To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. That is, until Sugar Hill Gang put out "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. It was the second rap record of all time and an enormous hit, proving there was a market for rapping on wax. ... More >>
#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 >>
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary tomorrow. To commemorate the occasion, the club is throwing a party with the Bob Montgomery Pete Olstad Big Band and the Funky Fresh Trio, benefiting the Gift of Jazz, an organization supporting the past, present and future of jaz ... More >>
Just over ten years ago, local filmmaker and stage director donnie l. betts took a chance on radio drama, a medium some might deem obsolete, by reviving the works of Richard Durham, whose long run of live radio theater programs profiled cultural and historical African-American figures beginning in t ... More >>
Donnie betts captures the life of Oscar Brown Jr. for the screen.
Marshall Chapman spins a yarn
The pioneers of Beat join together at Auraria.
Mongolian throat singers bring very, very old-timey music to Denver.