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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

An Oct. 6 press conference with the host and judges of “American Idol” has been scheduled in Aspen.

Credentialed media representatives will be allowed to attend a 15-minute press conference with show host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler at a hotel the show’s producers prefer be kept under wraps. No interviews with contestants will be permitted. The general public will not be admitted to the press conference.

A spokesperson for the popular Fox TV talent show confirmed earlier this week that “Idol” would hold auditions in Aspen in early October. In addition, a three-person crew will film around town on Oct. 5 and 6.

The show held its first round of auditions for the new season last summer in seven cities around the country, including Denver on July 29. A “judge’s round” is taking place in Aspen, but the number of contestants who will participate will not be revealed, a show representative said.

The show has arranged for one Aspen police officer to help with security and crowd control while activities are under way, the police department said Thursday.

The 5Point Film Festival will present a free outdoor film screening tonight, behind SIX89 restaurant. The evening begins with music, gear raffles and a dinner (for $12) from SIX89. At dark, the films roll, with screenings of a series of inspirational and adventure films, including “Cold,” by local filmmaker Anson Fogel, about the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter; the kayaking work “Seasons: Fall”; and the award-winning surf movie “Dark Side of the Lens.”

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothes.

The Ford Drive One 4 UR School Event is this Saturday, Oct. 1.

Test drive a new Ford and help support the Glenwood Springs Percussion Ensemble. With each free test drive, Glenwood Springs Ford will donate $20 to the ensemble.

Come to Glenwood Springs High School between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and choose the Ford model of your choice. Glenwood Springs Ford representatives and percussion ensemble members will be on hand to get you behind the wheel for a short drive.

A few minutes of time will help raise money to support a remarkable and successful music program for local youth. The ensemble performs in local parades, events and football games.

For more information about supporting the Glenwood Springs Percussion Ensemble, contact Frank Martin at 970-404-2156 or visit http://www.gwspe.com.

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