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World Class World Music at the Wheeler


Aspen Square Hotel is just a few blocks away from the Historic Wheeler Opera House, whose lineup brings some international greats and great causes, over the next few weeks.  Friday, February 5, Mountain Groove Productions presents Bela Fleck with the Africa Project. Bluegrass and string music legend Bela Fleck teams up with the Amazing African Muscians Project, Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, and Anania Ngoliga with John Kitime.

Aspen Institute Welcomes the Outside World


After the ski day and the fun and the frolicking, Aspen offers the thought-provoking programs of the Aspen Institute. What a way to appreciate all Aspen has to offer, by turning your now-relaxed sensibilities to the matters of the mind. Aspen Institute presents 2010 Great Decisions Series, an eight-week discussion of key foreign policy issues in today's realm: Russia and its neighbors; the Global financial crisis; preventing genocide, conflict resolution tactics and peace building, to name a few. The Series starts February 2 and runs through March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.

X Games fun all over town

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Aspen is a good-looking ski town these days with fun in town and great skiing at thefour of the Aspen Mountain areas. We're glad to welcome ESPN Winter X Games 14 with some fresh powder on all our mountains. Granted, their job is to ski it off, but that's yours, too. We have a beautiful weekend on top of fresh snow over the past days. Be sure to take a break and watch the extreme sport action live, at Buttermilk. Compdtitions take place all weekend long. Or, catch the X-Games on ESPN at home, prime time. It's X-Citement all over Aspen, and a fun weekend for sure!

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