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CSO and Boettcher - it's complicated

interview with Ray Mark Rinaldi 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…

International Jazz Day from Osaka and Denver

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…

Dave Mason at the Soiled Dove Underground

Dave Mason at the Soiled Dove Underground, Denver, April 22, 2014    Billed as “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam,” Mason’s current tour is keeping the music of Traffic alive and well. Mason only…

Performance Review - Helen Sung

Helen Sung April 9, 2014 Jazz @ Jack’s, Denver    Astaire and Rogers; Bogart and Bacall; Sponge Bob and Patrick…The entertainment world is full of classic pairings. Wednesday night’s classic…

A Taste of Haiti, new on Welton Street

Interview with Wickinson Jean-Pierre and Vena Innocent. The Five Points neighborhood is buzzing about A Taste of Haiti.  Denver's newest Caribbean restaurant is located at 2622 Welton, formerly occupied by…

Peruvian Power Foods: return of the pichuberry

interview with Manuel Villacorta In the battle against empty calories, white sugar and enriched flour, so-called "power foods" are taking first place on more menus.  San Francisco-based registered dietician Manuel…

City kids getting STEM boost from OWL tech fair

interview with Piep van Heuven They used to be called “science fairs.”  Now they’re called “tech fairs.”  Open World Learning is an after-school educational program that teaches advanced computer technology to…

20 yrs. after Rwandan genocide, prosecutor teaches at DU law school

interview with David Akerson Twenty years ago, Rwanda experienced 100 terrible days of genocide.  University of Denver law lecturer David Akerson shared with "First Take" how he found himself on…

Denver Water without a drought?

interview with Travis Thompson May 1 marks the opening of Denver Water's watering rules.  Travis Thompson from Denver Water joined First Take to explain the nuances of managing water when…

Manuel Ramos remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez

interview with Manuel Ramos Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on April 17, 2014 at age 87.  His legacy bounded beyond Latin America, and while other works were made…

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