Arts Update with Carrie Saldo originally airing January 14, 2016

Join the First Take crew each Thursday at 8:35 AM as they talk about Colorado’s cultural scene with Arts District host Carrie Saldo. Below is the summary from January 14, 2016.

Denver holds its annual “Marade” on January 18, 2016

Part march, part parade, the annual “Marade” honoring MLK Day will kick off at the I Have a Dream Memorial in City Park at 10 AM with state and federal officials as well as clergy delivering invocations. 

The parade will step off at 10:45 AM to head along Colfax Avenue to the state capitol and Civic Center Park’s Greek Theater.

Around noon, speakers will discuss human rights violations and progress both locally and around the world. 

Last year, 68,000 people marched, more are expected this year. 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance hosts the 28th  International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance

The 28th International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance will kick-off with an event at the Paramount Theatre with an Emerging Artists Youth Showcase.

This event will feature students from across the country.  Learn more here

Tonight on Arts District – Christo

Internationally known artists Christo and his late wife, Jeanne–Claude, are known for their monumental and temporary works of art.

Controversial for some, coveted by others, their work tends to keeps people talking years after the art has gone.

Arts District host Carrie Saldo interviews Christo about his vast body of work including Over The River, a proposed piece to stretch across Colorado’s Arkansas River. 

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