Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
10:13 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Ludlow: El Grito de Las Minas at Su Teatro

2014 marks the centennial anniversary of the infamous Ludlow massacre in southern Colorado.  Su Teatro's Artistic Director Tony Garcia visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to talk about the current production, "Ludlow: El Grito de las Minas (The Cry of the Mines)."

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Arts District
12:00 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Arts District: A pianist, car art and using art to tell stories

by Michael Endo

  Thursday, 3/20 at 7:30 on Rocky Mountain PBS: tune in for the latest edition of Arts District.

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Arts and Culture
3:31 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Art from Ashes: the power of poetry

After the Columbine High School shooting, Catherine O'Neill-Thorn put her poetry curriculum to work, giving the otherwise traumatized students a voice, a creative outlet.  O'Neill-Thorn now leads Art from Ashes, a 10-year old organization that works directly youth facing difficult life circumstances "through creative expression and personal transformation," including poetry and spoken word performance.

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Book Review
10:56 am
Mon March 17, 2014

The Contralto and a Tremelo Guitar

Kot, Greg. I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway. Scribner: New York. 2014.

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Arts and Culture
2:05 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

The Blues 100: Ed Komara's suggestions for every fan

The Blues are all about the stories, and there are many stories out there about the women and men who create this music.  Edward Komara, former Blues archivist of the University of Mississippi, and his successor Greg Johnson pulled together perhaps the definitive bibliography of books about the blues in their new release,  100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).  We reached Ed Komara at his current post as the Crane Librarian of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

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