First Take

Eats & Beats
11:34 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Dining Al Fresco at Larimer Square

One of the signature warm weather events on the upscale Larimer Square is Dining Al Fresco, where 15 restaurants extend their patios out into the streets.   In the case of The Capitol Grille, they usually don't offer patio service.  Executive chef Larry Bergstein joined Steve Chavis and Mike Wulfsohn on "First Take" to describe the evening under the stars. 

"It's one of the most romantic places to be in the city of Denver," said Bergstein.  "I'm offering my full menu outside.  We're doing what we do on an everyday basis."

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Arts and Culture
3:34 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Crossroads Theater at 5 Pts.: alive with jazz, theater, poetry

Wendy Foepeano

Right at the intersection known as Five Points, the Crossroads Theater is becoming a favorite performance space for theater, for poetry, and for jazz education.  Denver jazz singer Patrice LeBlanc books the Crossroads Theater, located at 2590 Washington St., and it's getting busy over there.

"Our logo is "Bringing jazz back to the Point, because jazz  historically was in Five Points," reminds LeBlanc.  "We want this series to support local musicians."  

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2:57 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Comic Book Classroom: igniting souls at Denver Comic Con

Credit Heather Kant / Denver Comic Con

This weekend's Denver ComicCon is just a sneaky way to get students to read more, and it's working.  It turns out the explosive (BOOM) success of Denver's comic book convention always had education in mind, according Illya Kowalchuk, director of education for Comic Book Classroom, the year-round part of the project to bring creativity and literacy to local students.

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3:10 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Job Corps: year-round career training for youth

Job Corps is more than the summer job for teenagers.  "It's about careers," D'Ambrose Finch told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" hosts Steve Chavis and George Peck.  Finch visited KUVO to recruit more applicants.

Finch, an admissions counselor, told KUVO, "We have all kinds of trades, from construction - electrical, carpentry, welding - all the way to health care."    The no-cost residential, educational and vocational training program for 16 to 24 year olds holds orientations every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

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Jazz on Film
3:34 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Calle 54: A Celebration of Latin Jazz

Calle means street in Spanish, and Calle 54 is a street any jazz fan would love to live on. This film is such a celebration of the absolute best in Latin jazz that you will want to turn it up loud, invite the neighbors over, break out the liquid refreshments,and make a party out of it. The musicians certainly did.

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