First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 to 9 AM

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 AM. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 

Tune in Thursdays for Arts & Culture features. Every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, KUVO arts maven and Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

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Today on "First Take With Lando and Chavis," Bob Bows called in to discuss The Denver Center Theatre Company's presentation of "The Glass Menagerie."

Bows talks about the origins and the meanings of the play, but he also hits on the role the actors play in this monolog heavy vehicle. Regarding lead actor Aubrey Deeker who plays Tom, "This particular monolog that he delivers was just incandescent ... he just lit up the stage and its something to behold."  

Public safety, the Five Points Business Improvement District and the "Food, Jazz and Wine" event were all on the table this morning when Tracy Winchester, executive director of the Five Points Business District, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with her monthly segment "Fridays on Five Points."

Art Scene: Mapping | Sep 9

Sep 7, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando & Chavis this Friday, September 9 at 8:42 a.m. and on Jazz Caravan with Erik Troe at 4:35 p.m. as KUVO visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo interviews Jessica Drenk on Art Scene. Audio also posted below. 

They will discuss a compelling installation, "Mapping" of used books at the Walker Fine Art Gallery, 11th & Cherokee, opening September 9, 5-9 p.m.  Find out what makes this artist destroy and then create beauty with everyday objects.

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Cafe Brazil Chef Tony Zarlenga visited Eats & Beats to share one of their signature dishes: cold smoked blackened sakura pork tenderloin, sliced mid to mid-rare, with a sweet hot strawberry rhubarb glaze. 

This dish features heritage breed pork from Iowa. 

"Starting with quality ingredients is key...it really is half the battle," said Tony. 

In it's 25th year, Cafe Brazil brings passion to its contemporary South American dishes. 

It took literally months for this interview to make on the air during the jazz morning show on KUVO, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  I carried the book for weeks and weeks, wanting the perfect inspiration that would match the exploding creative potential within the pages of "The Steal Like An Artist Journal," the companion to the best-selling book by Austin Kleon ("a writer who draws").

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