Express Yourself

Yolanda Wisher

Poet laureate of Philadelphia Yolanda Wisher joins Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to talk about the poets-in-the-schools program coordinated by Aspen Words.

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On February 21st, the Aspen Art Museum launched its Teen Council pilot program. School, Youth, & Family Programs Manager Elisabeth Strunk and RFHS junior Danny Carreno joined Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to discuss the program.

Jodie Cooper

Jodie Cooper is a metal sculptor and installation artist whose sculpture Finned Gateway is part of the Carbondale Public Art Commission’s current roster of art around town. Finned Gateway is located on the east edge of town, just past the Carbondale Clay Center.

Reno Carollo

 

Reno Carollo is a Denver-based sculptor and jewelry artist whose marble sculpture Cynthia is part of the current Art Around Town cohort here in Carbondale. Reno is an educator, business owner and artist who has participated in international art exchanges and learned the art of the marble sculpture at the very first Marble Marble art symposium in Marble.

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Alex Menard from the Redstone Historical Society shares details about the Marble Museum’s Winter Open House and Chocolate Extravaganza on February 8 at The Marble Hub.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

 

Elliot Norquist, John Armstrong, Mark Clark and Matt Annabel hop on Express Yourself with Raleigh Burleigh to chat about the history of Spring Gulch skiing and the upcoming Ski for Sisu benefit for the Mount Sopris Nordic Council on Sunday, February 2.

Aspen Art Museum

 

Artist and educator Ryan Prince recently completed a residency providing art education to title 1 schools in Grand Junction. He and Elisabeth Strunk, School, Youth, & Family Programs Manager at Aspen Art Museum, join Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to converse about the program.

Bonedale Ballet

 

A handful of young ballerinas along with Alexandra Jerkunica join Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to preview the upcoming Expressions of Grace show at the Waldorf School on Saturday and Sunday, February 1st and 2nd, at 2pm.

Deanne Vitrac-Kessler

 

Larry Yazzie is an actor and renowned fancy dancer of the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley, Larry stopped by KDNK to talk about Native Pride Arts and the upcoming Shining Mountains Pow Wow. Barbara "Babs" Frota leads this interview with Raleigh Burleigh co-hosting.

Reckless Rooster


Matheiu Robinette, AKA Reckless Rooster, is a full-time, touring one-man-band. He joined Raleigh Burleigh and Barbara "Babs" Frota on Express Yourself to share about his music.

Town of Carbondale

 

Brad Reed Nelson is a custom furniture maker and designer working in metal and wood in the Roaring Fork Valley. He and his wife own Board By Design located in Glenwood Springs. His sculpture, titled The Knuckle, is located in front of Town Hall as part of the 2019 Art Around Town program through the Carbondale Public Arts Commission. Carbondale Public Art Commission is seeking entries for Art Around Town 2020. Applications are due by February 2nd.

Thunder River Theatre Company

Bob Moore is well known as a talented actor in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. On Monday, January 20 he lets his inner folksinger shine with a solo cabaret at Thunder River Theatre.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

At 26-years-old, Taylor Scott has toured around the world with Otis Taylor, produced an album with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and regularly plays alongside drummer Larry Thompson of Aspen's Starwood. Taylor stopped by KDNK to perform a few tunes before his show at Steve's Guitars on Friday, January 10.

John McEuen

Multi-intrumentalist John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to preview his upcoming concert at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue on Thursday, January 7 at 7:30. John McEuen was last interviewed on KDNK by Terry Glasenapp, host of the Wholly Bozos, in January of 2017.

Chris Hassig

Elloit Norquist has been an artist in and around the Roaring Fork Valley since 1970. His upcoming show at the Charlotte Jackson Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico combines simple shape with bold color to turn everyday objects, like mailing envelopes, into abstract statements. Elliot joined Raleigh Burleigh and Chris Hassig on Express Yourself to talk about his work.

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Visiting dancer Sophie Braziunas is hosting a series of contact dance jams at The Launchpad. She shared the concept with Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself. KDNK DJ Chris Hassig joins the conversation to describe his experience.

Thunder River Theatre Company

Local diva Nina Gabianelli and actress Beth Malone join Abby Gierke on Express Yourself to share details about Thunder River Theatre Company's 2019 NYE Diva Cabaret with shows at 5:30 and 8:30.

Valle Musico

Valle Musico is celebrating the release of Columbra, their new album. Artists John Ramo and Bruce Imig are joined by Ralph Pitt of Mad Dog Ranch Studios on Express Yourself with Gavin Dahl. Valle Musico performs at the Snowmass Club on New Year's Eve from 6 to 8pm.

The Rad Trads

The Rad Trads is a unique band for sharing the spotlight between five distinct singer-songwriters. Michael Fatum, Michael Harlen, Alden Harris-McCoy, and Patrick Sargent spoke with KDNK's Cody Lee and Raleigh Burleigh ahead of their performance at Vail Snow Days on Saturday, December 13.

Abraham Cruzvillegas

International artist Abraham Cruzvillegas called from Paris to give some insight into his current exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum. KDNK hosts an activation in the space on Saturday, December 14 from 2pm to 9pm. This will feature a record painting activity and radio abierta in the gallery space, followed by storytellers with Writ Large at 4pm, and a free dance party with DJ Lil' City Market from 7pm to 9pm. Hi, how are you, Gonzo? continues at the Aspen Art Museum through January 26.

Jon Waterman

Author, explorer, and Carbondale resident Jon Waterman has a new book hot off the presses. It's called "Atlas of the National Parks" and was published by National Geographic. He sat down with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about the book and America's Best Idea. Tune in December 26 from 4:30 to 5 PM to hear the entire interview.

In collaboration with Aspen Words and The Poetry Market, KDNK hosted a poetry slam on December 13, 2019. Previewing the event, Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ellie Scott of Aspen Words, organizer Alya Howe, and poets Jo Altmaier and Matt Roeser. Audio from the slam will be aired on Decemeber 28 at 10pm.

Symphony in the Valley

Symphony in the Valley performs The Nutracker with some added zest on December 6 at New Hope Church in New Castle at 7pm, then on December 7 at the Ute Theater in Rifle at 7pm, and again at the Ute Theater on December 8 at 2pm. Music Director Kelly Thompson, Manager Amanda Watkins, and President Ruth Mollman joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to preview the event which includes an original arrangement by a local 8th grader.

General Mojo's

Dune Butler of Seattle psyche-rock band General Mojo's joins Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about their upcoming show at Steve's Guitar's on Wednesday, December 11.

Thunder River Theatre Company

 

Actress Sonya Meyer and Director Patrick Holloran appeared on Express Yourself to preview Thunder River Theatre Company’s upcoming production of The Doyle and Debbie Show which opens on December 6 and continues through December 21. Barbara "Babs" Frota co-hosts this interview with Raleigh Burleigh.

Carbondale Arts

The annual Deck the Walls Artisan Market at The Launchpad opens on November 22 and continues through December. Staci Dickerson of Carbondale Arts dropped by to share details about this year's offerings.

Epic Yellowstone: Return of the Predators

Ecologist Delia Malone stopped by Express Yourself to preview the Howl Yes! Film Series at CMC Spring Valley on November 22 at 6pm. Advocating for wolf reintroduction in Colorado, Delia responds to doubts raised by local rancher Bill Fales on a recent episode of For Land's Sake.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

On Monday, November 11, local nonprofits Bridging Bionics Foundation and Pathfinders announced a new collaboration called "Redefining Transitions: Building Resiliency." This program partners professional counseling with advanced physical therapy for individuals with spinal cord injuries or neurological mobility impairments as well as their caregivers. Representing Bridging Bionics, Jamie Ramge and Nate White, joined by Laura Irmen for Pathfinders, gave details on Express Yourself.

CAFCI

Sondie Reiff, Frank Sgambati and Larry Bogatz dropped by Express Yourself representing the Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative. CAFCI hosts a community assembly on November 21 at the Third Street Center at 4pm, featuring food, music and speechifying.

Babs Frota

Local singer-songwriter Jill Cohn graced KDNK with a brand new single from her latest album Balanced on the Rail. She is interviewed by Gavin Dahl and KDNK volunteer Barbara "Babs" Frota.

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