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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/

Arts and Culture
10:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Like Sunday, Like Rain | Movie Review

Starz Denver Film Festival feature "Like Sunday, Like Rain" is a touching portrayal of how music lays the framework for an unlikely friendship between an adolescent musical prodigy and struggling young woman.

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