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12:01am

Tue August 13, 2013
Aspen Music Festival & School

Festival Notes - August 13th, 2013

The festival celebrates the 20th anniversary of Harris Concert Hall with a special concert.  VIP artists include violinist Robert McDuffie, guitarist Sharon Isbin and conductor Joshua Weilerstein.

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5:42pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Biomass

Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State

A new power plant in Gypsum will use wood chippings to generate electricity.
Marci Krivonen

Colorado’s first woody biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum on Friday, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

Heavy machinery is moving dirt around at a construction site not far from Interstate 70. The area used to be grazed by cows. Now, it’s being transformed into an industrial site, complete with two smokestacks and metal ramps surrounding a tall, main building.

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3:27pm

Mon August 12, 2013
First Draft

First Draft - Karen Thompson Walker

Credit Ramin Talaie

Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was a New York Times bestseller. She was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she wroteThe Age of Miracles in the mornings before work--sometimes while riding the subway. She currently lives in Iowa with her husband.

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12:14pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Audio Canvas 2013

Audio Canvas - Xaviera Simmons

Xaviera Simmons. Book On Table (Number Three), 2013
Credit Xaviera Simmons and David Castillo Gallery

Xaviera Simmons, a 2013 Featured Artist at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, discusses her work, process, inspirations and vision. Simmons works in photography, installation, multi-media and audio. She also enjoys working in the American west and much of her work investigates social, political and personal narratives. Simmons gave an artist lecture at the Ranch on August 8th and had a piece of work in the Ranch's Annual Live Art Auction on August 10th (pictured). To find more of Simmons's work, visit her gallery's website

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8:49am

Mon August 12, 2013
Aspen Music Festival & School

Festival Notes - August 12th, 2013

For this final Monday of the 2013 festival, two recital programs are on tap.  Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Benedict Music Tent, festival faculty perform works by Bartok, Beethoven and young composer Luke Carlson. And at 8 p.m., be part of a live taping of the radio show "Performance Today" with host Fred Child.  

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