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5:00am

Sat May 30, 2015
Arts & Life

The Boulder Phil Plans On Bringing Their Hometown To D.C.

The Frequent Flyers will join the Boulder Philharmonic in spring 2017 to perform at the SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras at the Kennedy Center.
Courtesy of Glenn Ross Boulder Philharmonic

A musician-accompanied nature walk and multimedia orchestral concerts complete with aerial dancers?

That's so Boulder.

"That's the idea," said Michael Butterman, music director of the Boulder Philharmonic.

It's "so Boulder" ideas like these that nabbed the orchestra one of four coveted slots for a new music festival at the Kennedy Center.

"Boulder has a great brand in the country and people know Boulder, even if they haven't been to Boulder, they think they know it anyway," Butterman said. "They have a sense of what it stands for. I think we're going to do a good job representing that in orchestral form – if one can do such a thing."

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9:47am

Fri May 29, 2015
Agriculture

EPA Proposes Tweaks To Ethanol Policy

E Energy in Adams, Neb., takes in corn from local farms to make 65 million gallons of ethanol each year.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

The U.S. EPA is proposing tweaks to ethanol policy.

The agency proposed a cut to the amount of corn ethanol oil companies are required to blend in to our gasoline, as well as ambitious targets for low-carbon cellulosic ethanol, which is produced from grasses and other inedible parts of plants.

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7:09am

Fri May 29, 2015

5:00am

Fri May 29, 2015
Movies

'Madding Crowd's' Latest Film Iteration Gets Inside The Novel

Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdeen in 'Far From The Madding Crowd.'
Alex Bailey Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

At first glance, Thomas Vinterberg is not an obvious choice to direct a film adaptation of a major 19th century English novel. It’s not that he’s Danish; it’s that his best work by far is 1998's The Celebration, one of the essential works of the short-lived but intense neo-realist Dogme ’95 movement.

The Dogme certificate required filming only with hand-held camera on actual 35mm film, and forbade external music and any artificial lighting. The camera in the beautifully polished Far From the Madding Crowd, which also has external music, is rock steady. Vinterberg’s lighting, with cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, is gorgeous and elegant, and is surely not done only with natural light, although Vinterberg did shoot real film.

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1:45am

Fri May 29, 2015
StoryCorps

Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 9:20 am

Santiago Arredondo with his wife, Aimee, at StoryCorps.
StoryCorps

Jose Guadalupe Enrique Sanchez was a gardener for more than 50 years.

"He had, very dark skin, you could tell he spent his whole life out in the sun," Jose's grandson, Santiago Arredondo said to his wife, Aimee, during a recent visit to StoryCorps.

"His hands were those of someone who worked since the age of 6, but he was the cleanest gardener you would ever see, always wore button down shirts from JCPenney's," 32-year-old Arredondo said.

"And, as a kid, on top of me being overweight, I also stuttered," he continued.

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