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Readers Say Thanks

I’d like to acknowledge all the people who made the Peace Jam 2 benefit for the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition such a success. The 200 or so people who attended this event at the Buffalo Valley were treated to an evening of extraordinary original music and art.

Thanks to the Dags (Dave Hill, Bruce Imig, Mark Dempsey, Bill Niemann) and Boneyard (Matt Johnson, Frank Martin, Lorraine Curry, and Craig Curry filling in for Marc Bruell) for inspiring sets.

Thanks to the gifted and generous Frank Martin who played a solo set, and did the artwork for the Peace Jam 2 poster.

Thanks to Jessa Young for your set of original music (with Steve Jeuneman) and for your pure, clear voice. Thanks to David Johnson for your music and your activism. Thanks to Terry Glasenapp for showing his beautiful short films, “The Art of Peace” and “As One.”

Special thanks to Yampah High School students Jay Bashant, Brendan Girardot, Trevor Paine, Jeremiah Payne and Adam Kreft-Mercer for their film, “Stand Up.” You young people give me hope for the future.

Thanks for the generosity of the Italian Underground, Woody Creek Tavern, Cheryl Boone, Danielle Wilson, Calvin Lee and all who donated to the auction. Thanks to Sounds Easy, Through the Looking Glass, Book Train, and Novel Tea for carrying tickets.

And, finally, big thanks to everybody who came together to support the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition with your presence at this event.

Jim Chenoweth

New Castle

Aspen Community Theatre would like to congratulate two of the valley’s high schools for wonderful spring musicals: Aspen High School’s outstanding production of “The Boyfriend” and Basalt High School’s fabulous “Bye Bye Birdie.”

Brad Moore, Marnie White, Marisa Post and John Goss among many others are doing a fantastic job of bringing theatre arts to the valley’s students.

It is great to see the these talented kids, some of whom are ACT alumni, active both on stage and off and great to have so many people coming to the theatres supporting them.

The arts have a unique ability to communicate ideas and emotions, connecting us to our history, our traditions, and our heritage. At the same time, a growing body of research indicates that education in the arts provides significant cognitive benefits and bolsters academic achievement.

It is our sincere hope that the Roaring Fork Valley will continue to support our schools in their efforts to enrich the valley’s youth with the power of the arts. Thank you to everyone involved for a job very well done!


Lisbeth Oden

Aspen Community Theatre

board of directors


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