First Take http://kuvo.org en Jazz on Film: Bill Cosby, Jazz Fanatic http://kuvo.org/post/jazz-film-bill-cosby-jazz-fanatic <p>In the early 1960s, a young comic stepped up to the microphone in a Greenwich Village nightclub and instead of offering a predictable run of non-stop jokes a la Rodney Dangerfield he told stories and riffed on personal and social experiences. In another club across town jazz artists did away with traditional head-melody / chorus / head-style of playing and began improvising freely (think Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"). They also performed completely original and free-flowing compositions. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:45:36 +0000 Matthew Goldwasser 8182 at http://kuvo.org Jazz on Film: Bill Cosby, Jazz Fanatic Women + Film: writer Emily Wachtel in Denver http://kuvo.org/post/women-film-writer-emily-wachtel-denver <p>The July presentation of the Denver Film Society's Women + Film series features a screening of "Lucky Them" starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church. &nbsp;Writer and producer Emily Wachtel (pronounced wahk-TELL) is in Denver for the screening on Friday, July 11 (4:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.) at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 80206. &nbsp;Wachtel visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:44:30 +0000 Steve Chavis 8183 at http://kuvo.org Women + Film: writer Emily Wachtel in Denver Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek http://kuvo.org/post/theater-review-boulder-dinner-theaters-shrek <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">At Boulder's Dinner Theatre we find that while ogres seem different than the rest of us—they're large, green, and uncouth—underneath it all, they're sensitive to the same things that we are, evidenced by Shrek (Seth Caikowski), who has been belittled and rejected once too often. As a result, he's ready to build a wall around his swamp and let the world go its separate way.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:44:04 +0000 SChavis 8181 at http://kuvo.org Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek Eats & Beats: Balistreri Vineyards, fresh for '14! http://kuvo.org/post/eats-beats-balistreri-vineyards-fresh-14 <div>North Denver's winery Balistreri Vineyards hosts the&nbsp;9th Annual KUVO&nbsp;signature event, the New Orleans Rhythm Revue on Saturday, August 9. &nbsp;Julie Balistreri&nbsp;thinks it's a great opportunity to introduce people to their vintage labels, made from Colorado grapes!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"You'll be able to taste over 15 different wines at the KUVO event," said Julie. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:17:29 +0000 Steve Chavis 8152 at http://kuvo.org Eats & Beats: Balistreri Vineyards, fresh for '14! 5280: Ultimate Backyard BBQ with Kasey Cordell http://kuvo.org/post/5280-ultimate-backyard-bbq-kasey-cordell <p>In the mid-summer heat, who want's to be in the kitchen? &nbsp;Takin' it to the grill, 5280 Magazine’s Kasey Cordell guides us through “The Ultimate Backyard BBQ.”&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Keeping things cool on the plate is the Early Summer Picnic Salad from Z Cuisine's chef is Timothy Payne. &nbsp;"This salad is almost too beautiful to eat in some ways, with a ton of ingredients," said Cordell.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:40:23 +0000 Steve Chavis 8140 at http://kuvo.org 5280: Ultimate Backyard BBQ with Kasey Cordell