First Take

Arts and Culture
2:30 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Slideshow: Larry Coryell at Dazzle Jazz

KUVO's spring news and production intern Bryan Luchene brings is this very cool slide show movie from the recent Larry Coryell show at Dazzle Jazz, featuring Joe Anderies on reeds, Chuck Lamb on keys, Bijoux Barbosa on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums.

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Arts and Culture
3:21 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Andrews Sisters revival to Normandy's 70th anniversary

A trio of Andrews Sisters-style singers has just three days left on their Kickstarter campaign to fund their trip to northern France for the 70th commemoration of the invasion of Normandy.  The group "Reveille 3" (Marnie Ward, Christine Herivel and Amy Siebert) has been together for five years, doing their WWII-era show for veterans groups and contemporary swing shows.  Ward visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to share the story and the music.

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Arts and Culture
3:05 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

CSO and Boettcher - it's complicated

Credit www.denverpost.com, Jamie Cotten

Maybe it's like that Facebook relationships status option, "it's complicated."  But when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has to vacate Boettcher Concert Hall for badly-needed renovations, the long-term home of the Denver's music flagship is very much in question.  So writes Denver Post fine arts critic Ray Mark Rinaldi, who joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to elaborate.

Read Rinaldi's article on the CSO and Boettcher here.

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Arts and Culture
2:37 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

International Jazz Day from Osaka and Denver

Herbie Hancock

In the shadow of Osaka Castle, many of the world's greatest jazz musicians performed for the 3rd annual International Jazz Day concert.  (Osaka was known as Japan's "jazz mecca" in the mid-1920s.)  Sponsored by UNESCO and chaired by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, the event opened with the haunting and raw sound of Steve Turre's trademark conch shells and Japanese drumming led by master Taiko drummer Shuichi Hidano.

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Eats & Beats
9:10 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

A Taste of Haiti, new on Welton Street

Proprietors of A Taste of Haiti

The Five Points neighborhood is buzzing about A Taste of Haiti.  Denver's newest Caribbean restaurant is located at 2622 Welton, formerly occupied by Coleman's Soul Food, and before that, Ethel's House of Soul.  Mathurin Innocent and his family run the new place.  They visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a few samples.  Wife Vena Innocent and family friend Wickinson Jean-Pierre handled the interview.

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