First Take

Arts District
11:12 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Arts District: Oscar winner Steve McQueen on 'Truth' in Art

Director Steve McQueen at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass
Credit Emily Chaplin / C2 Photography

  More than the sum of his film work – most notably the critically acclaimed Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years A Slave – the British-born Steve McQueen is also a distinguished visual artist. His works include sculpture, photography and video art.

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News
12:31 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Telling the Health Equity Story: Laura Frank, news exec.

Is health care a right? Or is health care a limited resource primarily for those who can afford it?  And how is the story of "health equity" told through America's news media?   Rocky Mountain PBS vice president of News Laura Frank is on a luncheon panel on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 addressing these questions, hosted by The Colorado Trust.

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Live Jazz
12:23 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Jazz on 2nd Ave. in Niwot: food, wine, music = community

Credit www.chicagoreader.com

Among the top outdoor jazz hangouts of the summer is "Jazz on 2nd Avenue," in the tiny, tucked-away town of Niwot, Colorado, halfway between Boulder and Longmont along Highway 119.  Local restaurateur and jazz enthusiast Howard Treppeda visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to introduce us to Niwot and the top jazz talent he's attracted.

"It brings the community together," said Treppeda, who's produced the event for four years.   "You have food and wine, and when you bring music into play, that really equals community."

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Music Education
11:46 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Ritmo Jazz Latino helps with that 1st instrument

Ritmo Jazz Latino performing recently at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. Dr. Walter Barr (trumpet) at right.

The 1st Note Music Foundation provides music instruments to at-risk youth.  One of Colorado's newest ensembles Ritmo Jazz Latino is performing this Friday night, Aug. 15 in a benefit for the Foundation at Crossroads Theater, part of the Jazz on the Point series.  1st Note foundation board member and Ritmo Jazz Latino band leader Dr. Walter Barr visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to promote the foundation's work.

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Jazz on Film
10:55 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Jazz on Film: "Young Man With A Horn" (1950)

"Young Man with a Horn," starring Kirk Douglas, Doris Day and Lauren Bacall, was adapted for the screen from what might be the first jazz novel of the same name by Dorothy Baker in 1938. Her novel was a highly fictionalized account of the life of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. The film's director Michael Curtiz is best known for the classic Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Gardner "Casablanca." He made eight films with Bogart and another 12 with Errol Flynn. "Young Man With A Horn" came late in his career.

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