Eight years ago the founding fathers of 4AM set forth to local bars and found garage rock & tasty 80s jams to be entirely lacking from live bands’ setlists. Hardened with resolve, determined to change the local music scene, these patron saints of rock set forth to forge in the fiery vats of grunge, hair metal, & 80s pop a band that could replicate with the theatrics of the most detested and infamous 80s rock groups the entire 80s Training Montage Playlist and the most challenging, complex, 80s favorites that no local band dare play.
After years of perfecting the dynamic rock jams herein described, from Rifle to Eagle to Snowmass, at all types of events, charities, parties, clubs, and corporate events, masses formed at the foot of stages, the buzz of rock’s anticipation spread throughout the valley, and a music scene of the highest, most discriminating standards was born. And so this is how 4AM THE BAND came to be.
In this installment of Because of You, RadioCMC talks to Debi Martinez-Brun and Janeth Niebla about their involvement with Upward Bound, the Valley Settlement Project, and other projects centered around diversity and inclusivity during their time at Colorado Mountain College.
Alice In Wonderland performed by students from CMC’s Theatre Club
Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carol was recorded in RadioCMC’s Spring Valley studio as a collaboration with the CMC Theatre Club.
Directed by Scott Elmore
Sound Engineered by Lucas Turner
Sound FX by Meredith Dusenbery
The Cast of Alice In Wonderland features:
Hadley Hiebert as Alice Lylah Purpus as The White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts Evan Piccolo as The Caterpillar, the Frog Footman, and the Duchess’ Cook JD Miller as the Mad Hatter, and the Fish Footman Aiden Wiehman as the March Hare Suzie Brady as the Cheshire Cat and the Mock Turtle Meredith Dusenbery as the Duchess, the Doormouse, and Alice’s Sister Alex Frost as The King of Hearts
Episode 8 of Aspen Real Life with Jeff Patterson of Aspen Success Coaching.
Jillian Livingston of Aspen Real Life interviews Jeff Patterson of Aspen Success Coaching. Jeff helps his clients create a vision for what’s possible and overthrow the tyranny of limiting beliefs that often have people play small.
Jeff is known for his profound level of listening and keen awareness that give him a unique ability to see what others can’t and to cuts to the heart of even the most complex matters. Check out Jeff’s website at aspensuccesscoaching.com.
Will joined the Workshop in the summer of 2009 to inventory lands for the Hidden Gems Wilderness Proposal. Currently he works as an organizer and advocate for our efforts to designate additional wilderness and protect the Thompson Divide from gas development.
The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of the White River National Forest and adjacent federal public lands. To find out more information or to support this organization, head to wildernessworkshop.org
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More about WILDERNESS WORKSHOP
The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of nearly 3 million acres of public lands in western Colorado. Using science, the law and grassroots activism, WW works to keep the White River National Forest and nearby BLM lands more or less “as is” and, where possible, to restore wildness to this nationally important landscape.
Founded in 1967, the Wilderness Workshop has earned a national reputation for passionate advocacy, grassroots effectiveness, and scientific authority. Click here to learn more!
RadioCMC work-study Corina Jones interviews Mariana Velasquez-Schmahl, creator of the First Ascent Youth Leadership program, Alpine Bank Scholarships, and the Latino Youth Summit, as well as Yesenia Arreola, interim Upward Bound director
In this installment of Because of You, Mariana Velasquez-Schmahl recalls her involvement with the Advocate Safehouse Project, where she met the person who would soon give her the opportunity of a lifetime. She mentions meeting a “wonderful woman” who gave her the opportunity to spearhead the TRIO grant effort. From that one TRIO Grant, Mariana went on to gather key components to come up with the First Ascent Youth Leadership program.
Listen in to hear more about Mariana’s involvement with the Alpine Bank Scholarships, and the Latino Youth Summit, as well as Yesenia’s interesting story of how she and Mariana crossed paths.
RadioCMC interviews Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell about their involvement in the Outdoor Semester in the Rockies program at Colorado Mountain College.
In this installment of Because of You, Dr. Jim Campbell and Sandy Jackson recount the incredible program they were a part of called the Outdoor Semester In the Rockies. Students that took OSR studied in the environments they were learning about, bringing their textbooks along with them as they traveled across the country.
Listen in to hear about their adventures swimming with sharks, encountering rattlesnakes in the middle of a lecture, and being blown over by gale force winds on the side of a snowy mountain. While OSR no longer exists, it has very clearly changed the lives of the students and faculty that were involved, and teaches valuable lessons even today.
RadioCMC interviews the student filmmakers behind Big Air Max, a documentary showing at 5Point Film Festival this weekend.
Isaacson School students Rachel, Sian Khai, Danny, and Ben knew that they wanted to work on a project together after partnering up in the past. When Max Grange, a spastic quadriplegic, spoke in front of Sian Khai’s class, the group knew it was their opportunity to embark on an incredible filmmaking adventure.
They are thrilled to share Max’s story and their own as they were personally touched by the experience. Listen to behind the scenes lessons and laughs from the set of Big Air Max, the student documentary that made it to 5Point. Visit their FB page at: facebook.com/pg/BigAirMaxFilm
Episode 5 of the Aspen Real Life Podcast with Cynthia Clark, hand analyst expert and intuitive life coach!
Cynthia is passionate about helping others to find and live their authentic destiny, establish great relationships and connect with total health and well-being. Her combination of business skills, healing and intuitive gifts and passion for teaching others about their true selves through exploration of their hands make her an excellent guide for you to reach your full potential. Learn more at worldofhands.com