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Book Review
1:24 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Dick Cavett's new book Brief Encounters

Dick Cavett's fourth book in 40 years left plenty to talk about.  KUVO book reviewer Dr. Robert Greer called Cavett "a mover and shaker with a sharp and sometimes biting wit."  Greer take on Cavett's new book,  Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks: "a first rate bookend to his 1970 memoir."

Cavett's interviews with Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Muhammed Ali, Steve Jobs and many others are recounted in the book's 288 pages.  "Cavett was a master at controlling the conversations he had, be they musicians, writers, artists, or public figures.

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Music
10:18 am
Mon December 1, 2014

"Flying Home" | Stories of Standards

A 32-bar AABA jazz composition, "Flying Home" is said to be derived from a tune Lionel Hampton nervously whistled waiting to board his first plane flight.

Benny Goodman and Eddie DeLange collaborated to write the composition with Hampton, and Sid Robin added lyrics. Originally recorded by the Benny Goodman Sextet in 1939, the song featured solos by Hampton and Charlie Christian.

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Eats & Beats
12:15 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Eater.com: The Denver Awards

Credit Andra Zeppelin, Denver.Eater.com

Eater.com's Denver desk is out with their 2014 awards.  Editor Andra Zeppelin visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with the winners (and why they're tops).

First, Zeppelin described the process.  "During the voting week, I nominate five restaurants for each of the categories.  Readers vote and that narrows down the playing field to three.  Out of the top three, I get to pick the winner."

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Arts and Culture
2:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

The making of Sand Creek Massacre documentary

One hundred fifty years ago this November 29, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in the southeast corner of the Colorado Territory.  At first, settlers in Denver cheered the returning Colorado Volunteers.  Then details of the slain women, children and elderly men emerged.  The infamy of the events that day reverberate to this day.  Rocky Mountain PBS producer Mariel Rodriguez-McGill visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe a new one-hour television documentary, airing Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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Music
6:17 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Remembering the legendary Joe Bonner

http://www.heyreverb.com/blog/2014/11/28/joe-bonner-denver-musicians-gov-john-hickenlooper-remember-late-jazz-legend/97604/

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