Carrie Saldo

Arts & Culture Reporter

A native of Stamford, VT, I call(ed) the Berkshires of western Massachusetts my home. The Berkshires are a culturally rich area -- I’m talking pass the butter and heavy cream -- rich.

Degrees in English and Theatre from Manhattanville College (thanks mom) have been useful when I need to look good on paper. Toss in life-long dance lessons and two failed attempts at guitar mastery (sorry, dad) and you’ve got the broad brush strokes of how I landed here in Colorado.

I am the arts and culture maven for KUNC, RMPBS, and KUVO, which means I have a business card that folds out. The nuts and bolts of the gig go like this: host the weekly arts magazine television show, Arts District on RMPBS. Report on all things arts and culture for NPR member stations KUNC and KUVO.

Colorado’s arts and cultural scene is robust and diverse, at least that’s what Google tells me, and I suspect that’s the reason the bosses at all three organizations saw fit to craft this Transmedia position.  

Before I packed up my stuff, drugged my cat, and said “Westward, ho!” I was the host, writer, and a producer of Connecting Point, WGBY-Springfield’s nightly magazine program. While there, I busted out my backpack and video equipment to report on some serious stuff, the impact of the 2010 earthquake on a small village in Haiti, and some seriously fun stuff, the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail.

Nitty gritty: More than a decade of journalism experience, first for something called a daily newspaper and then on the airwaves of WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Shout outs from: the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow foundation.

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5:00am

Thu March 27, 2014
Arts District

Colorado Ballet's ‘Beat’ Moves To DeVotchKa’s Drums

Colorado Ballet dancers Maria Mosina and Dominico Luciano rehearse 'The Last Beat.'
Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet’s newest work explores the stark reality of military service: some return to loving families, others never return. That discord is echoed in the driving beat of the music – courtesy of Colorado’s own DeVotchKa.

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6:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
Arts District

Creative District That's Both Arts & Ag Seeks An Official Nod

The Farmer Mural, located at 709 10th street, illustrates the melding of Greeley's agricultural roots and its arts scene.
City of Greeley

When many people think about Greeley, Colo., one brand is burned on their brains: Meat processing, agriculture, and dairies. Yet, there’s also a critical mass of art galleries, live performance venues, and annual events.

Those artistic assets have prompted the city to seek an official creative district designation from the state.

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6:00am

Thu March 13, 2014
Arts district

A Man Of The Land, A Photographer In The Sky

The view from inside aerial photographer Evan Anderman's Cessna Turbo 206.
Carrie Saldo, Arts District

Evan Anderman understood the land around him differently than most growing up. He was after all, the son of a geologist. Years later, his perspective has grown increasingly distinct and separate from the ground.

That's because he's an aerial photographer.

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1:43pm

Thu March 6, 2014
Arts District

Finding Deficiencies, Denver’s Cultural Plan Proposes Solutions

Standing beneath the big blue bear outside of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The work by artist Lawrence Argent is officially titled "I See What You Mean" and is among the many public art works in the city.
Maura Walz

Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years has found a gap between availability and access to the arts. With Imagine 2020 as a road map, a variety of stakeholders committed to the arts will work to change that.

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8:10am

Wed February 26, 2014
Arts District

‘An Extraordinary Affinity Between Music And Cinema’ At The Silent Movies

Actors Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford in a scene from the 1927 silent film "The Unknown." Its among the films being screened at the Denver Silent Film Festival.
Denver Silent Film Festival

Silent film has a long history in Colorado. The popularity of Wild West themed films meant many were shot here in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But don’t call them old.

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