Arts and Culture

You  have a standing invitation to join us center stage Saturday evening, June 11, 8pm for our annual “Jazz in the Footlights,” our pre-Tony Awards special appreciating the songs and arrangements of cultural musical theater on Broadway. We’ll sample music from “The Color Purple,” “Shuffle Along” through its predecessor “Eubie” and from the most Tony nominated musical of all time, “Alexander Hamilton.”

Museo de las Americas presents: Resistencia/Resistance featuring artist Saner (Edgar Flores)

Exhibit: June 23 – September 16, 2016

Art Scene: Megan Mitchell ceramics at Plinth

Jun 3, 2016

This month we welcome Megan Mitchell to Denver with her exhibition of ceramics "Border Drawings," through July at the wonderful Plinth Gallery (3520 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216).

"I discovered that all these exciting things going on in ceramics are about a lot more than throwing pots," said Mitchell.  She describes the nuances of gas-fired kilns and wood-fired kilns in the audio.

Other gallery events of note on this first Friday in June: 

www.jazzleadsheets.com

Tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette (pronounced KWIN-ih-shay) was born in Denver, Colorado 100 years ago today.  Denver's Jazz 89 KUVO Radio saluted Quinichette's understated style and his significant place in the local and New York jazz scene, beginning on the morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

www.lynnburnesart.com

This month on Art Scene, we profile an art club for the very first time, the Park Hill Art Club.  Joyce Nielsen is the president.

"We have 85 artists registered for this show," said Nielsen. 

"For the past three or four shows we've asked one of our (abstract) instructors, Jennifer Bobola, and her partner to play (saxophone and guitar) at the reception Friday at 4:30 p.m.  Jazz music is perfect for the art show."

This year's event includes demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, and a book signing on Saturday.

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