Arts & Culture

Marc Sabatella

Colorado-based saxophonist Clare Church has a condition called dystonia that affects her ability to play reed instruments, but there’s a specialist and a treatment in Spain that can help, so local musicians are “Jamming for Clare.”  Jazz jam musicians are invited to play at the benefit, and jazz fans are invited to listen. This Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Photographs hold time still. At 102 years-old, Marian Busey could have walls clad with copious snapshots. Instead, the artists’ memorable moments were captured by her own hand with paint and paper.

Medora: Community Cinema from Rocky Mountain PBS

Apr 7, 2014

In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball, what happens to a community when their beloved team can no longer win a single game? Medora follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing their stories both on and off the court. Riding a brutal losing streak when the film begins, the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resemblance to the town’s fight for survival.

"Women of Soul" - Monday on Rocky Mountain PBS

Apr 4, 2014

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” will premiere Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m.  on Rocky Mountain PBS. This is a celebration of American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture, across Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll. The President and Mrs. Obama welcome Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and others to perform the songs made famous by women who overcame adversity through the power of their music. 

Here's a preview from Monday's broadcast:

"End of the Rainbow" at Arvada Center

Mar 27, 2014

Tune in Friday afternoon at 4:30 when Erik Troe interviews Tari Kelly, the actress portraying Judy Garland in the Arvada Center's current production, "End of the Rainbow." The show runs through April 15.

About the show: It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland - with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit - is poised to make a triumphant comeback... or maybe not. Featuring many of her most memorable songs, this bio-drama with music will leave audiences with a tragically poignant insight to the star's final days.

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