Arts and Culture

Performance Review
1:54 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Performance review: 2014 Chicago Blues Festival

Credit Photo courtesy of Ben Payton

The 31st Annual Chicago Blues Fest, this year sub-titled “Blues by the Lake”, was the weekend of June 13-15 in Grant Park. The panoramic  views from this Lakefront park are extraordinary—Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, and the magnificent Chicago Skyline to the north and west.

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Jazz Education
12:24 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Coolest summer school ever: CCJA's Latin Jazz workshop


This summer on Wednesday nights at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio,  the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts has been instructing students ages 7 through 18 in  the fine points of Latin Jazz.  Instructor Eric Trujillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe what it takes to teach Latin Jazz to young musicians.

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Arts and Culture
3:09 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Put on your red and green and join us!

You're invited to join KUVO, I-News, and Rocky Mountain PBS on Wednesday, July 16, from 4pm to 6pm. It's Christmas in July again so be sure to put on your red and green and come on down to DAZZLE JAZZ for a holiday celebration. Dazzle's chef's appetizer-bites, special beverage tastings, and a cash bar. Gifts for our network in the form of office supplies will be so appreciated, or the gift of cash. This very merry event benefits our organization.

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Arts and Culture
12:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Denver's Junk Band Orchestra: for the youth!

This cigar box amp on their CD cover was autographed by late concert promoter Barry Fey.

  The Junk Band Orchestra builds their instruments from junk.  It's about young people redeeming broken things.  Producer Shawn Palmer and a couple of members from the band visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with news of their first CD release.

"We're out to prove you don't need a lot of money to make really good music," said Palmer.   "The music coming from the musician - that's the most important thing."

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Arts and Culture
1:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Before Brown: Mendez desegregation story in childrens book

Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that outlawed school segregation, the State of California wrestled with the question in the Mendez v. Westminster case.  Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story the eyes of a child in Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation.

"I was immediately fascinated by the Mendez case.  In some of my books, I try to talk about social justice," said Tonatiuh, interviewed from his native Mexico.

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