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The Holiday Season’s Hottest Tickets and Coolest Activities

It’s no secret that the ski season has gotten off to a slow start. And while conditions are remarkably good on the hill given the scant bases, perhaps it’s a little easier this holiday season to turn one’s attention to off-hill events and activities. As usual, Aspen’s arts and entertainment options are deep and varied, and there’s still plenty to do outside, too. Here are some of our top picks.

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Hot Tickets: 7 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

Summer promises to sizzle with one of the best lineups of arts, cultural, educational, and entertainment events lineups we’ve seen in years in Aspen/Snowmass. How to decide what to attend? And for which events should you buy tickets now? The Aspen Skinny talked to Michael Miracle, editor of Aspen Sojourner magazine, about the hottest tickets of the summer. We boiled it down to seven events here, but for more events and recommendations, check out the comprehensive arts and culture package in the current issue of Sojourner, on newsstands, in hotel rooms, and online now. Continue reading

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Commercial, Luxury Trends to Be Explored at Symposium

There’s a lot of fascinating stuff going on these days with the commercial and high-end segments of the local real estate market, says longtime local appraiser Randy Gold of Aspen Appraisal Group. Randy, who is as enthusiastic as he is well versed on these topics, has the added challenge of summarizing them in the 20-30 minutes he has allotted to him at the 2014 Aspen/Snowmass State of the Real Estate and Tourism Economy Symposium, on August 14.

It’s something he plans to do with lots of “cool graphics,” focusing a little bit on history but more on “what we think is happening now and moving forward,” says Randy, who gave The Aspen Skinny a preview tease of his Symposium presentation. Continue reading

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On View: New Aspen Art Museum Is Here

Following weeks and even months of heavy media attention from all over the art world, the new Aspen Art Museum officially opens its doors to the public on August 9 with a 24-hour opening celebration. More on the festivities below, as well as the new museum’s first set of exhibits. But first, a look at the bigger picture. Given all the recent local attention to the museum of late (for those who haven’t followed the news, debates over the building size, the tortoise exhibit, and everything in between have dominated the papers lately), we wanted to take a step back and look at the vision of the museum and the intent of the new building. To that end, we asked museum CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson a few questions. Continue reading

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Change to the core: What’s going up in Aspen

It’s going to be another busy summer — at least in terms of construction in downtown Aspen.

Just three months into 2013, more than $62 million worth of construction has been completed in the City of Aspen, nearly half of the total value of activity in both 2011 and 2012. But many of the more substantive downtown projects are either still in construction or will be underway soon, which will greatly add to that number.

It’s unclear at this point whether construction will surpass the value of $169 million set in 2008 (the highest in the last six years), but one thing’s for certain: this year and next will see the completion of a number of projects that are sure to transform the look and feel of Aspen’s commercial core.

Here’s a peek at some of the significant changes you can expect to see around downtown Aspen this spring and summer. Continue reading

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Tidbits: True Aspen locals, museum-quality media, and gastro-planning

Aspen has history. Aspen has culture. And Aspen has a refined palate. After last week’s generous snowfall that was the talk of the town, we’re turning our attention this week to three non-recreational events that should be on your radar. Continue reading

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