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Florence Kasumba: “I would love to play the sweet girl from next door”

May 10, 2018

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Florence Kasumba can still remember when she got a call from her agent telling her that she had gotten the clandestine role, which she had auditioned for. “At that time, I didn’t know what movie it was for,” she recalls, “but it was very clear who she was. Someone who was trained in martial arts, […]

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Jazzin’ it up with Dr. Tone

April 29, 2018

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AURORA, Colo. — Milton Larry, aka Dr. Tone, was born in New York City in 1938, growing up on the sounds of smooth jazz and old school funk like James Brown, Nat King Cole and The Moonglows. Forming a love for music early on, he taught himself how to play the guitar, piano and bass […]

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Celebrating Real News

April 29, 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The weekend of April 13, journalists celebrated Colorado Journalism Week at the annual Colorado Press Association Conference in the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. The three day weekend consisted of informational meetings, classes, networking opportunities, a job fair and speeches. Gov. John Hickenlooper headlined the weekend with a speech on Friday […]

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Pose, Pose, Design: Olivia McLean’s Chronicles in Denver’s fashion scene

April 26, 2018

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Olivia McLean hails from Portland, Oregon, in a world where she couldn’t fully express herself or develop her own tastes in fashion due to her time in Catholic school in Portland and Denver.  Upon entering public high school, she developed her own tastes in fashion. In 2009, she enrolled in a fashion design program at […]

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The preventable crime on Auraria’s campus

April 14, 2018

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DENVER, Auraria Campus — Jason Mollendor, commander of investigations and community relations at the Auraria Police Department has a number of tips for students to help reduce the number of bikes and bike parts stolen on campus each semester. First: Mollendor suggested that students record the serial number, as well as the make and model […]

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9News anchor TaRhonda Thomas, keeping Denver’s news factual and conversational

March 30, 2018

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DENVER — It’s 11:15 a.m. and 9News anchor TaRhonda Thomas, a six-time National Association of Black Journalist award-winning journalist, is vigorously typing her script for the noon broadcast she’ll be presenting in 45 minutes. Fast-forward: 11:45 a.m. Thomas polishes her copy, and has a quick word with her producer as she heads into the 9News […]

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What’s That Sound? A Q&A with Denver Trombonist Adam Bartczak

March 29, 2018

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DENVER — For most kids, the first day of fourth grade can be nerve-racking. But for Adam Bartczak, it was a time of musical discovery. Bartczak picked up the only available instrument left for his band class at Dora Moore Elementary–the trombone. His teacher, Rod Buckner of Buckner Funk and Jazz, showed Bartczak the ropes […]

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MSU Denver students share pizza and questions with President Davidson

March 23, 2018

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DENVER, Auraria Campus–On March 13, some MSU Denver students had an opportunity to ask questions and chow down some pizza with MSU Denver President Janine Davidson at the Pizza with the President event in the Jordan Student Success Building. Pizza with the President was planned by Davidson and MSU Denver’s Student Government Assembly for students […]

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“Oh, My Lorde”

March 19, 2018

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DENVER — Two years after the release of her debut album about suburban adolescence entitled Pure Heroine, New Zealand singer/songwriter Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, 21, who goes by the stage name Lorde, released her much anticipated second album, Melodrama. Soon after the release of Melodrama, the electro and art pop  Grammy winner, set off on a world tour in […]

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Athena Project empowers artsy Denver females in sixth annual festival

March 19, 2018

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DENVER–With the arrival of March, what do people normally look forward to? Maybe it’s the first day of spring, St. Patrick’s Day or finally breaking out the garden tools. March is also a time to celebrate the arts. Specifically, women in the arts. Angela Astle’s Athena Project, an organization dedicated to empowering women in the […]

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