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Jazz Appreciation Month
8:43 am
Thu April 16, 2015

“Cantaloupe Island" | Listener Picks, April 16

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Pianist Herbie Hancock recorded his composition “Cantaloupe Island” for his 1964 album, Empyrean Isles, with Freddie Hubbard on cornet, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums.

Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of this compositions most notable covers!

A member of the Miles Davis Quintet at the time, Hancock's composition incorporates elements of modal jazz, inspired by the music Davis's band was performing at the time.

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Arts and Culture
4:45 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Be There or Be Square | History Colorado 1968 Exhibit

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Presented by History Colorado Center, The 1968 Exhibit brings the pivotal year in American history to life through photographs, vintage pop culture items and interactive displays.

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Live Music
2:08 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

KUVO Live Broadcast at Tony P's | April 18

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KUVO is broadcasting live from Tony P's Bar & Pizzeria on 17th Avenue April 18 from 10 pm to midnight.

Vocalist and percussionist Linda Theus-Lee will be performing live with her five-piece band.

Theus-Lee's musical creativity lives in vocal jazz, blues, musical theater and R&B. In addition, she is a talented percussionist and composes songs on guitar.

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News
1:39 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Kempe Foundation marks 30 years against child abuse

"Girl on a Swing" sculpture by Leonardo Rossi
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More than 10,000 children were abused or neglected in Colorado in 2013, according to the Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.  John Faught, president of the Foundation visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to update the KUVO audience during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Stories of Standards
10:51 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Ann Ronell's “Willow Weep For Me” | Stories of Standards

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Information and text from jazzstandards.com.
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Composed by Ann Ronell “Willow Weep for Me” was introduced by vocalist and whistler Muzzy Marcellino performing with Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra in 1932. Their Brunswick recording entered the pop charts December 3, 1932, and rose to number 17.

Later in 1932,  Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra’s Victor recording with singer Irene Taylor topped the charts at number two.  More than 30 years later in 1964, “Willow Weep for Me” reemerged on the pop charts thanks to British duo Chad and Jeremy.

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