Thu December 11, 2014
Arts District

Not 'Just A Band,' DEVO Co-Founder's Art Takes Over MCA Denver

A self-portrait of Mark Mothersbaugh. One of many post card sized sketches he's created through the years.
Janine Trudell RMPBS

Fans of '80s rock know him as the front man of DEVO. Movie buffs know his soundtrack contributions to The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom. Now the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has something from Mark Mothersbaugh few have – his visual art.

Myopia is the first comprehensive presentation of Mothersbaugh's widely-heard music alongside his little-known art. The retrospective's title comes from Mothersbaugh's own condition, a diagnosis of nearsightedness he got in second grade.

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Tue December 9, 2014

Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 10:27 am

In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola.
Courtesy of Africa United

The soccer coach is giving his team a pep talk: "This is not an ordinary game," he declares as he paces in the locker room. "This is life or death. Ebola has defeated thousands in West Africa. Its key strength is passing."

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Sat December 6, 2014
marc on the blues

Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls Are Still Delivering As 'Soul Brothers'

Catfood Records

Otis Clay is known as Chicago's King of Soul, even though he was born in Mississippi, raised in Indiana and recorded most of his best known work in Memphis. Chicago's desire to claim him is easy to understand when you hear him.

Johnny Rawls is a singer in his own right but has a long list of credits writing, arranging and producing for other artists.

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Fri December 5, 2014
50 Great Teachers

What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:09 pm

Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters.
The Kobal Collection


Fri December 5, 2014
Urban Life

What 24 Hours Of Walking Around Denver Looks Like

A screencap of the Ryan Dravitz video One Day on Earth - One Day on Denver.

Census Bureau data from 2013 says more and more people are leaving suburban sprawl and moving to more densely populated urban areas, like Denver. The growing trend shows more and more Denverites losing the car, and going with bikes, light-rail and ride sharing.

They're even just straight up walking. But what does a day of just walking around Denver look like?

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