First Take

Theater Review
12:27 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Bob Bows: Colorado Ballet's Masterworks

(L to R) Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner
Credit Sue Daniels Photography

For the artists of the Colorado Ballet, their annual foray into what Balachine called "dance ballet" means an opportunity to show their talent beyond the classical canon, and show it they do.

For ballet lovers, this means that one need not book a trip to New York or San Francisco to experience exquisitely performed divertissements.

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Inside Energy
12:15 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Oil and Gas Task Force sends 9 recommendations to Gov. Hickenlooper

Members of the Oil and Gas Task Force vote on recommendations Tuesday.
Credit Dan Boyce / Inside Energy

After five months of meeting,  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has finished its work. Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce joined “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss the highlights of their work. 

“Those on the environmental side of the task force,” Boyce says, “are actually going so far as to call it a failure because it didn’t address the core issue the task force had, which was to give local communities more legal say.”

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Jazz Education
3:48 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Jump for Jazz: Boulder event to educate, demonstrate

Dexter Payne (far left) will be leading a seminar at the "Jump for Jazz" event in Boulder this June.

Boulder jazz fans have organized a jazz education event for June 2015 called the “Jump for Jazz Festival.”  Boulder’s "Jazz Gossip" Miriam Paisner sat down with “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to describe the community outreach.

“I have wanted to know for sure (about the making of jazz music) since about ten years ago when I went to the Boulder Jazz Jams at the Broker Inn and Brad Goode was leading," said Paisner, who sends out weekly jazz listings to hundreds of people via an e-mail list.

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News
3:39 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Damas de Blanco: Ladies in White unlikely protestors

Credit www.directorio.org

Proceeds from NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera's concert at Mount Vernon Country Club this week will benefit Damas de Blanco, the "Ladies in White" who have worn white to Sunday Mass in Havana and around Cuba since an incident of mass arrests in 2003.  To explain this quiet protest movement, Dr. Orlando Gutierrez Boronat from the Cuban Democratic Directorate based in Miami joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Eats & Beats
3:02 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Eats & Beats: 3rd annual Local Food Summit

The 3rd annual Local Food Summit is March 2-3 in Denver.  Mickki Langston, executive director of the Mile High Business Alliance, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis to describe the growing momentum behind the local food movement.

"The intention is to help build relationships between people who are working inside the food economy all the time," said Langston.  "Food is the foundation of our community, and it's delicious!"

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