First Take with Lando and Chavis

Credit MaryLynn Gillaspie

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!


Eats & Beats
11:18 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Live at the Vineyards: Jax Fish House chef Sheila

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar has been a part of KUVO's signature  fundraising event "Live at the Vineyards" for several years.  Executive chef Sheila Lucero visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis"  with the story of Jax and a preview of their contribution to the feast at Balistreri Vineyards on August 9!

The 2014 wine tasting and gourmet feast  is built around the musical theme "a New Orleans Rhythm Revue," which calls for New Orleans flavor!  

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2:26 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

LGBT financial issues: a failure to communicate


A Wells Fargo study finds LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) financial issues are similar to America at large: couples find it difficult to talk about money.  Kyle Young, an accredited domestic partnership advisor, discussed the study on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"Whether you're in a formal relationship or not, money tends to be a topic most of us avoid," said Young.    According to the Wells Fargo survey, "just 37 percent of those surveyed who are in same-sex partnerships say new marriage laws have prompted new conversations about money."

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Jazz on Film
1:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Jazz on Film: Bill Cosby, Jazz Fanatic

In the early 1960s, a young comic stepped up to the microphone in a Greenwich Village nightclub and instead of offering a predictable run of non-stop jokes a la Rodney Dangerfield he told stories and riffed on personal and social experiences. In another club across town jazz artists did away with traditional head-melody / chorus / head-style of playing and began improvising freely (think Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"). They also performed completely original and free-flowing compositions.

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Arts and Culture
1:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Women + Film: writer Emily Wachtel in Denver

The July presentation of the Denver Film Society's Women + Film series features a screening of "Lucky Them" starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.  Writer and producer Emily Wachtel (pronounced wahk-TELL) is in Denver for the screening on Friday, July 11 (4:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.) at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 80206.  Wachtel visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Theater Review
12:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek

Credit Glenn Ross

At Boulder's Dinner Theatre we find that while ogres seem different than the rest of us—they're large, green, and uncouth—underneath it all, they're sensitive to the same things that we are, evidenced by Shrek (Seth Caikowski), who has been belittled and rejected once too often. As a result, he's ready to build a wall around his swamp and let the world go its separate way.

Hear the review above or read the entire review at

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