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Recent Stories by Andrew Travers

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to Hunter Thompson, plays Belly Up Aspen

May 17, 2018 — When the going gets weird, the weird turn to Hunter S. Thompson. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has done so on its new album, channeling the Woody Creeker and gonzo journalist's iconic Circus Circus casino phantasmagoria from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" on the new

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What’s on at Belly Up Aspen this summer?

May 17, 2018 — During these sleepy weeks of offseason, as tumbleweeds blow through a largely shuttered Aspen, Belly Up's summer concert announcements are a welcome reminder of the wild season of live music to come. While the Aspen Music Festival announces its season all at once — dropping

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“The Girl Who Cannot Speak,” edited in Carbondale, to screen at Cannes Film Festival

May 16, 2018 — "The Girl Who Cannot Speak," a short documentary edited by the Carbondale-based and Emmy Award-winning editor Krysia Carter-Giez, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The 21-minute film, screening in the prestigious festival's Creative Minds Program, is directed by Stefano

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Dave Shirley on making the one-of-a-kind theatrical experience ‘Oddville’

May 10, 2018 — Dave Shirley's one-man multimedia theatrical experience "Oddville: A Love Story?" is a unique piece of work. The thing is so singular that Shirley — a Denver native, longtime Boulder street performer and one-time "America's Got Talent" contestant — has a hard time describing it for

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At home with sculptor and ARTmentors founder Nancy Lovendahl

May 10, 2018 — A walk around sculptor Nancy Lovendahl's Old Snowmass home, at times, feels like a tour of a Willy Wonka rock factory. Limestone and steel and industrial tools overflow from the garage, where Lovendahl shapes her raw materials into human-scale creations. A studio space inside the

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Aspen On the Hill: Birth of a townie bike

May 9, 2018 — A good bike never dies in a mountain town. It lives on — squeakier, rustier, older and weather-beaten — but still well-loved and well-used. After a years-long run of taking me up and down mountains and through slickrock desert trails, my trusty blue Trek has

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Shakedown Street, Policulture and an offseason of free shows at Belly Up Aspen

May 3, 2018 — Come mud season, Aspen turns back into a sleepy mountain town. The bounty of nightlife and entertainment options of ski season and summer dries up, while restaurants and clubs and hotels go dark until the tourists return. But Belly Up always keeps the stage lights

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Belly Up Aspen screening ‘Blue Planet II’ through May

May 3, 2018 — For those of us who can't get out of town for a globe-trotting adventure this offseason, Belly Up Aspen is taking us on a deep-sea journey with a free presentation of the awe-inspiring, seven-part BBC documentary series "Blue Planet II." The club is screening the

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Comedian Caitlin Gill to headline The Temporary

April 26, 2018 — Caitlin Gill has become a fixture at Los Angeles comedy clubs and at festivals around the U.S. She's performed on Viceland's "Flophouse" and on the podcast "2 Dope Queens," been a guest on NPR's "Snap Judgment." She was named by Time Out L.A. as a

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Ai Weiwei to live-stream Q&A after screening of ‘Human Flow’

April 26, 2018 — The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will video chat with a midvalley audience Sunday afternoon, after a screening of his documentary "Human Flow" at The Temporary at Willits. The Temporary's event is one of hundreds of simultaneous "Human Flow" screenings at schools and hosted

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Hank Willis Thomas sheds light in ‘What We Ask Is Simple’

April 26, 2018 — When there's a message painted on the glass door of an art gallery announcing "Flash Photography Encouraged," you know you are in for something out of the ordinary. Flash photography is essential, in fact, to seeing Hank Willis Thomas' indeed extraordinary "What We Ask Is

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Dustbowl Revival to co-headline The Temporary with Shook Twins

April 19, 2018 — The Dustbowl Revival never found a musical niche because it never went looking for one. The eclectic eight-piece band's contemporary spin on vintage Americana traditions has sent it into bluegrass and folk and old-time string band worlds, but through its 10 years of music-making the

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5Point Film Festival: ‘Ten Years Out’ shares an artist’s healing process

April 19, 2018 — After her husband's death in 2007, Summers Moore found refuge in art. In the decade that followed, Moore's photography became a staple of exhibitions at venues like the Red Brick Center and the Aspen Chapel Gallery. Most viewers didn't know Moore had turned to art

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5Point Adventure Film Festival: Seven to Watch

April 19, 2018 — If you could bottle the energy inside the Carbondale Rec Center during the 5Point Adventure Film Festival, the world would be a better place. The annual film festival, now in its 11th year, brings together the best of adventure movies with special guests and surprise

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5Point Adventure Film Festival: Documentary celebrates Carbondale’s age-defying ‘Frenchy’

April 18, 2018 — If you've spent much time on local trails in recent years, you may have seen Jacques "Frenchy" Houot ripping by on skis or on a mountain bike. If you've competed in races, the vivacious octogenarian has probably cheered you on. If you're a young woman,

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High school curators and artists stage topical show at the Aspen Art Museum

April 12, 2018 — The Roaring Fork Valley's brightest young artists are making their voices heard in a new Aspen Art Museum exhibition that tackles LGBT representation, calls for immigrant rights and aims to beat back sexism and misogyny. As young people take charge and take action across the

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Aspen On the Hill: Last Lap

April 12, 2018 — Your final ski run on your last day of the ski season is a singular mix of bittersweet nostalgia for the recent past and abject fear. You can't help, in those end-of-the-season turns, to reminisce about the winter behind you and all the days you

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‘Ski Town, Race Town’ celebrates the history of ski racing in Aspen

April 12, 2018 — A new book published by Aspen Skiing Co. uses the 2017 World Cup Finals as an entry point to exploring the seven-decade legacy of racing in Aspen. As the big week of races approached last year, and the world's eyes turned to Aspen Mountain, Skico

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Anderson Ranch artist Michael Lorsung designed Aspen Words Literary Prize trophy

April 11, 2018 — Moments before announcing novelist Mohsin Hamid as the winner of the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize on Tuesday, Aspen Words managing director Jamie Kravitz gave a shout-out to Snowmass Village-based artist Michael Lorsung and said he "exceeded our expectations in every way." Lorsung, the studio

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Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ wins inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize

April 10, 2018 — NEW YORK CITY — Mohsin Hamid's novel "Exit West" was honored Tuesday night with the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize in a ceremony at the Morgan Library. The $35,000 prize from the locally based literary nonprofit Aspen Words aims to recognize a work of fiction,

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