First Take

3:27 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Early “Bird” Gets the Jazz

Don’t wait until this Saturday to get your weekend into full swing. Five Points Jazz will host the 2nd Annual Jazz on Film as part of this year’s amazing line up for the festival.  A special screening of "Bird" produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Forrest Whitacker, will be shown at the McNichols Building on Thursday, May 15 at 5:30pm. Join KUVO for the film screening, live music from the Tom Tilton Jazz Ensemble, light hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. Tickets are $20.

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9:09 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Untreated: How Ignoring Mental Illness Cost Us All

Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS I-NEWS Mental illness in Colorado costs some $5.4 billion each year – or about $1,000 for every resident of the state, according to an analysis by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. A large part of these costs are related to untreated mental illness.

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3:32 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Pena: still imaging a great city

Federico Pena at Union Station grand opening, interviewed by Steve Chavis, Victor Cooper
Credit George Peck / KUVO

At the grand opening of the Union Station Transit Center in Denver, former mayor Federico Pena visited the live KUVO broadcast booth.  "Now we're seeing the results of the hard work of thousands of entrepreneurs, citizens and risk-takers who believe in the vision," said Pena, who served as mayor of Denver from 1983 to 1991.  He was elected on the slogan "Imagine a Great City."

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12:55 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

5280 Mag: summer getaways and road trips


You know the New Yorker who's never been to the top of the Empire State building?  Don't be that person.  Living in Colorado, we are supposed to enjoy the great outdoors.  Further eliminating your excuses, we've called Lindsey Koehler, whose cover story in the May 2014 newsstand edition of 5280 Magazine profiles three exclusive getaways.

On "First Take with Lando and Chavis," Lindsey, Carlos and Steve also discussed some of the more accessible "must-see" locations in Colorado.

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Arts District
12:30 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Over A Lifetime, Art Is Where You Make It. Even A Hotel Lobby

Credit Carrie Saldo

Longtime Denver artist Jess DuBois has created an ad-hoc studio in the lobby of the Ramada Inn on East Colfax in Denver.  A charcoal pencil, an easel, and few clip lights. DuBois is in that lobby thanks to a burst water pipe. That and a subsequent mold problem pushed him out of his longtime studio in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.

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