Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
12:00 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Modern drag, and slavery retold: playwright Lopez premieres 2 plays on "freedom"

The January 2013 theater review from KUVO's longtime theatre critic Bob Bows highlights not one, but two Denver premieres from the same young playwright, Matthew Lopez. At the Denver Center, "The Legend of Georgia McBride," and at the Curious Theatre Company, "The Whipping Man." Bob Bows reviews also appear at www.ColoradoDrama.com.

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Arts and Culture
2:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Why Dexter Gordon's "Round Midnight" is 1st among jazz films

KUVO's morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" has launched a new feature, "Jazz on Film." KUVO music volunteer and educational consultant Matthew Goldwasser, Ph.D. chose French director Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film "'Round Midnight" as first in the canon.

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Arts and Culture
11:27 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Sax man Bobby Watson on MLK: Check Cashing Day

A disc now residing in the KUVO library of current releases is Check Cashing Day, by saxophonist Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project."

The title comes from the first half of the "I Have a Dream" speech, in which Dr. King pointed out the 100 year lag from the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington in 1963. "We've come to cash a check," King said.

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Arts and Culture
11:27 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Voodoo Doughnuts Records: Jazz invited

Besides the HUGE grand opening of Voodoo Doughnut store #4 on East Colfax Ave. in Denver, owners Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson have embarked on starting a record label as well. The plan is to issue one 7-inch, 45 rpm disc (with the big hole in the middle - get it?) per month. Side A will be a song about doughnuts. Side B is up to the artist. They will produce one record a month, plus a bonus disc for a baker's dozen at the end of each year.

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Arts and Culture
2:59 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Pianist Lynne Arriale on "Efficient Practice"

For Colorado Gives Day, KUVO celebrates music education and young musicians. To that end, we sought out a real jazz professor, acclaimed pianist Lynne Arriale. In an April 2011 column in Jazz Ed Magazine titled "Efficient practice," she calls a good practice "the highest priority" and "the foundation for musical growth and creativity." But she finds she has to unteach some bad habits before she can train her students in the good habits.  

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