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Midnight Star headlines family fall festival

Sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Inc., Saturday’s 12th annual Family Fun Fest will bid farewell to the summer season, starting at 5 p.m. at Washington Park, 400 N. High. “Our annual Family Fun Fest is a community favorite and has become the traditional back-to-school celebration for northeast Oklahoma City,” said Valerie

Annual cycling event benefits Children’s Center

Cyclists can enjoy a ride Saturday at the 11th annual “Spin Your Wheels Bicycle Tour,” complete with food, coffee and refreshment stops. The tour benefits The Children’s Center, a private, nonprofit hospital that provides medical care, therapy and education to children with special health needs. For a $30 registration fee, teams or individuals can ride

Accordion man’ shows are full of fun

Singer, songwriter, troubadour, shaman, thespian, prankster, accordion man ” whatever name you give him, Jason Webley knows how to move an audience. His eclectic tour comes to The Red Cup, 3122 N. Classen, at 8 p.m. Thursday. Webley’s show promises more than music ” often, a performance is filled with theatrics, stories and sing-alongs that

Eskimo Joe’s holding week-long birthday party

Eskimo Joe’s is celebrating its 32nd birthday this week with six days of:” live music, ” theme parties, ” giveaways, and ” food and drink specials. Stillwater’s “jumpin’ little juke joint” also will unveil the commemorative edition of its most popular item: the Eskimo Joe’s T-shirt. “Our theme this year is ‘Sweet Home Oklahoma,’ tying

Flaming Lips’ live Zoo show set for DVD

Brad Beesley’s documentary “UFO’s at the Zoo: The Flaming Lips Live in Oklahoma City,” which captured the legendary September 2006 show at the Zoo Amphitheatre, will go on sale Aug. 7. The Zoo show was one of the best Lips performances, said Beesley, who also directed the band’s 2005 documentary “The Fearless Freaks,” and has

Lost live Woody Guthrie recording unearthed

A previously unheard live recording of folk legend and Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie will be released this fall, according to The Woody Guthrie Foundation’s Web site. The 1949 concert was recorded at Fuld Hall in Newark, N.J., and will be released on Sept. 6 with a 72-page accompanying booklet. The 75-minute concert features Guthrie and his

Celebrate Route 66 through live music, activities

The Route 66 Preservation Foundation will hold the National Route 66 Festival Thursday through Sunday in Clinton. The event is a national one held every year at a different location along the route. “An Oklahoma location was chosen for this year in honor of our centennial,” said Erin Adams, president of the Clinton Chamber of

Local Juneteenth celebration planned

The Eastside Capitol Gateway Main Street Association will host the seventh annual Juneteenth celebration Friday and Saturday at the south end of the state Capitol complex. The event will feature:” a barbecue cook-off, ” live music, and” food and games. Juneteenth is the celebration of the June 19 emancipation of the slaves in 1865, at

Star-Spangled’ air show flies into Tinker

Oklahoma City skies will be filled with airplanes as the 10th annual “Star Spangled Salute” air show takes place this weekend. Held Saturday and Sunday at Tinker Air Force Base, the event will showcase planes new and old.   The Air Combat Command F-16 East and F-15 West Demonstration Teams will be perform precision maneuvers,

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