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Locally-Produced, Colorado-focused Arts Series, Now in its 5th Season Only on CPT12

April 9, 2013 - Denver, CO –PBS affiliate, Colorado Public Television’s (CPT12) continues its commitment to locally-produced arts programming, by celebrating the 150th episode of “In Focus with Eden Lane.” Now in the fifth season, the primetime (Fridays at 7 p.m.) program is Colorado's local weekly half-hour television broadcast devoted to the Arts, shining the spotlight on local and national artists including theater, dance, music, visual arts, film, writers, designers and more. 


In her one-of-a-kind program, host Eden Lane profiles large organizations including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Ballet, and Opera Colorado. But Eden also shines her unique and passionate light on smaller organizations and artists such as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Vintage Theatre, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, and the Pikes Peak Writers.  Additionally, Lane provides front row seats to her viewers with special arts events including The Starz Denver Film Festival, Telluride Playwrights Festival, and The Henry Awards.


“Reaching 150 episodes and celebrating five seasons is wonderful, but we’ve just scratched the surface of  the Arts in Colorado” commented Lane, “Colorado Public Television has provided an important platform for us to show the artists in a way you can’t find anywhere else.  It is a privilege and a responsibility for which I’m deeply grateful.”


Some of Eden’s most memorable experiences included covering the red carpet for the feature “Rabbit Hole,” and after director John Cameron Mitchell chastised several reporters for being ill prepared he praised Eden for doing her homework on the film. Eden also interviewed BOOK OF MORMON creators (and Colorado natives) Matt Stone and Trey Parker who responded to her questions with charm and surprise. Additional notable personalities include actors George Hamilton (who gave surprisingly personal insights), Josh Lucas, Alan Cumming, Michael Imperioli, filmmaker Lee Daniels to writers John Hart (The Last Child, Iron Horse), Jeffery Deaver (The Bone Collector).


As a result of her excellence in journalism and dedication to her community, Eden has been garnering numerous awards and recognition. In 2011, Eden received a Denver Post Ovation Award. In October 2012, Eden gained national attention from a profile in the Denver Post where she shared her story as the first transgender journalist on mainstream television in the United States. As a result of her efforts and her candor, in November 2012, the Huffington Post named Eden one of the 50 Transgender Icons of 2012.  In December 2012, Eden was nominated for a 2012 CultureWest.org “True West Award,” celebrating the best in Colorado theatre. Images of Eden Lane and her work on InFocus are available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eden_lane/




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