First Take

Arts District
3:13 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Breck's new cultural CEO: a bold future

Credit Summit Daily

Meet Breckenridge’s first Cultural CEO, Robb Woulfe – charged with overseeing and expanding arts and culture in the town. He’s not afraid to take some risks in his new pursuit.  “It needs to be bold, it needs to be big, it needs to be flashy,” said Woulfe of the programming he wants to launch in Breckenridge. “I am a big fan of spectacle and I think that takes its shape in a lot of different things.”  Since the 1960s when Breckenridge opened its mountain and saw both its year-round and seasonal populations surge, it has also seen a steady increase in arts related activities.

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First Take
2:23 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Access Denied: Discrimination in 2014

Believe or not, there is still housing discrimination in 2014. 

  

In this interview, Christina Miranda, Fair Housing Specialist from the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center, shared the results of a recent investigation, "Access Denied: A Report on Rental Housing Discrimination in the Denver Metro Area."  

The DMFHC documented discrimination against Latinos (91 percent of the time) and African-Americans (67%), and also against people with children (73%).  Offenders can face federal lawsuits.  

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Arts and Culture
12:32 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Jazz Hall of Fame: time to vote!

Jazz at Lincoln Center is inviting the public to vote for the next class of inductees to the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.  Seton Hawkins, manager of Educational Resources and Public Programming for Jazz at Lincoln Center, joined First Take by  phone to explain the process.

On line voting is open now and will close on February 14, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST (9:59 p.m. MST).   The 2014 NEJHF class will be announced on February 17, 2014, and the  inductees will be celebrated on June 9 at a private ceremony in New York.

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Arts and Culture
11:56 am
Tue February 11, 2014

El Sistema: Passion for Music with Young Students

Kyle Etges and El Sistema are looking to empower children through music education. 

    

 

From humble beginnings in a parking garage in Venezuela, El Sistema has grown into a world wide phenomena transforming the lives of at-risk youth by introducing and fostering a life-long love for music. 

 

"El Sistema's core philosophy is passion for music," Etges said, "and when you teach that first, there's really no limit to what the kids can learn."

 

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News
11:50 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Chicken wing controversies

  There are several debates about chicken wings: fried or baked, ranch sauce or blue cheese, and the ultimate question... are those little treats worth the work and messing fingers. Andrea West and Craig Oberlink from Fire on the Mountain in Denver's West Highlands neighborhood visited First Take live to tackle these pressing issues. www.FOTMDenver.com. Music on this feature by Mingus Big Band, "Eat that chicken (Paella)," from the CD Que Viva Mingus!

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