Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
9:28 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Five Points Jazz Festival To Honor KUVO Hosts | May 16

Credit MaryLynn Gillaspie and westword.com

Celebrate the rich history of Denver's Harlem of the West with the Five Points Jazz Festival May 16.

KUVO will be broadcasting live from our booth adjacent to the Joe Bonner Stage, so stop by to say hi and for some free 30th Anniversary goodies!

This year's Five Points Jazz Festival boasts eight stages serving up nearly 30 groups,  from Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra to the Ken Walker Sextet.

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Arts and Culture
11:17 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Chrysler 300 grille: art on wheels

Automobile as art?  It is when you talk to the engineers behind one of the more interesting designs of the 21st century, the Chrysler 300.  Brandon Faurote leads the Chrysler Brand design group in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

When the car was launched in 1955, "it stood for sophistication, elegance, and performance," said Faurote, whose team re-launched the vehicle in 2005 with an oversized grille that seems to take up a lane and a half as it barrels down the road (still with 300 hp).

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Arts and Culture
4:15 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Cinco de Mayo | May 2-3

Credit blogs.denverpost.com

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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Arts and Culture
2:37 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

From the Sword to the Pen: Jimmy Santiago Baca

Credit Esai Baca, www.jimmysantiagobaca.com

As part of the 8th Annual Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival at Metropolitan State University of Denver (and National Poetry Month), celebrated poet Jimmy Santiago Baca came to town and visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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

Colorado jazz festival season kicks off in Greeley

Credit www.UNCJazzFest.com

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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