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Sweet Voices
3:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Sweet Voices - A Generational Collaboration

This Friday, February 28, Gift of Jazz presents a multi-generational celebration of the jazz singer! Denver jazz virtuosos Ed Battle and Suzanne Morrison, accompanied by the Denver School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, plus Southmoor Elementary Super Singers, East High School Angelaires, and University of Denver Vocal Jazz Combo.

It all happens Friday, February 28th at the Denver School of the Arts Concert Hall. This is bound to be a memorable jazz event. So make your reservations for Sweet Voices, on February 28th today!

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CD of the Month
4:11 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

February CD of the Month

For over 20 years Catherine Russell toured the world as a backup singer for some of the most prominent names in music;

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LatinasRepresent
3:22 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Current Numbers Aren’t Promising, but ‘LatinasRepresent’ See Opportunity

LatinasRepresent is a joint initiative of Political Parity and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

When politicians, advocates and interested citizens gathered in Denver earlier this month to roll out a new organization called LatinasRepresent - which will seek to boost the number of Hispanic women holding public office - they were confronted by some bleak numbers:  --No Latina has ever served in the U.S.

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Arts and Culture
2:35 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Sundays with Sullivan - a cultural force

Ed Sullivan never stopped writing his column for the N.Y. Daily News, but his transition to "showman" treated the nation to an unmatched cultural panoply.  On "First Take with Lando and Chavis," Sullivan's press agent (1963 - 1971) Bernie Ilson tells the story behind Sullivan's genius in the book Sundays with Sullivan - How the Ed Sullivan Show brought Elvis, The Beatles and Culture to America, now in paperback.

   

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Stories of Standards
2:27 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Poinciana - a Cuban folk song

On "Stories of Standards" this week,  the Cuban folk song, written in the 1930s, that Ahmad Jamal made a hit in the 1960s, "Poinciana."  Given to a wide variety of interpretations, we'll spring some surprising versions on you this week.  And thanks to a few listeners, a vocal version or two.  It's our daily jazz education feature on "First Take with Lando and Chavis", weekdays from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.

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