Arts and Culture

Book Review
12:52 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Book Review: Santana - Pioneering Latin Rock

As I work through the autobiography of any rock guitarist, (e.g. Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and now Carlos Santana), I speculate on the actual writing involvement of the subject.

In this memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, journalist Ashley Kahn and tour companion/musician Hal Miller headline the “Acknowledgements” page.

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Theater Review
12:27 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Bob Bows: Colorado Ballet's Masterworks

(L to R) Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner
Credit Sue Daniels Photography

For the artists of the Colorado Ballet, their annual foray into what Balachine called "dance ballet" means an opportunity to show their talent beyond the classical canon, and show it they do.

For ballet lovers, this means that one need not book a trip to New York or San Francisco to experience exquisitely performed divertissements.

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Jazz Education
3:48 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Jump for Jazz: Boulder event to educate, demonstrate

Dexter Payne (far left) will be leading a seminar at the "Jump for Jazz" event in Boulder this June.

Boulder jazz fans have organized a jazz education event for June 2015 called the “Jump for Jazz Festival.”  Boulder’s "Jazz Gossip" Miriam Paisner sat down with “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to describe the community outreach.

“I have wanted to know for sure (about the making of jazz music) since about ten years ago when I went to the Boulder Jazz Jams at the Broker Inn and Brad Goode was leading," said Paisner, who sends out weekly jazz listings to hundreds of people via an e-mail list.

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Arts and Culture
3:27 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Su Teatro Presents "Real Women Have Curves" | March 12-April 4

Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents "Real Women Have Curves" March 12 through April 4, exploring the universal challenges faced by women. 

Set in an East Los Angeles sewing factory in 1987, this play uncovers the struggles faced by five Latina sweatshop workers, including love, money and body image. In doing so, "Real Women Have Curves" also examines the dreams and aspirations of women who live on the margins of society and don't fit into the mold of society's ideal woman. 

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Jazz on Film
11:29 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Jazz on Film: "Whiplash" - Give the drummer some, and then some more

Despite all the unique personalities and wonderful music they produced one has to look hard to find movies where jazz stories are front and center, especially in recent decades.

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