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2:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

The making of Sand Creek Massacre documentary

One hundred fifty years ago this November 29, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in the southeast corner of the Colorado Territory.  At first, settlers in Denver cheered the returning Colorado Volunteers.  Then details of the slain women, children and elderly men emerged.  The infamy of the events that day reverberate to this day.  Rocky Mountain PBS producer Mariel Rodriguez-McGill visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe a new one-hour television documentary, airing Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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Music
6:17 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Impressions of Joseph Bonner

The late, great Joseph Bonner

When I arrived on this scene and you all took me in, 'Bonner' was a name of mystique: "Have you met Joe Bonner yet?" was a very frequently asked question. I was mentally prepared for the sort of figure all suburbanites dream of: the neglected genius, kicked out of seedy dive bars but could sit at a piano and rivet whole worlds together with only 88 keys (sometimes fewer) and ten fingers. Beslopped with red wine and electricity crackling from his hands. So romantic, right? So much demeaning Negro fantasizing stuff. 

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Music
5:56 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

November CD of the Month: Jimmy Greene-"Beautiful Life"

Jimmy Greene     Beautiful Life     Greene Music Works/Mack Avenue Records

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Music
10:16 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Kaper's "Invitation" | Stories of Standards

Written by Polish film and musical theater composer Bronislaw Kaper in 1950, jazz standard "Invitation" is one of Kaper's most remembered tunes.

With lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, this song was originally used in the 1950's film "A Life of Her Own" and later become the theme music for 1952 film "Invitation," where it gained popularity as a jazz standard.

Highly versatile, this composition can be played at any tempo and lends itself to varied interpretations.

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Arts and Culture
10:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Like Sunday, Like Rain | Movie Review

Starz Denver Film Festival feature "Like Sunday, Like Rain" is a touching portrayal of how music lays the framework for an unlikely friendship between an adolescent musical prodigy and struggling young woman.

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