Arts and Culture

Jazz on Film
12:57 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Jazz Baroness - 2008 documentary by Hannah Rothschild

This film tells the story of the life of Pannonica Rothschild de Koneigswarter, an actual Baroness and heir of the Rothschild family fortune, her love of Thelonious Monk, and her unceasing support of jazz as an essential art form.

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Brazilian Carnaval
10:11 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Brazilian Carnaval at the Mercury Cafe

Saturday, March 15 is the day to celebrate Brazilian Carnaval at the Mercury Cafe. This is an evening full of Brazilian music, dancing and food! The director of the Bateria, Carl Dixon, and the founder of Samba Colorado, Kebrina de Jesus will be hosting several 1 hour drumming and dancing workshop beginning at 1pm.

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Book Review
12:48 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Dr. Greer's book review: Elmore Leonard's Westerns

The late Elmore Leonard was the real, honest-to-goodness deal, as versatile and as gifted a writer as the twentieth century ever saw.  Leonard wrote westerns and mysteries, thrillers, and to top it off,    high brow literary fiction, it seems, just to prove that a writer doesn't have to be shackled by academe.

Leonard's masterful short story anthology,  (what other name could the collection possibly have), is as good a short story collection as one will find, and a short story devotee's dream. 

(listen to the audio above for the full review)

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Arts Scene
1:49 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Month of Printmaking in Denver

Picasso woodcut

If that piece hanging on your wall is not the original, it's a print. KUVO's visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo unpacks the detailed process behind getting that nice artwork ready to hang.  Her guest on this monthly edition of "Arts Scene" (which airs on the week before "First Fridays") is Mark Lunning, owner and master printmaker at Open Press, Ltd. in Denver.

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Community Cinema
10:46 am
Fri March 7, 2014

The Trials of Muhammed Ali

'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service in Vietnam. Prior to becoming the most recognizable face on earth, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. 'Trials' zeroes in on the most controversial years of Ali's life, when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune.

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