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KUVO Studio Club: High School/Collegiate Series - Azucartones | May 8

The Azucartones will be in KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Tuesday, May 8 from 7pm to 8pm with host Geoff Anderson.

Wait a second. . .there’ s a school in Colorado with an AfroCuban band? I thought music funding was being cut in schools? You would think so, but the Azucartones is a young AfroCuban band based right here in Colorado.

They are part of the Downbeat award-winning Commercial Music Program at the Kent Denver School. They pack the dance floor...

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Salute to Creative Aging: Tech Trek | May 12

The 2018 Salute to Creative Aging event theme is “Tech Trek” . Join the fun and help us celebrate the many creative aspects of life enriching experiences, discovering new activities, pursuing creative ventures and enjoying leisure time.

This year exhibitors will be on hand with valuable resources and information. Each exhibitor offers services particularly applicable to older adults. Those who attend will find information about many helpful resources such as financial services,...

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City Park Jazz

The City Park Jazz Festival, in its 28th year, is looking for a T-shirt design for 2014.  Dave Flomberg from the City Park Jazz board of directors visited First Take with the details of the Facebook contest (LINK to Facebook page).

According to Flomberg, the free Sunday evening concerts at the City Park Lake pavilion begin on June 1 with Hazel Miller, and the 10-week series closes with be Chris Daniels and the Kings on August 3rd.

DAM "Untitled:" Choose Your Own Adventure

Feb 21, 2014
Bryan Luchene

The Denver Art Museum kicked off its 2014 season of of Final Friday events in January with the ambiguous theme “au natural.”

The museum’s after-hours semi-monthly events, labeled “Untitled,” give patrons an opportunity to explore the museum at night. The turn of every corner yielding anything from a hidden masterpiece, to random musicians armed with glockenspiels and maracas. 

According to Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs, “Untitled” provides various opportunities for expression in an environment dedicated to celebrating expressive works. 

High Priestess of Soul

Feb 21, 2014

Nina Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, would be marking her 84th birthday today. She was born on this date in 1933 in Tyron, NC and passed in 2003, while living in France. Nine Simone was a force of nature. She had strongly-held beliefs and lived her life in support of them. Her passions included music - of course -, but also racism and the civil rights movement, and  government intrusion, which led to her leaving the US and residing in Barbados, Liberia, Switzerland Netherlands and finally, France.

XXX: "taking a gumbo approach to the music"

Feb 20, 2014

This week in live music gets off to a very strong start when New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton brings his XXX trio to Dazzle on Thursday and Friday.

Creative Districts: How to...

Feb 19, 2014

The creative sector accounts for over 185,000 jobs throughout the state of Colorado. Two years ago Colorado Creative Industries, the state’s arts agency, began certifying “Creative Districts” in various communities to leverage that artistic capital. There are now seven Certified Creative Districts in the state and with CCI poised to unveil its newest districts this June, KUVO arts reporter Carrie Saldo takes us through the process – and what it can mean for a community – starting with the state’s first certified Creative District… Salida!

Enjoy this radio tour of a relatively new establishment  over on Little Raven near the South Platte River, right next door to the popular eatery Zengo.  Our tour guide is  Jason Hayes, bar manager  at La Biblioteca de Tequila (the library of tequila).  General manager Kelly Berger also appears in this radio tour.

This reporter started pretty much at the beginning, knowing nothing (or not wanting to remember what he learned in college) about tequila.  An important fact: authentic tequila comes from the agave plant grown only  in the Jalisco region of Mexico.

Aurora Magazine

It looked like cheese sticks, but it was dried fish tubes.  It looked like figs, but it was fish roe.  It looked like juice packets, but it was dishwashing soap.  Those and other surprises greeted Dave Perry, editor of Aurora Magazine.  He shared the joy of a recent trip to H Mart (the Asian grocery superstore at 2751 S. Parker Road).

The article "Local Taste of Asia" in the Feb. 2014 issue of Aurora Magazine.

Family Photo

On Sunday, 11-year-old Michael “Mickey” Espinoza was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street at Federal Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue.

Now showing at the Denver Public Library, “The Changing Image of Blacks in Comics.” Curator  William Foster III visited KUVO, where he and Steve Chavis indulged in comic geek, fan boy stories about both the history of comics, and what's happening on the comic scene today.

Professor Foster (Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Conn.) also shared his perspective on what drives comic book publishing, science fiction and comic book movies, and what's at stake when our superheroes reflect all its readers.

Apparently, we don't know it all when it comes to diversity.   The Fifth Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference at the C.U. Boulder campus is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.   James F. Walker, Ph.D., Co-chair, Diversity & Student Services Committee, and the Program for Writing & Rhetoric, visited with First Take to explain how diversity is often in the eye of the beholder.

"I don't think anybody feels like we're 'there' (regarding diversity on campus)," said Dr. Walker.  "The question is how do you create a campus and a climate that is continually improving."

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