Express Yourself

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KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh joined muralist Valerie Rose for a painting session with other community artists to complete a new installation for the Latino Folk Art Garden in Carbondale. The 20ft mural will be installed along the Rio Grande Trail later this Spring. To get involved with the painting, email hellovalerierose@gmail.com.

Aspen Thrift Shop

Ellen Walbert and Diane Wallace, co-presidents of the Aspen Thrift Store, stopped by Express Yourself to share of this Roaring Fork Valley treasure's enduring legacy. The store is located at 422 East Hopkins Avenue, supports local nonprofits with grants and is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Pastor Mustard Takes the Pulpit at KDNK

Mar 22, 2019

The good Pastor is bringing his mule Betsy and a lifetime of good tunes downvalley to KDNK! The longtime, highly-popular bluegrass program debuts at its new radio home this Saturday morning at 8.

Start your weekend with some awesome bluegrass! Hear Bluegrass With Mustard Saturdays from 8:00 to 10:00 AM on KDNK.

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Deva Shantay is co-owner and co-founder of True Nature Healing Arts. She launched a new initiative in Carbondale with the production of a sticker that says "Everyone Welcome." 

Carbondale Arts

Artist Jeff Stevens joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to discuss his exhibit “It Was Dark Inside the Wolf,” now hanging at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery! The premise is to artistically explore our daily habits of information consumption using mixed media and collage.

Lindsay Jones

 

KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interview local artist Lindsay Jones at Anderson Ranch’s Ranch Art Jam at The Collective in Snowmass on Tuesday, March 19…

Carbondale Arts

Host Megan Tackett speaks with designers Amanda Simmons, Summers Moore and Meagan Shapiro about Carbondale's 11th Green is the New Black Fasion Show on March 8th.

Designers Maria Rodina and Delia Bolster join Megan Tackett on Express Yourself on March 15th.

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Angilina and Mike Taylor founded 5028 Footwear to bridge their many passions. These locally-made, small batch shoes also benefit mental health by providing $5 from each sale to Aspen Strong. Megan Tackett spoke with Angilina and Mike about their business on Express Yourself.

Thunder River Theatre Company

Sean Jeffries is the technical director for Thunder River Theatre Company's many different shows. He spoke with Megan Tackett on Express Yourself about the particular challenge of doing light and sound for a cabaret.

14 Aspen locals recently traveled to the country of Georgia to ski, drink and experience Georgian culture with snow camping, first descents, powder skiing, cha cha and wine. They will present photos and a short film at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen on Sunday, December 16 at 5:30.

Darrell Munsell

 


Darrell Munsell is author of Protecting a Valley and Saving a River, the story of The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association. Darrell will be signing copies of his book at the historic Thompson House in Carbondale on Saturday, December 15 from 3pm to 5pm.

Michael Conti

Director Michael Conti of Crazy Wisdom Films discusses his new documentary The Unruly Mystic: John Muir with Megan Tackett on KDNK. The local premier sold out, so the film is back for an encore screening at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale on Friday night, December 14th at 5:15. The Unruly Mystic explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism and Father of America's National Parks.

Colorado Creative Corridor

Carbondale Arts Executive Director Amy Kimberly shares about the Colorado Creative Corridor which received $25,000 for a second year from the Colorado Tourism Office to promote Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte, Ridgway and Salida as tourism destinations.

Carbondale Community Oven

Linda Criswell of Carbondale's Community Oven shares about the latest happenings.

Women4Wilderness

Women4Wilderness, a local outdoor-adventure community specific to empowering women & girls outside, hosts a public event at Inkswell Screen Printers in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, November 17, from 5 to 7pm. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with founder Shea Courtney to learn more.

Friday Fun Night

Jammin Jim, host of Friday Fun Night in Glenwood Springs, speaks with Megan Tackett on Express Yourself about this evening of art, dance, games, juggling, magic and more for kids. Taking place at the new Community Art Center in Glenwood Springs, Friday Fun Night is also an opportunity for parents to enjoy a night out.

The Aspen Choral Society has been invited to perform Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall on November 25.  Choir Director Paul Dankers stopped by Express Yourself to share the excitement. The Aspen Choral Society will also be performing Messiah at Grace Church in Basalt on December 14, at The Wheeler Opera House on December 15, and at St Stephens in Glenwood Springs on December 16.

Dj Hill

DJ Hill will premier her Homespun Mercies, a compliation of poems written over two decades, at the opening reception for The Red Brick Center for the Arts exhibition More Than Thread on November 15. In addition to making available copies of her book at this reception, DJ Hill's mixed-media piece called "Release," which graces the cover of Homespun Mercies, will be on display. DJ stopped by KDNK's Express Yourself to share about her work.

Gabrielle Louise

Activist and musician Gabrielle Louise and filmmaker Naropa Sabine stopped by Express Yourself to speak with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about their music video for Industry, a new single from Gabrielle that tells the story of Paonia’s push to preserve the North Fork Valley.

Carbondale Arts

Mauricio Lopez-Marquez and Francisco Nevarez Burguño of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet are joined by two dance students, Jose Monge and Solana Teitler, on Express Yourself with Megan Tackett and Raleigh Burleigh to share their love of Día de los Muertos and folklórico dance.

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In honor of October as domestic violence awareness month, Response presents Our Response: Survivor Stories at the Wheeler Opera House on October 18 at 5pm. Local poet, choreographer, artist and storyteller Alya Howe has worked closely with five women who will share their stories of surviving abuse and thriving. She stopped by Express Yourself to share details about the Writ Large Storytelling Series Event.

Dance Initiative

Chuck Wilt is one of six dancers in residence at The Launchpad in Carbondale from New York City. Chuck and his company UNA Projects will be performing at Dance Initiative’s 7th Annual Spectrum Dance Festival on October 19 and 20. Chuck stopped by Express Yourself to share with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about the event.

Glenwood Springs Arts Council

The Glenwood Springs Arts Council presents the 18th Annual Culinary Arts Festival on Friday, October 19th at the Hotel Colorado. Terry Glasnapp and Bonnie Kratovil stopped by Express Yourself to share about this important fundraiser and community-connecting event.

Rock Mountain Scots

Before marching in procession to the 4th Street Plaza to kick off Carbondale's 17th Annual Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest, the Rocky Mountain Scots stopped by KDNK to play a number live in the on air studio. Fran Page, founding member and executive director for Aspen Dance Connection, joined in to share about the organization's work of bringing cultural experiences to the Roaring Fork Valley.

Carbondale Clay Center Throws Down on Saturday

Sep 20, 2018
Carbondale Clay Center

The Carbondale Clay Center's biggest fundraiser of the year is this Saturday, September 22! To learn more, Megan Tackett spoke with executive director Angela Bruno about the Throwdown Hoedown.

New Orleanian Seth Walker has an assured new release featuring his family called Gotta Get Back. Luke spoke to him on Express Yourself. They decided Seth needs some wingtip galoshes and that music can cure what ails ya.

Coming to the Hotel Colorado on Saturday, January 21

This week's Express Yourself features a snowshoe race, a womens' documentary film festival, and a swinging bluesman visiting Steve's Guitars tomorrow.

  

Ricky McKinnie of the Blind Boys of Alabama. And Will Evans, Carbondale elder and Water Protector about his recent visit to Standing Rock.

We talk with four of the participants in the Stand Up for Standing Rock event at the Third Street Center on Friday, November 18. Tara Sheahan, organizer, Lance King, Charlie King, and Mato Nanji of the band Indigenous.

Half of the new comedy improv troupe at the Thunder River Theatre--Jeff Patterson, Jan Garrett, Miller Ford and Gerald DeLisser--talk about the art of improvisation and how it contains life lessons useful for anybody.

Today's show features Sarah Pletts, Aspen-based dancer, painter and playwright. We also hear from the Wilderness Workshop's Development Director Rebecca Mirsky about the Wild Feast, a benefit dinner next Wednesday at Justice Snow's in Aspen. And local dancer and choreographer Alya Howe explains her new piece, HEaRD, which receives its premiere tonight at the Launchpad and then plays again tomorrow night, November 12.

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