First Take

www.5280.com, by S. Bradford

Sellers love these lists.  Buyers shrug.  But everybody looks to see where their Ponderosa sits in 5280 Magazine's "Top 25 neighborhoods."  Managing Editor Jessica LaRusso visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with their methodology and some surprises on the list (co-written with Chris Outcault).

The Italian jazz website www.7VirtualJazzClub.net is holding it's first international online competition for jazz musicians.  It's open to professional and amateur groups, soloists and vocalists of all ages worldwide.  First prize is 4,000 euros and a web promotion package from 7VirtualJazzClub, which includes hosting up to a one-hour video. (Second prize is €2,000.  Third prize is €1,000.)

As Metropolitan State University of Denver finishes its celebration of 50 years, President of the urban campus Stephen Jordan says he's learned one lesson from the students about to graduate: persistence.  An interview with Jordan aired on KUVO's morning show, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

Every organization them - whiz bang corporate jargon that's gonna take this organization to the "next level," "open new paradigms," and go "totally next gen."  What?? Toronto-based communications consultant Bart Egnal visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" (audio posted below) to discuss his book "Leading Through Language - Choosing Words that Influence and Inspire."  So let's "unpack" ways to cut out the trend-speak and finally, truly communicate.

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KUVO Arts District correspondent Carrie Saldo's cultural tip for the weekend is Cinco de Mayo at Denver's Civic Center Plaza, in it's 29th year.  

More than an excuse for a party, the day is rooted in an actual historic event (The Battle of Puebla) .  It's become a cultural marker and rite of spring for the Chicano Western U.S.

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