Subject:

Jeff Campbell

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Benjamin Turk talks about didactic theater, state violence and the danger of "good cops"

    Anarchist playwright Benjamin Turk sees theater as more than entertainment. He believes plays can spark dialogue, transform community and attack systems of violence: capitalism, the police and prisons. Steeped in the work of Bertolt Brecht and Augusto Boal, who both resisted the idea that stories sh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Dr. Neptune on early ambition: "We started working really hard at everything but our music"

    Dr. Neptune (due this Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, at 3 Kings Tavern) became one of the more popular punk bands in the scene before disbanding for good in 2006, after a couple of vans broke down as the band was making waves on the Warped Tour circuit and in talks with a Sony subsid ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: donnie l. betts

    #38: donnie l. betts donnie l. betts quietly gets things done, while wearing every hat in the store: actor, director, filmmaker, African-American historian and radio-play producer. In his spare time -- if you can believe he has any -- he even markets a sculptural dog-waste receptacle called Paws He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The man behind the mask: Forget about Who Killed Jigaboo Jones -- who is Jeff Campbell?

    Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Jeff Campbell on Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, his one-man show on hip-hop

    In Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, Jeff Campbell dissects the current state of hip-hop through the fictional story of a fallen rapper. His "one-man mockumentary on the hip-hop industrial complex" is an exploration on the exploitation of hip-hop culture, taking aiming at the industry in a humorous, though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    dead prez at The Oriental Theatre, 1/18/13

    DEAD PREZ @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER |1/18/13 There was a salient theme throughout the night, across the sets of most of the acts, and that was a message of being healthy, both physically and mentally. "Healthy is the new gangsta," said stic.man of dead prez near the middle part of the show, just befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Kingz of the Mountain Weekend: B-boy Summit, La Casa del Fonk and Spirit of Hip-Hop Jam

    ​Quick reminder: The hip-hop doesn't stop in Denver with Kingz of the Mountain Weekend is kicking off tonight and running through Sunday. Embodying the true spirit of hip-hop and exemplifying unity in the community, a number of local hip-hop luminaries and organizers have banded together to pr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Strange Powers on Armageddon and what he's been up to since returning to the Mile High City

    ​ Known to early local hip-hop heads as Shag One and, more recently, as Strange Powers, Josh Powers doesn't fit into the mold of a typical hip-hop cat. He embraces his individuality and honors his own unique global view of music and ideology through his creative endeavors - from more traditio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    3 Kings owners finalize purchase of the Oriental Theater

    There's been rumors swirling for the past two or three months regarding the Oriental Theater, the most intriguing (and viable) of which being that the owners of 3 Kings Tavern, Jeff Campbell, Jim Norris and Marty Kilorin, were in the process of negotiating the purchase of the theater. While we recei ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Somethin Somethin Productions Brings Something Different

    This pair is out to change the concert business in Denver.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    The Rap-Up: Apostle, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def, Beyonce

    In the fall of 2006, A.P.O.S.T.L.E. - aka Jeff Campbell -- left Denver for San Francisco with his crew, Heavyweight Dub Champion, with hopes of making a bigger splash outside the Mile High City. Fast forward to spring 2008, Apostle is no longer working with Heavyweight Dub Champion and released his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Apostle, Lil Wayne, The Game, Prodigy

    Locals Only: It’s been about a year since former executive director of the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Apostle, aka Jeff Campbell, left Colorado to focus solely on his music career with his group Heavyweight Dub Champions. But the impact the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition had in the late '90’s and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2007

    Burning Glamour

    Camel No. 9 Glamour Ball 3 Kings Tavern 04/206/2007 Slideshow R.J. Reynolds has redirected its energy. No longer does the cigarette company focus on baiting children with a seemingly innocent mascot, but they have now moved on to cornering the hipster market. Or maybe the children of the Joe Camel ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    South Broadway

    Dive on in

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    California Dreaming

    Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    Moving On

    Jeff Campbell is moving on. But he's leaving the group he founded, the ten-year-old Colorado Hip Hop Coalition, in good hands — with the next generation of high-hop enthusiasts. "By bridging the gap between the artists' community and the greater community by engaging hip-hop artists in the aca ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 17, 2006

    Gummy Bear

    3 Kings Tavern

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Art of War

    City officials aren't the only ones concerned about Marc Ecko's graffiti festival.

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Alter Call

    This Apostle's work here is almost done.

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Locals make music to hip-hop over Katrina.

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Tupac Lives!

    Get some Juice at the Hip-Hop Flix Film Series.

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Hard work and lots of play make Bedz a very busy DJ.

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Hip-Hop Hype

    Denver's plummet from the summit.

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Revolution Rockfest '04

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Westword Music Showcase 2004

    Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    The Beatdown

    The Denver Hip-Hop Summit may have flatlined, but there was still plenty to celebrate about hip-hop in Mootown last week.

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Russell's next jam may not be as def as expected.

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Local MC Apostle prepares to battle for the keys to the Kingdom.

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Hip-Hop Stop

    KRS-One brings the lowdown to church

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    Peace Training

    Rappers rally to stir the political pot in Denver.

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Piracy, Hip-Hop Style

    Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Backwash

    Music everywhere: Music Lowdown 2002 and the Westword Music Showcase covered both the recording industry and live, in-the-flesh performances.

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Hit Pick

    Elemental

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Backwash

    Goodbye, Dolly! COMAs president steps down as a new guard moves in.

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    And You Don't Stop

    Jeff Campbell's hip-hop classes are about reading, writing and rapping.

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Backwash

    Get 2 Da Point takes hip-hop to the classroom.

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    The Wisdom of the Saint

    As himself and Apostle, Jeff Campbell embodies two personas. Both of them want to write Denver's hip-hop gospel.

  • Music

    September 18, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    September 21, 1994
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