In the Studio
11:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Guitarist Ottmar Liebert Serenades the Morning Beat

Ottmar Liebert, live on KUVO July 25th @ 11:30 AM
Credit Luis Alvarez

Ottmar Liebert, the world traveling, Platinum album-certified and Grammy-nominated guitarist is bringing his axe to KUVO's Phyllis A.

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Jazz on Film
1:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Jazz on Film: Bill Cosby, Jazz Fanatic

In the early 1960s, a young comic stepped up to the microphone in a Greenwich Village nightclub and instead of offering a predictable run of non-stop jokes a la Rodney Dangerfield he told stories and riffed on personal and social experiences. In another club across town jazz artists did away with traditional head-melody / chorus / head-style of playing and began improvising freely (think Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"). They also performed completely original and free-flowing compositions.

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Arts and Culture
1:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Women + Film: writer Emily Wachtel in Denver

The July presentation of the Denver Film Society's Women + Film series features a screening of "Lucky Them" starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.  Writer and producer Emily Wachtel (pronounced wahk-TELL) is in Denver for the screening on Friday, July 11 (4:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.) at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 80206.  Wachtel visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Theater Review
12:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek

Credit Glenn Ross

At Boulder's Dinner Theatre we find that while ogres seem different than the rest of us—they're large, green, and uncouth—underneath it all, they're sensitive to the same things that we are, evidenced by Shrek (Seth Caikowski), who has been belittled and rejected once too often. As a result, he's ready to build a wall around his swamp and let the world go its separate way.

Hear the review above or read the entire review at

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Eats & Beats
3:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Eats & Beats: Balistreri Vineyards, fresh for '14!

Credit Balistreri Vineyards

North Denver's winery Balistreri Vineyards hosts the 9th Annual KUVO signature event, the New Orleans Rhythm Revue on Saturday, August 9.  Julie Balistreri thinks it's a great opportunity to introduce people to their vintage labels, made from Colorado grapes! "You'll be able to taste over 15 different wines at the KUVO event," said Julie.   Again in 2014, there will be some special "jazz label" wines, named for the featured performers Donald Harrison Jr., Henry Butler, Leo Nocentelli, and Sarah Vaughan.   "A Sangiovese, a Merlot, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Syrah.

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