First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 to 9 AM

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 AM. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 

Tune in Thursdays for Arts & Culture features. Every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, KUVO arts maven and Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

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It took literally months for this interview to make on the air during the jazz morning show on KUVO, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  I carried the book for weeks and weeks, wanting the perfect inspiration that would match the exploding creative potential within the pages of "The Steal Like An Artist Journal," the companion to the best-selling book by Austin Kleon ("a writer who draws").

Book Review: Travels with Epicurus

Jul 12, 2016

Imagine that you are 73 years old and your dentist recommends that your rapidly deteriorating dental condition is going to require either a denture or a series of dental implants.  

Given those options, if you're a writer, a humorist and an observer of life like Daniel Klein, you opt instead for a trip to the Greek island of Hydra in hopes of enjoying life.

Art Scene: Carlos Frésquez at Denver Art Museum

Jul 8, 2016

Over the next year, the Denver Art Museum will be working with four local Latino artists to create installations inspired by pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial galleries.  Kicking off the "Cuatro" exhibition, celebrated Chicano artist and native Denverite Carlos Frésquez.  Visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo interviewed her friend Frésquez for the July edition of the regular KUVO feature "Art Scene."

 

In Denver, the arts and culture scene has grown so much in the three years that I've been here, and it's also matured, which has been so gratifying to watch.  But as this is going on, it's interesting to see the impact that the maturity of the community in general has on the arts and cultural scene.

In what is historically regarded as one of the most significant Colorado landmarks, Denver City Park is  known for its vibrant and popular summer Jazz concert season. This year, the park celebrates its 30th anniversary of the Jazz Summer Concert series that derived from a tradition that is more than a century old for Denver City Park. The second concert in this summer’s series featured one of Denver’s most widely regarded female Jazz singers, Lannie Garrett.

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