First Take

2:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Marijuana investment seminar in Denver

Colorado is still in the early days of its post-prohibition era, and the investment community is looking at the potential of marijuana stocks.  Khadijah Adams with the upcoming Marijuana Investment and Private Retreat visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to answer some frequently asked questions.

"Many seminars involve angel investments, and people who are looking for funding for their dispensary.  We are dealing with the education that marijuana stocks actually exist," said Adams.  

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Stories of Standards
11:32 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Marks and Simmons' "All of Me" | Stories of Standards

Written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simmons in 1931, "All of Me" is one of the most recorded songs of its era. 

First performed by actress and singer Belle Baker over the radio, "All of Me" was also recorded in 1931 by star Ruth Etting. 

Notable covers include versions by Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, the Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington and many more!

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Theater Review
12:27 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Bob Bows: Colorado Ballet's Masterworks

(L to R) Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner
Credit Sue Daniels Photography

For the artists of the Colorado Ballet, their annual foray into what Balachine called "dance ballet" means an opportunity to show their talent beyond the classical canon, and show it they do.

For ballet lovers, this means that one need not book a trip to New York or San Francisco to experience exquisitely performed divertissements.

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Inside Energy
12:15 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Oil and Gas Task Force sends 9 recommendations to Gov. Hickenlooper

Members of the Oil and Gas Task Force vote on recommendations Tuesday.
Credit Dan Boyce / Inside Energy

After five months of meeting,  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has finished its work. Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce joined “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss the highlights of their work. 

“Those on the environmental side of the task force,” Boyce says, “are actually going so far as to call it a failure because it didn’t address the core issue the task force had, which was to give local communities more legal say.”

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Jazz Education
3:48 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Jump for Jazz: Boulder event to educate, demonstrate

Dexter Payne (far left) will be leading a seminar at the "Jump for Jazz" event in Boulder this June.

Boulder jazz fans have organized a jazz education event for June 2015 called the “Jump for Jazz Festival.”  Boulder’s "Jazz Gossip" Miriam Paisner sat down with “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to describe the community outreach.

“I have wanted to know for sure (about the making of jazz music) since about ten years ago when I went to the Boulder Jazz Jams at the Broker Inn and Brad Goode was leading," said Paisner, who sends out weekly jazz listings to hundreds of people via an e-mail list.

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