Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
2:07 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Strange Fruit: graphic history lessons for comic fans

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. 


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Arts and Culture
8:36 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Brazil with Michael Palin


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.

On Rocky Mountain PBS Monday, June 9th and Tuesday, June 10th from 8pm to 10pm.

Tune in for Brazilian Fantasy every Sunday on KUVO as on-air host Cenir takes you to the authentic side of Brazil from Bossa Nova to current popular music.

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Arts and Culture
10:44 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Claflin University Choir in Denver


Down in the roots of jazz, you'll probably find the blues.  In the soil around those roots, you're sure enough going to find the spirituals.  Singing those songs of the ancestors is the Concert Choir of Claflin University, the first historically black college in South Carolina.  The choir director and chair of the music department at Claflin University, Dr. Isaiah McGee visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Eats & Beats
1:18 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Eats & Beats: The Power of Cacao


One of the Americas greatest gifts to the world is the cacao plant.  The ancient and extremely complex process of developing the plant is a work of spiritual dimensions, says Mavis Salazar, an herbalist who runs Grandma's House of Herbs and Cures in Denver.

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Book Review
12:53 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Review: Best American Essays 2013

The Best American Essays, edited by Cheryl Strayed, is an anthology worth reading if you enjoy the strictly personal narrative.  And, although the essays in the collection offer a wide breadth of writing approaches, there's a sameness to them that makes the 2013 collection less than rewarding.

The collection has a round up the usual suspects feel to it, as the essayists deal with the all-too-familiar and the all-too-ordinary.

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