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2:12 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Make 2015 the Year of Jazz

Why not make a New Year's resolution that's both easy and fun to keep - listen to more jazz!

With numerous ways to tune in to KUVO/KVJZ - including our free APP - it's easy to hear great jazz anytime, anywhere!

Here's to another year of awesome music, news and local programming! Click here to download the free KUVO/KVJZ APP.

Music
1:55 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Jambalaya Youth Xplosion at Dazzle Jazz | Jan.17

Join Dazzle Jazz on January 17 for Codaryl Cody Moffett's Jambalaya Youth Xplosion to hear some of Denver's finest young musicians. 

Son of legendary drummer Charles Moffett and brother of virtuoso bassist Charnett Moffett, Cody was immersed in music and surrounded by jazz greats from a young age. A recent Denver resident and  KUVO on-air guest, Cody has hand-picked a group of top local youth musicians that is sure to wow.

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Book Review
2:03 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Gil Scott-Heron: Is That Jazz? A book review

Chroniclers of the life of Gil-Scot Heron (GSH) describe him as a contradiction—the lead evidence is his self-destructive drug use while musically preaching the dangers of drugs to others. Critics also cite parent Gil’s neglect of his children despite having been pained by the absence of his own father. These and other tales of failings and accomplishments are here—the compassion and neglect, the engagement and denial, the creativity and ambivalence.

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Eats & Beats
1:53 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Eats & Beats: New Year's food with Howard Treppeda

Credit www.champagne.us/

On this "Eats and Beats" Wednesday, our culinary trip around the world celebrates New Year's Eve traditional dishes.  For an Italian twist, we called on Howard Treppeda, whose menu for tonight includes the essential good luck food, beans. 

"We grew up eating lentils every New Year's Eve, and I want to share that with our guests," said Treppeda.  

Not eschewing the traditional foods of good fortune entirely, Treppeda notes, "What brings luck into it is not only the menu items.  It's the spirits, it's the music, it's the family that comes around the whole package."

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News
1:24 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Matchwits: think you're so smart?

In its 30th season, and it's second season as a statewide competition, the televised high school quiz game "Matchwits" is a marvel of mental capacity and reflexes.  Produced at Pueblo's Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate KTSC, Scott Jones guides the tournament to its exhilarating climax. 

"These kids are very quick," said Jones.  "They only have three seconds to answer the questions."  Fifty schools started the competition last September, and the TV show features the top 16 schools in a single elimination tournament.

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