Oscar Brown

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Hip-Hop Did Not Start the Way You Think it Did

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Dazzle celebrates fifteen years: Donald Rossa and company talk about their favorite shows

    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 >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Today's featured event: Make Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days your destination

    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 >>

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    April 19, 2007
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    November 17, 2005

    Oscar Worthy

    Donnie betts captures the life of Oscar Brown Jr. for the screen.

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    April 29, 2004

    Song Cyclist

    Marshall Chapman spins a yarn

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    April 29, 2004

    Beat Regeneration

    The pioneers of Beat join together at Auraria.

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    July 24, 2003
  • Music

    March 21, 2002


    Mongolian throat singers bring very, very old-timey music to Denver.

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    April 15, 1999