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11:40 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Cancer: Emperor of Maladies - local hope (part 1)

The community gathered recently at Rocky Mountain PBS studios for an advance screening of the new Ken Burns-produced documentary series Cancer - Emperor of All Maladies.
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Rocky Mountain PBS hosted a preview screening of Ken Burns-produced film,  “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a three part documentary based on the book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, airing March 30-April 1, 2015. At the event, Steve Chavis from the KUVO morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" captured a few local stories of hope.

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Stories of Standards
9:47 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" | Stories of Standards

Information and text from learnjazzstandards.com and Wikipedia
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Introduced on Dizzy Gillespie's 1954 album Afro, "Con Alma" features Gillespie's signature fusion of Latin  and bebop jazz rhythms. 

With key center changes occurring every two bars and a simple, singable melody, many musicians have enjoyed covering this fun tune!

Notable covers have been recorded by Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Ed Bickert, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell and Ray Bryant.

See a video of Dizzy Gillespie playing "Con Alma" in 1965 here

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News
2:05 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day march and events in Denver

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This Saturday, March 20, 2015 marks the 14th annual Cesar Chavez Day March.  A founder of the sponsoring Cesar E. Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver, Dr. Ramon Del Castillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the events and share his despedida (farewell poem).

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Music
11:38 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes--March 26th

Jazz Notes 3-26-2015  

If you like the Hammond B-3 organ, then this week’s for you. For four straight nights, you can camp out at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, and catch the B-3 sounds first from Tony Monaco on Saturday (at 7 and 9 p.m.) and Sunday (at 6 and 8 p.m.) and then from Dr. Lonnie Smith on Monday and Tuesday (at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.). A Columbus, Ohio native, Monaco found a teacher and mentor in the legendary Jimmy Smith; and like Smith, Monaco fires up all of the keys on the Hammond B-3.

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Eats & Beats
12:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Eats & Beats: City Food, City Land

Adam Brock, co-founder of the celebrated Growhaus in North Denver visited “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss a new initiative called "City Food, City Land," an attempt to increase food production on underutilized public land. 

The policy is being drafted by the Denver’s Sustainable Food Policy Council to align with Mayor Michael Hancock's 2020 Sustainability Goals.  “The most ambitious thing is that we want to get 20% of the food that Denver eats to be grown or processed in Colorado by 2020," said Brock.

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