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The Colorado Art Report: A museum crowdsources exhibitions, a bagpiping rockstar and more
Colorado Public Radio

August 8, 2014

An exhibition prototype at the History Colorado Center (Photo: Pat Mack)

Tune in to the Colorado Art Report, CPR's weekly arts show hosted by Chloe Veltman, for in-depth coverage of the Colorado culture scene.

Listen online here.

On this week's show: Aspen Art Museum’s reopens this weekend after undergoing $45 million in renovations. Aspen Public Radio news director Roger Adams reports on how the museum’s new structure is drawing criticism from some residents. CPR arts reporter Corey H. Jones also looks into an upcoming exhibition at the museum that’s already stirring up controversy.

The Aspen Music Festival mostly brings in A-list talent from out-of-state. But the Colorado Symphony Chorus (CSC) is the rare exception. Host Chloe Veltman speaks with CSC conductor and founder, Duain Wolfe, about preparing 180 singers to sing three different renditions of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” for its 30th anniversary season.

History Colorado, the state’s preservation agency, has a new program that invites the public to help develop its exhibitions. CPR’s Pat Mack investigates how the organization is one of the few major cultural institutions in the country to involve visitors this way.

The Colorado Scottish Festival kicks off this weekend at the Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch with a virtuoso bagpiper as the headliner. But the musician isn’t Scottish -- he’s Spanish. Award-winning piper Carlos Núñez shares one of his Celtic tunes with CPR in anticipation of the festival.

Chloe Veltman catches up with Erika Randall, who received a special prize from “This American Life” host Ira Glass earlier this year after she choreographed and performed a radio dance for the CPR airwaves. ​

CPR's the Colorado Art Report airs on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Tune in live or access online at any time.



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