CPR Arts Show: Film on pot culture, how singing cures stuttering, ‘Gatsby’ and more

· May 2, 2014, 6:15 am

Photo: 'Great Gatsby'(Photo: Courtesy of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities)Tune into CPR's weekly arts show, hosted by Chloe Veltman, for in-depth coverage of the Colorado culture scene.

On this week's show:

  • Mitch Dickman, the director of “Rolling Papers,” a documentary that examines Colorado’s cannabis culture and the Denver Post’s efforts to cover it, and Ricardo Baca, the editor of the Denver Post’s website dedicated to marijuana coverage, The Cannabist, talk about the intersection of filmmaking and journalism.
  • The Arvada Center in Arvada is presenting the regional premiere of playwright Simon Levy’s stage version of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Nova Safo takes a look at what’s behind the enduring legacy of “Gatsby.”
  • In CPR’s latest VoiceBox segment aimed at exploring the human voice, Chloe, together with reporter Alyssa Kapnik and sound engineer Seth Samuel, take a look at how music helps people with stutters to communicate more fluidly.
  • The Denver-based Itchy-O Marching Band shares an exclusive sample with CPR of music the ensemble will perform at a “Star Wars”-centric “May the Fourth be with you”  event on Saturday night at City Hall in Denver.

CPR's arts show airs on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Tune in live or access online at any time.

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