a local audience

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Valley Fine Art to exhibit Judy Haas’s crystal-encrusted rock’n’roll posters

August 9, 2018 — Aspen native Judy Haas is returning home to open a new exhibition of her work at Valley Fine Art. The Telluride-based artist, best known for her pastel trout, is showcasing a new body of work that reimagines rock 'n' roll and pop culture posters dotted

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The Decemberists to make Aspen debut at Belly Up

August 9, 2018 — The Decemberists never have been afraid to get a little weird or to try something new. But nobody saw the sonic makeover on the band's new album coming. "I'll Be Your Girl," released in March, opens with three songs that prominently use synthesizers. And not

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Guitarist Sharon Isbin and opera singer Isabel Leonard reimagine Spanish art songs at the Aspen Music Festival

August 8, 2018 — Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard first performed together in Aspen four summers ago, sparking a fruitful creative partnership that sent the pair on tour and led to their Grammy-winning 2017 album "Alma Española." Isbin and Leonard will return to the stage at

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Aspen Jewish center to host live drawing, discussion with Holocaust survivor

August 7, 2018 — The Aspen Jewish Community Center will host Holocaust survivor and author Hanna Pankowsky, painter David Hassan and representatives of the Shoah Foundation for a free event titled "Stronger Than Hate: Storytelling Through Testimony & Art" on Tuesday. The event will feature a live drawing demonstration

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