First Take

Great Day in Harlem: Jean Bach's 1994 documentary

Aug 27, 2018

In August of 1958, 57 of the greatest jazz musicians of all-time gathered on the steps of a Harlem brownstone for a photograph.  The Academy Award-nominated 1994 documentary "A Great Day is Harlem" is a film about possibly the most famous photograph in jazz history.  It is also a love note to this art form. The musicians in the photo represented the full spectrum of jazz history from Dixieland to Big Band Swing, from Harlem Stride, to Modern Bebop. Sidemen, innovators, young lions, and old masters were all there.

Wine and Food Pairing: Gerwurztraminer w/ Ahi Tacos

Jul 19, 2017
Carolyn Joy

Kitchens around town are on full effect coming up for Live at the Vineyards happening  Saturday August 12. Over 25 restaurants will be showcased on that day. One of the restaurants that will be there will be Del Frisco's Grille.

The challenge this morning is to pair Del Frisco's dish (which will be fresh cut Ahi Tuna with a Spicy Guacamole in a Crispy Wonton Shell and topped with a Spicy Aioli) with a wine selected by Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits during our monthly Wine and Food Pairing. 

Dr. Greer's Book Review: Left of Boom

Jun 13, 2017

Sometimes a singular event can change the trajectory of one's life, so it was with Douglas Laux who was a college freshman when the twin towers fell in New York. After graduating college, Laux joined the CIA with one central goal: getting to Afghanistan and becoming involved in covert action.  Douglas Laux's and Ralph Pezzullo's latest book "Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda" describes Laux's painstakingly hard work to identify clandestine operations overseas.

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Gentrification.  Denver's highest priced neighborhood.  A legacy of jazz.  Any guesses?  Redline's executive director Louise Martorano visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe her arts organization's summer outreach to the Five Points community.

The view of Denver's historic Welton Street corridor these days is dominated by exploding development in the form of cranes.  One yet-to-be-developed plot is the parking lot at 29th and Welton.  Five Points Business District executive director Tracy Winchester joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss plans for the location.

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