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The Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty Controversy: Much Ado About Nothing?

The Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty Controversy: Much Ado About Nothing?

Duck Dynasty star and family patriarch Phil Robertson was recently suspended from the popular reality show on A&E for sharing his views on homosexuality in an interview with GQ Magazine. Among his quotes: “It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus.” Okay, I [...]

December 20, 2013 Brian C Scott Features 0

My Open Mic Poetry Night Revelation: I’m in Love With a Dude

My Open Mic Poetry Night Revelation: I’m in Love With a Dude

“I’m in love with a dude, he’s 6 foot 3, big sexy ass lips, he has a Master’s degree…” Thus began my confession at Tuesday night’s session at The Vine Open Mic Poetry Night at Urban Roots. Yes, I chose an open mic as the place where I would publicly declare my love for a [...]

December 18, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Life of Brian, Reviews 2

Where the Sistas At? A History of Black Comedians on SNL

Where the Sistas At? A History of Black Comedians on SNL

If all went according to plan, yesterday marked the final auditions held by the folks at Saturday Night Live to decide upon an African American female cast member. The plan, however, was not the original course charted for the show; it was instead implemented in reaction to recent complaints over the lack of diversity on [...]

December 17, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Spotlight 0

R Kelly’s “Black Panties” – Art or Pornography?

R Kelly’s “Black Panties” – Art or Pornography?

Move over Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. You guys are so couple of months ago. Make way for the Pied Piper of R&B, Mr. R. Kelly. On Tuesday, December 10th, R. Kelly’s “Black Panties” is scheduled to drop. From the looks of the cover art released by the Pied Piper himself, it appears everything else [...]

December 9, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Spotlight 0

Food for the Soul at Urban Roots – An Epic Poetry Night in OKC

Food for the Soul at Urban Roots – An Epic Poetry Night in OKC

These days, a good bit of what I write about takes place at a small Oklahoma City gathering place called Urban Roots. If you ever visit there on a Tuesday night, you will know exactly why. Urban Roots exudes love. Anyone who says Black folks can’t come together peacefully and have a good time has never been [...]

December 4, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Reviews 0

Encountering Hope at Urban Roots – A Chance Interview with News 9′s Heather Hope

Encountering Hope at Urban Roots – A Chance Interview with News 9′s Heather Hope

On Tuesday November 26th, I had the unexpected privilege of meeting and talking with News 9 reporter Heather Hope at Urban Roots.  We were both attending The Vine Open Mic Poetry Night at the trendy, laid back spot in the historic Deep Deuce district. Urban Roots is quickly ascending in stature as a preferred hangout [...]

December 3, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Spotlight 0

Life of Brian: I Saw the Light at the Loony Bin

Life of Brian: I Saw the Light at the Loony Bin

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get on stage and do stand-up comedy?  So had I. It was never a dream that consumed me, nor was it a lifelong aspiration; it was more of a nagging curiosity. I’ve had my share of moments of accidental comedic brilliance in private; I was [...]

November 27, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Reviews 0

Dreamgirls at Poteet Theatre: A Spectacular Dream Fulfilled

Dreamgirls at Poteet Theatre: A Spectacular Dream Fulfilled

The Oklahoma premiere of Dreamgirls at Poteet Theatre was a visually spectacular blast from the past. The elaborate set design and wardrobe perfectly captured the mood of the 60s and 70s, and the masterfully crafted storytelling and breathtaking choreography effectively carried the audience to the heart of the Motown era for a tale of love, [...]

November 18, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Reviews 0

THE MIC at Ice Event Center and Grill: A New Home for Hip-Hop Culture

THE MIC at Ice Event Center and Grill: A New Home for Hip-Hop Culture

When people discuss the arts, images of theatre, classical music, ballet and paintings often dominate the conversation. For many, however, hip-hop does not even enter the dialogue. The genre, which is actually a complex hybrid of music, poetry and storytelling, arguably has a bigger crossover appeal and global cultural impact on fashion and style than any other form of creative expression. [...]

November 15, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Reviews 0

Review: “Who Put My Business in the Street?” – A Remarkable Tale of Redemption

Review: “Who Put My Business in the Street?” – A Remarkable Tale of Redemption

“Secrets, no matter how hard we try to hide them, even the best kept secrets buried in the deepest part of our past, always seem to have a way of resurrecting themselves.” - from “Who Put My Business in the Street” AcTiNuPpRoDuCtIoNs presented “Who Put My Business in the Street” on Saturday, November 9th at Donald [...]

November 11, 2013 Brian C Scott Features, Reviews 0