Elevated Arts

A Curated Guide to Aspen’s 2017 Summer Cultural Calendar

The best of what’s to come in classical and pop music, theater and dance, art, film, and more in the Roaring Fork Valley.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

In Concert

Aspen Music Festival & School: Rufus, Renée, and a Week to Sing About

Simple fate and some serendipitous scheduling has made the last week of July an unofficial celebration of the human voice.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

On Stage

Theatre Aspen: Here Comes Hairspray

With a retro musical headlining the season, the organization looks to the future.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Hot Tickets

7 Dates to Save on Your Summer Concert Calendar

Here's who's headlining the Belly Up Aspen, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and more.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Rock n' Resort

Bluebird Art + Sound: Say Hello to Snowmass's New Music Festival

It takes over Fanny Hill, Base Village, and the Snowmass Mall for its inaugural weekend, June 30 to July 2.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Gallery Guru

Why Manhattan's Marianne Boesky Has Headed West

Plus, the latest happenings on the visual arts scene.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Just for Kids

Culture Club for the Younger Set

Children’s arts and crafts aren’t what they used to be—the cotton balls, popsicle sticks, and Elmer’s glue of yesteryear are being complemented by the newest in 21st-century technology.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Local Lectures

Discourse & Dialogue: Get Informed at These 4 Talks

From Walter Isaacson's farewell at the Aspen Institute to team Trump's Thomas Barrack, Jr., here are the high thinkers to see.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Indie Spirit

Meet Aspenite and Accidental Auteur Dennis Scholl

The documentarian followed an unexpected path into filmmaking and found that he loves life behind the lens.

02/18/2017 By Andrew Travers

Book Club

Good Read: John Oates' Memoir 'Change of Seasons'

Woody Creek's resident rockstar has a different kind of new release and headlines Jazz Aspen Snowmass this fall.

02/15/2017 By Andrew Travers

Book Club

Catching up With Aspen Native and Author Maria Semple

Her new comedy novel 'Today Will Be Different' pays homage to the bygone era of Aspen.

11/30/2016 By Andrew Travers

Mountains of Art

Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company Mark 10th Anniversary of Art in Unexpected Places

The collaboration between two unlikely partners has aesthetically enhanced Aspen's ski experience.

11/30/2016 By Andrew Travers

SEE & HEAR

Meet the Woman Who Sings in Sign Language for Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Amber Thomas and her team from Independent Interpreters of Northern Colorado have been translating lyrics for the deaf or hard of hearing at the music festival for the past five years.

08/09/2016 By Andrew Travers

SEE & HEAR

How a Crowdfunding Campaign and Benefit Concert Got One Local Musician Back on Stage

When Vin Weatherwax fell deathly ill, the community rallied around him.

08/09/2016 By Andrew Travers

Movie Mogul

After a 20-Year Artistic Direction Tenure, Aspen Film Hires a Fresh Face from Los Angeles

Maggie Mackay’s auspicious premiere at Aspen Filmfest.

11/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

Slam Dunk

Live Poets’ Society

Poetry in the Roaring Fork Valley is both bubbling up from the streets

11/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

See them while you can

Belly Up and Up and Up

Frequently, the biggest show you can see at Belly Up Aspen is the act that isn’t all that big yet.

07/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

Aspen Crazies

Caper Crusaders

Jack Brendlinger has mined tall tales and fuzzy memories for a new book on a little-documented phenomenon from Aspen’s dropout heyday in the 1960s and ’70s: what the author calls “the practical joke years.”

07/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

Drone Appeal

They’re Coming

As the price of consumer drones drops, Aspen prepares for an inevitable airborne invasion.

07/01/2015 By Andrew Travers

Resident Artistry

Made in Aspen

The fruits of local arts nonprofits’ 2014 residency programs will show up in galleries, bookstores, and CD racks in 2015.

02/01/2015 By Andrew Travers