Arts and Culture

Arts Disrict
3:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

The trumpet maker and the musician

From Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS: Take a journey into the Denver workshop of Jason Harrelson, a master of trumpet creation, as he describes the magic of where science meets sound. Then discover how Harrelson's custom-designed trumpets create a whole new sound for local musician Joshua Trinidad.

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Arts and Culture
12:32 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Jazz Hall of Fame: time to vote!

Jazz at Lincoln Center is inviting the public to vote for the next class of inductees to the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.  Seton Hawkins, manager of Educational Resources and Public Programming for Jazz at Lincoln Center, joined First Take by  phone to explain the process.

On line voting is open now and will close on February 14, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST (9:59 p.m. MST).   The 2014 NEJHF class will be announced on February 17, 2014, and the  inductees will be celebrated on June 9 at a private ceremony in New York.

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Arts and Culture
11:56 am
Tue February 11, 2014

El Sistema: Passion for Music with Young Students

Kyle Etges and El Sistema are looking to empower children through music education. 

    

 

From humble beginnings in a parking garage in Venezuela, El Sistema has grown into a world wide phenomena transforming the lives of at-risk youth by introducing and fostering a life-long love for music. 

 

"El Sistema's core philosophy is passion for music," Etges said, "and when you teach that first, there's really no limit to what the kids can learn."

 

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Arts and Culture
3:10 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

American Promise 13 Years in the Making

Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO,  City Year Denver and Jack and Jill of America Inc, hosts a free screening on Tuesday, Feb 11. To RSVP and additional information click here.  American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris and, his best friend Seun, who make their way throguh Dalton, one of the most prestigious pivate shcools in the country.

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Arts and Culture
11:38 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Competition fierce at Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Championships

  In Colorado, snow is temporary. But that doesn't stop Jeff Stoller, a decades-long competitor at the 24th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge.  "We do it just to see if we can pull it off," he said. KUVO arts correspondent Carrie Saldo covered the sculpting competition last weekend, but sculptures will be on display until Feb. 2.  Her video report appears Thursday nights at 6:30 on Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS.

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