Arts and Culture

Theater Review
12:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek

Credit Glenn Ross

At Boulder's Dinner Theatre we find that while ogres seem different than the rest of us—they're large, green, and uncouth—underneath it all, they're sensitive to the same things that we are, evidenced by Shrek (Seth Caikowski), who has been belittled and rejected once too often. As a result, he's ready to build a wall around his swamp and let the world go its separate way.

Hear the review above or read the entire review at www.ColoradoDrama.com.

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Performance Review
1:54 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Performance review: 2014 Chicago Blues Festival

Credit Photo courtesy of Ben Payton

The 31st Annual Chicago Blues Fest, this year sub-titled “Blues by the Lake”, was the weekend of June 13-15 in Grant Park. The panoramic  views from this Lakefront park are extraordinary—Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, and the magnificent Chicago Skyline to the north and west.

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Jazz Education
12:24 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Coolest summer school ever: CCJA's Latin Jazz workshop

Credit www.jazzarts.org

This summer on Wednesday nights at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio,  the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts has been instructing students ages 7 through 18 in  the fine points of Latin Jazz.  Instructor Eric Trujillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe what it takes to teach Latin Jazz to young musicians.

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Arts and Culture
3:09 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Put on your red and green and join us!

You're invited to join KUVO, I-News, and Rocky Mountain PBS on Wednesday, July 16, from 4pm to 6pm. It's Christmas in July again so be sure to put on your red and green and come on down to DAZZLE JAZZ for a holiday celebration. Dazzle's chef's appetizer-bites, special beverage tastings, and a cash bar. Gifts for our network in the form of office supplies will be so appreciated, or the gift of cash. This very merry event benefits our organization.

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Arts and Culture
12:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Denver's Junk Band Orchestra: for the youth!

This cigar box amp on their CD cover was autographed by late concert promoter Barry Fey.

  The Junk Band Orchestra builds their instruments from junk.  It's about young people redeeming broken things.  Producer Shawn Palmer and a couple of members from the band visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with news of their first CD release.

"We're out to prove you don't need a lot of money to make really good music," said Palmer.   "The music coming from the musician - that's the most important thing."

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