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Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center – An Institution in Peril, But Hope Remains

Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center – An Institution in Peril, But Hope Remains

  Visiting the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, or even just browsing their website, one might get the impression that the center is a thriving bastion of culture. Behind the public game face of the beautiful facility, however, is an arts institution fighting for its life. A recent message posted by a visitor to the center’s Facebook [...]

February 7, 2014 Brian C Scott Culturocity Celebrates 0

A Tale of Two Troys – James Earl Jones and Denzel Washington Take on Fences

A Tale of Two Troys – James Earl Jones and Denzel Washington Take on Fences

  Last year, I had the opportunity to play the role of Troy Maxson in August Wilson’s Fences, in two separate runs at different theatres in Oklahoma City. Before auditioning for the role, I did what any serious thespian would have done: I went to the YouTube of the Interwebs. There I searched for actors playing [...]

February 7, 2014 Brian C Scott Culturocity Celebrates 0

2013 Poteet Theatre Awards Shine Spotlight on Diversity

2013 Poteet Theatre Awards Shine Spotlight on Diversity

  The landscape of theatre in Oklahoma City is gradually becoming more ethnically inclusive, but diversity has been at the forefront of one area theatre’s priority list for quite a while now. The 2013 Poteet Theatre Awards distinguished the local theatre as a pioneer in bridging the vast cultural divide that many minorities in Oklahoma City perceive in terms of both opportunity and recognition. This year, all of the [...]

February 3, 2014 Brian C Scott Reviews 2

2013 Poteet Theatre Award Winners

2013 Poteet Theatre Award Winners

2013 Poteet Theatre Award Winners [Related article: 2013 Poteet Theatre Awards Shine Spotlight on Diversity] 2013 Best Female Ensemble 9 to 5 Abby Fitzjarrell   2013 Best Male Ensemble 9 to 5 Dalton Harrod   Director’s Award The Sound of Music Allison Swift   2013 Jason Johnston Volunteer of the Year Chad Hester   2013 Best [...]

February 3, 2014 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

The New Urban Roots – After the Cameras are Gone, the Soul Remains

The New Urban Roots – After the Cameras are Gone, the Soul Remains

  This afternoon I got a chance to take a sneak peek at the newly renovated Urban Roots, which has undergone a beautiful makeover. What has not changed at all, however, is the heart and soul that defines Urban Roots. My original plan was to meet artists Adam & Kizzie there for lunch, but we were not aware that Urban Roots [...]

January 30, 2014 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

That Awkward, Tragic Moment of Injustice at The 2014 Grammy Awards

That Awkward, Tragic Moment of Injustice at The 2014 Grammy Awards

If you watched the 2014 Grammy awards, you witnessed a huge travesty of justice and a huge slap in the face to all that is good and right. No, I’m not talking about the 33 couples who joined together in matrimony. Come on, that was flippin’ beautiful. Get with the program. I’m not talking about [...]

January 27, 2014 Brian C Scott Features 0

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So What Are You Doing at Work?

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So What Are You Doing at Work?

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So what are you doing at work? Today America celebrates the legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pioneer of nonviolent social change and advocate for racial equality. Or does it? While many Americans are enjoying a day off from work observing and celebrating this day [...]

January 20, 2014 Brian C Scott Features 0

“Her” Reflects a Remarkably Real Relationship

“Her” Reflects a Remarkably Real Relationship

The movie “Her” asks for the ultimate in suspension of disbelief, as the audience is expected to buy into the reality of a romantic relationship between a man and an operating system. Surprisingly, it works. The believably futuristic tale crafted by Spike Jonze takes us into the lonely, love-starved world of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix). Twombly is a letter writer [...]

January 19, 2014 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

EEDO Live 2014! Keeping up with Adam & Kizzie

EEDO Live 2014! Keeping up with Adam & Kizzie

EEDOnauts unite. Oklahoma City’s own Adam & Kizzie have kicked off 2014 with a bang. The pair has announced a series of live performances at various venues, affectionately dubbed EEDO Live 2014! These performances feature the EEDOnamic duo performing in intimate settings, interacting with their fans and blessing us with their uniquely beautiful gift of music. The first [...]

January 15, 2014 Brian C Scott Features, Spotlight 0

Amiri Baraka – Pioneer of Culture and Consciousness

Amiri Baraka – Pioneer of Culture and Consciousness

These days, the term “pioneer” is thrown around loosely and applied to nearly anyone who makes the slightest ripple in the vast waters of history. In the case of Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), the moniker actually fits. Baraka had a profound influence on culture, taking on societal norms and turning them on their heads at a [...]

January 10, 2014 Brian C Scott Features, Spotlight 0