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Crazy For YouThe Aspen Community Theater is smack dab in the middle of their annual fall musical.  This year’s show, Crazy For You wowed audiences last week and has been causing quite a stir.  Letters to the Editor of the local newspapers can’t hardly believe they aren’t in New York!

Aspen, and the Roaring Fork Valley, are full of talented actors, singers and dancers so if you’re looking for something different while you’re in town, look no further.

‘Crazy for You’ is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream!  It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

G’head, buy tickets and go!  The final week of performances starts tomorrow November 15th and runs evenings at 7pm thru Saturday and concludes with a Sunday matinee at 2pm.  Tickets are available at the Wheeler Box Office or at aspenshowtix.com.

 

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John Denver WeekAspen welcomes all John Denver fans this week for the 15th Annual John Denver Week. John Denver was an Aspenite once upon a time and has many beloved fans who descend upon our happy mountain town to pay tribute to him every October.

The musical accolade kicks off tonight, October 11, 2012, at 7:30pm at The Wheeler Opera House with John Denver: Stories and Songs. Tonight is being described as an intimate evening of John’s music and personal stories as told by members of his bands and close associates, featuring Mack Bailey, Kenn Roberts, Denny Brooks, Bill Danoff, Alan Deremo, Richie Garcia, Jim Horn, Pete Huttlinger, Gary Mule Deer, Chris Nole, Jim Salestrom, Mollie Weaver, Steve Weisberg.  According to those in the know, this is as close to knowing John personally that one will ever get, and a great way to lead into the 15th annual John Denver Tribute Weekend.  Tickets are just $35.

Friday and Saturday nights continue the musical tribute to the life and legacy of John Denver featuring former members of John’s bands and special guests with a connection to John. Showtime is 7:30 both nights.  VIP Tickets include a private after concert gathering at the Limelight Hotel with the band with food and wine included. Click here for tickets.

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Aspen Filmfest is in full swing now through Sunday October 7th, 2012 for its 34th year. This feast of film features full length feature films and documentaries from around the world along with post screening dialogues, premieres, surprise films, sneak previews and parties to enjoy the full festival experience.

This evening’s 8:15 pm film, G-Dog, includes a conversation and book signing with Father Greg Boyle following the 92 minute film.  Father Greg Boyle, is a real life hero running a Los Angeles based Homeboy Industries, the country’s largest and most successful gang intervention and rehab program.  G-Dog will certainly be one of the festival’s most talked about films.

The films don’t stop there.  Starting eachAspen Filmfest day at noon (Sat. 11am) the schedule is brimming with film to stimulate your brain and conversations.  Check out Friday night’s special presentation, The Secrets of The Simpsons with Comedy Writer Mike Reiss.  His presentation will include rare clips, as well as his cult cartoon creations The Critic and Queer Duck.  You’re guaranteed a hilarious good time!

If sinking your teeth into some drama is more your thing then check out Saturday night’s film, Argo.  Director and star, Ben Affleck, takes viewers into the 1979 Iran hostage crisis based on true events.

Filmfest venues are the Wheeler Opera House, the Isis Theatre and The Crystal Theater in Carbondale.  For a complete schedule of films click here.

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The Meeting

It might only be September, but here in Aspen any time is a good time to talk skiing and snowboarding.

The Meeting, hosted by Aspen/Snowmass is a celebration of snow film and culture and is in its eighth year here in Aspen.  The new crop of ski and snowboard films will be screened, and the top pros featured in the films, the filmmakers themselves, and other industry influencers will be in attendance.

The NEPSA Video Awards kick the event off on Thursday September 27th at the Wheeler Opera House.  Screenings continue through Saturday night at both the Wheeler Opera House and the Belly Up.  Both Friday and Saturday nights conclude with music by Stephen Marley and Brit Floyd.

Registration is open for industry professionals and the general public. Click here to go for it like a pro.  And you can tell anyone hunting you down that you’ll be out-of-pocket at, er, “The Meeting.”

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Ahh, Aspen!  Its the weekend and after spending a day outside soaking up the beautiful fall colors we’ve got just the thing to keep your senses stimulated by night.  The Wheeler Film Society along with Aspen Film are presenting the film Samsara tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the Wheeler Opera House.  The film is produced by part-time Aspenite Mark Magidson and Directed by Ron Fricke.  The two have worked together in the past to produce Aspen favorites, Baraka and Chronos, that combined visual and music artistry. 

SamsaraSamsara is no different.  We’ve been told to prepare for an “unparalleled sensory experience.”  Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.  It was filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries in 70mm.  This film will literally transport you to places all across the globe, from disaster zones to natural wonders.   You’ll be as inspired by the film as you are by the beauty of Aspen in the fall.  Check it out!

Here are the dates, times and ticket information:

  • Dates
    • Fri, September 21, 2012 7:30PM
    • Sat, September 22, 2012 4:30PM
    • Sat, September 22, 2012 7:30PM
    • Sun, September 23, 2012 4:30PM
  • Theater Wheeler Opera House
  • Ticket Prices $10.00
  • Availability Buy Tickets

 

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Aspen Filmfest returns October 2 – 7, 2012 for its 34th year.   They like to call themselves a “feast of film and fall color.”Aspen Filmfest  After enjoying the fall colors during the day take in some riveting film by night.

This feast features full length feature films and documentaries from around the world along with post screening dialogues, premieres, surprise films, sneak previews and parties to enjoy the full festival experience.

General public tickets go on sale today, September 17th, and will be available until they sell out.  Filmfest venues are the Wheeler Opera House, the Isis Theatre and The Crystal Theater in Carbondale.  For a complete schedule of films click here.

This year there will be a Filmfest Cafe, provided by Green Cuisine Aspen, Pyramid Bistro and Street Food, located in the lobby of the Wheeler Opera House.  Enjoy between-movie dining and experience a variety of healthy, affordable meal options to get you through to the next film!  10% of sales will benefit Aspen Film’s youth education programs.

Save the date for the first week in October and get your tickets while they last!

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Pat MethenyAre you a fan of Jazz?  Not ready to say goodbye to summer in Aspen just yet?  Then we have something for you!

Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House is please to welcome the Pat Metheny Unity Band this Saturday, September 8th at 8pm.  Metheny’s latest project, featuring saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams, and on drums Antonio Sanchez is definitely one of the most stellar lineups in recent jazz history!

A Kansas City native and seasoned Jazz musician, Pat Metheny’s versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument.  Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.

Hmmm, range much?   With Pat Metheny, you simply never know what is coming next. But among the many things that make this ever-changing artist so special is the consistent level of commitment and quality that he brings to everything he does.  He’s entertained audiences for nearly four decades and isn’t slowing down yet!

Ready to buy tickets?  Ticket prices are $75 and $50.  If you haven’t already, you can click here to purchase.

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