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4:15 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Cinco de Mayo | May 2-3

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Denver’s Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Culture" Festival promises a weekend filled with food, fun and culture May 2-3 at Civic Center Park.

Featuring The Mile High City's vibrant Latino population, this family-friendly celebration is expected to draw more than 400,000 attendees.

The festival will offer a large variety of vendors and live performances!

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Jazz Appreciation Month
4:38 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

"Take Five" | Listener Picks, April 22

Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Composed by Paul Desmond, “Take Five” was first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their 1959 album Time Out. The original recording band included Brubeck on piano, Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums.

The tune was first performed live in 1959 at the Village Gate club in New York City.

Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of this compositions most notable covers!

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News
2:50 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Matchwits 2015 champions: Fossil Ridge HS, Ft. Collins

Since January, hosts of "First Take with Lando and Chavis" Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis played clips from the Rocky Mountain PBS high school quiz show "Matchwits,"  but they were no match for Colorado's best and brightest.  Coach of the 2015 championship team from Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins Martha Cranor visited the KUVO morning show to talk about how the team pulled off the win.

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Music
2:22 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

New Music Monday for April 19-Jazz Appreciation Month

Cuban drummer and 2011 McArthur Fellow awardee Dafnis Prieto releases a provocative straight-ahead project on his own Dafnison Music label, Dafnis Prieto Sextet's Triangles and Circles has many musical twists and turns, oh yeah, triangles and circles too!  University of Colorado at Ft. Collins music professor and saxophonist, Peter Sommer, is part of several leading groups along the Front Range, he also performs and records with his own group. Sommer's new one is titled Narrando Historias or narrating history.

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Arts and Culture
2:19 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Colorado jazz festival season kicks off in Greeley

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Colorado's jazz festival season kicks off this weekend in Greeley.   Dana Landry, area head for Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado visited First Take to preview the 45th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival.

"We are lucky to get what I view as some of the best artists in the world right here in Greeley, Colorado," said Landry.  Headliners include vocalist Deborah Brown, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (from the Village Vanguard in NYC), saxophonists Chris Potter and Bobby Watson and others.

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