Monthly Archives: October 2015

College of Arts & Media TV/Film Professor to direct new variety show

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Director Jim Phelan teaches film and TV courses in the College of Arts & Media.

The Joey Canyon Show is hosted by Joey Canyon, who is also the creator and executive producer; co-host and segment producer is Dean Miller. Director is Jim Phelan, winner of hundreds of industry awards, including an Emmy Award. Writers Brian Lally (actor, writer and director, known for the films L.A. Confidential, Hesher, and Funny People; writer on TV series Helmet and the web series I Say Who); and John Boston (recipient of Will Rogers Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement Award, twice-named Best Humor Columnist in America by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists). Joey and Dean will also round out the writing group for the show. The Joey Canyon Show will be produced by Canyon Entertainment Inc. on the soundstages of West Works Studios in Centennial, CO, a suburb of Denver.

“The Joey Canyon Show” will premiere on RFD-TV in early 2016. The debut half hour music and variety show will be hosted by Canyon and co-hosted by country music artist and producer, Dean Miller, son of country music star Roger Miller.

Winners announced for Green Denver photography competition

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Photographer’s Statement: While searching for a location to photograph how engineering is used in our local waterway systems, I found it hard to find the perfect place to take a photo. It wasn’t until I was on a bike ride on the Cherry creek trail in Denver Colorado that I had found the perfect spot. I almost always carry my camera with me and had it as I was biking next to the Platte Park River. It was just before sunset and something about the glow of the city lights reflecting off the water is what caught my attention. I took notice of the beautiful architecture that surrounded the river and how the city lights reflected off the water. I saw many people out and about enjoying what turned out to be a nice clear night and thought to myself, this is the shot that I’ve been looking for. The lighting for the photo was perfect because it allowed me to use a slower shutter speed, which gives the water a milky flow to it. I waited a little longer for the sun to set and was able to capture a beautiful blue sky with a few of the Denver skyscrapers in the background. I am proud of the photos that I have submitted because I feel it shows the natural beauty that we get to experience here in Denver, Colorado every day.

Bobby Jones and Prince Appiah

At CU Denver: Les Paul Big Sound Experience Tour

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Article by Tanida Ruampant about this great “residency” by the Les Paul Foundation:


Here is a great photo from the Les Paul Big Sound Experience Tour last Friday. This exhibit was SPECTACULAR and we are so honored to have been a stop on this tour. Check out the full gallery at! ‪#‎LiveYourTruth‬ ‪#‎CUDenver‬ ‪#‎LesPaul‬

Michigan Dean Monica Ponce de Leon includes a2ru in presentation at Arts Schools Network National Conference in Seattle

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Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, was appointed Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in September, 2008. In 1991, she co-founded Office dA and in 2011 launched her own design practice; Monica Ponce de Leon Studio. Dean Ponce de Leon received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989 from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1991. She joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty in 1996, where she was a Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Digital Lab. She has also held teaching appointments at Northeastern University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design and Georgia Institute of Technology among others. She has received honors from the Architectural League of New York (Young Architects Award, 1997, and Emerging Voices, 2003) the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Award in Architecture, 2002), the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum (National Design Award in Architecture, 2007), and the United States Artists (Target Fellows in Architecture and Design, 2007). Her practice has received over 60 design awards including the AIA’s Institute Honor Award for Architecture (Macallen Building, 2010), Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA New York Chapter (200 West Street Project Team (including Office dA), 2010), Wallpaper Design Awards Best New Restaurant (Banq, 2009), the AIA/LA Design Award (Helios House, 2007), the AIA/ALA Library Building Award (Fleet Library at RISD, 2007), the AIA/Committee on the Environment’s Top Ten Green Projects (Macallen Building, 2008), five I.D Magazine Annual Design Review Awards and eight Progressive Architecture Awards.