Arts and Culture

Film Festival
3:36 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Inaugural CineLatino Film Festival opens in Denver

The inaugural CineLatino Film Festival in Denver features a four-day cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 12 titles showing September 25 - 28, 2014, the festival offers a mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles.  Festival director Ernie Quiroz visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the screenings.

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Arts and Culture
2:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Enrique's Journey at Su Teatro

Americans observe national Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-period!

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Jazz on Film
12:54 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

The Sound of Jazz: a '57 TV classic

Once upon a time, long before the Web and Twitter, before selfies and instagram, if you can believe it, Television was a real medium for social media. In the early 1950s and 60s commercial television was where the general public learned about high culture. TV gave us our first introductions to Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, live broadcasts of Shakespeare plays, opera and dramatic plays.  Included in the mix was Jazz.

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Book Review
2:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Huey “Piano” Smith: New Orleans in the Rocking 1950s

This release from LSU Press, Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues by John Wirt, is an accounting of the 1950s and ‘60s rhythm and blues scene in New Orleans; rock and roll emerged from this period. The book is an entertaining read with research to evidence authenticity—chapter notes, extensive bibliography, general index, and song title index.

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Arts District
12:04 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

"The Roosevelts:" Watch a little, or watch a lot

Credit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

They were a family that dominated early 20th century politics, occupying the halls of power in New York, the Navy and ultimately the White House – more than once. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, could very well be the (latest) reason you drag yourself into work bleary-eyed.  In the audio on this post  Carrie   Saldo   speaks with First Take with Lando and Chavis (and Arturo Gomez) and shares a portion of her interview with Ken Burns about 'The   Roosevelts : An Intimate History.'

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