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In advance of an upcoming benefit performance for the Urban Spectrum Youth Foundation, Denver jazz and blues singer Hazel Miller visited "Lunchtime at the Oasis" recently.

The performance is called "Up Close and Personal wth Hazel Miller," Sunday, June 14, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Jazz at Jack's, 500 16th St. (Third Floor), Denver, Colo. 80202.

Here's a link to the cover story on Hazel Miller in the June 2015 issue of Urban Spectrum magazine.

Guillermo Leon Gomez

This week it is all about play! 

Play Grounds: Redline continues its year long exploration of play.   The new exhibit "Play Grounds" runs June 13 - August 16, featuring contemporary artworks that encourage play.  The indoor exhibition is at RedLine, and there are three interactive installations throughout the city of Denver.  

Be on the look out for those.  And ... in addition to playing with art,  you can make it yourself! 

"Play Grounds" at www.RedlineArt.org

Jazz on Film: new "Icons" offer jazz as philosophy

Jun 5, 2015

For anyone who’s gotten into a discussion about what jazz is and is not, this one’s for you. For DJs and aficionados who read album liner notes and magazines and scour the record store bins this one is for you too. For all the people who are curious about jazz and what’s happening today this is one you need to see.

Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center

Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center presents “Chicanos Sing the Blues” - a returning audience favorite exploring the connection between Chicano music and Rhythm and Blues.

Featuring more than 30 songs, the play moves easily between corridos, boleros, huapangos, oldies and heart-wrenching blues. While maintaining a strong connection to the legends and roots of Chicano music, “Chicanos Sing the Blues” explores the influence of African-American interactions on Chicano culture.

Special guest Matthew Goldwasser shares his review of Keep On' Keepin On, an intimate documentary depicting the relationship between a blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and his teacher,  the legendary Clark Terry. 

Shot over the course of five years, the film covers the journey of two friends confronting the toughest challenges of their lives.

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