Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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TREE ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A TRIBUTE TO JESSE OWENS
Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days will be Live from LTAC Feb 25
TREE, CO – The World’s Fastest Human will be remembered on February 25 at 7:00pm at the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC). Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, earned four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, a feat no single athlete had before accomplished. Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days will pay tribute to this incredible, boundary-breaking athlete in the live radio broadcast at LTAC. The broadcast will air on KGNU Boulder/Denver 88.5 FM and 1390 AM as well as www.kgnu.org.
betts hosts the broadcast, which will feature Theo Wilson in the role of Jesse Owens. Known to some by his stage name, Lucifury, Wilson has taken the slam poetry world by storm both as an individual poet and as a part of the group Slam Nuba. Wilson was recently a featured speaker at TED Denver.
betts is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, four-time CABJ award winning radio journalist and a Broadway performer. He is a founding member of two theatre companies in Denver, City
Stage Ensemble and Denver Black Arts Company. He attended the Yale School of Drama. betts is also an artist-in-residence for the State of Colorado.
Also featured in this broadcast are Kurt Soderstrom, featured in all of Destination Freedom Shows; Kim Dawson, member of the a cappellagroup Urban Method, members of Highlands Ranch HS Choir. Musical effects are offered by Carlton Bacon and piano accompaniment will be provided by Brenda Steel.