Express Yourself

Aspen Community Theatre

Aspen Community Theatre's 2019 fall musical is 9 to 5, featuring the music of Dolly Parton. Jeannie Walla spoke with Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself about this production, taking place on November 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16 at the Aspen District Theatre.

Aspen Art Museum

Senior Curator at the Aspen Art Museum Max Weintraub stopped by Express Yourself to give insight into the Abraham Cruzvillegas exhibition Hi, how are you, Gonzo? Andrea Aust and Phebe Meyers, representing the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, shared about their corresponding community activation.


Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band from Chicago. The band's founders Danny Markovitch and Dani Rabin shared stories about their music and touring before playing at Steve's Guitars on November 1.

Trees, Water & People

Trees, Water & People is an international, Colorado-based nonprofit that has been addressing the roots of migration with climate vulnerable communities for 21 years. Executive Director Sebastian Africano and Vice President of the Board of Directors Jon Becker stopped by KDNK ahead of their presentation at Rocky Mountain Institute on November 1st at 5pm to share about the organization's projects.



Megan Janssen and Meagan Shapiro stopped by Express Yourself to talk about CoMotion's production of Returning, an exploration into the layers of self and many facets of journeying away and returning home. The show is on November 8 and 9 at The Launchpad at 7pm with an interactive demo for families on November 9 at 3pm.

Polly Letofsky

In 1999, Polly Letofsky decided to be the first woman to walk around the world. It was a five year journey that took her across 22 countries walking an average of 16 miles per day and raising $250,000 for breast cancer awareness. Polly shares about this experience and her book, 3 M.P.H., at Basalt Regional Library on Saturday, October 25, at 5pm.


If walls could talk what might they say? Alya Howe seeks to answer that question with WALLS, her new multi-media show at The Wheeler Opera House on Sunday, October 27th at 7.30pm.

Precocious Wonderment

Artists Chris Erickson and Chad Stieg will reveal Precocious Wonderment on First Friday, November 1, at Batch. This pop-up collaboration with interactive installations premiers at 6pm.

Jennetta Howell


On Monday, October 21, Thunder River Theatre Company presents the debut of Jennetta Howell’s one-woman cabaret called HOME. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh met with Jennetta Howell on Express Yourself for the details...

Abby Gierke


Abby Gierke, one of KDNK’s newest volunteers, spoke with local artist Robert Brinker about Mindfunk, his current show at The Art Base. Robert presents an art talk at The Art Base on Thursday, October 24, at 5:15pm.

MinTze Wu


The Kreutzer Sonata: In Words and in Music interweaves the narratives of Tolstoy’s novella Kreutzer Sonata with the music of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and Beethoven’s monumental masterpiece that inspired the story. This is an excerpt of a new ensemble-piece production by BenFeng Music Studio, of which MinTze Wu is the founder and artistic director. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with MinTze about her upcoming performance of this piece at the Christ Episcopal Church of Aspen on October 18.

Rocky Mountain Scots

The Rocky Mountain Scots return to KDNK with Colorado West Celtic Dancers before parading to the 4th Street Plaza for Carbondale's annual Celtic Fest. Fran Page, executive director for Aspen Dance Connection, joins these groups on Express Yourself to share about their recent visits to local schools.

Songs From The Road Band


Songs From The Road Band stopped by KDNK while touring Colorado. Mark Schimick, Sam Wharton, James Schlender and Charles Humphrey III have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. They performed a few songs on Express Yourself, including from their new album “Waiting On A Ride.”

Teton Gravity Research

On Friday, October 18th, Teton Gravity Research returns to The Wheeler Opera House with their newest film, Winterland. Professional skier Hadley Hammer joined KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about her part in the film.

La Pompe Jazz

The Arts Campus at Willits presents Pumpkin Jazz throughout the month of October. This series begins Saturday, October 5, with La Pompe Jazz performing gypsy jazz at the Ann Korologos Gallery from 5 to 9pm. KDNK's Cody Lee spoke with David Lawrence about La Pompe's new album and the upcoming show.

Carbondale Historical Society


Carbondale's longest running tradition is on Saturday, October 5. Sue Gray, board president for the Carbondale Historical Society, stopped by Express Yourself to share details about the parade and Ghost Party…

Thrill the World

Thrill the World, with sponsorship from Alpine Bank, will benefit Family Resource Center of Roaring Fork Schools this year. The main dance, synchronized with others around the world, is on October 26th at 4pm at 4th and Main in Carbondale. You might, however, catch these dancing zombies throughout the month by surprise. The group rehearses on Fridays at 5pm at Coordination & Bonedale Ballet.

Thunder River Theatre Company


A Walk in the Woods is about two nuclear arms negotiators, one from Russia and the other from America, who discover friendship in the unlikeliest of circumstances. The production's stars Bob Moore and Wendy Tennis spoke KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself about Thunder River Theatre Company’s season opener. Performances continue through October 12th.


Bob Sima is a singer-songwriter, spiritual teacher and musical mystic. Shannon Plummer is a shamanic practitioner, intentional creation coach, artist and singer. They perform at the Third Street Center on Friday, September 27th at 7pm. The event is co-presented by The Spiritual Center and Davi Nikent.

Carbondale Arts

Jack Brendlinger's bronze sculptures are produced with the lost wax technique. With age, his work has become abstract, gravity defying, modern, and filled with whimsical characters. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh joined Jack at The Launchpad to learn more. The show remains on display through October 4.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK


Local fabric artist Etar’s Transcultural Bonding In Clothing highlights her experiences working with locals in Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Dubai, and many parts of Europe. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by The Launchpad to speak with Etar about these gifts from her soul. The show remains on display through October 4th.


Angela Bruno, executive director of the Carbondale Clay Center, dropped by Express Yourself to talk about Tacos on Plates, their annual fundraiser, on Saturday at 5.

Glenwood Canyon Brewpub


Glenwood Canyon Brewpub hosts Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21, directly behind the Brewpub along Blake Avenue between 7th and 8th streets from noon ‘til 8pm with live polka music, specialty beers and a kids' zone sponsored by Renew Roaring Fork. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with MC Jenetta Howell to learn more about what to expect.

Aspen Film Executive Director Susan Wrubel spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself about the upcoming 40th Anniversary Filmfest, a week of film screenings and panel discussions beginning on September 23rd. Films show at the Wheeler Opera House, Isis Theatre and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.

On Friday, September 21, The Launchpad in Carbondale hosts The Salon curated by Alya Howe. Performers include a filmmaker, dancers, and a comedian. Alya stopped by Express Yourself with playwright Cassidy Willey to share details about this and a partnership with Aspen Words, bringing poetry to youth at KDNK.

Ben Timpson

Artist Ben Timpson is debuting Metamorphosis, a series of portraits honoring the memory of murdered and missing native women, at the Art Base. Back in January, KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke with Ben about this work. Metamorphosis opens on September 13 at the Art Base with a reception and artist talk from 5 to 7pm.

Roaring Stories

In early June, six local storytellers took the stage at Carbondale's Rock Bottom Ranch for the second annual Roaring Stories, presented by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, Writ Large, ACES, and KDNK. The stories they told reflect their thoughts on climate change and when it became real for each of them. This week on Express Yourself, we hear from Annie Worley. Local performing artist Alya Howe is the MC.

Frank King


Comedian Frank King presents at Glenwood Springs Branch Library on September 17th for the Post Independent’s annual Longevity Project. The event includes appetizers and drinks at 5pm with a panel discussion at 6pm and Frank King at 7pm. The theme for this year’s Longevity Project is “Striking a Conversation: Mental Health for All Ages.”

Musicians Harper Powell, Gillian Grogan and Natalie Spears stopped by KDNK's studios to preview Ladies in the Round at Steve's Guitars, which also features Olivia Pevec. The show is on September 6th at 8pm.

Pneumatic Arts

Acrobats Blair Aued and Jordan Tribble of Pneumatic Arts spend their summers in the Roaring Fork Valley training and teaching trapeze. During the winters, they perform around the country and the world. Blair and Jordan swung by Express Yourself to share their passion for trapeze and to preview Connected Roots, a short film that premiers online on November 3rd.