The Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend at the University of Colorado in Boulder with Romeo and Juliet. The company broke-even last year, but organizers have made some changes to this year’s season as they grapple with lower attendance numbers and how to keep Shakespeare relevant in the age of Twitter and Facebook.
First “conquered” by man 100 years ago, Antarctica savaged early European expeditions with its blinding week-long storms scouring an ice cap two miles thick and its record-cold of minus 129 degrees. A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson describes the science and agony of polar explorer Robert Scott in this alien land. KUNC’s Peter Johnson has more.
Michelle Shocked is passionate about many things, including Arts Education in public Schools and artist’s rights, the latter subject that is made more poignant by the 25th anniversary of a bootleg recording. KUNC’s Wendy Wham has more.