First Take

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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News
3:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Denver Woman's Press Club: jewelry weekend!

Cara Lopez Lee tries on an earring.
Credit www.dwpconline.org

The Denver Woman's Press Club holds their annual jewelry sale this weekend at their Capitol Hill house at 1325 Logan, "a jewel among parking lots," says club member, poet and KUVO arts consultant Hilary DePolo.

"We have been able, with the growth of the jewelry sale,  to increase the amount of our scholarships and the number of our scholarships," said DePolo.  "We support young women who are studying journalism and creative writing."

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Eats & Beats
1:13 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving food and wine pairings from Carolyn Joy

Just after the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau last night at Joy Wine and Spirits, Carolyn Joy visited First Take with Lando and Chavis with some Thanksgiving food and wine pairings.

The third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  "It's diminished in popularity a bit in the U.S.," said Joy, as she happily uncorked one of their offerings, from Georges DuBoeuf (pictured).  "It's  very young, very fresh, and a lot of people like to serve it at Thanksgiving."

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Jazz on Film
4:03 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

"Keep On Keepin' On:" Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin

The jazz documentary about trumpeter Clark Terry and his piano protege Justin Kauflin has been getting rave reviews at film and music festivals in Colorado (Boulder this spring and the Vail Jazz Party) and around the nation.  "Keep On Keepin' On" is featured as the Red Carpet Matinee this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  as part of the Starz Denver International Film Festival.  Kauflin will perform live after the screening at Buell Theatre.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
1:25 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Colorado Experience: The Smaldones

Colorado Experience examines one of the lesser-known chapters in American organized crime: the story of the Smaldones, an Italian-American crime family that operated out of Denver.  Producer Michael Dondero joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with insight on the documentary.

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