Arts and Culture

Book Review
12:53 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Review: Best American Essays 2013

The Best American Essays, edited by Cheryl Strayed, is an anthology worth reading if you enjoy the strictly personal narrative.  And, although the essays in the collection offer a wide breadth of writing approaches, there's a sameness to them that makes the 2013 collection less than rewarding.

The collection has a round up the usual suspects feel to it, as the essayists deal with the all-too-familiar and the all-too-ordinary.

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Arts and Culture
2:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Jazz, Wine & Walking Tour of Five Points

a landmark hotel at 27th and Welton, The Rossonian
Credit Robert Greer

The jazz greats played here, ate here, relaxed here.  Jack Kerouac wrote about the area.  Now, the formal name of this neighborhood is the Five Points Historic Cultural District.  That's bureaucratic language for the area once known as "Harlem of the West."  The historical markers along Welton Street and its adjacencies are being updated, according to Tracy Winchester (who also directs the Five Points Business District).     The District is hosting a “Jazz, Wine and Walking Tour” on Friday, May 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the eve of the Five Points Jazz Festival.

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Arts and Culture
1:16 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

CSO's Litton on Gershwin, Porgy & Bess

Credit Steve J. Sherman/www.andrewlitton.com

Colorado Symphony Orchestra music director Andrew Litton visited "Take Note" with Susan Gatschet Reese to preview their weekend performances of the Gershwin opera Porgy & Bess.

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Arts District
12:30 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Over A Lifetime, Art Is Where You Make It. Even A Hotel Lobby

Credit Carrie Saldo

Longtime Denver artist Jess DuBois has created an ad-hoc studio in the lobby of the Ramada Inn on East Colfax in Denver.  A charcoal pencil, an easel, and few clip lights. DuBois is in that lobby thanks to a burst water pipe. That and a subsequent mold problem pushed him out of his longtime studio in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.

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Arts and Culture
2:30 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Slideshow: Larry Coryell at Dazzle Jazz

KUVO's spring news and production intern Bryan Luchene brings is this very cool slide show movie from the recent Larry Coryell show at Dazzle Jazz, featuring Joe Anderies on reeds, Chuck Lamb on keys, Bijoux Barbosa on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums.

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