First Take

Denver's Black History: Daddy Bruce documentary

Feb 12, 2016

"If you don't know Daddy Bruce, you don't know Denver."  

For 30 years, the Denver barbecue chef fed the hungry in a grand street fair each Thanksgiving.  Add to that the clothes and bicycles he gave away to the homeless and children respectively, and you've got a true orange and blue humanitarian.  Now, the documentary film about Bruce Randolph is nearing completion.  Producer Reverend Ron Wooding visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to update the project, called "Keep a Light in Your Window." 

"My Funny Valentine" | Stories of Standards

Feb 9, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!


Headed in to this over-indulgent football-food weekend, we passed along the three staples of any Super Bowl spread: salsa, guac, queso. (  But for some serious local flavor we reached out to Brothers BBQ (  Their five sauces were distinct, and they each had a pleasant "kick."  (Even as the Broncos face the Panthers, they're not shy about serving the Carolina style mustard sauce.)

Marking Black History Month, the annual New Hope Baptist Church Art Exhibition  features the work of 18 artists, including photography, abstract, sculpture, representational, jewelry and more.  The exhibit, titled "Expressing Freedom through Freedom of Expression," runs Feb. 5 - 28, 2016.

Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis visited Denver and the KUVO studios in December. Arts District caught up with him as he was preparing to perform at Baur's Listening Lounge. In the audio below (as heard on the KUVO morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis"), hear Marsalis comment on technology and fame, and Carlos shares an Ellis Marsalis story.History Colorado, under the leadership of the newly appointed State Historian Patty Limerick, wants ideas from the public about future exhibits.