Amplify Series

Amplify Series

“Amplify’ is happening because the Arvada Center recognizes that they are one of the larger performing arts organizations in the region, and they want to use their platform to amplify Black voices during this time. The country is concerned about social justice right now, in large part because the murder of George Floyd has caused people to question the way things are and have been.”

- "Amplify" producer Betty Hart

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“Amplify” gives voice to Black creatives through music, performance, dance and spoken word. This ongoing series features Black performers and creatives in our community whose voices have not been heard loudly enough - at the Arvada Center or beyond.

Curated by actor and director Betty Hart, this series features the voices of performers from across Colorado. We hope you enjoy these episodes, and start the beginning of this conversation about racial equity at the Center.  

Episodes in this ongoing series will be released on a bi-weekly basis. The next episode comes out Friday, August 28.

Series One

The first part of this series features 15 Black male performers whose voices have not been heard loudly enough - at the Arvada Center or beyond. Of these 15 invited artists, only three have performed on an Arvada Center stage before.

Series One features the voices of Abner Genece, AJ Voliton, Brandon Metoyer and Cajardo Lindsey and Christopher Page-Sanders. Second row: Dwayne Carrington, Joseph Graves, Kenny Moten, Lavour Addison and Leonard Barrett. Third row: Michael Peters, Owen Zitek,Preston Adams, Randy Chalmers and Trent Hines.

Series Two

"What impacts Black men also impacts Black women, Black children and the legacy we leave."

The second "Amplify" series turns the mic and the spotlight on Black women in our community.

Series two features performances by Adrienne Martin-Fullwood, Colette Brown, Ilasiea Gray, Jada Roberts, Jasmine Jackson, Kristina Fountaine, Latifah Johnson, Lynne Hastings, Marisa Hebert, Mary Louise Lee, Michaela Murray, Sheryl McCallum, Simone St John, Stephanie Hancock and Therese Gardner.   

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All Episodes

See all episodes of "Amplify" here!

1x01: Featuring Kenny Moten, AJ Voliton, Lavour Addison, Brandon Metoyer, and Abner Genece.

1x02: Featuring Dwayne Carrington, Joseph Graves, Trent Hines, Michael Peters and Randy Chalmers.

1x03: Featuring Owen Zitek, Preston Adams, Leonard Barrett, Cajardo Lindsey, and Christopher Page-Sanders.

2x01: Colette Brown, Jasmine Jackson, Latifah Johnson, Marisa Hebert and Stephanie Hancock. 

2x02: Featuring Michaela Murray, Simone St. John, Therese Gardner, Sheryl McCallum and Lynne Hastings.

2x03: Featuring Jada Suzanne Dixon, Ilasiea Gray, Mary Louise Lee, Adrienne Martin-Fullwood and Kristina Fountaine.

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