Arts and Culture

Jazz on Film
11:29 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Jazz on Film: "Whiplash" - Give the drummer some, and then some more

Despite all the unique personalities and wonderful music they produced one has to look hard to find movies where jazz stories are front and center, especially in recent decades.

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Jazz History
11:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

A President's Day look at jazz in the White House

Dizzy Gillespie, PBS "Performance in the White House" series, 1982
Credit http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/

In the spirit of Presidents Day, celebrating the premier position in American politics, we took a First Take trip through White House history to discover the moments over the last 50 years when 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. became the hottest jazz joint in town.

Intern Cynthia Howard was busy at the KUVO research desk digging up fun facts and little-known tidbits about jazz in the White House, and she shared her discoveries with us on the air this morning. Who knew Dick Nixon hosted Duke Ellington’s 70th birthday party??

Click above to hear our conversation. 

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Jazz on Film
2:37 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Jazz on Film: Rollins - Last of the Great Jazz Redwoods

Once upon a time there were titans who needed only one name to be identified--Hawk, Prez, Bird, Trane; all of them saxophonists. Sonny Rollins is probably that last living link to these giants, and he played with them all, as well as Mingus, Bud Powell Miles, Dizzy, Monk, Clifford Brown and Max Roach. In 1948 he made his first recordings at age 17 and has led his own groups, made records, and toured the world for over 60 years. He is a master of tone and rhythm, with a simultaneously sincere and insouciant way of quoting popular tunes or phrases into his solos.

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Arts and Culture
11:44 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Celebrate Black History Month with KUVO Host

KUVO host Linard "Scotty" Scott of Origins: Orgy in Rhythm will be a featured speaker at two engagements celebrating Black History Month. 

February 16, 7 pm | Centennial Institute - Colorado Christian University

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
3:53 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Click & Submit Photo Contest

Rocky Mountain PBS local program Arts District wants your photos of public art!

Submit your favorite photos of art in your community (sculptures, installations, murals, etc.) and your photographs could be featured on Rocky Mountain PBS! Contest ends March 19.

Submit your photo today!

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