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Ken Burns to preview ‘Country Music’ in Aspen on Tuesday

August 17, 2019

Documentarian Ken Burns’ eight-part documentary “Country Music” doesn’t air until mid-September on PBS. But an Aspen audience will get an early look at portions of the film, with insight from Burns himself, on Tuesday in...


Maria Semple’s ‘Bernadette’ on the big screen

August 15, 2019

The film adaptation of Maria Semple’s best-selling, critically acclaimed, locally adored novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” opens in theaters nationwide this weekend, and at Semple’s hometown Isis Theatre in Aspen. The comic 2012 novel about...



LeAnn Rimes returns to Belly Up Aspen

August 15, 2019

LeAnn Rimes has sold tens of millions of records, she’s won Grammys and she’s played on the largest stages to some of the world’s biggest crowds. But on her recent tours, the country-pop star is...



‘Figaro’ conductor well-versed in piece

August 13, 2019

Jane Glover, who conducts “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Wheeler Opera House this week, has studied it throughout her career and feels it is a masterpiece with “extraordinary chemistry of Lorenzo da Ponte and...



24 moments that defined the Aspen Art Museum

August 8, 2019

The Aspen Art Museum is celebrating a trio of anniversaries this weekend: 40 years since it was founded as the Aspen Center for Visual Art; 15 years of ArtCrush parties; five years in its Shigeru...



A Chilean folk song, reborn on marimba at Aspen Music Fest

August 4, 2019

During the annual solo percussion competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School, an untrained voice and a passion for Chilean folk song from marimba player Jaime Cárdenas-España won over judges. “It’s one of the...





Two-week JAS Academy opens Sunday

August 1, 2019

Twenty-three jazz students from across the U.S. and beyond will be arriving in Aspen on Sunday for the two-week JAS Academy. Presented by Jazz Aspen Snowmass in collaboration with Frost School of Music at the...





Aspen Institute opens Bauhaus symposium to public

July 29, 2019

The Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows’ premier event of the summer, “Bauhaus: The Making of Modern,” is now open to the public. The event celebrating the centennial of the German art school will run Aug....


Composer Missy Mazzoli comes to Aspen with ‘Proving Up’

July 29, 2019

Composer Missy Mazzoli has played rock clubs and classical concert halls, blazed a trail as an innovative and hip composer for 21st-century opera, and last year became the first female composer commissioned by the Metropolitan...