Right at the intersection known as Five Points, the Crossroads Theater is becoming a favorite performance space for theater, for poetry, and for jazz education. Denver jazz singer Patrice LeBlanc books the Crossroads Theater, located at 2590 Washington St., and it's getting busy over there.
"Our logo is "Bringing jazz back to the Point, because jazz historically was in Five Points," reminds LeBlanc. "We want this series to support local musicians."
Calle means street in Spanish, and Calle 54 is a street any jazz fan would love to live on. This film is such a celebration of the absolute best in Latin jazz that you will want to turn it up loud, invite the neighbors over, break out the liquid refreshments,and make a party out of it. The musicians certainly did.
The notion that Pow-wows are only for Native Americans would be like saying rodeos are just for cowboys. For more than two decades the Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association has struggled to overcome a number of misconceptions about this celebratory and reverent event. Joie Dennis’ Fort Collins living room is lined with Native American artwork and artifacts.
Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History reads like a graphic novel. But fans of the genre and history buffs will warm quickly to the look (rich tones and rewarding details) and feel (bright writing and emotional, hopeful stories) that are well-researched and all true. Joel Christian Gill joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" from his desk at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he's Associate Dean of Student Affairs. He also runs Strange Fruit Comics.
Join Michael Palin in Brazil, where he travels from the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, meeting the people and visiting the places that shape this South American nation.