Among the special events at the 2013 Starz Denver Film Festival was Tuesday night's appearance of Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly's widow and keeper of the dancer/director/choreographer's flame. He was a forerunner, said Mrs. Kelly, whom he hired as his biographer, then married in 1990.
America's schools are resegregating, but the old assumptions from 50 years ago don't apply any more. That's according to University of Wisconsin sociologist Jeremy Fiel. His study, "Decomposing School Desegregation," was just published in the American Sociological Review. The story was also picked up in The Atlantic magazine.
The Thornton Community Band premieres an original work, "Some Give All," composed by David Holsinger and commissioned in memory of Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, who was killed in action in the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Principal conductor Jon Borodach sat down with KUVO's Steve Chavis to talk about band music and this new work, which will be performed for the first time this Saturday night, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton, CO.
The statewide amendment in this Nov. 5, 2013 election is Amendment 66 - Funding for Public Schools. The measure increases the state income tax in Colorado, and it sets aside 43 percent of the state's budget for Pre-K through 12 public education.
KUVO edited two features (pro and con) from the debate aired on "Colorado State of Mind," hosted by Cynthia Hessin on Rocky Mountain PBS. The entire debate can be viewed here.