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Jazz on Film
12:43 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Jazz on Film: A Studio Romantic, Arif Mardin

From the 1950s to the 1980s Atlantic Records turned out the freshest, most cutting edge and soulful records in Jazz, R & B, Rock and Roll, and Pop music. The brain trust of the brothers Ahmet and Neshui Ertegun along with producer Jerry Wexler and engineer Tom Dowd cranked out one classic record after another, hit after hit and made the label Atlantic synonymous with taste and class in their relationships with the artists. Arif Mardin was the fifth member of that group and is the least well-known but no less influential.

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Stories of Standards
10:04 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado" | Stories of Standards

In 1960 Brazilian songwriter, pianist, guitarist and vocalist Antonio Carlos Jobim composed the bossa nova hit “Corcovado” (“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars”).

The Portuguese title refers to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Renown for his gentle bossa novas, Jobim's music focuses on the tender, romantic side of jazz. Jobim's compositions illustrate the Brazilian concept of "saudade," a happy-sadness evolving into sad-happiness.

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Live Music
11:44 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Live at Tony P's | March-April 2015

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Nothing is better than live music! Tony P's Bar & Pizzeria's 17th Avenue location offers live music every weekend. Check out the restaurant's line-up for the rest of March and April below. 

March

14: Buckner Funken Jazz

21: Buckner Funken Jazz

28: Diana Castro
 

April

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Music
4:10 pm
Sun March 8, 2015

New Music Monday for March 9th

The 2 outstanding guitarists, Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan team up for a brand new release, Duets, a collection of 10 duos between the two, alternating between acoustic and electric guitars as well as Kevin taking turns on vibes, piano and bass. The Puerto Rican trombonist and bandleader from Philadelphia, Angel "Papo" Vazquez celebrates 40 years as a musician with his brand new outing with his group,  the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, Spirit Warrior is another production of Vazquez's own, Picaro Records.

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News
2:40 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Boulder Police invite citizen oversight

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Police departments nationwide are dealing with community fallout from the often fatal shootings of unarmed (often black) men.  In the college town of Boulder, Colo., the police department has had Boulder residents participate in its Professional Standards Review Panel, a 20-year old program that puts citizens in the room when allegations against officers are handled.  Sgt. Pat Wyton told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" about current openings on the panel.

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