First Take with Lando and Chavis

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Weekday mornings from 6 to 9am, Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis bring you Community, Culture and Music on First Take with Lando and Chavis. A blend of music, news and community-oriented programming, tuning in to First Take is the right way to start your day. Lando's "Stories of Standards" feature examines a jazz standard or a tune from the Great American Songbook each week. Stories of composers, lyricists, performers, and songs. On Wednesdays, Steve hosts Eats and Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. Tune in!

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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.
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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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Eats & Beats
2:20 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Grateful Bread: baking artistry

The amazing, ancient art of making bread is preserved by a modern wave of artisanal bakers like Jeff Cleary, a master chef who left the restaurant and hotel business to serve those same establishments from his Golden, Colorado bakery, Grateful Bread.  Cleary visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis, with an armload of fresh bread.

First, to answer the question of why bakers begin their day so early: "Anyplace that does pastries is trying to get the morning crowd, and it's got to be fresh."

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