Is He Dead?

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 9:41am

This recent Broadway smash—adapted from a Mark Twain play for modern audiences— cunningly critiques the art world with humor, charm, and commentary of society at large. The farce follows a young and in love painter struggling on an artist's salary. In order to eek out a living and stop his love from leaving him, he stages his own death to drive up the price of his works. The artist believes his scheme will earn him fame and fortune, but his scheme is flawed from the start. Days, times vary.


Aspen Film Festival

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:47pm

For 34 years the Aspen Film Festival has brought regional debuts to the Rocky Mountain West that are sure to appeal to everyone, from the serious film scholar to the casual movie lover. Some highlights this year include Quartet, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, and Argo, Ben Affleck's thriller on the Iranian hostage crisis. Find out why the film festival is widely considered Aspen's premier autumn event. Tue-Sun, times vary. 

Indigenous Film and Arts Festival

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:25pm

All too often Native Americans aren't given a chance to step out of stereotypes in American film. The annual Indigenous Film and Arts Festival breaks away the cowboys-and-indians paradigm, instead focusing on the living traditions of stories and storytelling through films such as Dead Man and Powwow Highway. Screenings will be followed by discussions with Native American actors and directors. Wed-Sat, times vary.

Owl City

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:19pm

While experimenting with electronica music in his parents' basement, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Young, soon developed a following on MySpace. After signing with a record company in 2008, his newly dubbed group—Owl City—gained mainstream popularity with "Fireflies," their quadruple-platinum hit single. Owl City recently released their third studio album, the Midsummer Station, which includes "Good Time" with pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen. Tue 7:30 p.m.